Or has it? So says Green Party Watch, anyway. Ballot Access News has a very short item, completely lacking in links.
For what it's worth, there's more detail on Wikipedia. The wiki also notes that this choice marks a return to Detroit after the Annual National Meeting there in 2010.
The decision was announced on the GPUS Facebook group page earlier this week. As of today, I can't find anything about it on gp.org, but the website crew may be waiting for more details to fall into place. There is also plenty of Election 2019 to discuss, and this year's ANM just ended a month ago.
If indeed Detroit is the city, then Wayne State University is the venue, continuing GPUS's practice of holding its national conventions at large urban universities. This will be the third campus-based convention, following the University of Baltimore in 2012 and the University of Houston in 2016. Taking over big downtown hotels, as the Greens did in previous years, just isn't sustainable (i.e., it's too expensive).
It will also be the third Green PNC to take place in the Great Lakes region. Michigan is also one of three swing states in which Hillary Clinton neglected to campaign, and in which Jill Stein pressed for recounts (along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania) while Ms. Clinton did not. The recount effort turned up some incredibly shady voter suppression, outright vote theft, and intransigent e-ballot vendors across all three states.
So who's in the running for the Green nomination? There are nearly a dozen announced candidates, but so far only Howie Hawkins of New York and Dario Hunter of Ohio are going through all the necessary steps. There is no clear front-runner, no matter how many Greens act as if Hawkins is the natural successor to Jill Stein, no matter how many influential Greens have volunteered to help his campaign. I happen to like both, as well as a few of the other announced candidates, for different reasons.
What and When?
So then, the history of GPUS PNC's, assuming Detroit next year, and who was nominated for president and VP at each:
- 2000: Denver, Colorado; Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke
- 2004: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; David Cobb and Pat LaMarche
- 2008: Chicago, Illinois; Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente
- 2012: Baltimore, Maryland; Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala
- 2016: Houston, Texas: Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
- 2020: Detroit, Michigan: nominees to be determined next July