Platform Hearing, Campaign School, Spring Nominating Convention



Saturday, May 16, 10am - 5pm.  

This campaign school is open to anyone interested in learning how to be a more effective agent for social change and it is intended for prospective campaignersorganizers and candidates

9:30 - 10:00 Arrival, Coffee and Tea

10:00 - Welcome and Introductions

Session 1 – The Well Organized Campaign – How to get started! Petitioning, recruiting your campaign team, creating your supporter lists, organizing math, developing your campaign message (UR)

Session 2 - Storytelling - Developing your campaign story and the importance of storytelling to a successful campaign.  

12:45 -1:30 pm Lunch

Session 3 - Stop the Bomb Trains! - What we all need to know so that we can stop the massive threat posed by the explosive oil trains that are rolling through New York

Session 4 Fundraising and Budgeting - Overview

Session 5 Working with the Media 101 

4:30 - Closing Roundtable

5pm Formal schedule ends. Hang out. Ask questions. Tour Syracuse. Consider dinner options. 

Schedule is subject to change. To volunteer planning, outreach and logistics, please email [email protected] or [email protected] 

Cost: $0.01-$25.00 (sliding scale, we will strive to keep our costs to a minimum). 

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Sunday, May 17, 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Agenda: Approval of updated platform, and designation of candidates for local races. Prospective candidates should fill out the candidate questionnaire to the best of their ability before the weekend  

View draft platform at





Green Party of Onondaga County to Hold Platform Hearing

Syracuse, NY - The Green Party is inviting the public to a platform hearing on issues facing Syracuse and Onondaga County. People are invited to give testimony or just listen.  The event is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. or until all who want to speak have spoken. It will be at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, upstairs multi-use room.

“We want people to tell us what they think we must do to address the problems and use the opportunities we face. Any issue is up for discussion, from schools, jobs, crime, drug policy, and policing to infrastructure, sidewalk snow removal, housing, transportation, energy, and, of course, taxes,” said Barbara Humphrey, the Chair of the county Green Party.

The Green Party of Onondaga County will use the testimony to help finalize its 2015 policy planks, which will be considered at its May 17th convention to designate candidates and adopt a platform.  To schedule time for prepared testimony or to send in written testimony, the Greens ask people to contact them at [email protected], 315-474-7055, or P.O. Box 562, Syracuse NY 13205.

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To view the draft platform please visit 

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