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August 26th, 2015
Green Party of Minnesota supports #BlackFair's disruption of business as usual at Minnesota State Fair to bring attention to institutional racism.
Minneapolis, Minn. - The Green Party of Minnesota continues to support the movement which keeps alive the simple, urgent message that #BlackLivesMatter.
In a time where African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites due to the racist "broken window" and "war on drugs" policies, 25% of black Minnesotans are living in poverty, and the city of Saint Paul leads the state in the use of deadly force against people of color, we support actions that keep conversations about racial injustice alive.
Protest is the best language available today that systematic injustice understands. Specific policy positions which have been put forward by the Green Party and the Black Lives Movement, such as restoring felony voting rights, police body cameras, civilian review boards and more, will only be pushed through our corporate owned government by visible protest and disruption.Read more
Welcome to the September 2015 issue of the Sunflower Seed! The end of August and the start of September bring our biggest event of the year - the Minnesota State Fair, where we will once again have a presence in the Grandstand, 2nd floor. If you have never visited our booth, make sure and stop by this year. Better yet, volunteer for a shift!
We do have a few spots to fill still so you can volunteer by e-mailing Andy Hamerlinck at [email protected]. The first two people to sign up for each 4-hour shift will get a free ticket to get in!
The previous month has been a whirlwind of Green activity and this month's Sunflower Seed is entirely comprised of local Minnesota news!
Welcome to the August 2015 issue of the Sunflower Seed! We're sending this out a few days early so that we can report on the Green Party of the United States Convention in St. Louis, beginning Wednesday, July 23.
The other big event coming in August is the start of the Minnesota State Fair, where we will once again have a presence in the Grandstand, 2nd floor. If you have never visited our booth, make sure and stop by this year. Better yet, volunteer for a shift!
You can do so by e-mailing Andy Hamerlinck at [email protected]. The first two people to sign up for each 4-hour shift will get a free ticket to get in!Read more
Duluth played host to a great Green Party of Minnesota Membership Meeting last month. This issue of the Sunflower Seed recaps that meeting, as well as the successful petitioning Greens engaged in on behalf of the Duluth Better Ballot Campaign. Green volunteers teamed with local activists to help put the campaign over the top on the number of signatures it needed to put Ranked Choice Voting on the ballot in Duluth this fall!
There are just a few short days left to make a fully refundable donation of up to $50 to the Green Party of Minnesota! Donate by June 30th, and you will receive a receipt to submit to the State of Minnesota for the Political Contribution Refund Program. To donate, go to: https://mngreens.nationbuilder.com/donateRead more
March 10, 2015
Green Party of Minnesota.
Members of the Green Party were privileged to be in attendance at this morning's courthouse demonstration in solidarity with the #MOA11 as well as the other 25 MOA demonstrators that have been charged.
The Green Party supports the Black Lives Matter movement in Minnesota addressing systemic injustice and the possibilities for a better world, as it has since its inception.Read more