Green Party National Meeting Set for Tucson, AZ, July 27-30
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Green Party's 2006 national meeting to be held in Tucson, Arizona, July 27-30
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2006 annual national meeting in Tucson Arizona, from Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30.
Hosted by the Pima County Green Party and titled "El Futuro es Verde / The Future is Green," the meeting will take place at the Historic YWCA Building, four blocks from the University of Arizona.
Members of the press are encouraged to cover the meeting; a schedule of press conferences will be announced shortly. Reporters attending the meeting can visit <http://www.gp.org/forms/media> to fill out the Media Credentials Registration Form, and may also register on site.
"Having our meeting in Tucson, so near to the Mexican border, helps focus attention on the Green Party's support for the rights of immigrants, humane immigration policies, and repeal of NAFTA, which has damaged the economic security of both working Mexicans and working Americans," said Jody Grage, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.
Delegates from state Green Parties will participate in the meetings of the party's National Committee, while Green candidates, campaign organizers, and party activists from across the U.S. will attend campaign workshops and organizing meetings.
"We'll be promoting the Green Party's 'Peace Slate' of candidates throughout the weekend," said Carl Romanelli, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania <http://www.rosemaryroad.org/carlromanelli/?q>. "While Republicans largely support the invasion and continued occupation of Iraq and Democrats are hopelessly divided and unfocused in the 2006 midterm election, Greens have consistently opposed the war and have called for immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. Green candidates are also promoting far-reaching measures to curb global warming, single-payer national health insurance, liveable wages, an end to the corporate assault on the well-being and the rights of the American people, reforms to ensure clean and fair elections, and a host of other global, national, and local issues."
"Our message in 2006 is simple and direct: a vote for the candidates of the two war parties -- Democratic and Republican -- is a vote for war. If you oppose the war on Iraq, vote Green," Mr. Romanelli added.
For Green campaign listings, news, photos, and web sites, visit the Green Party's candidate spotlight page <http://www.gp.org/2006elections> and the Green elections database <http://www.greens.org/elections>, which lists all 2006 candidates.
Green Party of the United States
"El Futuro es Verde / The Future is Green"