The following is the text of a talk Rich Whitney gave on September 27th, 2015 at the Rally for Campaign Nonviolence, in Carbondale.
As the State budget stalemate in Springfield drags on, I detect an unfortunate mix of complacency and exasperated resignation in the public mood. But my message today is that we literally cannot afford to be complacent. There is too much at stake, including human lives.
In Peoria on October 3, Illinois Green Party members will meet in Peoria for their statewide membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Peoria Public Library. This meeting will include planning for the ILGP's 2016 spring convention, at which the ILGP will choose its delegates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination Convention. Save the date and make plans to attend!