21 May 2016 Nominating Convention


Agenda latest update 19 May 2016

Date: 21 May 2016
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Location: Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd at Monroe, Corvallis OR 97330

Registered Green Party members are invited attend this convention to vote on selecting candidates to appear on the November ballot, to endorse ballot initiatives, and various other matters. Read more to get full agenda details.  Changes in this update include adding Joe Rowe as Green Party candidate for House District 44, and deleting fossil fuel initiative as it is dead.

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Four of Oregon's political parties have sent a joint letter to the Oregon Secretary of State attacking the Elections Division for bias and lack of transparency in sending a notice to non-affiliated voters about party registration.

“This is another example of how the system is stacked against third parties, whether intentional or not,” said Dr. Alan Zundel of the Pacific Green Party. “The notice prominently displayed how to register with a major party while registering with a minor party was left to a small, general aside at the bottom of the page.”

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Ranked Choice Voting Initiative approved for signature gathering!



Breaking NEWS

Pacific Greens of our Linn/Benton Chapter along with allies have qualified a Ranked Choice Voting initiative for signature gathering in  Benton County.  We are gearing up to gather the signatures required to place the initiative on the November 2016 ballot and need funding now to print petitions and volunteers to circulate petitions.

Visit Better Ballot Benson to donate or volunteer. 

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Green Party candidate forcibly ejected from debate

Crowd Chants ‘Let Her Speak’

"Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, was physically ejected from a Monday Goucher College senatorial debate featuring Republican and Democratic candidates after she took the stage in defiance of a last-minute rule change that reportedly caused her to be disinvited from the event."  Read about her despicable treatment in this article on Truth In Media.

A Fallen Hero—Stu Sugarman


The Pacific Green Party is saddened to announce the passing of our long-time member, and a giant of the environmental movement, Stu Sugarman. Stu was first and foremost an activist. He was also a lawyer with a giant heart, a quick wit and a sly and self-deprecating sense of humor.

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Draft Agenda for PGP Spring Nominating Convention, Saturday 21 May 2016


Draft Agenda for PGP Spring Convention, Saturday May 21, 2016

Location: Corvallis
Initiative endorsements and updates
Vote on proposal to reduce size of Coordinating Committee
Review Strategy plan
Voter registration plans
Candidate nominations
Reports on chapter endorsements for non-partisan offices
Consideration of Presidential candidates and delegate selection for national convention
Scheduling of next convention

Details below the fold ...

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Green VICTORY! FERC issues decision to deny Jordan Cove LNG permit

lng_no-a_0.png   In a huge victory for Greens and the citizens of Oregon, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied Jordan Cove Energy Project's permit to operate a liquefied natural gas terminal.  Read more about this rare but vital win on Pacific Green Party activist Randy Prince's facebook page!

Call for Youth Caucus vote on Co-sponsorship of the GPUS Economic Democracy Platform Amendment


A few weeks ago, the Young Greens proposed an amendment to the Green Party's platform that rejects capitalism in favor of more sustainable, just, and democratic economic models. After hearing comments via email, our website, and Facebook, the YGUS Steering Committee has unanimously endorsed the proposal, and calls on all Young Greens to lobby their state’s National Committee members to vote to pass the amendment.

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Coverage of Jill Stein's visit to Oregon

jill_stein_120_px.jpg   Great coverage of Jill Stein's recent trip through Oregon in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Eugene Weekly, and two segments on KLCC here and here.  Also available is an audio recording of Jill's speech in Corvallis made by Roberta Hall.