Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Join Us at the Green Party State Convention on May 1st!

THE SC GREEN PARTY BULLETIN
Volume 8 No. 2 – April 26, 2010
www.scgreenparty.org

FEATURES:

(1) JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION ON MAY 1st
(2) AGENDA FOR STATE CONVENTION ON MAY 1st
(3) NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
(4) MAKE YOUR 2010 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION

CONTINUING:

(A) LOCAL UPDATES
(B) VOLUNTEER FOR A STATE OR NATIONAL COMMITTEE
(C) RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS
(D) JOIN OUR DISCUSSION FORUM
(E) CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SCGP STEERING COMMITTEE
(F) GREEN PARTY OFFICE-HOLDERS


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(1) JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION ON MAY 1st **********************************************************************

Please join us for the annual state convention of the South Carolina Green Party in Columbia on Saturday, May 1st, 11:30-4:00 p.m. We will be meeting at the Happy China Restaurant, 2250 Sunset Blvd, Columbia, 29169, 803-796-7477. The agenda is below. A nearby hotel for attendees, with a rate of $99 per night, is the Hampton Inn, 1094 Chris Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169.

Everyone is encouraged to attend! Official voting delegates to the state convention have already been chosen through precinct meetings and county conventions leading up to the state convention, following the timetable set up in the bylaws; however, all SC Green Party members are encouraged to participate in our planning for the upcoming election cycle.


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(2) AGENDA FOR STATE CONVENTION ON MAY 1st
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11:30 Sign in and lunch

12:30 General business meeting
1st Annual Four Pillars Award: Elke Kennedy/Sean's Last Wish
Business meeting 
Steering committee nominations

1:30 Candidate nominations
Governor: Morgan Reeves
Attorney General: Leslie Minerd

Superintendent of Education: Doretha Bull

US Senate: Tom Clements

US House District 1 - Robert Dobbs

US House District 4 - C. Faye Walters

US House District 6 - Nammu Muhammad

SC House District 24 - D.C. Swinton

SC House District 74 - Christopher Jones

SC House District 115 - Eugene Platt

3:30 Business meeting, part 2
USGP convention delegate nominations
Planning for November

Wrap up & adjourn


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(3) NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS **********************************************************************

Nominations are now closed for the Steering Committee elections. Committee members will be elected by current members attending the State Convention. Four people have accepted nominations to be on the ballot for our four open positions:

Larry Carter Center:

Please vote for me to serve again on the SCGP Steering Committee. I bring professional fund raising experience, 1987 Green City Council Candidacy and over 20 years of affiliation with Greens in Iowa and now South Carolina to share for our growth, positions and advocacy. It is imperative that real reform of the ruling clique of corporation owned D's & R's to be dis-established practically and I shall help Green candidates and run myself for office.

Sue Edward:

I have served on the SC Green Party Steering Committee as co-chair since summer 2009. During this time the party has grown, adding new county chapters and new members, and we are heading into our most exciting election year ever. I also serve as chair of the Charleston Green Party, guiding that group from start-up to the most active affiliate of the SCGP. I am also active in many progressive groups and causes including those dedicated to state/church separation, reproductive freedom, workers' rights, peace, environment, and others that support my view of the Ten Key Values. I bring my passion, dedication, and experience to the SCGP and look forward to success in November and beyond.

Eugene Platt:

Eugene Platt is a veteran and graduate of the University of South Carolina. He is the only Green in holding an elected position in South Carolina. He has served on the James Island Public Service District Commission since 1993 and currently is a candidate for the State Legislature. He has served on the steering commitee previously. During that tenure he assumed primary responsibility for candidate recruitment, initiating the effort that, with the help of others, has culminated in the strongest slate of candidates the SCGP has ever offered.

Scott West:

I would like to continue as a steering committee member of the South Carolina Green Party. As a representative from Spartanburg County, my presence offers opportunities for growth in a "new" area. I feel that our statewide and congressional candidates in 2010 deserve campaign committees in this sector of the state and I look forward to cooperating with Faye Walters, Morgan Reeves, Leslie Minerd, Dorthea Bull, and Tom Clements in fostering progressive politics in the Upstate.


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(4) MAKE YOUR 2010 MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION
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According the SCGP bylaws, in order to be considered a member of the Party for meetings and conventions, a citizen must have either (a) paid annual dues or (b) been an active member of a party organization in the state. To be sure you are a member for 2010, send in your $25 annual membership contribution. You can send your checks to SCGP, P.O. Box 5341, Columbia, SC, 29250.


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(A) LOCAL UPDATES
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One major priority this year is to build strong local Green Party organizations in every area of the state. If you see a local party for your area in the list below, please contact the person listed. If you don’t see a local in your area, please volunteer to help organize a local group (especially if you're in Charleston)! For assistance to get you started, reply to this email (if you're on our distribution list) or contact David Whiteman, davidpwhiteman@yahoo.come, 803-799-1205.

CHARLESTON GREEN PARTY (Charleston/Berkeley/Dorchester)
Next meeting: TBA at Earth Fare on Folly Rd Blvd.
For more information, contact:
Sue Edward, charlestongreens@gmail.com, 843-763-7304
Larry Carter Center 843-926-1750
www.charlestongreenparty.org

MIDLANDS GREEN PARTY (Richland/Lexington):
Next meeting TBA.
For more information, contact David Whiteman, davidpwhiteman@yahoo.com, 803-799-1205.

GREENVILLE COUNTY GREENS (Greenville):
Next meeting: TBA.
For more information, contact Gregg Jocoy, greggjocoy@riseup.net, 803-984-5414.


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(B) VOLUNTEER FOR A STATE OR NATIONAL COMMITTEE
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Our state and national committees need your skills!

(a) State. Opportunities exist for volunteers on all state committees, including communication, fundraising, website, elections, and outreach and membership. If you're interested, please reply to this email and let us know about your interests and skills.

(b) National. The SCGP is eligible to have representatives serve on most of the national USGP committees. For a list of committees, check out www.gpus.org/committees.html. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please reply to this email.


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(C) RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS
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Encourage your friends to become members of the SCGP. The best way is just have them sign up through our website (www.scgreenparty.org). Or they can send their name, address, and phone number in reply to this email. We will add them to our mailing list and forward their names to our local organizers.


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(D) JOIN OUR DISCUSSION FORUM!
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In addition to the SCGP Bulletin, which is distributed 2-3 times a year, the SCGP maintains a discussion/action forum for its members. If you are interested in receiving more frequent emails about issues and events related to green politics, please join the our Discussion Forum by sending an email to:

SC-GreenParty_Forum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


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(E) CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SCGP STEERING COMMITTEE
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Larry Carter Center (2008-2010), charlestongreens@gmail.com
843-926-1750

Sue Edward (2008-2010), charlestongreens@gmail.com

Gregg Jocoy (2009-2011), greggjocoy@riseup.net, 803-984-5414.
4 Polaski Court, 
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Charles McClendon (2008-2010), dr.charlesmcclendon@gmail.com

Nammu Muhammad (2009-2011), blackvista2010@aol.com
(h) 803-414-4426
1517 Manning Ave, Columbia, SC 29204

Scott West (2008-2010), slwest@gmail.com
3 Oakland Avenue, Inman, SC 29349-1542

David Whiteman (2009-2011), davidpwhiteman@yahoo.com
(w) 803-777-4548, (h) 803-799-1205
200 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205

SCGP delegates to Green National Committee:
David Whiteman (delegate)

SCGP members on national committees:
Coordinated Campaign Committee: [vacant]
International Committee: [vacant]
Media Committee: [vacant]


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(F) GREEN PARTY OFFICE-HOLDERS
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Eugene Platt (elected)
James Island Public Service District Commission

Lee Jane Kaufman (appointed)
Tree and Beautification Commission
City of Columbia

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