Friday, August 05, 2016

Green Party convention in Houston

The Green Party convention in Houston started yesterday.  On Saturday, they will nominate their presidential candidate and you will be able to live stream it online.  From The Green Party:

Final schedule of events for media at the Green convention in Houston, Aug. 4-7

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party will livestream the 2016 Green presidential nomination (Aug. 6) and other events at the Green Presidential Nominating Convention, set for August 4 to 7 in Houston, Texas. A final schedule of events open to media is appended below.

Viewers can watch the livestream broadcasts on the Green Party's YouTube page. Portions of the convention, including the nomination, will also be aired on the Green Party's Facebook page.

Green Party of the United States
For Immediate Release:
Monday, August 1, 2016
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator,
Tamar Yager, Co-chair of the Annual National Meeting Committee, 540-631-7222, 502-296-3849 (cell),
The Green presidential nomination (Aug. 6) and other convention events will be livestreamed
Convention location: Campus of the University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas
Campus map, parking, directions:
Date: August 4-7; Green presidential nomination on Saturday, August 6
2016 Green Presidential Nominating Convention site:
Media credentialing page:

Members of the media may register for credentials online as well as on site during the convention. Those with questions or special concerns should contact Scott McLarty (202-904-7614,
The Green convention will take place on the campus of the University of Houston in Texas. For a campus map, parking information, and directions, click here.
Dr. Cornel West and YahNé Ndgo will be the keynote speakers. Ms. Ndgo and Dr. West, former supporters of Bernie Sanders, will speak on Saturday, Aug. 6, before the nomination takes place.
The Green Party will hold press conferences featuring Green candidates for national, state, and local office, with a special press conference for Texas Green candidates on Friday morning, Aug. 5. Workshops and other events during the convention are also open to media.
Green candidates for public office at every level will be available for interview during the convention. Media are invited to cover the nomination on Saturday, August 6.

SCHEDULE of press conferences and other events for media
All events will take place in the Student Center on the campus of the University of Houston. Details are subject to change.
Thursday, August 4
Onsite registration and check-in for media begin, 9 a.m., continuing throughout the convention.
Location: Student Center Lobby Entrance on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. After that in Multi-Purpose Room 237.
Thursday, August 4
Press conference, 4 p.m. Introduction to the convention.
Speakers: Green Party co-chairs, convention co-chairs, Green Party of Texas leaders
Location: Heights Room 224
Thursday, August 4
Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. in the Half Ballroom, with a special welcome for Bernie Sanders supporters.
Friday, August 5, 9 a.m.
Press conference featuring Green candidates running for local and statewide office across the U.S., excluding Texas. (See the next item for Texas candidates.)
Location: Heights Room 224
Friday, August 5, 11 a.m.
Press conferences featuring Green candidates running for local and statewide office in Texas.
Location: Heights Room 224
Friday, August 5, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Short film and panel discussion on Single-Payer national health care.
Location: Ballroom
Friday, August 5, 8 p.m.
Fundraiser and talent show.
Location: Ballroom
Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m.
Presidential candidates' press conference, with all candidates competing for the nomination.
Location: Heights Room 224
Saturday, August 6, all day
Nomination of Green presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
Hosts: Dr. Margaret Flowers and James Lane, convention co-chairs
Keynote speakers: Dr. Cornel West, YahNé Ndgo
Location: Theater (Room 203)
8:30 a.m. Doors open
9:00 Convention Begins
Welcome from Laura Palmer, Green Party of Texas
Welcome from convention co-chairs Margaret Flowers and James Lane
Credentialing of delegates / Quorum count
Short speeches by presidential candidates, other speakers
10:15 Platform discussion
11:15 Short speeches by Presidential candidates, other Speakers
12:00 p.m. Break for lunch
1:00 Doors open
1:30 Convention reconvenes
1:40 YahNé Ndgo, keynote speaker
2:00 Dr. Cornel West, keynote speaker
2:15 Roll call of states
3:15 Vice-presidential nominee's acceptance speech
3:30 Presidential nominee's acceptance speech
Saturday, August 6
Press conference for the Green presidential and vice-presidential nominees, to begin following the nomination and acceptance speeches, approximately 4 p.m.
Location: Heights Room 224
Saturday, August 6, 7-10 p.m.
"Party for the Revolution." Sponsored by the Jill Stein for President Campaign.
Location: Ballroom
Sunday, August 7
No formal events for media. Green candidates and leaders and convention guests will be available for interviews. Time should be arranged with interviewees in advance.
The convention web site includes information about transportation, housing, and registration for participants, observers, and media.
The Green Party's 2012 convention took place in Baltimore, Maryland. Green nominees in previous presidential election years were Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (2012), Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente (2008), David Cobb and Pat LaMarche (2004), and Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke (2000 and 1996).
See also:
Green presidential candidates
Featured Green candidates for state and local office
Nomination process
"Welcome to the Green Party"
FAQ on the Green Party, Green nomination, and 2016 election

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