Green Party to hold 2009 national meeting in Durham, North Carolina, July 23-26
WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2009 Annual National Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, from Thursday, July 23 to Sunday July 26. The meeting will take place on the campus of North Carolina Central University.
State Green Party delegates, party leaders, candidates, officeholders, and others will gather in Durham for a weekend of plenary sessions covering party business, numerous workshops, social events, committee meetings, and other events. Many of the events are open to the public.
Press conferences will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24 (schedule to be announced). Reporters and photographers are invited to the press conferences and other events.
The meeting will be hosted by the North Carolina Green Party (http://www.ncgreenparty.org). Health care and the need for a Single-Payer national health plan will be among the major issue focuses of the meeting.
A web page for the 2009 national meeting (http://www.gp.org/2009-ANM) has basic information for registration and contacts. More information, including the meeting schedule, guest speakers, and special events, will be announced soon.
The Green Party’s last national meeting was the 2008 Presidential Nominating Convention in Chicago, Illinois, at which Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente were chosen as the party’s presidential and vice-presidential nominees.
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Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, firstname.lastname@example.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, email@example.com
Theresa El-Amin, North Carolina Green Party, 919-824-0659, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillary Kane, Green Party Annual Meeting Committee, 267-971-3559, email@example.com
National meeting web page: http://www.gp.org/2009-ANM< Media credentialing page for the meeting: http://www.gp.org/forms/media