Green Party of Louisiana 2014 Convention
Date & Time:
Jan. 25, 2014
9:00am - 5:00 pm
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
Dr. Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate
We know that interest in Green politics is stronger than ever: Since 2006, the number of registered Green voters in Louisiana has increased 70%. Thanks to an infusion of eager new Greens, we are rebuilding a state organization that will advance progressive values at the state and local level, by running candidates for office and being the electoral arm of the movements for social and ecological justice in Louisiana.
Tell Mayor Landrieu to Save Charity Hospital
Tell Mayor Landrieu to rebuild and reopen Charity Hospital now.
This petition was created to pressure Mayor Landrieu to reopen Charity Hospital in honor of the 10th anniversary of Reverend Avery C. Alexander's birth and the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans needs healthcare now!
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October Demonstrations for Strong Climate Action
This Saturday and Sunday, October 24th & 25th, join thousands around the world to call for strong climate action!
There are two events in New Orleans:
Saturday, October 24, noon, on the horseshoe in front of Tulane University on St. Charles Avenue
Details here: http://www.350.org/node/10290
Sunday, October 25, noon, at Congo Square in Armstrong Park on Rampart Street near Dumaine
Details here: http://www.350.org/node/7622
HB776 Stopped: Greens Retain Congressional Primary Rights
Today the House and Government Affairs Committee stopped passage of HB776 which would have stripped the rights of Green Party voters from conducting a Congressional Primary. The bill would have only allowed Republicans and Democrats to conduct a congressional primary.
Secretary of the Green Party of Louisiana, Sean Clark, spoke before the committee.
Click here for Real Media Video (Skip 34 min. Into Video)
HB776: Voting Rights Stripped from Green, Libertarian, Reform Parties?
Open Letter to House & Govt. Affairs Committee
HB776 was presented as a pro-active and theoretical cost saving measure on behalf of the Secretary of State's office, however it not only disenfranchises voters of the Green, Libertarian, and Reform parties but it also disenfranchises the "unaffiliated" voters as well.
Vote Malik Rahim U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District
Green Party candidate Malik Rahim's campaign website is live at http://www.votemalik.com, and we'll be continuously updating it as the campaign continues.
If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please fill out the contact form on votemalik.com.
Set your sights on December 6th!
Feasibility Study on Charity Hospital Renovation
A feasibility study released today indicates that it would be 20% cheaper to renovate New Orleans’ Charity Hospital into a state-of-the-art facility than it would be to build a new hospital on another site. The report, commissioned by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana and created by a team of architectural, structural engineering and financial consulting firms led by RMJM Hillier have estimated that completely overhauling the existing hospital building would cost $484 million, compared to a $620 million price tag for the creation of a similar facility in another location.
“Can Charity Hospital be turned into a modern hospital? We say unequivocally that it can,” stated Steve McDaniel of RMJM Hillier, the Principal Architect of the renovation plans. These plans included tearing out the entire inside of the building and replacing all existing services such as heating and cooling systems with new, modern systems.
At its presentation the study was praised by healthcare activists including Green Party of Greater New Orleans (GPGNO) member Brad Ott.Read more
Oil Spill in New Orleans
A number of images of the oil spill tour can be found at the Louisiana Environmental Action Network's site. View LEAN Report Now »
Mississippi River at New Orleans Shut After Fuel Spill. Associated Press Video Below:
Green Party Presidential Nominee Cynthia McKinney on Democracy Now!
First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History: Green Party Nominee Cynthia McKinney and Running Mate Rosa Clemente on War, Democracy and Hip Hop
The Green Party made history last week when it nominated the first all-women-of-color presidential ticket in US history. Former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who was the first African American woman elected to Congress in Georgia, won the Green Party’s nomination last Monday. Listen to the Democracy Now! Report...