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Green Party LogoGreen Party of Monmouth County (NJ) hosting regional conference Greens, Labor & Healthcare

GREENS, LABOR & HEALTHCARE

Location:
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Registration at:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e39vwnf56c354256&llr=5yplzxdab

Event co-sponsored by the Green Party of New Jersey
http://www.GPNJ.org

A buffet luncheon will be served

Keynote speakers:

Howie Hawkins has been a Green Party activist for over twenty years. He was the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in New York State in 2006. In 2009 he received 41 percent of the vote running for a City Council district seat in Syracuse. Last year Howie ran for Governor of New York and restored ballot status for the Green Party by garnering almost 60,000 votes.

"Politicians from both major parties have given hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare to their corporate campaign contributors while CEO's have awarded themselves obscene compensation packages as they slash jobs for Americans workers through mergers, runaway investments, subcontracting, and outsourcing abroad to countries where labor is repressed and cheap. What we need to do instead is to win labor law reform, fair trade rules, and a policy of full employment. This would create millions of new living-wage jobs directly and indirectly through public investment in a sustainable green economy featuring infrastructure restoration, public works and services, and conversion from nuclear and fossil fuels to solar-based renewable energy."

Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Maryland pediatrician, is currently the Congressional Fellow of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). In addition to her activity with PNHP, an organization of 17,000 doctors who support single-payer national health insurance, she is a member of Healthcare-Now! of Maryland and a co-founder of the Conversation Coalition for Health Care Reform.

"The solution to our economic crisis is to jettison the costly failed market model of health care and adopt a publicly financed and independently delivered national improved Medicare for All. This is commonly known as Single Payer. In the United States, we have the finest nurses, physicians and technology in the world. Our for-profit healthcare delivery system, however, is far from the finest. Each year in the United States, the system drives 700,000 families to bankruptcy from medical bills (the majority of whom have medical insurance). Every year, the system leaves 50 million people uninsured. Every year, the system allows 45,000 people to die from lack of access to basic medical care."

Entertainment

Jeff Saxon is a diversely talented singer/songwriter/guitarist whose songs have earned him over 30 awards from various national and international songwriting contests. While it's difficult to attach a simple word or phrase to describe Jeff's sound, one can easily detect its jazz, blues and old-school R&B leanings. He's been compared with artists such as Keb' Mo', Bill Withers, Kenny Loggins, Marc Cohn, Paul Carrack, and Don Henley. www.JeffSaxonMusic.com

Tom Neilson has been a classical vocal soloist since childhood and now has ten folk recordings. He has opened for Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, Amy Goodman, Cesar Chavez, Noam Chomsky and Dennis Kucinich, and has played at the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba. Folksinger, songwriter, activist, historian, and educator, Tom provides a voice for all who believe in the power of music to effect change. At the Kerrville Folk Festival he was referred to as the "Jon Stewart of folk music." www.tomneilsonmusic.com

Event proceeds to benefit: NJ One Plan/One Nation Coalition, Lakewood Outreach Ministry, and the Green Party.

Event Contact:
David Petrovich
Green Party of Monmouth County
njdgreen@aol.com - 732.571.9464
(contact Dave if you are a student or unemployed and you need a discount on the ticket price in order to attend)