Green Power 2018

(l. to r.)  GPFL Co-Chair Samson LeBeau Kpadenou for Florida State Representative District 87;  Elijah Manley for Broward County School Board at-large District 8;.  GPFL Co-Chair Robin Harris for Orange County Commission Distrct 6;  Francisco Pierre-Louis for Hillsburough County Soil & Water Board District 3.

This has been a very different election year.  We all know how 3rd party candidates are dismissed as merely “protest votes,” or “symbolic,” or “marginal,” etc.  Worst yet, they are excoriated as “spoilers”!  But to the Democratic Party professionals, they are generally brushed off as a nuisance.  They have been rightly defended by Greens for “raising important issues,” and indeed they do.  But typical was Henry Lawrence’s 2014 run for Florida House District 6, where his courageous but underfunded campaign got 3%, which translated into 1,606 people who voted “None of the Above.”

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Samson LeBeau Kpadenou for State House Dist. 87

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)
Samson LeBeau Kpadenou (Samson2018.com)

Go Green in 2018!

GPFL Donates $200 to Ahmad For 58 in Dec 19th 2017 Special Election

This month the Green Party of Florida donated $200 (10% of our available funds) into “Shaking up Tallahassee” with our endorsed candidate Ahmad Saadaldin in the December 19th special election for Florida House District 58. Many Greens from across Florida have also joined in supporting this campaign with their own money and volunteer efforts. If you haven’t joined the fight for People, Planet, and Peace over Profit in 2017 now is the time!

Learn More & Volunteer:

https://ahmadfor58.com/

Donate:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/fund_the_political_revolution_in_florida#!/

Interact & Connect:

https://www.facebook.com/AhmadFor58

200 Sustainers for 12 Goals by 2020

1.) Double Registered Greens in Florida to 16,000 

2.) Start 15 new Local Chapters (5 a year) 

3.) Field a Full Slate of Candidate’s (State-Wide, Congress, State Legislative, County Commissioner, School Board, Sheriff, Mayor, City Council, Soil & Water Districts) 

4.) Develop and Maintain State-Wide network of Phone/Text bankers, and canvassers for campaigns through the 10 More Votes App (or other identified platforms.) 

5.) State-Wide Constitutional Amendments by the GPFL (Rank Choice Voting, Electoral College Reform, $15 minimum wage, Civilian Police Oversight Boards at the State/County/City levels) 

6.) County Charter Amendments on above issues to address at a Local Level if we are unable to address at a State Level. 

7.) Peer 2 Peer Conflict Resolution App 

8.) Op-Ed/Newspaper Writers (Letters to Editors/Paid Opinion piece placements) 

9.) Community Outreach (Community Events/Tabling/Materials & Resources) 

10.) Community/Organizational Coalition Building (Faculty Forward, Black Lives Matter, Equality Florida, Unions, NAACP, ACLU, Planned Parenthood) 

11.) Issue Advocacy to promote Systemic Change (Medicare4All, Banking Reform, Modern Monetary Theory, Israeli & Fusil Fuel Divestments) 

12.) Digital Infrastructure Capacity Development (GPFL Software, Nation Builder, Loomio, other proposed and approved upgrades to our Website or Digital Office Space.) 

In order for the Green Party of Florida to turn these 12 Goals into 12 Realities by 2020 we need 200 Sustainer Donors of $10 a month or more so that the Green Party of Florida has the resources necessary to achieve these goals. You can take a stand towards putting People, Planet, and Peace over Profit in Florida every month at www.gpfl.org/Donate To sign up for a re-occurring monthly donation scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is our PayPal donation form. Select your donation amount and then check the box marked “I would like this donation to automatically repeat each month.” Then fill in the rest of your information which the GPFL must collect for Campaign Finance Reporting purposes and click submit! 

Robin Harris joins Press Confrence with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Green Party of Florida Delegate Speaks at Congressional Press Conference

Sean Declet – 10-28-2017

Earlier this week Central Florida Green Party Co-Chair and Green Party of Florida Delegate to the United States #GreenParty Robin Denise Harris got to speak at a Press Conference hosted by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard about the Off Fossil Fuel Act yet another call for a #GreenNewDeal. Robin also talks of her personnel experiences living through both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Robin takes the stage just after the 22 minute mark in this video.

Green Party Hosts Campaign Training School in Central Florida!

Green Party of the United States prepared candidates and their teams for
successful campaigns in Orlando, Florida this past weekend!

Approximately 25 participants traveled from various parts of Florida to participate.

Orlando, Florida– (October 14 -15, 2017) GPUS and GPCFL, is excited to inform everyone of
the accomplishment of the Campaign Training School. The presenters for the weekend were Erin
Fox (MI), Hillary Aisenstein Kane (PA), and Karen Morian (FL). Each Presenter facilitated
and interactively engaged participants. Also, the class was broken up into workshop style
modalities and encouraged questions and dialogue.

The GPUS team presented topics such as: Why Run for Office 101?  Goal Setting for your
Campaign, Voter Targeting & Voter ID, Building a campaign Infrastructure, and many more
essential topics. Also, each Facilitator conveyed through their instruction the importance of
Movement/Party Building.

The next Campaign Training School will be sometimes next year. However, the goal of the next
class will be to have those who attended this past training to teach and train as well in their local
areas and state.

The GPFL is working on editing video content recorded at our workshop and will make that content available through our website in the near future. The GPFL also Live-Streamed some session on our Facebook page which you can watch here.

Robin Harris
GPCFL CO-Chair/FL Delegate

Ahmad Saadaldin Endorsement

Green Party of Florida Endorses Ahmad Saadaldin in the Florida House of Representatives District 58 Special Election

The Green Party of Florida proudly endorses the campaign of Ahmad Saadaldin for Florida House of Representatives in the District 58 Special Election. .

His campaign calls for repairing the broken political system with independent action to reimagine Florida as a State that supports quality education, supports worker’s rights through the Fight for 15, and addresses the need for action on climate change to protect Florida and her citizens.

www.AhmadFor58.com

www.facebook.com/AhmadFor58

Green Party of Florida Endorses Candidates in August 29th St. Petersburg City Elections

Eritha Akilé Cainion, for St. Petersburg City Council District 6, and Jesse Nevel, for Mayor.  Omali Yeshitela (l.) in background.

VOTE THIS TUESDAY AUGUST 29th!

The Green Party of Florida has endorsed Jesse Nevel for Mayor and Eritha “Akilé” Cainion for City Council District #6 in next Tuesday’s St. Petersburg, Florida City Primary Elections. Both of these candidates hold the most progressive values of all the candidates in their city and the best environmental and social justice ideas.

Learn More and Donate to Support these Candidate’s Election Day Efforts!

http://jessenevel.com/

http://akilefordistrict6.com/

We Can Still Win!

Election day is almost here, and against all odds, our movement for an America that works for all of us keeps growing.

And we can still win: whether we win the White House, win 5% of the popular vote and $10 million in public funding, or just win ballot lines in states across America so we can keep building a people’s party from the grassroots up.

We’ve come so far together – can you do one more thing to help us win?

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Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

Believe it or not – every letter can reach thousands of people and make a big difference.

When people in your community read your letter, cutting through all the propaganda and fear to show them they’re not alone in wanting something better, it could give hundreds, even thousands of your neighbors the courage to vote Green for the first time.

The corporate media is working overtime to marginalize us. They want you to think that you’re powerless, because their greatest fear is that we’ll build an independent party that doesn’t take marching orders from the 1%.

That’s why it’s so important that we do everything we can to reach 5% or more. A recent CBS/NY Times poll had us at 4% nationally – and these polls are known for undercounting young people, independents and low-income voters, our strongest supporters.

We are close. But we need to get out the message to as many people as we can: every Green vote counts.

If just one of every ten people reading this takes action, together we’ll send thousands of letters and reach millions of people.

Will you step up and take action when it matters most?

It doesn’t take long to write a letter, and you’ll be glad you did knowing you did everything you could to get every vote for Jill and Ajamu.

Click here for tips on writing a good letter that will get published, and to get you started, sample talking points about why getting the Green Party to 5% of the vote is a win for America.

After all the hard work put in by Jill, Ajamu, and every single person who’s put their time, money, energy and heart into this campaign, let’s finish as strong as we can.

It’s in our hands!

The Stein/Baraka campaign team

PS. Want to get every single Green vote you can? Here are more actions you can take in the next few days to help build the Green Party into the new major party that 57% of Americans are clamoring for!


Over 4,300 of Jill’s supporters cast their ballot in the Why I’m Voting Green poll! Using the ranked-choice voting method, we had 8 rounds of votes calculated and redistributed until we found our winner — the candidate that got over 50% of the votes.* See our first and last round below:

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First Round:

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Final Round:

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Click here to see the round-by-round count of votes. (this link will take you to Round One. Click “Next Round” to see who got defeated in each round and how votes were redistributed)

So what was Stein/Baraka supporters’ top reason to Vote Green?

I want to vote for a party with principles and policies I believe in

What does that tell us? It tells us that Greens are taking democracy back into their hands by voting FOR something — and someone — they believe in, rather than playing into the two-party trap and voting AGAINST a candidate they dislike. Thank you for standing up with us!

*Still not sure exactly how ranked-choice voting (also known as instant runoff voting) works? Click here to learn more from our friends at DemoChoice.

VOTE IN OUR FINAL POLL:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STEIN/BARAKA POLICY?

 

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Vote in our next and FINAL ranked-choice voting poll: Rank your favorite Stein/Baraka policies in your order of preference!

We want to hear your thoughts on which Stein/Baraka policy makes Jill and Ajamu most stand apart in the 2016 Election. Below are the possible answers that you can rank in order of preference:

Stand with Standing Rock Land & Water Protectors
Abolish Student Debt
Medicare for All
Black Lives Matter/Racial Justice
Green New Deal
Ranked Choice Voting & Electoral Reform
End War as Foreign Policy

VOTE BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6th!

We’ll announce the winner on Monday, just before Election Day!

Happy Friday and Let’s Get Out the Vote!