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CALL TO ACTION // We need your signature to get our Greens on the ballot!

By   July 1, 2017

2017 in New York City means local elections, and the Green Party has a slate of candidates who have been committing their lives to social justice, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, and the environment.

This couldn’t be a better year to get our message out, and it all starts with getting our candidates on the ballot.

Are you registered in NYC as a Green voter? We need to get your signature before July 13!
Do you have some time to help by making calls or knocking on doors? We could use some more hands, regardless of your registration status!

Please contact us at info@greenpartynyc.org to sign or to help out. Please include your borough/neighborhood for quickest response.

More on our candidates:

Citywide:
Akeem Browder for Mayor
James Lane for Public Advocate
Julia Willebrand for Comptroller

City Council candidates in Brooklyn:
Jabari Brisport (District 35)
Scott Hutchins (District 35)
Carmen Hulbert (District 38)
Persephone Smith (District 37)

Our next membership meeting

By   May 27, 2017

Please join us for our county membership meeting on Tuesday 5/30, 7 PM at The Cherry Tree (65 4th Avenue). Our agenda will include a vote by Green Party members in City Council District 38 (Red Hook & Sunset Park) to grant authorization to Carmen Hulbert, recent Green and longtime labor organizer, to run as our candidate for City Council.

We will also discuss the GPNY decision to promote the New York Health Bill as our new state-wide issue campaign and how our county can bring awareness about single payer health care to the streets of Brooklyn!

In the meantime, read activist Gabe Evans’ tribute to Green candidate for Public Advocate James Lane.
Also save the date for some summer tabling!
Brooklyn Pride Festival
Saturday, June 10, 10 AM-6 PM

Seventh Heaven
Sunday, June 18, 10 AM-6 PM

Events for March

By   March 1, 2017

Info on upcoming events follows. But first, thanks for joining us at our successful forum on electoral reform, and at the rallies and protests we’ve joined so far this year!

 

People’s March for Education Justice NYC (more detail on Facebook)
Saturday, March 4, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Beginning at 1 Central Park West, Manhattan

When public education is under attack – what do we do? Stand up fight back!

On March 4, students, teachers, parents and community members across New York State will come together for the People’s March for Education Justice.

The Green Party has endorsed this March which will start at 1 Central Park West and make its way to Governor Cuomo’s offices at 633 3rd Ave!

Contact Dani Liebling at (347) 218-3107 or daniliebling@yahoo.com if you’d like to join our group!

 

St. Pat’s For All Parade
Sunday, March 5, 1 PM
43rd Street and Skillman Ave, Queens

The St. Pat’s For All Parade is this Sunday. This is a fun, inclusive community event celebrating Irish culture and heritage.

RSVP to gabe.a.evans@gmail.com

1:00pm Assembly & Remarks, 2:00pm Parade Step-off
43rd Street and Skillman Ave to 58th Street and Woodside Ave

 

Spring Membership meeting (more detail/RSVP on Web or Facebook) + bonus Pub Club!
Tuesday, March 28, 7 PM

YWCA Brooklyn

30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Join Greens and Green-curious. We’ll be talking about our biannual update to the Green Party of New York State platform!

Other agenda items include spring events and actions and how to support campaigns including our City Council and other candidates, and our drive for electoral reform! You’ll also have a chance to meet Jabari Brisport, a dynamite candidate for City Council, District 35!

All are welcome to participate, or to just come and listen.

 

U.S. Invasion of Iraq 14th Anniversary Demonstration (more detail on Facebook)

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017, 12 PM

vigil at NY Public Library (Fifth Ave. & 41 St.)
then march to Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station (Seventh Ave. & 43 St.)

Contact Dani Liebling at (347) 218-3107 or daniliebling@yahoo.com if you’d like to join our group!

 

Voting Justice Now! The 2016 Recount and Electoral Reform – Where we go from here

By   January 26, 2017

Welcome visitors! Please RSVP for our forum via Facebook or by emailing info@gpbk.org

“Voting Justice Now! The 2016 Recount and Electoral Reform – Where we go from here”
a forum featuring independent journalist Greg Palast and 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein

Presented by the Green Party of Brooklyn

Thursday, February 2
7pm at Park Slope United Methodist Church
410 Sixth Ave (at 8 St) in Brooklyn
in the Main Sanctuary

From an Electoral College built to preserve slavery to broken voting machines foisted on low-income communities of color, the way we count and handle our votes perpetuates racism and oppression. Hear from the front lines of the 2016 presidential recount about how this “Electoral Jim Crow” makes black votes more likely to go uncounted, how this spoiled system scares people into voting their fears instead of their values, and what we can do about it.

Sliding scale suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away.

Voting Justice Now! The 2016 Recount and Next Steps

By   January 16, 2017

Hello intrepid Greens! A few exciting events to announce as we gear up for a 2017 that promises to be… interesting!

Monday, January 23 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Kings Beer Hall – The KBH
84 Saint Marks Pl, Brooklyn, NY
Join the Green Party of Brooklyn at the bar to chat local elections, electoral reform, and how to resist the Trump administration while continuing to fight for the positive changes we still need. Our Pub Club hits a different Brooklyn neighborhood every month, and is always a fun time!
Thursday, February 2 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Park Slope United Methodist Church
410 Sixth Avenue (Corner of 6th Ave and 8th St), Brooklyn, NY
in the Main Sanctuary

a forum featuring independent journalist Greg Palast and 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein

Presented by the Green Party of Brooklyn

From an Electoral College built to preserve slavery to broken voting machines foisted on low-income communities of color, the way we count and handle our votes perpetuates racism and oppression. Hear from the front lines of the 2016 presidential recount about how this “Electoral Jim Crow” makes black votes more likely to go uncounted, how this spoiled system scares people into voting their fears instead of their values, and what we can do about it.

Sliding scale suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away.

We would appreciate if you could RSVP on Facebook or by emailing info@gpbk.org

2016 Scheduled events update

By   January 25, 2016

The Park Slope Greens organized or participated in some great events and actions this past year. We heard from Black Lives Matter leaders at our Stopping Police Murder forum; recharged our spirits with art and music at our Cultural Tribune; and joined a host of protests and actions opposing fossil fuel infrastructure and supporting social justice. Thanks to those of you who supported our local in these endeavors. Often, we partnered with the Green Party of Brooklyn, our county organization.

An important task for a political party is to have robust, active county organizations, especially as our party enters into a presidential election year.

The coordinating committee of the Park Slope Greens local has voted to scale back on our monthly meetings (second Monday of the month) and to plan and organize programming under the Green Party of Brooklyn. We believe that our current resources are best directed toward building and strengthening our county organization with an eye toward planting the seeds for additional locals throughout the borough to develop.

Although we will not be seeing each other at the Park Slope Methodist Church on the second Monday of every month, there will be numerous actions, events, discussions and street work to do together, including a monthly Green Pub Club at rotating locations throughout Brooklyn; quarterly Green Party of Brooklyn membership meetings with featured programming; and occasional larger events.

Our monthly Green Pub Club is coming up in just a few days!
Monday Jan. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. at Radegast Hall and Biergarten on N. 3rd Street in Williamsburg.

Next Green Party of Brooklyn meeting:
Monday, Feb. 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at the 3rd Ave YWCA near Atlantic Ave
Featuring programming around the push for a just transition to 100% clean energy

In solidarity,

Coordinating Committee of the Park Slope Greens
Dani, Gloria, Jonathan, James, Josh, Michael, and Paul

This week: Fight Climate Change Nov 19, Fight For Justice For Tamir Rice Nov 22

By   November 17, 2015

Thursday, November 19 6:30 PM

Forum on how to get NYC to 100% clean energy by 2030 with the People’s Climate Movement

Transport Workers Union Local 100
195 Montague St,, Brooklyn, NY

Seating is limited so please be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite. The first panel will discuss how to get to 100% clean energy. The second panel will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in getting there. 6:00 Doors open!

Sunday, November 22 2pm

Justice for Tamir Rice on the first anniversary of his murder

Union Square, Manhattan

Police violence is reprehensible no matter the circumstances but especially when it is aimed at our young children at play. Sunday, November 22, will mark the first anniversary of the murder of 12 year old Tamir Rice. Tamir was playing on his own in an empty, snow-covered park in Cleveland, Ohio.  As so many of our children do, he was spinning imaginary tales with his toy gun and throwing snowballs for fun. But Tamir, a young black boy, was gunned down by the police officers who were alerted to a young man in the park with what looks like “a toy gun”. No questions, no investigation, no pause to consider this was a 12 year old at play. Tamir was shot seconds after the police officers got out of their car; officers did not even seek immediate medical attention while he lay dying.

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is organizing protests around the U.S. on Nov. 22, including a march and rally at Union Square in Manhattan, and a “Children’s March” to show that all children are our children and all are in danger of falling to police violence.Please join the Green Party of Brooklyn on Sunday, Nov. 22. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of Union Square at 2 PM to  show our support and solidarity. Contact Dani with questions: (347) 218-3107 or daniliebling@yahoo.com