Montana Green Party Annual State Meeting in Bozeman
The Montana Green Party will hold its Annual State Meeting at the Bozeman Public Library (The Board Room, upstairs) on Saturday, April 21, from 10 am – 3 pm. Montana Green Party members and all interested persons are invited to attend.
The Green Party is international in scope, and was recently accredited by the Green Party of the United States. Its philosophy and programs are progressive, not “liberal” or “conservative.” Ten key values designed to promote economic, social and ecological justice guide all policy decisions. On pressing political issues facing everyday Montanans, Greens offer alternative grassroots solutions.
For example: Greens believe health care dollars should be paid directly to health care providers, not insurance companies and corporate profits. Greens say stop the wars now. Bring the troops home now. Weapons of mass destruction are not a local growth industry.
“Global climate change is real, and clean coal is a myth,” said state coordinator Steve Kelly. “Coal development must be minimized, not maximized.”
At the Annual State Meeting members will update the Party platform, elect new officers, and elect 2 new delegates and 2 alternatives to attend the annual national convention.
Plans for the 2008 general election will be discussed. A ballot access drive is planned to reestablish statewide ballot status. A network of volunteers will be assembled to gather signatures of thousands of Montana registered voters. In addition, several proposals for ballot initiatives will be discussed, including Instant Voter Runoff and an initiative that would eliminate the signature requirement for small parties and non-party independents.
For more information please go to www.mtgreens.org, or call Steve Kelly at 586-0180.