Greens from across the country will gather in St. Louis this coming weekend when the Green Party holds its 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis, Thursday through Sunday, on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The draft schedule includes on Friday night a Green Party Presidential Candidate Forum, featuring four declared Green Party Presidential candidates: Bill Kreml (former Illinois resident and still ILGP supporter), Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, and Jill Stein. The schedule also include skill-building workshops, discussion panels, presentations (including one by our very own Rich Whitney), national delegate meetings and presentations, a campaign school, petitioning to help the Missouri Green Party get on the ballot, and a rally at the Ferguson Police Department. For more information, please visit www.2015GreenPartyConvention.org
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