Guys, this is big. Thanks to Ross Levin ’15, we’re finally returning to our age-old tradition of welcoming Presidential candidates to campus… except this time, ze’s not filling in for Ted Kennedy. I don’t think it’s too much to say that the times certainly have changed (ok, fine… but remember when the numbers looked like this?). So if you’re thinking of voting more against the other guy than for your guy, this event might be of special interest to you:
Green Party presidential candidate, physician, and environmental-health advocate Dr. Jill Stein will be speaking in Middletown on March 1st. Dr. Stein advocates for the creation of a “Green New Deal,” which aims to end unemployment, transition to a more sustainable energy infrastructure, initiate financial reform, and strengthen democracy by protecting voters’ rights and limiting the power of corporations.
If you’re interested in Dr. Stein’s campaign, curious about the Green Party, or frustrated by the politics of the two-party system, come to the event on March 1st!
This will be at the First Church of Christ, located at 190 Court Street.
More Info on Jill Stein/the Green Party:
Presented by the Wesleyan College Greens (for more info email rlevinwesleyanedu)
Date: Thor’s Day, March 1st
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: First Church of Christ, at 190 Court St.
Cost: Free (just like America, am I right?!)
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I know lots of y’all who are down as “Liberal” or “Very Liberal” on your Facebook are probably going to vote for Obama anyway, which is somewhere between mildly and fairly amusing. If you’re not into the idea of me laughing at you, start looking at alternatives (especially when they come into your community!).
From Ross Levin ’15:
David Cobb was the Green Party’s 2004 nominee for President of the United States. He will be visiting Wesleyan on October 29 as part of a speaking tour with the organization Move To Amend, which was formed in the aftermath of “Citizens United” to promote a more democratic society, including a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and a voters’ bill of rights.
Cobb will be speaking about corporate personhood, Occupy Wall Street, voting in America, money in politics, and related issues. The title of the talk is “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule.”
Cosponsored by the Wesleyan College Greens and Democracy Matters.
Date: Oct. 29
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Freedom is not free! But this is.
Ross “Applesauce” Levin ’15 just can’t be stopped:
The College Greens is a new, nationwide organization of Green Party chapters at colleges and universities. After being founded at this month’s speaking event with Cheri Honkala, the Green candidate for Sheriff in Philadelphia, we’ll be holding our first formal meeting. We will be discussing just what exactly the Green Party is, phonebanking for Honkala on campus, an upcoming visit from the Green Party’s 2004 presidential nominee, and where we’ll be heading after that.
If you’re curious about the Green Party more generally, it’s an ecological party with four key pillars: social justice, ecological wisdom, nonviolence, and grassroots democracy. Green Parties exist all over the world, and the US Green Party’s website is http://gp.org
Date: Oct. 18
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: The University Organizing Center, 190 High St
Cost: $Mad Greens
Edit: EDITED THIS TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT ED MCKEON, THE PROGRESSIVE ACTIVIST AND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION IN MIDDLETOWN (WHOSE AWESOME GREEN CAMPAIGN SIGN IS HANGING FROM MY WINDOW AT 200 CHURCH), WILL PROBABLY BE AT THE MEETING.