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First Informational Meeting

posted Dec 1, 2016, 10:59 AM by Aaron Fowles
The time has come for the Green Party of Shelby County to step into the limelight (no pun intended, even though the lime in limelight has nothing to do with the color). 

I do not need to tell you that the 2016 election was an emotional roller coaster ride for everyone, and the result is certainly disappointing for multiple reasons: the President-elect is creating an outlandishly plutocratic cabinet,  the popular vote was overwhelmingly in support of a different candidate, and any progress towards justice initiated over the past 8 years looks like it's going to be rolled back.  This is not to mention the fact that our current president has all but ignored the violence perpetrated upon the water protectors in North Dakota.

So what can we do?

This has become a bit cliche in the past weeks, but it has done so for a reason and thus I will employ it here:  Don't mourn--Organize.

Jill Stein received nearly 2000 votes in Shelby County last month, meaning there are at least 2000 people who are interested in a progressive future for the country, the state, the county, and the city.  If we can capture just a fraction of that voting bloc, we can start something big that will eventually capture that whole bloc and eventually capture whole districts.  We need to start now to increase our visibility, sharpen our message, and gather new members interested in creating a Shelby County we can be proud to call home.

We take our first steps on this journey on Saturday, December 10th from 2-4pm at The Phoenix (1015 S. Cooper St).  A flyer is attached to this email.  Print it and distribute it liberally.  Put a copy at your favorite coffee shop.  Leave one at a bookstore.  Staple it to an electrical pole on your street.

There is a facebook event if you'd like to see who else might be coming:

We'll be talking about our leadership structure, membership, dues, plans, and mission.  We need you to add your voice to this conversation.  We'll record the meeting and make that video available to anyone who is unable to attend the meeting.

There is a flyer attached at the bottom of this page.  Please print and distribute, in color if possible.

See you next Saturday.
Aaron Fowles,
Dec 1, 2016, 10:59 AM