The Northern Virginia Green Party will be holding a public meeting and you are invited! We will be finalizing plans to participate in local elections, continue outreach to previously active members, and plan future activities with an emphasis on local issues, bridge-building, and future electoral activity. If you are newly interested in the Green political movement, we welcome you, and encourage you to ask question and learn more about us!
When: 2pm 08-27 Where: George Mason Regional Libary conference room 7001 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA
See you there!
Northern Virginia Green Party Visit us online at: http://www.novagreens.org/ http://twitter.com/NoVAgreens http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=276519236921
We are having a public meeting Saturday July 30th 1pm at George Mason Regional Library (George Mason Conference Room) 7001 Little River Turnpike – Annandale.Feel free to come by and learn what we have been doing to get our voices heard and bridges built here in the area. If you are a long-time Green Party supporter, or someone new who has just expressed interest, we look forward to your presence and input.
Introduction – Paul Hughes
Update on meeting and activities with local union leaders
Election analysis – we will be taking a look at state senate and house of delegate races that we can get involved in and make an impact.
Technology platform – review of our new website, Facebook, and Twitter activity. Discussion to follow on submission of content for website and Facebook.
American Water, the largest for-profit water utility in the nation, has filed in Virginia for a rate hike of 22%. At the same time, it is trying to CUT union employee health benefits even though the company made a 10% profit in 2010. The company seems to be trying to follow the lead of Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, and other states in curtailing workers’ income, pension and health benefits, and job security – even while the recession continues for most working families continues. Join members of the NOVA Green Party as we support the union employees of American Water preserve their hard-earned benefits against corporate greed.
As Greens, we stand shoulder to shoulder with workers and labor unions in their drive to get a fair deal with their employers. The key word is fair. In these current economic times, government agencies and private companies are using the recession as an excuse to cut workers benefits, pay, and right to organize, all under the guise of balancing the budget or belt-tightening.
The fairness issue comes into play when the cause of the current economic crisis is not the workers, it was greed at the top levels of some of the largest US and multi-national companies. Big profits were not enough, only huge would do. So greater and greater risks were taken until the inevitable crash came.