Greens and Allies,
The Bexar County Green Party is participating member of Climate Action Coalition. The CAC is composed of over forty members and is currently in discussion with the City of San Antonio (COSA) to develop and implement a sustainable plan of development and to meet the challenges of global climate change. Furthermore, the BCGP is advocating for the inclusion of all members of the community especially the historically excluded and oppressed sectors of San Antonio and demanding their inclusion in this CAC. Currently, the CAC has meetings during the day and midweek and recently added a meeting time in the evenings to accomodate working class persons. The CAC is scheduling to meet with the Mayor regarding the creation of a committee and representation on this committee. At the present, the composition and creation of the committee is being debated and had been decided upon with little to no input from CAC. Updates on the committee being created and policies of the CAC will be provided as known. For more info please call 210-440-1195.
WHEN SUNDAY DEC.3 2017
WHERE MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY 3134 Roosevelt Ave behind old Mission Drive Inn
TIME 2-4 PM
a. Update on Climate Action SA
b.Update on Free Speech Coalition
c.Candidate filing update
d.Winter Social for BCGP
e.Planning for January fundraiser
BCGP would like to be involved in fundraiser with Church of Life an LGBTQIA supportive religious community. Requesting art and craft supplies to be sold at Fair this Saturday November 18.2017. If you would like to volunteer to serve as booth volunteer please call Herb Gonzales Cell :210-440-1195 to schedule your time about 2 volunteer hours per volunteer.
Paul Pipkin will be remembered at two services on Sunday July 23,2017, beginning at 1:30pm at the Scott Chapel,ground floor,Laurel Heights United Methodist Church at the corner of Woodlawn and Belknap one block west of San Pedro hosted by Ellen Berky. Link to directions http://bit.ly/2t8wfoc
A second informal gathering “Remembering Paul” will be held at the Lofts of Marie McGuire 211 N. Alamo St. beginning at 2:30 pm to be hosted by Frank Valdez. Parking is free on N. Alamo and surrounding streets.
Link to directions http://bit.ly/2t95Zu0
Brana is wrong, facts about the Green Party
Facts: The Green Party has 133 Candidates in office right now. It has a National Committee(legal nightmare to form), it has bylaws, caucus’, a platform, no corporate donors and ballot access in the majority of states. Ranked Choice Voting has been passed in Maine, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Ferndale, Pierce County, Takoma Park, North Carolina, Aspen, Sarasota, Santa Fe, Memphis, Telluride, Saint Paul, San Leandro and Benton County. The Green Party spearheading many of these efforts. We have nominated a woman as our Presidential Nominee twice and a Native American Woman as our Vice Presidential Nominee twice. We have policies. The Green New Deal, National Universal Healthcare, Free College Tuition, Canceling Student Loan Debt, Cutting Military Spending back to Pre-Terror War 2001 levels(by 50%). The Green Party has been trying to “Draft Bernie” since 2011. This effort culminated in a Party Coalition between Socialist Alternative and the Green Party where Kshama Sawant(SA City Council Woman) circulated a petition that collected 150,000 signatures in 2016 to have Bernie join Jill Stein on the Green Party ticket. For openly speaking about this at the People’s Summit 2016 Kshama Sawant and Jill Stein were both excluded from the People’s Summit 2017.
Facts: #DraftBernie is a hashtag and a facebook group with volunteers circulating a petition to see if Democrats think it’s a good idea. They have no Candidates in any states, they have no National Committee, bylaws, caucus’, platform, no official stance on no corporate money, no ballot access in any states, they have not worked to pass Ranked Choice Voting anywhere, they have no original policies just loose reiterations of Bernie Sanders speeches. Their foundation is based solely on the concept that Bernie Sanders will join them which he has repeatedly said he will not in public and on camera.
So what is this about? Is it about #NoMore2PartySystem? Because the Green Party is almost there. Draft Bernie is starting over where the Greens were
Bexar County Green Party July meeting:
When: July 2 Sunday, 2-4 pm
Where: Texas Indigenous Council, 1912 Roosevelt Ave
Agenda, Summary of the GPTX Annual State Convention in Corpus Christi
Discussion of implementing dues
Discussion of Ballot Access and Membership outreach
Discussion of Party fundraisers
Bexar County Green Party fully endorsed the STOP SB4 coalition and Lawsuit initiated by MALDEF and will be present to lend organizational support to NO to SB4 press conference and Rally on Monday,June 26 at the Federal Courthouse on Hemisfair grounds. Please be there by 8:30 am.
Green Party of Texas (GPTX) is readying an informative,vision- laden, and motivational convention for all attendees and observers in Corpus Christi, Texas. We hope to see y’all for a weekend of party-building and partying at the coast. The link below will give you all necessary info to reserve rooms,directions, and agenda for the convention. Look forward to building green movement Go Greens Go!
When: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Where: Mission Branch Library 3134 Roosevelt Ave
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Contact: Herb Gonzales 210-218-0859
What: Sunday, May 7,2017
Where: Mission Branch Library 3134 Roosevelt Ave (right behind Mission Drive inn facade)
When: 2:00-4:00 pm
Agenda: election of BCGP delegates to GPTX Annual State meeting in Corpus Christi, Tx June 9-10.2017
For more info contact Herb Gonzales 210-218-0859