Category Archives: Meetings

Green Party of Brooklyn meeting + holiday party

By   November 21, 2017

Join the Green Party of Brooklyn for a short business meeting followed by a party to celebrate our achievements this year!

Monday, December 4, 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Cherry Tree Bar
65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

 

RSVP on Facebook or on web


Meeting:
We’ll have a short meeting to debrief on the elections this year, and talk about plans for next year. We also may vote to fill a current vacancy on the GPBK Executive Committee, one Officer At-Large position. Please contact us at info@gpbk.org if you’d like to learn more about running for this position!

Our meetings are open to all. Only registered Greens in Brooklyn may vote on business items or present motions.

Party:
It’s been an exciting year and we’d love to celebrate with you as we think about what comes next! The party will start at the conclusion of the business meeting, around 7:30 p.m. Feel free to wear your best green holiday garb, or just come as you are. Cherry Tree features a full bar and food including pizza.

 

What happened this Tuesday

By   November 9, 2017

This year, Green Party of Brooklyn worked hard to challenge machine politics in New York. We are very proud of our candidates, and the results they had to show for their efforts.

  • Persephone Smith got 10% of the vote in District 37.
  • Carmen Hulbert got 7% in a four-way race in District 38.
  • And Jabari Brisport broke the Green Party’s previous NYC Council record with a strong 29% of the vote in District 35.

All three were first-time candidates who went into the election with no name recognition, and all went up against formidable incumbents backed by the weight of the Democratic party establishment. The candidates built campaign infrastructure and organized people who will work together in the fights ahead.

We also want to shout out to the GP’s citywide slate of candidates, Akeem Browder, James Lane, and Julia Willebrand, for valiantly fighting uphill battles while excluded from public debates, and for helping campaign with our Brooklyn candidates and for helping raise important issues around the city.

The mainstream media narrative of Tuesday’s election has focused on De Blasio’s easy reelection and Democrats’ victories in some state races, but strong results by independent left candidates in NYC and around the country are what keeps us warm as the days grow shorter. You can rest assured that our campaigns will grow even stronger in the years ahead.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our progress this year, and talk about what comes next, at the Green Party of Brooklyn nomination meeting and holiday party on Monday, December 4. Keep an eye out for an email with more details shortly.

Get out the vote Tuesday!

By   November 5, 2017

Our candidates have been hard at work this year fighting for justice, and we have the chance to make some big breakthroughs in New York City politics.

To bring the election to life, we need all hands on deck this Tuesday. We need people handing out literature outside poll sites, and phonebanking.

Please lend a hand this Tuesday. Fill out this form to let us know where and when you can help.

And don’t forget to vote yourself! Use this tool to quickly look up your polling place, and make a plan now for when in the day you can vote, and how you will get there.

Read more about our hard-working and diverse group of candidates!
Akeem Browder for Mayor
James Lane for Public Advocate
Julia Willebrand for Comptroller

For City Council:
Jabari Brisport (CD 35)
Carmen Hulbert (CD 38)
Persephone Smith (CD 37)

Green Party parties

By   October 29, 2017
There’s no party like a Green Party party, because a Green Party party doesn’t take corporate contributions!
 
You have two chances this week to hang out with your favorite City Council candidates.
 
Tomorrow, join the HalloGreen Party for Jabari!
https://www.facebook.com/events/512475662447184/
 
Thursday, let’s gather for some snacks and drinks as we phone bank to get out the vote for Carmen!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1577662615648420/

Membership meeting tomorrow

By   September 26, 2017

Hope you can join us tomorrow!

Green Party of Brooklyn Fall Membership Meeting
https://www.facebook.com/events/1986911574889374/
http://www.gpny.org/green_party_of_brooklyn_fall_membership_meeting

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM – 9 PM
31 Smith Street (near Livingston), Second Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join Greens and Green-curious. We will be talking about how best to support our campaigns in the weeks leading up to Election Day! We also have the opportunity to discuss a potential endorsement of Anthony Beckford, a City Council candidate running on an independent line in District 45, who recently changed his registration to Green.

Also on the agenda:
Hear from local Green candidates including Akeem Browder for NYC Mayor
Update on Green Party of New York State work including the Health Act and the Constitutional Convention debate

Membership meetings are open to the general public, and we encourage you to attend even if you’ve never been politically active before, or if you are not yet a member of the Green Party. (Formal motions and votes are limited to registered Greens as acknowledged by the Board of Elections.)

Stick around after the meeting to grab a drink and socialize with your favorite Greens!


Also upcoming:

Demonstrate Against U.S. Threats on North Korea on the 16th Anniversary of the Afghanistan Invasion  
https://www.facebook.com/events/870146323141701/

Saturday, October 7th, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Gather at 11:30 am in Washington Square Park (exact location TBA) for a vigil on this 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Then at 12 noon join a solemn march to Union Square for a demonstration against U.S. war threats to North Korea, and endless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, among other countries.

For more info contact Dani at daniliebling@yahoo.com or call (347) 218-3107

Press Release: The Green Party of Brooklyn officially endorses Jabari Brisport for the 35th City Council District

By   September 15, 2017

The Green Party of Brooklyn officially endorses Jabari Brisport for the 35th City Council District

Greens unite behind Brisport; Jabari demands debate with Cumbo

In the New York City primary held Tuesday, Jabari Brisport won 89 percent of the vote to become the Green Party’s candidate for the New York City Council seat for the 35th District, and is now set to pose a serious electoral challenge to the district’s incumbent, Laurie Cumbo. Cumbo won her party’s nomination after a divisive primary campaign, with only 58 percent of the Democratic Party vote. In this Village Voice article, Brisport is described as “a charismatic third-party candidate… with unprecedented momentum behind his bid.”

Because of Brisport’s victory, progressives in the 35th District have a second chance to take power in this election cycle.

Said Brisport, who is also supported by the Democratic Socialists of America, “We have the momentum in this race because we’re pushing a radical message of hope. The Democratic primary was contentious. That’s not because of the challenger, but because thousands of ignored residents here are under siege and terrified. This campaign is fighting to bring power back to the people: in housing, in policing, in education and in the economy. And we’re gonna win.”

Scott A. Hutchins, the Green Party challenger whom Brisport defeated in the primary, said, “Jabari is the only candidate who offers a true alternative to Cumbo’s corporate approach to development. By proposing that ownership of disputed public property – such as the Bedford-Union Armory – be transferred into community land trusts run by local stakeholders, Jabari provides a real solution to a city threatened by runaway gentrification. I support his candidacy wholeheartedly.”

Said Josh Feintuch, Chair of the Green Party of Brooklyn, “It makes no sense at all for public property like the Bedford-Union Armory to be used primarily for the enrichment of developers. Cumbo’s – and Mayor de Blasio’s – capitulation to the real estate industry must be opposed. Our candidate, Jabari Brisport, will make sure the armory is used for the community, by the community.”

“I’m demanding a public, televised debate between the general election candidates,” said Brisport. “This district presents a Rorschach Test. The incumbent sees a triumph: 1,000 new units of affordable housing. I see a crisis: 30,000 eviction cases. I’m curious what our voters see.”

The Green Party of Brooklyn is the Green Party political organization for Kings County in New York City. We run candidates in the borough of Brooklyn, work on local issue campaigns and represent a progressive challenge to “politics-as-usual.” We are the opposition party in Brooklyn.

Green Party of Brooklyn: http://gpbk.org/

Jabari 2017: http://www.jabari2017.nyc/

Jabari Brisport for City Council: https://www.facebook.com/Jabari2017/

Next Saturday: Potluck Picnic in Prospect Park

By   August 19, 2017

To Our Dear Supporters –

Thanks for your help petitioning! It’s time to celebrate and to get into high gear for campaigning this fall.

(Additional info on events with some of our candidates follows.)

Potluck Picnic in Prospect Park – RSVP on web or Facebook
Saturday August 26, 3pm – 6pm
Picnic House, Prospect Park
near Fifth Street and Prospect Park West

Please join the Green Party of Brooklyn at a pot luck picnic in Prospect Park! We want to congratulate all our candidates for the time and effort they and their teams spent petitioning to get on the ballot for the November election!
Let’s celebrate, network, and prepare for some serious campaigning into the fall.
Feel free to bring some food or drink to share…..or just bring yourself.
All candidates, campaign staff, volunteers, long time Greens, new Greens, Berners, and Green-curious are welcome!

How to find us:


 

More upcoming events for some Green Party candidates:

Akeem Browder (NYC Mayor)

Meet & Greet With Akeem Browder, Green Party Candidate For NYC Mayor
Monday at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
BK9, 62 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Also in attendance: James Lane, Green Party Candidate for Public Advocate, Jabari Brisport, Candidate for City Council District 35, Persephone S J Smith, Green Party Candidate for Council District 37, and Carmen V. Hulbert, Green Party Candidate for City Council District 38.

This event is a kick-off to get to know Akeem and other Green Party candidates in NYC, our platform, and how you can help volunteer for any of these important and ground-breaking campaigns.

We just ask that those attending this event please order something whether it be a drink or food.

Jabari Brisport (City Council District 35)

Last Socialist Petition and BBQ with DSA
Sunday 8/20 (tomorrow!)
12 PM
Meet at Jabari’s campaign office,  565 Lincoln Pl.
Please RSVP

It’s going to be a big fun event with lots of supporters and activists coming together to put us over the 1,000 signature mark and get us on the socialist ballot line.

Carmen V Hulbert (City Council District 38)

Come support Carmen in a debate against her opponents in the City Council race!
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
City Council District 38 Debate Red Hook Star-Revue

Red Hook Star-Revue will hold a District 38 City Council debate at Pioneer Works for candidates competing in the primary and general elections, including Carmen.

City Council District 38 includes Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace as well as Red Hook, but the August 29 debate at Pioneer Works will focus on Red Hook community issues.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, email george@redhookstar.com

More events for Carmen

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!