Don't Throw Your Vote Away! Vote Green!

Meeting:  It's Time to Join the Green Party

The Green Party has been saying for years that the two corporate parties are the same in most ways. They are both owned by corporations. They both sell out their base. And they both actively support genocide.

The majority of Americans say they want a viable third party, but it will not happen spontaneously. We have to MAKE it happen. We can't wait for "other Light green background with a clenched fist in the foregroundpeople" to create a true, powerful independent party. It's time to join the Green Party.

Join us:
Thursday, February 22nd, from 7 - 9pm
Flying Squirrel,  285 Clarissa St, Rochester
Or on Zoom (see below).

We will discuss what needs to be done to make electoral politics an effective tool in our toolbox to create a just society. Let's make those in Washington stop genocide around the world, get us actual single payer health care, make housing a human right and more.

Register for the Zoom link at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOCorj0qEtWHFFSE3XpDmS5rSjjvmiCD


Local Petitions

In solidarity with local group who are taking actions, here are 2 online petitions that you can quickly do to help get Rent Control in the City of Rochester and to have Rochester City Council pass a resolution calling for a Ceasefire in Palestine.

By opting into Rent Stabilization, the City of Rochester can limit rent increases on eligible buildings. That means in thousands of apartments, landlords will no longer be able to raise rents as much as they want and we can have more housing security and stability in our city!  Petition to City Council.

 

Rochester Committee to End Apartheid: Petition for Ceasefire Resolution in Rochester NY.

 

 

 


Letters for Palestine, Again

Even if you've already written letters to Federal representatives, there's more to do!

Some folks have been writing letters to Schumer, Gillibrand, Morelle, and even Biden, demanding they work for a ceasefire in Palestine.  Now we have another angle.

Join us this SUNDAY to hand write letters to our Federal elected representatives to tell them to do what needs to be done for a permanent ceasefire in Palestine. We'll also be writing to the NY Attorney General to get them to go after NY corporations who sell military equipment to Israel.

Saturday, January 27, Noon - 3pm
Anyone's Cafe, 133 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620.Drawing of a fist in front of a green nature background

We'll have templates, paper, envelopes, and anything else you need to contact your Congressperson & Senators. 

We'll be at Anyone's Cafe, on Gregory Street. The only cooperatively-owned cafe in our area.

Join us and bring a friend. Or if you came and wrote letters, come back and we'll have some other folks you can write to.

UPDATE: Want to come, but not able to? Our guide to writing letters about Palestine is at https://www.greenrochester.org/letters_for_palestine. So you can do it yourself!



March to End Fossil Fuels

In case you hadn't heard, there is a March to End Fossil Fuels happening in New York City on Sunday, September 17th.  GPoMC is working to bring as many people from the Rochester area as possible there.  Our allies at Extinction Rebellion in Ithaca have a bus that is open for us to get on board.  There are 2 scenarios here:

Scenario 1:  If only a few people sign up to get on that bus in Ithaca at this Google Form then we will carpool to Ithaca to get on that bus, go to NYC, come back to Ithaca on the bus, then carpool back to Rochester.

Scenario 2:  If enough people from Rochester sign up to get on the bus at this Google Form then Extinction Rebellion will set up a 2nd bus that starts in Rochester and picks up people in Binghamton before going to NYC.

Let's get that 2nd bus!!!!  Sign up today and get at least one other person to do the same.

What's the cost?  They are asking folks to pay "whatever you can" with no one being turned away.  So sign up to join the fight to end fossil fuels.  For more info on the march, check out https://www.endfossilfuels.us

 


What is a Municipal Energy Company (aka Public Power)?

Ask some of our previous candidates...

Here's Dave Sutliff-Atias in 2019

Here's Alex White discussing it on his radio show Transforming Rochester in 2018

https://archive.org/details/TransformingRochester119

Greens have been calling for this issue for years.  Some folks are working on it, but it's not enough.  Stay tuned for information on how YOU can get involved. 

 


Howie Hawkins for Governor - A Conversation

Thursday, October 13th, 7pm on Zoom

NYS Democrats have gone out of their way to try to eliminate the Green Party. But we will NOT go away.

Join us for a conversation with Green Party candidate for Governor, Howie Hawkins as we discuss why he's running, what he'll do if elected, and why voting Green is the investment we need to make for:

*Combating climate change
*Single-payer healthcare
*Living wage for everyone
*and more

Register for the Zoom conversation at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZcqc...

Invite every NYS resident you know who is tired of politics as usual.

What Should Our Elected Officials Do about Violence, Part 4

 


What Should Our Elected Officials Do about Violence, Part 3

 


Discussion on Gun Violence, Part 2

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Discussion on Gun Violence, Part 1

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A Dialogue on Anti-Racism

Read the REAL Racial Equity Plan, click here.


The State of Police Accountability in Rochester


Green Vice Presidential Candidate Angela Walker at the GPoMC Monthly Meeting

For more information, to volunteer, and donate go to www.howiehawkins.us.

 


Here is June's Monthly Meeting on the City of Rochester budget.  We contacted City Council & the Mayor to make suggestions and they took none of them.  Watch the presentation to see what havoc will be wrought.

 



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Green Party 10 Key Values

Grassroots Democracy   •  Social Justice And Equal Opportunity  •  Ecological Wisdom    Non-Violence  •  Decentralization  •  Community-Based Economics  •  Feminism And Gender Equity  •  Respect For Diversity  •   Personal And Global Responsibility  •  Future Focus And Sustainability 

 

 

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