I almost never do this, but I have received an email with some details on some of the activities planned for the GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention at the University of Houston, 4-7 August, and I'm about to copy & paste some chunks of it into this here blog entry. Click the Read More link below to get right to it.
If you're reading carefully, you'll notice that there's a reference in one of the bullet points below to lunar solar power. If you're not familiar with LSP, here's where you can fix that.
Also requiring and deserving some explanation is the paragraph on recognized presidential candidates. There's a link to give you the full skinny on how that works. Only Jill Stein and Bill Kreml have been "recognized," but rest assured that if you favor Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, of Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, those candidates can still receive delegate votes in the convention (and quite likely will).
Speaking of delegates, you do not have to be a delegate to attend this convention, and you certainly don't have to be a delegate to volunteer (HINT-HINT).
Presidential campaign in full swing
Jill Stein passed the halfway point to the Green Party presidential nomination earlier this month, hitting 101 pledged delegates, with 202 needed to win. Bill Kreml, the other candidate formally recognized by the Green Party of the United States, has 11 pledged delegates. In addition, RT America hosted the first-ever nationally broadcast debate between Green Party presidential nomination candidates on May 9.
Delegate selection works different ways in different states. Some states hold primaries or caucuses, though most select delegates at state party conventions throughout the spring. The GPUS Presidential Campaign Support Committee reaches out to prospective candidates and assesses their viability based on a number of criteria, though those who do not receive formal recognition are free to continue their campaigns. More about the nomination process can be found on the GPUS website.
Register now for the Presidential Nominating Convention!
The Green Party nominees for president and vice president will be selected at the Presidential Nominating Convention, part of the GPUS Annual National Meeting to be held at the University of Houston, August 4-7. You can register online for the convention now!
We’ll have caucus and committee meetings, networking opportunities, a reception for our international guests and much, much more. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the workshops.
Sign up for our Second Annual "Greens Got Talent Show"
At the Presidential Nominating Convention, we're having a fun Party/Fundraiser on Friday night, August 5th. To start the party out, we're having our Second Annual "Greens Got Talent Show" and we need you to share your talent with us! You could play your guitar, harmonica, ukulele or keyboard or other instrument, perform spoken word, sing a song, tell jokes or tell a story, etc. Please email email@example.com to sign up.
The Green Party recognizes two candidates for the Green nomination: Jill Stein, William Kreml
The Green Party of the United States formally recognizes two candidates for the 2016 Green presidential nomination, in accordance with party rules: Jill Stein and William Kreml. Both candidates have fulfilled all the requirements for official recognition, qualifying their campaigns for access to party resources. The nominee will be chosen at the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nomination Convention in Houston, Texas, August 4-7, 2016. The nomination will take place on Saturday, August 6. Read more here.
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