Sunflower Seed E-Newsletter October 2016

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Welcome to the October 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find out how to become a sustaining donor, hear about local candidates and party news, get the scoop on the Jill Stein campaign, and welcome a new state party coordinating committee member! Enjoy!

We need YOU to become a sustaining donor!

It's never too late to become a monthly sustaining donor. Giving as little as $5 monthly, or as much as you can, helps grow our Party and allows us to provide principled political alternatives. Anything helps!

Sign up here: Become a Sustaining Donor

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 26

Jill Stein Visit in Saint Paul!

6:30pm-9pm

John B. Davis Lecture Hall

Macalester College

1600 Grand Ave

St. Paul 55105

Saturday, November 19

10am-1pm

GPMN Coordinating Committee Meeting

Rochester, MN (location to be determined)

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Star Tribune: Third-party presidential candidates on Minnesota ballot

Stein already has campaigned in Minnesota and has plans to be back for a Twin Cities visit on Oct. 26. Brandon Long, chairman of the Minnesota Green Party, said the party is aiming its appeals at supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s runner-up in the Democratic presidential contest.

“Unless we demand more and better from our candidates, we’re not going to get it,” Long said. “Progressive third parties have pushed important things into larger progressive movements — the 40-hour workweek and Social Security, for starters.”

 


MPR: Fed up with campaign, some voters seek alternatives

Another ballot repeat is the Green Party's Jill Stein, who garnered less than one half of 1 percent of Minnesota's votes in 2012.

Minnesota Green Party Chairman Brandon Long is convinced she'll do much better this time. 

He expects Stein to attract votes from people who backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the nomination contest but haven't warmed up to Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate.

"Bernie Sanders was somebody that really ignited a lot of interest," Long said. "A lot of people who particularly were independent in the first place, he brought them into the [Democratic] Party. And then they're not really feeling appreciated or wanted, and so a lot of people are saying, 'Look, we need another option,' and Jill Stein and the Green Party is it."

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Sunflower Seed E-Newsletter August 2016

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Welcome to the August 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find out how to become a sustaining donor, get a report from the Green Party National Convention, read more about Jill Stein making ballot access and her visit to Minnesota, more on local candidates, and how to get involved at the Minnesota State Fair! Enjoy!

We need YOU to become a sustaining donor!

It's never too late to become a monthly sustaining donor. Giving as little as $5 monthly, or as much as you can, helps grow our Party and allows us to provide principled political alternatives. Anything helps!

Sign up here: Become a Sustaining Donor

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday – Monday, August 25th – September 5th

Paint the Minnesota State Fair Green!

1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

Learn more by clicking here

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Campaign For Jill/Greens At The State Fair!

MNFair.pngEvery year the Green Party of Minnesota reaches thousands of our neighbors at the Great Minnesota Get Together.  This year we have a great opportunity to promote our Presidential candidate Dr Jill Stein, as well as our local candidates, but we can't do it without you!

Please join your fellow Greens at the booth between August 25th and September 5th, Labor Day.

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We Did It! 4.5K Signatures for Jill in Minnesota!

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Thanks to all the hard work of our volunteers and a dramatic influx of completed petitions over the weekend and Monday, we have now significantly surpassed the number required to put Jill Stein on the ballot in Minnesota with over 4,675 signatures turned in so far!

Now it's time to file these signatures with the Secretary of State! Below is information on how you can turn in any signatures you still have:

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Sunflower Seed E-Newsletter July 2016

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Welcome to the July 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find out how to become a sustaining donor, read about the explosion of interest in the Greens, Green activism, Green endorsed candidates, the Green Party Presidential race, and Green successes in Spain. Enjoy!

We need YOU to become a sustaining donor!

It's never too late to become a monthly sustaining donor. Giving as little as $5 monthly, or as much as you can, helps grow our Party and allows us to provide principled political alternatives. Anything helps! 

Sign up here: Become a Sustaining Donor

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Green Party Chair, Brandon Long, on Air with TPT Almanac


Green Councilmember Cam Gordon Congratulates 15Now Ballot Initiative

Congratulations are in order to 15 Now Minnesota, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha,  MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and all the organizers and volunteers of the minimum wage ballot initiative for the incredible job they did collecting and submitting nearly 20,000, as well as to the City Clerk's office staff for the thorough job they did validating the signatures. 

Why? Because this morning the City Clerk informed the Council and announced to the public, that the petition has a sufficient number of valid signatures to put the minimum wage Charter amendment proposal on the ballot this November.

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Green Party Minnesota Chair Response to #i94ShutDown

 i94shutdown.jpgI am quite horrified by mainstream media reports that read like police department public relations pieces and Saint Paul DFL Mayor Chris Coleman's victim blaming this morning over last night's #i94shutdown.

I was there, unlike Coleman, and heard protesters (I was one of them) beg police to let children out before they were hit with gas and concussion grenades.

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