Is Elston McCowan crazy to think that he can actually defeat Democratic Party candidates by running on the Green Party ticket in a St. Louis ward that is 95% Black? Maybe not, since in 2015 he received 37% of the vote in Ward 2 against the incumbent.
To honor the memory of Heather and all who helped organize the rally against white supremacy in Charlottesville, the Green Party of Kansas City, MO heeding the call to gather for a solidarity and remembrance rally on September 9, 2017 from 9 AM - 2:15 PM in Washington Square Park.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 State Convention held in Columbia last weekend! We had 54 members check in on Saturday and 39 on Sunday. The MOGP is stronger than ever heading into the 2018 election year when we have the chance to build our power, increase our membership, elevate our values, elect Greens to office, and maintain our ballot access!
The full convention minutes will be emailed out to the membership when they are finished, as different people took minutes for different sections of the convention. Meanwhile, here are the highlights:
We have a lot of internal discussion around different forms of oppression. As a local political party, we feel that the shared perspective of the current membership needs to be transparent and shared with the community at large. Please see response to our most recent internal conversation and struggle session below with a few statements specifically addressed to white people:
Slavery did not end in 1865. It is alive and well in the United States of America, thanks to the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution. Missouri is one of the top 10 states with the highest rate of imprisonment.
The Convention Committee, along with the State Coordinating Committee, have been working hard on putting together a great 2017 state convention August 12-13 at the Activity & Recreational Center, 1701 W Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203! Look for the agenda to be posted here by early next week.
The Green Party stands with the KC Democratic Socialists of America, workers and oppressed people who are taking a stand for our health and our future. We must stay strong and stand together against corporate greed and all the ills of capitalism.
We are holding the first annual state convention as an officially recognized political party with state-wide ballot access! The convention is open to all dues-paying members. If you have not yet become a member, you may do so through our website or through your local chapter.
The Green Party of Kansas City, MO stands in solidarity with the immigrant community and we need your support. On April 16, thousands came out for the #DayWithoutImmigrants protest in Kansas City, MO. On this day, three immigrants, Andres, Ernesto and Jonathan, were arrested as they stood up for their rights. Jonathan is a DACA recipient is now at risk of deportation.
The KC chapter has joined with the Joplin chapter in endorsing and committing to Government By The People's effort to allow 2018 voters to decided whether to make Ranked Choice Voting the method by which statewide candidates are elected in Missouri. This follows in the successful footsteps of Maine, which achieved this change by ballot initiative in 2016 with support from most of the political parties. Government By The People is a non-partisan coalition in Missouri working to put a number of measures on the 2018 ballot.
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