Category Archives: Meetings

Hawkins/Lee Campaign Events This Week: Join Jill Stein, Howie, Jia, and More!

By   September 25, 2018

Calling all Greens and Supporters!

Don’t miss the first in a series of important forums in NYC sponsored by the Hawkins/Lee for Governor campaign! TODAY, September 25th! See below for details. More forums to come. We will keep you updated.

Also, please join us for our regular Thursday night campaign meeting this week on Thursday September 27th at 7:00pm at 31 Smith Street in Brooklyn.

And join Jill Stein this Saturday night September 29th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm as she joins forces with Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee (and others) to throw her full support behind the campaign and rally the troops! At Brooklyn Diamond Coffee space – 349 West Broadway
between Broome and Grand streets in Manhattan (Soho).

Call Dani at (347) 218-3107 with any questions.

Socialist Solutions to Low Wages: Tuesday 9/25, 7pm at the LGBT Center in Manhattan
Richard Wolff (Economic Update, Democracy@Work), community organizer JoAnn Lum, and Socialist Party NYC chair and workers’ rights attorney Tana Forrester will join Howie Hawkins for real talk on Socialist Solutions To Low Wages!
How do we Demand More and overcome poverty wages, wage theft, exploitative scheduling and speed-up? By building worker power and workplace democracy. Find out how!
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W 13th St (Map)
New York, NY 10011
RSVP online, Share on Facebook
Jill Stein(!!) and Howie Hawkins: Saturday, 9/29, 8pm at Brooklyn Diamond Coffee in Manhattan
Join 2016 Green Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein as she launches her nationwide tour to build the Green Party so that we can Demand More and smash the corporate duopoly. Learn more about how you can support Howie, Jia Lee and the rest of our GPNY candidates before Election Day.
Brooklyn Diamond Coffee West Broadway
349 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
We have so much more coming up in NYC and there are so many ways for you to help!
Check out the Calendar for more events and volunteer opportunities
Sign Up To Volunteer
Join the Howie Hawkins For Governor Volunteer Facebook Group
Howie Hawkns / Jia Lee Campaign
P.S. please help this campaign keep running strong!

Upcoming Campaign Activities for Hawkins/Lee For Governor & Lt. Governor!!

By   September 12, 2018
Thursday 9/13 Hawkins/Lee Campaign Meeting – Meet New NYC Campaign Organizer!
Please Join us Thursday September 13th at 7:00pm at 31 Smith Street in Downtown Brooklyn to Welcome the new Hawkins/Lee NYC Campaign Organizer Michael Blecher!! 
Michael has been working with grassroots progressive candidates since 2016 and we’re excited to have him on board! He is ready to support and coordinate our ongoing volunteer activities, our campaign material needs, and upcoming candidate appearances.
After Thursdays Democratic Primary we need to hit the ground running and Michael is here to help! Come and let him know how he can assist your community to spread the word about our Green Party candidates.


Saturday 9/15 Leafletting
This week, leafletting will take place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Brooklyn at the Grand Army Plaza Farmers Market. Please contact Dani to RSVP (info below)
Sunday/Monday September 16 &17 – Howie Hawkins NYC Appearances
Howie will be in NYC to give a talk at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture on Sunday 9/16 at 1pm. He has also been invited to speak at Zuccotti Park for the Occupy anniversary press conference the following day (Monday 9/17) at 11am, and will have a news conference for the campaign later at 1pm.
September and October – Save These Dates for Upcoming Campaign Events – More Details To Come 
Sunday September 23rd Atlantic Antic – We will have a table at Brooklyn’s Largest Street Fair from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Please plan to help staff our table and get the word out about Howie/Jia and all our candidates!
Tuesday September 25th, Tuesday October 2nd, Tuesday October 16th, and Monday October 22nd
Socialist Solutions to Pressing Problems Forum Series. These forums will feature our Governor and Lt. Governor candidates Howie Hawkins & Jia Lee as well as other prominent speakers. The first two sessions are in Manhattan (9/25 & 10/2) and the next two are Brooklyn (10/16 & 10/22). Stay tuned for more info!
Let’s get ready to push hard in these final two months! All Green Party hands are needed on deck!
Please contact us to let us know when you can help. You can leaflet your subways or any place that works for you at any time. We can get materials to you.

To RSVP to any event or for questions, contact Dani: (347) 218-3107 /

Congratulations to Anthony Beckford for securing the Green Party of Brooklyn endorsement for Assembly District 42!

By   June 16, 2018

Anthony Beckford‘s endorsement was approved by the GPBK Membership at our recent membership meeting, per GPBK’s new endorsement process. Congrats Anthony on all your work so far, and we’re looking forward to helping you get out your message! Anthony will appear on the ballot in November as the Green Party candidate.

More from Anthony:
As a long time advocate and activist, I have always had great pleasure in fighting for the people. It is my duty and my honor. I have heard the cries and have seen the tears. My decision to run for NYS Assembly is for me to answer those cries and to help dry those tears. As a Disabled Marine Corps Veteran and a single father, I have overcome a lot and have inspired many to do so as well. As the son of Jamaican immigrants, I have unconditional love for my community, which is predominantly Caribbean. My community is Assembly District 42 in Brooklyn, which is made up of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park. I have been on the frontlines fighting against police brutality, pipelines, fracking, corrupt landlords and developers, corrupt politicians, bigotry, racism and so much more. I am honored to have received the endorsement from the Green Party of Brooklyn and welcome any and all help and donations for my campaign to become a greater movement of the people. It is time for the people to elect a candidate that will not provide lip service, but will actually provide solutions.

Upcoming events:

Please reach out to Anthony ( to help petition in his district!

Sunday, June 17, 10am-5pm
Seventh Heaven Street Festival
Come join GPBK at the Seventh Heaven Street Festival. We’ll be spreading the word about our Governor and Lt. Governor candidates (Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee) at 7th Avenue between
between 8th and 9th Streets. Howie will make an appearance at 1pm!

Saturday, June 23
Caribbean Unity Day and Campaign Fundraiser
The Caribbean Unity Alliance in partnership with NYS Assembly candidate Anthony Beckford present Caribbean Unity Day Rally at 12:30pm. There have been talks and agendas regarding dividing our Caribbean community. We will not let that happen.

June is National Caribbean-American Month, so we want everyone to come out with the flags and show support and solidarity. (Even if you are not Caribbean, come out in solidarity.)
This Is a Day of Unity. We Are One People Under the Sun.
Volunteers are needed to hand out campaign flyers.

Campaign Fundraiser at Queen Bees (3023 Church Avenue – time to be determined)

Saturday, July 14
Candidate Forum
Location and time to be announced.

Facebook / twitter / Anthony’s website

Join Howie and Jia at Union Square for Campaign Announcement!

By   April 23, 2018

Please see below for a special message from Howie Hawkins!

As you may have heard, I am again seeking the Green Party nomination for governor, both to #DemandMore from our government in response to the ecological, economic and social crises we face, and to win the votes we need to retain our party’s ballot line and keep running local candidates across our state.

I’m thrilled to share with you now that Special Education Teacher, education justice organizer and teachers union member Jia Lee has agreed to run for Lt. Governor on the Green Party ticket, as my running mate.

Will you join Jia as she announces her campaign this Wednesday at 3:30pm on the south side of Union Square?

I will be there to support Jia’s campaign launch, and we will follow her announcement with a special organizing meeting just a few blocks away at Mercy Bar (129 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003 in the upstairs room). So we welcome you to attend even if you can’t be there right at 3:30pm!

I had the honor of running with teacher Brian Jones four years ago, and our campaign accomplished much. I could not be happier that, once again, GPNY will have a Teamster and Teacher at the top of ticket in 2018!

Jia’s tireless work in and out of the classroom to ensure a fully-funded, quality education for every student is an inspiration to me, and I know she will inspire you too.

If you can join us on Wednesday, please RSVP at this Facebook event, or email

Thanks so much for your support in 2018,
Howie Hawkins

Anti-War Rally and March

By   April 12, 2018


Join Greens from New York at the Anti-War Rally and March on Sunday, April 15th.

Our contingent will gather between 1:00 and 1:45 pm at the corner of 35th St. & Broadway.
The Rally will be held from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Herald Square, 34th & 6th Ave.
Followed by a March to Trump Tower from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m.

Please join us to march behind the Green Party banner and make a powerful statement against the war-mongering of the major parties! Speakers will include Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party vice-presidential candidate.

We demand the end of U.S. overt and covert wars, the dismantling of all nuclear weapons, the closing of all U.S. bases on foreign soil, and that we bring all U.S. troops home now.

Our government spends trillions of dollars on war instead of spending it to meet human needs: for jobs and social services, quality debt-free education and single-payer health care.

Spread the word and bring your family and friends!

Please RSVP using this form, to help us coordinate the day of the event.
Tell everyone you’re going and invite your friends on Facebook!
For any questions, please contact Carmen by email at or by phone at 347.277.3892.

Tuesday, March 27: GPBK Membership Meeting

By   March 19, 2018

Please join us at our Green Party of Brooklyn membership meeting on Tuesday, March 27. from 7-9p at the YWCA on Atlantic & 3rd Ave.

RSVP on Facebook or by emailing

Full agenda to be announced shortly.

Proposed by-laws change. Per our discussion in our February meeting, at this meeting we will vote on this amendment to our bylaws:

Proposed addition to 4.3 Meetings
Insert new language in 4.3.2: A meeting will be called not earlier than 28 days and not later than 7 days before the first day to sign designating petitions. The purpose of the meeting shall be to adopt a platform, or to pass resolutions for the nominating, authorizing and/or endorsing Green Party candidates for party and/or public office in the upcoming election; and such other business as the members may propose
Re-number the other sub-sections in 4.3 accordingly

Green Party Of Brooklyn February 5th Meeting

By   February 4, 2018

Hope to see Everyone Monday Feb 5th at 7 PM at the YWCA (30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn)!

RSVP on Facebook

Our agenda:

We are looking forward to a lively discussion of what is important to you as a Green Party member, and how we can organize and engage around those important issues.

Nominations and vote for GPBK State Committee representative. Our county delegation has a vacancy due to one of our representatives moving away from Brooklyn. Nominations for the empty seat will be taken at the meeting. If you are interested in being nominated or nominating someone else, please contact You must be registered Green Party in Brooklyn to be eligible.

Proposed by-laws change. GPBK leadership proposes the following amendment, designed to clarify the timelines around candidate authorizations. Per our bylaws, this amendment will be brought up for discussion at this meeting, and then formally voted on at the following meeting.

Proposed addition to 4.3 Meetings
Insert new language in 4.3.2: A meeting will be called not earlier than 28 days and not later than 7 days before the first day to sign designating petitions. The purpose of the meeting shall be to adopt a platform, or to pass resolutions for the nominating, authorizing and/or endorsing Green Party candidates for party and/or public office in the upcoming election; and such other business as the members may propose
Re-number the other sub-sections in 4.3 accordingly

Hope you can join us.

In solidarity,
Gloria Mattera

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

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 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.

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)