IL Green Party Spring Convention - feat. Troy LaRaviere

IL Green Party Spring Convention - feat. Troy LaRaviere

The Green Party is needed today more than ever. With both parties currently in power answering to big money special interests, only a party that rejects all big money special interest donations and stands for the 99% can help restore true democratic government in America.

The Illinois Green Party holds two Membership Meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. These meetings are our chance to conduct official, statewide business and to hold training and educational sessions, as well as panel discussions and keynote addresses from invited speakers.

The Spring Convention will be held Saturday, March 24th and Sunday March 25th, in the Chicago area. Our Featured Presenter for 2018 will be Troy LaRaviere, President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) and candidate for Mayor of Chicago! Troy has an amazing track record of speaking truth to power in Chicago, and is one of a very few high-profile candidates independent of the Chicago/Cook County Democrat machine. 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA (subject to small changes)

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Friday, March 23rd - Evening Social (7pm - 9pm)

Fireside Restaurant, & Lounge, 5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

Casual drinks & discussion with your fellow Greens! No official business, just good times all 'round. 

Saturday, March 24th - Morning (9:30am)

Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library, 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Free lot and street parking

9:00am - 9:30am: Library opens; setup

9:30am - 9:45am: Programming begins. Introductions & agenda.

9:45am - 12:00pm: Proposed Bylaws changes - discussion & voting

12:00pm - 1:15pm: Lunch Break

Numerous restaurants in walking distance for lunch

Saturday, March 24th - Afternoon

Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library, 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

1:15pm - 1:30pm: Return from lunch; Featured Presentation introduction

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Featured Presentation: Troy LaRaviere

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Officer Elections: Explanation of positions & voting; nominations from the floor

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Officer Elections: Candidate speeches & Q&A

4:30pm - 5:00pm: Voting tabulation & cleanup

Please note: If you wish to nominate yourself or another member for a leadership position, you may use the 2018 Officer Nominations web form or email your nominations to

Saturday Dinner (please RSVP on the dinner event page) (6pm - 8:30pm)

Fiesta Mexicana, 2423 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

- Announcement of ILGP officers for 2018
- ILGP candidate meet-and-greet
- Open taco bar!
- "Green Path Forward" -- summary of the electoral landscape for 2018, 2019, and 2020

Sunday, March 25th (10am - 2pm)

Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, 3460 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

9:45am - 10:00am: Space opens & setup

10:00am - 10:45am: Platform revisions

10:45am - 11:30am: Plenary session for upcoming party business (new Exec, dues if adopted, etc.)

11:30am - 2:00pm: Organizer & party leadership training/workshop (online tools, growth strategy, etc.)

Centro Autonomo de Albany Park
3460 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
United States
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Geoffrey Cubbage, Illinois Green Party Volunteer Director · · 773-492-6604

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Holly Scholz
Ethan Windmillsky

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