I am running for Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation Board. This is an unpaid position, I would be one of five people with the final vote on many small projects the Board funds or organizes.
For clarity there are three Green Party locals in NoVA: Fairfax Greens (also called “NoVA Greens”), Loudoun Greens (in formation, their events are posted here), and Arlington Greens http://greensofarlington.org/. The Fairfax Greens will be holding a vote soon to determine whether to stop using the term “NoVA Greens” altogether as it is confusing.
The next Fairfax Greens meeting is this Saturday, November 19th, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Oakton Library, Meeting Room 2
For real-time discussion, please join www.facebook.com/groups/novagreens
Fairfax Greens Meeting Draft agenda (email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for additions)
Identify seats for upcoming elections, as well as potential candidates.
Amend outdated bylaws by vote.
Reports on anti-fascist events in Virginia.
Explore ways to become involved in activist group, “Food not Bombs”.
Discuss news local to Fairfax County.
Update on our 15NOW NoVA campaign.
Maria Bergheim from Loudoun4Bernie is starting a new Green Party local in Loudoun, please attend if you live in Loudoun.
Their first meeting is at Rust Library in Leesburg, October 3rd 7pm-8:45pm, Meeting Room B
The NoVA Greens local (Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria) monthly meeting is October 15th, 11:30-1pm, Meeting Room 1
We will be voting on a coalition with Socialist Alternative DMV, discussing our 15NOW campaign, and recruiting people to run for 2018. If you’d like to become more involved in a campaign to raise the minimum wage, please sign up at 15nownorthernvirginia.com
For the first time in my memory the NoVA Greens and NoVA Libertarians will be hosting an event together. We will be watching the first Trump-Clinton debate together. It’s in 2 days, September 26th, at O’Sullivans Irish Pub in Arlington starting at 9pm. 3207 Washington Blvd, Arlington
There is still a Jill Stein canvassing campaign going on. For more info visit http://www.jill2016.com/corbett9verizonnet/canvassing_for_jill_at_the_washington_metros
To get more up to date news on the party and campaigns, please join www.facebook.com/groups/novagreens
We are involved in a newly formed 15Now campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 in the Fairfax/Arlington area. We very much need more volunteers. To volunteer please sign up at www.15nownorthernvirginia.com You can also like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/15-Now-Northern-Virginia-683551861813907/
The NoVA Greens have formed an almost official coalition with Socialist Alternative DMV, it is through this joint effort we are launching the *non-partisan* 15now campaign. This is non-partisan because we are reaching out to other parties and other orgs for them to be involved in the leadership structure as well.
Big month for us.
Jill Stein made the Virginia ballot. Thanks so much to all the volunteers! Travis Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the new state Stein campaign coordinator. Jonah Thomas (email@example.com) is the regional Stein coordinator. Email Jonah Thomas about all things Stein first, if he doesn’t get back to you, you can email Travis.
Folks in Loudoun are bringing a Loudoun Green local back together, more updates as that unfolds.
NoVA Green Diana Castillo is organizing a Green Party booth at the DC Vegfest (event hosted by Compassion over Killing). If you’d like to help email firstname.lastname@example.org She needs help manning the booth anytime from 11am-6pm, September 24th. Location: Outdoors at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Lot H/I, across from Nationals Park. INTERSECTION OF N ST. SE AND FIRST ST. SE, DC, DC
As always, events and rapid party discussion are at www.facebook.com/groups/novagreens . Please join that group if you haven’t already to keep up with the local Green Party.
Fairfax City Regional Library, Sunday September 4th, 3-5pm, Room A/B
Now that Jill Stein is on the ballot (thanks everyone for your help!) here in Virginia we can begin to sort through things we’ve been delaying. Including
– Filling vacated NoVA Greens local positions, including PR rep
– Facilitating the creation of a Loudon Green Party local
– Identifying a state Stein coordinator (or assigning unofficial roles)
– Announcing and coordinating party, activist, and Stein campaign events.
Please let me know anything else you would like to add to the agenda.
Farzad Mansouri has graciously allowed us to use his house for a watch party of the CNN Green Party town hall. The party is from 8:30-10pm and the broadcast itself is from 9-10pm. Feel free to bring drink/snacks. Please RSVP for this event. His address is 2506 Logan Wood Dr, Herndon, VA
You can RSVP here
or by emailing email@example.com
The NoVA local and the Arlington local will have a joint booth at the Arlington fair. We are at booth H14, which is near the entrance. Come and say hi, or help us man the booth.
Friday, August 19th 4 p.m. – 10 p.m
Saturday, August 20th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 21st 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016, 3:00-5pm PM
Oakton Library, In Meeting Room 2
Last chance to physically turn in your sigs for the Stein ballot drive! There will be a notary present. You can also come to sign. Bring your friends.
We will also be organizing campaign events like a Green Party CNN Town Hall viewing party, and a booth at the Arlington County Fair.
If you cannot make this event and have sigs to turn in. Please email me your exact sig count per city and county (not just a lump sum) to firstname.lastname@example.org and mails your *notarized* sheets to
B. Sidney Smith
235 Dabney Lane
Pamplin VA 23958
If you have questions about the petitioning process, check the pinned post at www.facebook.com/groups/novagreens
Join us at the Fairfax City Regional Library, Sunday July 10th from 3:30-5:00pm
This is a good opportunity to get petition forms for the Jill Stein campaign or hand in any you have notarized. Petitioning ends in August.
Come and discuss party strategy, local issues, and activist opportunities.
We will be in Room A/B, which is to the left after you enter the main doors.
Jill Stein has secured the national party nomination. We need 5,000+ signatures in Virginia to get Jill Stein on the ballot. Please email email@example.com if you would like to help petition in Northern Virginia.