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!

Open the Debates!

Open the Debates!

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It’s time for the 60% of Americans who say we need a new major party to stand up for our right to open debates.  

Sign the petition to show your support for opening up the debates!

To the Commission on Presidential Debates:

We, the undersigned, demand that the Presidential debates include all Presidential candidates who have qualified for enough state ballots to be a choice for a majority of voters.

Polls show that 50% of Americans do not identify as either Democrat or Republican. This means that the Presidential debates as currently managed are locking out the diverse voices and views of half of all Americans.

The Commission on Presidential Debates may sound like an impartial, public body, but it is actually a private organization run by the Democratic and Republican parties. When these two establishment parties took over the debates in 1989, the League of Women Voters withdrew its sponsorship, rightly observing that the “unprecedented control” demanded by the Democrats and Republicans would make the debates “campaign-trail charades” that would “perpetrate fraud on the American voter”.

The need for “more voices and choices” can be met by including all candidates who are on the ballots for a majority of voters, a number that has typically ranged from 4 to 6 candidates in total.

Voters have a right to hear directly from their possible choices for the highest office in the land. These choices should reflect the diversity of American political opinion, and not be restricted to two candidates nominated by establishment parties awash in corporate donations and billionaire support.


Please read letter I received from Jill Stein. We all need to help make this a reality. This is what I have been wanting ever since Jill was denied to debate in 2012. Remember when she was handcuffed to a folding chair for hours in a warehouse. That was not the America I signed up for, nor did anyone! Let’s get someone with integrity and intelligence into the debates and see what happens! We have everything to loose and everything to gain. Forward this info to everyone on all your social media pages, to all your friends. This MUST go viral. It is imperative we do all we can do at this crucial hour. You make a difference. Peace.

-Christophe Rocker

Jill 2016

Dear chris,

This is impressive. We’ve gotten 100,000 signatures from people like you who want Jill Stein on the debate stage September 26.

With less than two weeks left until the first debate, we’re ramping up our efforts with a multi-pronged strategy. In addition to putting pressure directly on the debates commission — asking why they oppose the 76 percent of Americans who want open debates — we’ve set the ambitious goal of doubling the signatures on our petition to show we mean business.

We’d like to be able to walk into the Washington, D.C. offices of the Commission on Presidential Debates on September 20 and hand them all 200,000 signatures.

Add your name to demand the presidential debates include all four ballot-qualified candidates.

Our first milestone is to reach 125,000 signatures by tomorrow.

By the way, the Commission on Presidential Debates may sound official, but it’s really a private corporation run by Democratic and Republican elites to keep our voices out of the debates.

Tell them you’re not having it anymore.

Sign and share the petition for open debates today.

It’s in our hands!

The Stein/Baraka Campaign Team

P.S. Share this email with your friends if you have already added your name to the petition.

P.P.S. We’re marching in front of the Commission on Presidential Debates tomorrow evening. Join us!

Jill Stein’s 2016 Florida Tour

Jill Stein is coming to Florida in September on her 2016 Presidential Campaign Tour.

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Help make Jill’s visit a success by attending any of these events and show your support by volunteering or donating.

4 events planned for Jill’s Florida 2016 Presidential Campaign Tour

NEW LOCATION: The Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605. Hosted by: Green Party of Tampa (aka Green Party of Hillsborough County) Weds. Sept. 28th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Meet & Greet Potluck Event in Sarasota at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC) Thursday, September 29 at 11 AM – 2 PM. ( Limited seating, please RSVP by 9/28/16)

Jill Stein will be in Orlando, Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM,  as part of her tour of Florida at Acacia’s El Centro Borinqueño, 1865 N Econlockhatchee Trl, Orlando, FL 32817. Please attend this very important event.  “My Power to the People Plan creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.” -Jill Stein

She will be speaking at MDC Chapman Hall,  (Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus) on Friday evening, September 30th, 6pm – 10pm

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For more information about Jill’s Campaign tour and to volunteer  www.Jill2016.com

Student Leader, Jared Austin, Kicks Off State Green Party Annual Meeting

As many of you know environmental degradation is no single issue, it is embedded in the same system that has plagued workers, minorities, and various other oppressed groups for going on centuries; this system, of course, is capitalism and it was this realization within our organization that got us much closer to the actual Green Party platform and got us into the streets.

wThis young student organizer and president and founder of Green Party Alliance of USF, launched our annual state conference with this thoughtful opening speech, where he spoke of the systemic problems of capitalism and imperialism and of the actions he and his fellow student greens and activists are taking on, including calling for USF to divest from all fossil fuel use and investments by 2020. He speaks eloquently about the bigger picture as well as concrete efforts on the ground and the work ahead for all of us working for a fair, just and sustainable future.

Jared Austin, president of the Green Party Alliance, USF.

Good afternoon, I want to first thank Cathy Gilbert and Josh Pritchett for allowing the Green Party Alliance at USF to host this wonderful event today, our organization is truly honored and excited especially given where we began, the current state of the world today and given what events like today will mean in the future. I would also like to thank the members of the Tampa chapter of the Green Party who saw a young student passionate Continue reading “Student Leader, Jared Austin, Kicks Off State Green Party Annual Meeting”

Social Justice is a Winner for Greens!

15 Now is a winner in New York. Polls put Hawkins at 9% in a state where the pseudo-independent Working Families Party is set up to siphon the independent vote to the Democrats (WFP is backing Cuomo), and the state’s Democratic Party is one of the most powerful in the nation.

Reprinted from the Hawkins campaign:

Village Independent Democrats Endorse Howie Hawkins.  First Time Venerable Club Has Ever Endorsed Third Party Candidate

Posted by Daniel Goldstein October 12, 2014 10:02 AM

(New York City) – The progressive Village Independent Democrats endorsed Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins at their Friday endorsement meeting.

It is the first time in the venerable club’s history that it has endorsed a third party candidate for any office.

Hawkins for 15.

“I know it is a bold move for any Democratic club to endorse outside the party. But it makes sense as I’m the only candidate who will stand up for the 99% who are getting a raw deal from politicians. I am the only candidate who will ban fracking, and create millions of jobs by moving to 100% clean energy by 2030. And I’m the only candidate that will put a floor on wages with a $15 minimum wage. The endorsement makes sense as I am the only progressive running for Governor.” Hawkins said greeting the endorsement with gratitude.

“This historic endorsement, by this storied Democratic club is further proof that my campaign is gaining momentum as more attention is paid to it and progressives disaffected with Governor Cuomo and Albany corruption are finding a home in my campaign and where I stand on the issues.”

The 57 year-old club is best known for helping put an end to Tammany Hall and for starting Ed Koch’s political career.

“I suggested that our club give thought to endorsing Howard Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, as he embodies many of our principles including his strong support of labor and the working man. His opposition to fracking is yet another way that he espouses our efforts,” said Village Independent Democrats Executive Committee member Frieda Bradlow.

“Howie Hawkins represents the kind of strong progressive politics this club has historically stood for; such as when, with the aid of Eleanor Roosevelt, it helped put the kibosh on the last vestige of Tammany Hall style corruption in New York in the early 1960s.Since the new breed of political corruption takes the form of corporate money smothering our democracy, our club is staying true to its roots by supporting Howie Hawkins: a genuine friend of the working and middle classes,” said long time club member John Bredin.

Meanwhile …

It’s a winner in St. Petersburg.

Rose Roby and Christian Brooks unite for 15.

Reposted from St Pete Green Party website.