Sunday, January 22, 2006

Green speakers

A note from the Outreach Committee of the GPUS:

Have you ever watched a Green speaker who was so inspiring it made you think, "If only more people heard this message..."

Well, you can help make it happen.

The ad-hoc Outreach committee is working on developing a Green Speakers Bureau, and we are looking for enthusiastic, articulate Greens who can inspire audiences and represent the Green Party and its platform to diverse audiences. Maybe you know of a Green who would be a perfect for the speaker's bureau, or maybe you would like to volunteer yourself.

Just send your info to:

If you are nominating another individual, please send us the sugested speaker's name and as much contact information as you can. Also, any additional information you find helpful would be wonderful.

If you are volunteering yourself, please send the following information: name, contact info, areas of expertise, travel limitations or requirements, fee or fee structure requested (if any), and other pertinent information regarding scheduling or speaking.

Thanks for helping us build the Green Party.

Ad Hoc Outreach Committee

P.S. Please remember to send all correspondence regarding the Speakers Bureau to

Friday, January 20, 2006

The Green 'Rush Limbaugh'?

Whoa. Gregg Jocoy, self-professed Gonzo writer, South Carolinian, wrote an article for the American Chronicle in which he says "the Green Party has something to say to Limbaugh's listeners." He says:
This is the essential lesson of the Green Party. America. The America that believes in love, not in torture. The America that believes women hold up half the sky. The America that makes your throat swell even when its President lets you down...again. The America that we are proud of. Not the America of Coke vs Pepsi, but the America of the powerful defending the weak. Not the America of “Do you want fries with that?” but the America of real promise.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

draft state logo?

Greens, please leave comments. I know the hooves on the caribou look a little funny...too many colors on him, too, but those things can be fixed.

Green Pages Editorial Board

Green Pages is seeking volunteers to serve on the editorial board, as well as Green Party photographers and writers who might wish to submit something but aren't ready to serve on a national committee. To apply for membership to the board, you need to provide an application to greenpages [at] An important note: Please contact your state/caucus (you can call toll-free 866-41GREEN, too) PRIOR to submitting your application to the Green Pages editorial board to get approval from your party to serve on the editorial board. Please include details in your application about whom you contacted (name, position) from your state or caucus to obtain approval to the editorial board; when contact was made; phone/e-mail contact info; and any info you have about the status of your request.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

EcoAction Committee seeking volunteers

Local to worldwide, the Green Party has a tradition and deep roots in Ecological and Environmental wisdom and justice. Unique from other political parties in this way, we understand that humanity is not separate from nature, and we are not separate from each other. We understand the necessity of living in concert with nature and that we must minimize our negative impact, and indeed, maximize our positive impact on the human and natural environment. Ecological Wisdom is a pillar and key value of our party.

In this spirit, the GPUS National Committee recently approved the formation of the GPUS Eco Action Committee. This will be a standing committee of the GPUS. Our focus will be Ecological Wisdom and Environmental Justice. Our purpose will be to facilitate the planning and achievement of eco-justice action proposals adopted by the Green Party, to support and promote the Green Party's candidates, eco-justice platform and agenda, and to promote and lobby for responsible government stewardship of the Earth and its inhabitants.

United States citizens are concerned with environmental and ecological degradation, and the negative effects of the poor environmental practices employed by the government and corporations. What is missing is political pressure and action towards restoring our natural resources and quality of life. The GPUS Eco Action Committee intends to provide education, action, support for local candidates, and, political pressure, as well as being instrumental in forming and promoting environmentally sustainable and wise ecological policy.

As a standing committee of the Green Party of the United States, each state or caucus is entitled to name representatives to this committee. We hope to have representatives from each state and caucus join us to employ the broad range of talent, passion, and vision that Greens in this country share. To connect communities nationwide, that we may have a broad view of environmental concerns, and the ability to help one another in having a positive impact on our environment. Much of the work on this committee will be done over e-mail and by teleconference meetings.

Examples of how committee members might contribute to these goals could be to contribute or organize research on political aspects of environmental problems, guide local green party candidates to committee developed resources that can benefit their campaigns, bring national party attention to local environmental issues such as relaxing environmental standards where communities are already weakened by social injustice, or helping to organize mass protests on environmental issues.

We expect the work to be fairly intense given the magnitude of the ecological imbalance we face and the uniqueness of the Green Party in holding Ecological Wisdom as a Key Value. This is really an invitation to try to accomplish what seems an impossibly large task: to bring our whole country into harmony with its environment. A'ohe hana nui ka alu'ia: No task is too big when done together.

If this letter resonates with you, please consider contacting your state party or caucus about joining the committee. Further information about the committee can be had from the committee contact person:
Kristen Olson at 651-210-0789, or