Welcome to the February/March 2017 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find the most recent 2017 Green endorsed candidates, learn how Greens are defending Ranked Choice Voting in Saint Paul, get an update on the historic Cheri Honkala campaign to fight establishment corruption, and learn about massive Green successes in the Netherlands and England! Enjoy!
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From Green Councilmember Cam Gordon:
"I'm very disturbed by the news that Xcel Energy has used its economic power to muzzle fair, if pointed, criticism of it's terrible 'Becker bill'.Read more
Samantha L. Pree-Stinson
Green Party Endorsed Candidate
Minneapolis City Council Ward 3
White paper: Energy, Environment and Transportation
Minneapolis and St. Paul are two of the hardest hit cities due to climate change. Currently, renewable energy fuels only about 21% of MN electricity. We are getting much dryer and over the last 50 years we have seen a 40% increase in extreme storms. We need green spaces and not more concrete to absorb the heat. The good news is that we have options. Options that allow us to make better use of our space in the city, increase our self-sustainability, and make for a SMART future thinking city for generations of Minneapolitans to come.Read more
Minneapolis-5th District Green Party
For Immediate Release
Date: March 13, 2017 Contact: Betsy Barnum firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Minneapolis 701-610-3432
Greens Blast Racist Threat, Stand Behind Pree-Stinson
The Green Party stands strongly behind our endorsed candidate for Minneapolis City Council Ward 3, Samantha Pree-Stinson, in the wake of a threatening racist note left on the fence at her home.Read more
Green Endorsement Seeking Mayoral Candidate Elizabeth Dickinson Outlines Her Vision for St. Paul at Forum
By Tim Nelson of MPR News
Candidates hoping to succeed St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are starting to take to the campaign trail together ahead of key party endorsement battles starting soon.Read more
A seat at the table: Samantha Pree-Stinson brings holistic approach to gentrification and accountability in Ward 3 race
The morning after the 2016 presidential elections, Samantha Pree-Stinson, a resident of Northeast Minneapolis was confronted by a truck of all male passengers spewing racial slurs directly at her. Soon after, she observed the same men spit and yell at another woman. Earlier that day, Pree-Stinson recalls having shared with her family a hope: that despite the outcome of the elections, the hatred brewing throughout the past year would not seep further into their world. Yet, after this incident, she questioned if that was possible.Read more
“Although the bulk of my campaign is focused on Economic Justice, and the role that local offices such as the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board play in it, I have plenty of ideas to make our city cleaner and greener--all based on the idea of looking at the entire city as one Ecosystem.Read more
Catch Minneapolis Green Party (5th CD) endorsed Samantha Pree-Stinson for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 3 at minute 36:09 on KFAI - 90.3 FM Minneapolis - 106.7 FM St. Paul's TruthToTell here.
"We need an affordable Minneapolis, we're looking at addressing the cost of living, $15 is part of that, micro apartments and tiny house ordinances among other things are things we should look at as well." -Sam Pree-Stinson
The Minneapolis Democratic Party Chair has caused an uproar within the city after spending $2,000 of the party's money to conduct a poll to gauge the viability of his own wife running against the most progressive council member in the city - Green and Our Revolution endorsed - Cam Gordon.Read more
Welcome to the January 2017 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find all of the announced 2017 Green endorsement seeking candidates, meet new staff, and see how Green officeholders around the world are resisting Trump! Enjoy!
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