Saturday, March 25, 2006

Ralph Nader at Alfred

Several of us from the Steuben Greens presented a table of Green Party literature at the Ralph Nader speaking event at Alfred last night. We had a poster about the Campus Greens, a large "Ralph We Love You" sign, a poster for Sander Hicks Green campaign for US Senate and a lot of Green Party materials and got a very good response. Among the people who stopped by our table was the owner of the Crawford Peace House in Crawford, Texas. Ralph's speech was inspiring. He called on young people to work for justice and spend their twenties, which he said were the most creative time in their lives, working for what they believed in and not just to earn money. The last part of his speech was about politics. Ralph referred to the difficulties he faced as a Green Party candidate for president. After the speech, more people came and signed up on our list. Altogether, fifteen students and people from the area signed up to form an Alfred Chapter of the Campus Greens. We also invited people to the next meeting of the Steuben Greens on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 pm at 198 Main St. in Hornell.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

First Meeting of the Genesee County Green Party

Last night was the first meeting of the Genesee County Green Party. Craig Taylor, the new state committee member for Genesee County, organized an excellent program. Jason Nabewaniec as the GPNY Region 6 national representative and I as the GPNY Region 6 executive commitee representative attended.