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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