2019 Illinois Green Party Fall Conference
The Illinois Green Party will hold its 2019 Fall Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Green Party is needed today more than ever. With both parties currently in power answering to corporate money and corporate power, only a party that rejects all corporate donation and stands for the 99% can help restore true democratic government in America.
Special Guest and Evening Fundraiser speaker Kevin Zeese, of the Embassy Protection Collective, Popular Resistance, and the Green Party of Maryland.
PROPOSED AGENDA (Party Business in the morning, Panels in the afternoon.)
8:15 – 8:45: Registration
8:45 – 9:00: Introductions, select facilitator, approve agenda
9:00 – 10:00: Discussion on party structure: Should we revisit our party structure and by-laws to reflect current realities about how work is getting done (or not done)? If so, how? The discussion and suggestions coming out of it would serve to inform the By-Laws Committee to draft corresponding changes for action later.
10:00 – 11:00: Meeting current party needs: Election of membership steward, vacancies on GNC. Staffing of committees and meeting other immediate needs.
11:00 – 12:30: Discussion on campaign 2020:
- Review steps that need to be done to prepare petitions – list of electors, etc.
- Who is going to coordinate the petition drive? Discuss tentative plans.
- Report on who is seeking to run for local/down-ballot offices.
- Review/possible selection of Senate candidate.
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch break
1:30 – 2:15: Completion of any leftover business from morning.
2:15 – 2:30: Ben Chapman of FairVote Illinois
2:30 – 3:50: Panel: What is Eco-socialism? Rich Whitney (ILGP), Chris Blankenhorn (ILGP, Young Ecosocialists), Peter Sentz (Party of Socialism and Liberation)
3:50 – 4:00: Break
4:00 – 5:15: Panel: The Need for an Anti-Imperialist Peace Movement: Kevin Zeese (MDGP, Popular Resistance, Embassy Protection Collective), Karen Aram (AWAKE, Prairie Greens), Dave Johnson (IWW, Prairie Greens)
5:15 – 5:30: Close
Lot C7: 6th and John parking garage. Metered lots available on upper level. Free after 5pm and on weekends.
Lots Directly Adjacent to the Union:
Campus Center Parking Deck (formerly lot J): Pay as you exit. $1/hour (1-7 hours), $8 (flat rate: 7-12 hours), $10 (flat rate: 12-24 hours). Overnight parking allowed. Open 24/7. Credit, cash, and validation tickets accepted. Pay at pay station (cash, credit) on ground floor or upon exit at exit column (credit, validation only).
1401 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
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