E-Blast 7.10.13 - Volunteer for Campaigns, Protest Hydrofracking, and Come to the Special Convention

The latest News and Events from the Green Party of Onondaga County via our E-News. Meetings are open to all registered Greens and supporters. We are a party of activists - so come get active with our local campaigns and help make a difference in the Green party's success!  Click "Read More" to get full details of the following:

  • Volunteers Needed for Our 2013 Campaigns!
  • Frack-Free Future
  • Special Convention

We hope you are doing well and staying cool and that you're read to help make 2013 a winning year for the Syracuse Greens. We have two PHENOMENAL candidates for local office, Barbara Humphrey for School Board and Howie Hawkins for City Council - they are ready to speak up for Syracuse - are you ready to help them win? 


Volunteers Needed for Our 2013 Campaigns!  It takes a village to raise a grassroots campaign. The Syracuse Greens 2013 campaign team is looking to fill vital roles to support our shared campaigns. Could you be the one we've been waiting for? The specific roles we are looking to fill immediately are: Volunteer Coordinator, Scheduler, Data Manager, Fundraiser and Special Ops (descriptions below).

To volunteer for a campaign position, send an email to [email protected] and [email protected] Let us know which position you are interested in, why you would be excited to work and any relevant experience you would bring to the campaign. If you have never worked with the Syracuse Greens, please provide contact info for a reference (friend, colleagues, comrade) that could vouch for your skills and reliability! 

Frack-Free Future.  This Friday, Greens are joining our allies in New Yorkers Against Fracking at a demonstration outside Governor Cuomo's $1000 a plate fundraiser - here's the Facebook invite. The demontration will take place from 11:30 until 1:30 outside the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St. Syracuse. Our 2010 Green candidate for Governor, Howie Hawkins, the first gubernatorial candidate to call for a ban on fracking, will be there!

Special Convention.  Sunday, the Syracuse Greens are hosting a Special Convention to vote on proposed amendments to our platform and to make final decisions on designation for candidates for local office. If you haven't RSVPed yet, please do so here. The meeting with take place on Sunday at 7pm at the Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St. You can read the revised platform planks here. 

Please do check out the volunteer positions below - if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! See you soon!

2013 Syracuse Greens campaign volunteer positions - could it be you?

Volunteer Coordinator:

Makes it easy for other people to volunteer. This person organizes volunteer tasks to be easily accomplished, with clearly defined beginnings and ends. This person also coordinates timing of volunteer activities to not only respect time restraints of our participants, but also to serve the campaign as best as possible. This role should be filled by a flexible, easy to relate person, who is good at touching base and following up! 


This person should be details oriented and well organized. The scheduler maintains a calendar of events, and knows important details regarding the events scheduled. This person should also be proactive in seeking out opportunities and events for candidates to attend, and politely decline or cancel events or sessions that are either unproductive to the campaign, or cannot be attended by the candidate or a representative.  Well suited for someone (or a couple someones) who are generally aware of what is happening in the city and in the community. This person could also look for opportunities for general Green tabling and voter registration presence.

Database  Manager:

Keeps the database maintained and supports the campaigns data needs - learns how our database works (how lists are organized, how different combinations of lists can be pulled), prepares lists for phone-banking and door knocking, might do data entry. It's a position that requires fairly regular availability, maybe a couple of hours every day or every few days.

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