‘3-part’ Green Sunday: Growing the Green Party by Identifying Single Payer Voters; Break-out Groups and Sacramento State Party Meeting
Please join us for our first “3-part Green Sunday” beginning at 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 9. The program will consist of the following:
1) Green Sunday Presentation: Growing the Green Party by Identifying Single Payer Voters
2) A Short Report-back on the recent Sacramento state Green Party Meeting
3) Breakout Groups
Green Sunday Presentation:
Growing the Green Party by Identifying Single Payer Voters: SB 562 and the battle for universal healthcare
On Saturday, June 24th, 17 volunteers from Single Payer Now and the San Francisco Green Party staffed the SFGP booth at the Pride celebration in Civic Center. 424 people signed Single Payer Now postcards that day, a new record for SPN. Many more people, as they passed by, expressed their support when they saw our healthcare and Green Party signs.
SB 562, a bill that will provide an Improved and Expanded Medicare for All to every California resident, is currently on hold in the State Assembly. It may still move forward this year, or it may become a 2 year bill. A brief update on the legislation and Q & A will be followed by a discussion of how Greens can use this campaign to grow the Green Party.
Barry Hermanson is a member of the San Francisco Green Party County Council, is an organizer for Single Payer Now and a member of the Sierra Club’s Executive Committee – San Francisco Group. He is a Candidate for Congress and is a former co-chair of the Green Party of California Coordinating Committee.
Report-back on the recent Sacramento state Green Party General Assembly Meeting
You’ll also enjoy briefly hearing about the inspiring state Green Party General Assembly Meeting that many of us recently attended in Sacramento. There were 3 sessions of state party committee meetings, and lots of young, new, attendees from across the state, energized to help build the party!
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Don’t miss our launch of this exciting project at 6:45 Sunday July 9. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)
2. More CONVERSATION re universal healthcare, AND Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national GP…)
WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/