Green Party NYS Statement Supporting GMO Labeling

Sign the petition to support GMO labeling in NYS!

The Green Party of New York urges the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee to vote yes today on the GMO Labeling Bill A3525

Since we are what we eat, then there are few things more basic than our right to know what's in our food. The Green Party has always supported labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 60+ countries have already enacted laws banning or mandating labeling of GMOs. The European Union has been labeling GMOs since 1998. Nationwide polls show that over 90% of Americans want GMOs labeled.

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Candidates Hawkins, Humphrey, and Sales Designated; 2013 Platform Adopted

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Jonathan and Katie signing in attendees.

Waiting for the meeting to begin. Check out the historic display of local Green campaigns.

Syracuse Greens unanimously adopt 2013 Platform.

Thank to you Jessica Maxwell for facilitating the meeting and the voting.

Barbara Humphrey for School Board

Barbara Humphrey, designated as 2013 Green candidate for Commissioner of Education.

Hawkins and Sales, after 2013 convention

 Albert Sales (left), 2013 Green candidate for 3rd District Councilor and Howie Hawkins (right) for 4th District Council candidate.

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Stay out of Syria

Statement of Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace, of the Foreign Affairs Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet:

The Obama administration has seemingly painted itself into yet another military corner by announcing that use of chemical weapons by Syria would constitute a red line that would mandate military action on the part of the United States. Now we are hearing reports that the red line may have been crossed, and some prominent officials are calling for the U.S. to step up its aid to the rebels and/or impose a no-fly zone. Proponents of military action such as Secretary of State John Kerry and hawkish Senator John McCain seem to think that the U.S. can sort out the “good guys” in the Syrian civil war, and use U.S. military assets to help the rebels take down the Assad government.

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Syracuse Greens Monthly Meeting - May 2013

WHEN: Monday, May 06, 2013 at 7pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY

RSVP: We love RSVPs! They help us gauge interest and participation for planning purposes; they let us learn who is interested in coming so that we can follow-up with you whether you make it to the meeting or not; they let us know if we need to bring more snacks :>); and they show your support and allow you to share the event in multiple ways via social media.

Please RSVP at: http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/may_2013

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Run for Office

There is simply no better to grow the Green party and create the legislative change we want to see, than by running for office.

Fill out our Local Candidate Questionnaire! And Green Party of Onondaga County will contact you to discuss your potential candidacy and what resources the Green Party can provide.

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May 20 - Green Party Spring Convention

Save the date! RSVP for the Green Party Onondaga County Convention here

Join the Syracuse Greens at the annual meeting of the Green party Onondaga County.  Celebrate recent accomplishments. Hear from prospective candidates for 2013 local races. Vote on the 2013 Syracuse Greens city platform. Register Green (if you haven't yet!) And enjoy wine and goodies. 

Open to all registered Green Party members - and supporters who are ready to register Green!

We'll post more details soon - but please save the date, RSVP, and join us on May 20!

 

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Green Shadow Cabinet Members in Syracuse!

Green Shadow Cabinet Members in Syracuse, NY for Anti-War Convergence!
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked Earth Day by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. Many Green Shadow Cabinet members will be in Syracuse April 26-28for three days of anti-war action, the Resisting Drones, War, and Global Empire peace convergence.

Green Shadow Cabinet members expected in Syracuse this weekend:

Magaret Flowers, Secretary of Health 
Bruce Gagnon, Secretary of Space 
Howie Hawkins, Vice Chair Full Employment Council 
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace 
Ann Wright, Secretary of State 
Kevin Zeese, Attorney General 

The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible. 

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Resisting Drones, War, Empire: A Peace Convergence April 26-28

Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire - April 26-28 Syracuse NY Syracuse, NY is the home of Hancock Field and the 174th attack wing, an Airforce base from which drones are piloted over Afghanistan and Pakistan. Activists with the Upstate Drone Action have been educating and agitating to expose the presence of the Reaper Drone in Syracuse since 2008. Come to Syracuse this weekend to participate in three days of networking, movement building and resistance. See the full schedule of events.  Register for the convergence To volunteer with the Green Party table, contact Howie, [email protected] 

 

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Another Government is Possible: Meet the Green Shadow Cabinet

Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked Earth Week by announcing a new Green ShadowCabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations. The Cabinet will operate in the tradition of shadow cabinets in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Mexico, responding to actions of the government in office, and demonstrating that another government is possible.

The Green Shadow Cabinet, which is viewable at www.GreenShadowCabinet.US, includes nearly 100 prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and will provide an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C. 

Syracuse-area Green party activist, Howie Hawkins, holds the position of Vice Chair, Full Employment Council. 

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An Action-Packed April for Syracuse Greens

Now that Spring has sprung, April has shaped up to be a busy, informative, action-packed, and opportunity-ridden month for the Green Party of Onondaga County.  Syracuse Greens welcome volunteers to help table, to attend, to participate in the following events.

Forum on Fair Elections
Thursday, April 4, 6 pm, City Hall Commons Atrium

Alternatives to Austerityhttps://www.facebook.com/events/312677115524614/
Friday, April 5, 2:30-4:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel Noble Room

The State of Our Diets, a Sustainability of Food State of Affairs Conference
Tuesday, April 9, SUNY ESF Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall, 6 pm panel, 8 pm reception and tabling

Clean Up Cuse Earth Day Eventshttps://www.facebook.com/events/285122284954872/
Saturday, April 13, 3100 South Salina Street (Rahma Garden to Greens Office), 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drug Policy Reform featuring Peter Christ, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
Tuesday, April 16, time and location TBA

Earth Day at Thornden Park
Sunday, April 21, noon-5 pm, Thornden Park Amphitheater

Chasing Ice Documentary Screening and Panel Discussionhttps://www.facebook.com/events/491021924290752/
Monday, April 22, 7 pm, Palace Theater

Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire: A Convergence for Actionhttps://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/
Friday, April 26, 6 pm; Saturday, April 27, 8 am; Sunday, April 28, 8 am; Southwest Community
Center; Sunday, April 28, noon; rally and demonstration at Hancock Air Base

Contact Barbara Humphrey if you are able to volunteer, attend, participate, or just want more information: [email protected] or 440-9341

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