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Georgia Green Party Announces Venue for 16th Annual Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
For further information, contact:
Bruce Dixon, 678-298-9463 x3
Press Secretary, Georgia Green Party
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Party officers today announced the venue for the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Green Party. The Party will be convening at the Spring4th Center, 728 Spring St NW in Midtown Atlanta with convenient access to the interstate. The July 16th event marks the 16th state convention held since the Party's formal founding in 1996. A program for the day's activities is still being finalized. But workshops, elections, Platform revisions, food, music, an award presentation and other activities are expected to fill the day from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm on that Saturday.
"The Platform of the Georgia Green Party has not been amended since the Pooler Convention of 2003," said Party Chairman Adam Shapiro, who also serves on the state political Party's Committee on the Green Party Platform which successfully carried the Georgia Party's agenda in the National Party's 2010 Platform revision process. "Between elections, and until we start populating elected bodies with Georgia Green candidates, this document is the public face of the Georgia Green Party."
It is anticipated that this year's Convention will be asked to weigh revisions to the existing documents' Criminal Justice planks to reflect a growing understanding and engagement from the Party's work on the campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Party officers also expect Greens will likely weigh in on monetary and tax policy, the Catfood Commission's agenda to destroy Medicare and Social Security, the new administration's expanding wars onto the African continent, the ongoing health care crisis in the age of Obama-care and the urgent need to defend our immigrant neighbors from Georgia's newly adopted Brown Codes. A January 9th deadline for filing proposed amendments is fast approaching.
"We need all who share Green values and care about the future we leave for Georgia's children to help us update our Platform so it is timely and relevant to the issues we face in 2011," said Shapiro. "We urge Greens from Appalachia to the Coastal Plains and all points in between to join us at the upcoming statewide Convention; to help us create a political movement just as relevant to the task of delivering on that Platform in the real world."
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2003 Platform of the Georgia Green Party