I. IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT (Tonight!)
WHAT: NC Green Party Hawkins/Walker Statewide Volunteer Zoom Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday Sep. 23 @ 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom Video Conference.Please register in advance for this meeting <[link removed]>.
(NeverusedZoombefore? It's FREE and easy to download. To watch theZoomcall you need to download theZoomapp atZoom.us <[link removed]>. Here is a 1-minute video on how to join a Zoom call <[link removed]>.)
On Wednesday night we will be discussing and planning our statewide electoral strategy and why it is so critical for our party and independent politics in our state. If you cannot attend but still want to volunteer, you can let us know by signing up at www.ncgreenparty.org/h20 <[link removed]>.
Let's get out the vote for Green Party candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker! It is critical to all Green Party supporters who want our candidates to succeed to be present at our organizing meeting or to sign up to volunteer! Why?The only way to ensure automatic ballot access through 2024 for the NCGP is for our candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker to win at least 2% of the votes for president in 2020.
Our target voting demographic isn’t “stealing” votes from anyone—they are people who want something different and have no faith in continuing the same failed strategies; they're people who are fed up with our undemocratic electoral system.
The past two federal elections have cost more than eleven billion dollars.
Unlike the corporations that call themselves parties, the NCGP is a real member-driven party. We will be earning our votes, and we are confident that a large percentage of potential voters are our base. Our base includes people who are fed up with our rigged elections and people who are fed up with corporate politicians who serve rich donors and Wall St. lobbyists and war profiteers. Our base also includes people who are less than enthusiastic about voting for politics-as-usual and for politicians who betray their platform. None of our most urgent problems will be significantly addressed by either a President Biden or a President Trump. The same corporate media that viciously attacked attempts by Sanders supporters to pull the Democrats toward even mild reforms is using these fear tactics and virtual blackouts of independent candidates. This tells us what we already know: that we need to stand even stronger for what we want, and that's real change!
It is critical that we take a stand and not only vote for our future and the future of new generations but also, most importantly—organize for a new mass party, not vote for our fears and hope for the best.The tactic of Lesser Evilism has not worked in over a century of attempts to reform either big-business party, and it certainly won’t work for us in 2020 or for the future of people or our planet.
NC Greens plan on running a full slate of local candidates in 2021–2022, and contrary to the Democrat propaganda, our presidential campaign is the #1 way to grow new interest in our party and our message today.
There are many ways to help get out the vote for Howie and Angela: we need volunteer coordinators as well as volunteers to help with door hanger canvassing (no face-to-face required during this Covid-19 crisis), social-media content, phonebanking and textbanking, early-voting canvassing, and campaign yard sign placement and pickup. Even volunteering an hour or two will make a tremendous difference.
We're raising $7,500 to get out the vote for the Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker presidential ticket in North Carolina and to increase NC Green Party registration! Our goal: win at least 2% of the vote for Hawkins/Walker in our state. Two percent means the NCGP automatically retains its ballot line for 4 more years to run Green candidates. Otherwise we may lose ballot access for several months or longer, and we will be required to collect tens of thousands of petition signatures.
Donate now <[link removed]> to help us organize for H20—and to build the North Carolina Green Party. The two major parties have utterly failed the people and the planet. Help us build our own political power independent of the two capitalist parties!
Your donation will be used for:
- Increasing voter registration and candidate interest for 2020–2024.
- Sending out mailers to statewide registered Greens.
- More signage and getting signs to volunteers in every town—rural as well as larger cities!
- Door hangers and other important materials for Get Out the Vote and membership-building efforts.
- Training volunteers and having limited volunteer stipends.
- Putting materials on campuses and other areas with a large percentage of likely voters.
- Other critical volunteer materials including PPE, hats, and badges.
- Phonebanking and textbanking for GOTV and membership drives.
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