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Important meeting 10/7 City of Fairfax Public Library


The Northern Virginia Green Party suffered a loss recently. Party Chairman Paul Hughes died suddenly on September 15th (click Paul’s name for a link to the obituary). His energy and dedication for social justice, sustainable development, and creating a truly citizen-oriented political party are the hallmarks of his legacy.

The Northern Virginia Green Party is part of that tradition. To that end, we are holding a meeting to elect temporary officers to preside over the party until a full election can be held in January or February. Also, we will be discussing ways to support the Jill Stein for President campaign, and the Joe Galdo for Congress campaign here in the area.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday, October 7th from 2:30pm to 5pm
Location: 10360 North Street Fairfax, VA Room 214

Officer positions open:****(see note below for more information)

Co-Chair: two positions open. The Co-Chairs are responsible for organizing meetings, setting general policy based on input from the membership, formulating strategy, recruiting members, recruiting and assisting local, state, and federal candidates for elected office, maintaining party financial accounts, and maintaining contact/coordination with the Green Party of Virginia and the Green Party of the United States. Co-Chairs are the public face of the Northern Virginia Green Party and will be expected to interface with the press and other media outlets if needed. Daryl Northrop, Northern Virginia Green Party member since 2009, and strategy advisor/technology volunteer has thrown his hat into the ring for one of the openings. Daryl has been active with the Green Party since 2000. Serving as a county organizer and later co-chair of the Iowa Green Party, a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004 (Iowa), delegate to the national party. In 2010, Daryl completed his Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University. Daryl and his wife April live in Annandale.

Secretary: In charge of administering membership lists, email list, and merging membership updates from the Nova Greens website, the state Green Party, and the Green Party of the United States

Technology Coordinator: produce content and help administer the NovaGreens.org website, along with associated Twitter account (@NovaGreens) and Facebook group.

****IMPORTANT: If you are interested in assisting in one of these elected positions, please send a short bio about yourself to novagreensinfo@gmail.com NO LATER than 11:59pm 10-01-12, telling us why you are running, and what you experience and capabilities are. Candidate bio’s will be forwarded to the membership via email on 10-02-12.

Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, is coming to NOVA

Jill Stein for President

Great news! Jill Stein, a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, is coming to Arlington!

Details below:


Dr. Jill Stein, GPUS Presidential Candidate, will be in the Northern Virginia/DC area, mid-January.  We have scheduled a house party so people can get to know Jill better.  We’ll meet at the home of John Reeder.   We’ll have snacks and drinks.    If you can, please rsvp to tamar@gp.org.   Even if you haven’t let us know, come anyway.  We’re just trying to get a rough estimate of attendance.

When:    Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 7:30pm
Where:    1812 N. Huntington Street, Arlington, Va 22205Contact:   Tamar Yager, 703-534-2187 or 502-296-3849

Metro:  Orange line to East Falls Church.   Need to call Tamar for a pick-up (advance notice please).

Driving directions:  from Lee Highway and Harrison Street go south on Harrison Street to 18th Street; go right onto 18th Street and go 3 blocks to a right onto Huntington Street.  The house is the third house on the left.

Tamar Yager
GPUS Steering Committee Co-Chair
Virginia Delegate


Dominion Energy vs Clean Power in Virginia

Hello Northern Virginians! 

The good folks at Sierra Club and Beyond Coal are holding a public even for all Northern Virginians who are interested in a clean-energy future. Dominion Viriginia Power is heavily dependent on coal to generate our electricity, and it is time to transition away from dirty, polluting fossil fuels like coal. Dominion needs to hear from all of us!

The Northern Virginia Green Party is in favor of Green Jobs and Renewable Energy as a way forward for our region and the country. We all deserve representation that moves us in this direction.



Care about clean, healthy air? How about creating local green jobs? Then please join us for…

Dominion Beyond Coal Campaign Kickoff Meeting!
Tuesday, September 20th
7:00 – 8:00pm
2312 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria (next door to Dairy Godmother)
Upstairs in Suite #206
**Refreshments provided**
RSVP  at http://bit.ly/BeyondCoalVA

Virginia is at an energy crossroads. We are dependent on coal,  a dirty and dangerous source of energy. Coal power plants pollute our communities with deadly toxics that contribute to serious health problems,  like asthma and cancer,  and massive environmental damage. We all have the right to safe, healthy air and water.

Right now,  we have a chance to take the road to renewable energy and transition from coal to wind and solar. Dominion Virginia Power plans to phase out 2 of the dirtiest coal plants in Virginia,  which is great news, but the plan has no real commitment to clean energy.

Currently,  Dominion’s long-range energy plan is going before the State Corporation Commission for review and approval. This is our opportunity to demonstrate overwhelming public support for smart energy solutions: efficiency,  solar power, and offshore wind. These investments would create tens of thousands of local green jobs for Virginians.

We need your help to make sure they listen to ratepayers and protect our health and environment.

Come to the Dominion Beyond Coal Campaign Kickoff Meeting to learn more about clean energy how you can help! All are welcome so please bring your friends. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/BeyondCoalVA.

Tuesday, September 20th
7:00 – 8:00pm
2312 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria (next door to Dairy Godmother)
Upstairs in Suite #206
**Refreshments provided**

To learn more about how you can get involved before the meeting, please contact Patrick Stelmach at Patrick@greencorps.org or 571-312-8878. Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you on September 20th!

08-27 Meeting 2pm: George Mason Regional Library in Annandale

Green Earth Flower


Hello Greens-

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
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