Welcome to the January 2016 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue we would like to remind you of two exciting and fast approaching events - the Winter Membership Meeting and GPMN Caucuses - and bring you updates on local Green activism from the #ClimateMarch to #BlackXMas as well as international Green news from the Paris Climate Summit and the Green Party of Rwanda! Enjoy!Read more
Welcome to the December 2015 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue we are proud to update you on the work of our elected official Cam Gordon, upcoming events, international Green news from the Climate Conference in Paris, and Green activism on issues including #StopPolyMet, #SinglePayer, and #Justice4Jamar! Enjoy!Read more
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November 19th, 2015
THE GREEN PARTY OF MINNESOTA DENOUNCES LAST NIGHT'S POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTERS AT MINNEAPOLIS 4TH POLICE PRECINCT.
Many Greens, including Cam Gordon - Minneapolis City Council Second Ward and Party Spokesperson Brandon Long, were witness to awful abuses of police power at the 4th Police Precinct in North Minneapolis last evening.
Welcome to the November 2015 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue we have exciting election night news with wins across the county and world, Green activism across the state, and important updates on upcoming events! Enjoy!Read more
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October 6th, 2015
GREEN PARTY MINNEASOTA SUPPORTS #STOPPOLYMET RALLY, OPPOSES "SULFIDE MINING"
Tuesday October, 13th organizations including MPIRG, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, Water Legacy and more will rally and march to the Minnesota DNR building to kick off a "#StopPolyMet campaign" starting at 3pm. The Green Party of Minnesota will be marching in solidarity with the #StopPolyMet rally.Read more
Welcome to the October 2015 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue we have exciting updates on our 2015 candidates, National Green Party news, reports on the growing #GreenSurge in Europe, upcoming events, and recent changes in Green Party Minnesota leadership! Enjoy!Read more
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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@example.com. 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!