[act-ma] Sat. 5/21 Green-Rainbow Party State Convention

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Green-Rainbow Party Convention 2016  
Green-Rainbow Party  Rising
Go Green in  2016
Date: Sat. May 21, 2016,  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
First Unitarian Church, 90  Main Street, Worcester. 
NEW:  Schedule for the day (preliminary) at _THIS  LINK_ 
DEADLINE APPROACHING:    CARPOOLING: apply by noon Monday May  16

If you would like to offer a ride or let  us know that you need  a ride, 
please fill out the _form  here_ 
&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=conv_5_12_16&n=3) .  Our carpool coordinator 
will contact you on May  16/17  to confirm details of any geographic 
matches we can  find. 
Be sure to Pre-register at _THIS  LINK_ 
&utm_source=greenrainbow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=conv_5_12_16&n=4) .  
 Ticket price includes an awesome Lunch.   
Our theme this year, Green  Rainbow Party Rising - Go Green in 2016, 
accentuates the  need for us to continue building our party in the face of today's 
 reality of a broken political system in America.  Rosa  Clemente spoke in 
2008 of the Green Party as no longer the  alternative, but the imperative, 
for us to live with social  justice, freedom, and democracy.  Her words were 
true in 2008  and still ring true today.  
Our Keynote speaker will be Jonathan  Simon, Author of _CODE RED: 
Computerized Election Theft and the New  American Century_ 
Jonathan Simon, serves as Executive Director  of Election Defense Alliance 
m_source=greenrainbow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=conv_5_12_16&n=6) ),  a 
nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to restore observable  vote counting 
and electoral integrity as the basis of American  democracy. 
As a result of his prior experience as a political survey  research analyst 
in Washington, Dr. Simon became an early advocate  for an exit poll-based 
electoral "burglar alarm" system,  independent of media and corporate 
control, to detect computerized  vote shifting in Election 2004.  In the absence of 
such a  system, he was nevertheless able to capture and analyze official  
exit poll data briefly posted on the web prior to its  Election-Night 
disappearance, realizing as the following day  dawned that he was in fact the only 
person in the world in  possession of this critical data, which went on to 
serve as the  initial basis for questioning the validity of the 2004  
presidential election. 
Dr. Simon has published both individually and in collaboration,  numerous 
papers related to various aspects of election forensics  and election 
integrity. He has worked in cooperation with many  Election Integrity 
organizations; appeared in several election  integrity-related films, including Stealing 
America: Vote by  Vote and Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections,  
and as an interviewee on several dozen live broadcasts.   Dr. Simon is a 
graduate of Harvard College, New York University  School of Law, and New York 
Chiropractic College. He is admitted  to the Bar of Massachusetts and since 
1993 has directed an  interdisciplinary healthcare facility in Cambridge,  
Our second  speaker will be Mary Lawrence on  Animal protection under  
current laws 
Mary Lawrence will speak about the inadequate  legal protections in the 
U.S. for animals in all categories that  are subject to some form of human 
influence – companion animals,  exotic pets, farmed animals (for food and 
clothing), laboratory  animals, animals in sport and entertainment, 
endangered/threatened  species, and captive wild animals - and how the Green Party can  
take a leadership role in advocating stronger legislation. 
Mary Lawrence is owner of Well on  Wheels, Connecticut's premier vegan 
personal chef service,  and executive director of Ahimsa Health & Harmony, a 
vegan  wellness center in Hartford, CT. In addition to running her two  
businesses, she also teaches English as an adjunct faculty member  at Gateway 
Community College in New Haven, CT.  She is active  in her community as a member 
of CT Votes for Animals, CT NOFA, CT  Green Party, the Green Party Animal 
Rights Committee, as well as  numerous animal rescue organizations.  Mary has 
a certificate  in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell 
Foundation at  Cornell University, an MA in Communication from the University of  
Hartford, and a BA in English from the University of  Connecticut.  She is a 
writer and food blogger, and her  culinary creations can be followed on the 
blog, The Traveling  Vegan Chef (_http://wellonwheels.blogspot.com_ 
=conv_5_12_16&n=7) ).   Her most recent cookbook, Easy Peasy Vegan Eats, is 
a guide for  people making the vegan transition. 
Also featuring  a panel of Green candidates and office holders on the topic 
-  Why vote Green in 2016?  
WORKSHOPS:  a total of 6 workshops are currently planned on the following  
topics: (2 sessions, 3 workshops per session) 
More details at _THIS LINK_ 
The New Abolitionists and  Our Right to a Livable Climate, led by Evan 
Seitz, climate justice organizer 
Actions and Strategies  Towards An Observable Vote Counting Process led by  
Jonathan Simon, author of _CODE RED:_ 
Natural Gas Pipeline in  Massachusetts: Advocacy on a Shoestring - led by 
Elaine  Mroz, long time environmental activist 
Black Lives Matter -  Worcester - led by  Julius Jones BLM Organizer 
Recruiting or Being a Green  Candidate - led by Jonathan Martin & Charlene  
DiCalogero, GRP Candidate Development and Legal Committee 
Campaign Jobs for Shy  People: Three Ways To Work Behind the Scenes To Help 
 Other People Have The Strength They Need To Run For Office - led  David 
Spanagel, Nat Fortune, and Bill Ashley, GRP Candidate  Development and Legal 
Be sure  to Pre-register at _THIS  LINK_ 
.   Ticket price includes an awesome Lunch.  

The First Unitarian Church is  wheelchair accessible. Please notify us if 
you require other  special accommodation in order to attend.  More 
information  about accessibility details at _this  link._ 
Tabling opportunities  for your organization - Contact Carol  at 
csotirop at nmu.edu for more info.  
Silent Auction - If  you or your company/organization have an item to 
donate please  contact Joanna Herlihy, Joanna_Herlihy at yahoo.com. 
CARPOOLING: If you would like to  offer a ride or let us know that you need 
a ride, please fill out  the _form  here_ 
greenrainbow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=conv_5_12_16&n=12) .  Our 
carpool coordinator will contact you as in the  weeks before the convention to 
confirm details of any geographic  matches we can find. 
Please also note that  federal law requires contributors to be either 
citizens of the  United States of America or federally recognized permanent  

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