Welcome to our new officers, delegates and spokespersons!

After a successful Annual State Meeting, the Green Party of Florida is proud to announce our new officers, delegates and spokespersons.

Co-Chairs:
Samson LeBeau Kpadenou
Robin Denise Harris

Secretary: Emma Naclerio

Treasurer: Aaron Frost

Communications Secretary: Elijah Manley

Recording Secretary: Chris Cordola

Assistant Treasurer: Rogelio Perez Gonzalez

Delegates to the Green Party US National Council:
(Delegates serve on the National Committee, the final decision-making body of the GPUS)

Elijah Manley
Maggie Gouldin
Henry Lawrence

Alternate Delegates to the Green Party US National Council:

Emma Naclerio
Regelio Perez Gonzalez
John Debus

Observers to the Green Party US National Council:

Steve Newman
Nick Osterman

Spokespersons:

Karen Morian
Robin Harris
Anita Stewart
Steve Showen

PS: Three of our officers are qualified candidates in 2018 elections: Elijah Manley (manleyforbroward.com), Robin Denise Harris (Harris4Six.com) and Samson LeBeau Kpadenou (Samson2018.com)

Go Green in 2018!

GPFL Annual General Membership Meeting 2018 in Lake Worth

We will be holding our 2018 General Membership Meeting in West Palm Beach this year, during the weekend of Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July 1st.

Day 1: FRI Jun 29, 6-10PM
Location: Compass Community Center – 201 N Dixie Highway, Lake Worth 33460
Friday night is social night, where we’ll hear from candidates, report-backs from community activists, and hang out a bit.
https://www.facebook.com/events/179760386023622/
Day 2: SAT Jun 30, 10AM-5PM
Location: Brogues DownUnder – 621 Lake Ave, Lake Worth 33460
Saturday is a day of workshops and circles.
https://www.facebook.com/events/252777628635005/
Day 3: SUN Jul 1, 10AM-3PM
Location: Guatemalan Maya Center – 430 N G St, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Sunday is for elections of GPFL offices and joining national work groups, and for voting (or consenting on) proposals.
https://www.facebook.com/events/204149040234925/

See the 3 day agenda here: https://bit.ly/2KeL0hT.

All registered greens in attendance may vote (Greens can still be voting members even if legally restricted from voting by the state by filling out the annually submitted form: https://gpfl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/gpfl-active-membership-form11.pdf)

Please rsvp on facebook or send a note to info@gpfl.org. Registration for the weekend is $20 suggested donation. Come for free Friday night to get acquainted! : )

 

Responding to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Mass Shooting

Yesterday afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward county, Florida, experienced the most deadly school shooting since 2012’s Sandy Hook massacre.

  Last year, Parkland was declared “The Safest City in Florida”.

  The Green Party of Florida’s members have no desire to politicize this tragedy. Nonetheless, it is appropriate that we make a statement as we are a political party. We believe policy affects outcomes.

  Floridians and Americans at large must ask ourselves a simple question. Do we care about these shootings? Do we care enough to act? Is 17 dead students enough for us to act, or to make our elected leaders act? Our current elected politicians do not care to act, and we all must make them.

 The Green Party of Florida will not publicly offer thoughts and prayer, as these are simply obvious statements of facts. No American with access to television or internet can avoid thinking about this tragedy. No American with faith in the power of prayer is not praying for the victims, or for an end to this uniquely American scourge.

  None of us yet has a sure solution to the problem of near-constant mass shootings, and school shooting, and random shooting plaguing our nation only.  Nonetheless, Americans, on the whole, agree on several simple common-sense policies. Republicans, Democrats, Greens and other independent voters alike agree on the same policies that our well-funded politicians refuse to even consider. We believe you know what these policies are already. We believe that Floridians deserve, demand more than what our current leaders offer us.

The Green Party of Florida Coordinating Council will be having an emergency Conference Call tomorrow night the 16th of February at 8pm to discuss the issues of Gun Violence in the State of Florida including the rise in mass shootings, police shootings, and the “Stand Your Ground” law. We know that Floridians are looking for new ideas and real solutions to the issues of Gun Violence in our Communities, Schools, and Work Places and we are committed as a Party to finding and advancing those ideas and solutions.