Candidates for Co-Chair (3 seats)

michele bickingMichele L. Bicking

Candidate for Co-Chair
At Large, Tolland

Michelle Louise Bicking is a licensed clinical social worker, Justice of the Peace, and aspiring herbalist originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is a first generation Bajan (Barbados)/Vincentian (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) American that identified as an emerging woman farmer of color. She says farming is a natural extension of her role as a professional caregiver and her 20+ years of direct service experience to social and economically disenfranchised youth and families including in inner city and rural communities throughout the Northeast. Now, as Executive Director/Founder of Hidden Acres Farm, she is looking to channel her life-long commitment to service into regional projects that address the opioid pandemic, including opening a trauma-informed rural mental health clinic with a focus on forging/rebuilding connections to name spiritual life as well as to the natural world through farming. In addition to hosting agriculture-oriented seminars targeting folks of color, she is currently working on a series of regenerative agriculture projects, including a medicinal herb garden.

Stance:

Michelle stands by her platform from 2018 when she ran for Representative to Congress, 2nd District: pro-choice; anti-death penalty; pro-cannabis legalization, taxation and deregulation including industrial hemp; immediate forgiveness to all student loans; freedom of religion or non-religion; universal health care for all, including legal migrants; freedom from discrimination for LGBTQIA, Two Spirit, et al. communities; sanctuary communities and houses of worship; gender pay equity; paid family leave; universal education for all; ending mass incarceration; supporting a peace economy, town by town.

Party Goals:

In addition to broadening the base of existing members to include more ethnic and religious "minority" groups through targeted outreach efforts, Michelle is eager to host an international convening of Green Party members from across the globe between 2020 and 2021. Michelle is also interested in cofounding a communal work space with incubator projects led and staffed by Green Party members for the greater good of the communities in which it is housed.

 

owen charlesOwen Charles

Candidate for Co-Chair
Shoreline Chapter

 

Cheryl Curtiss

Candidate for Co-Chair
Hartford County Chapter

 

mike derosaMichael DeRosa

Candidate for Co-Chair
Hartford County Chapter

 

dustin fioreDustin Fiore

Candidate for Co-Chair
At Large, Seymour

 

peter goselinPeter Goselin

Candidate for Co-Chair
Hartford County Chapter

I am proud to have been the Green Party of Connecticut candidate for Attorney General in 2018. Today, more than ever, we need a grassroots political party in Connecticut that will represent the interests of working people, that will fight to dismantle white supremacy and oppression, and that will lead in saving our planet from capitalist greed.

As a lawyer in Connecticut for almost twenty-five years, I have been an advocate for the rights of individual workers and labor unions. In recent years my political and legal work has been focused on exposing police violence against people of color, protecting workers’ rights on the job, defending immigrant workers from wage theft and exploitation, and protecting our First Amendment freedom to protest.

As conscious and caring members of our communities, Greens know it takes more than voting to make change. Neighborhood groups, organizations that represent oppressed communities, labor unions, and direct action groups all play a role, along with political parties like the Connecticut Green Party. Petitions, picket lines, boycotts, and protests are, like running for office and voting, tools for creating a better world.

When activists organize to demand police accountability in their city, or call for a ban on plastic bags, or oppose dangerous budget cuts, we in the Connecticut Green Party should be right there with them. Not only supporting their work but inviting them: run your candidate for board of education or city council or state legislature on the Green Party ballot line. Let us make this tool available to you. To accomplish that goal, we need to take seriously the work of getting Greens onto more ballot lines, preserving the ballot lines we have, and reforming Connecticut’s elections system, including with ballot re-design and Ranked Choice Voting.

 

 

Candidates for CT Representative to the GPUS National Committee (3 seats)

owen charlesOwen Charles

Candidate for CT Representative to the Green Party of United States
Shoreline Chapter

 

mike derosaMichael DeRosa

Candidate for CT Representative to the Green Party of United States
Hartford County Chapter

 

richard duffeeRichard Duffee

Candidate for CT Representative to the Green Party of United States
Fairfield County Chapter

 

rolf maurerRolf Maurer

Candidate for CT Representative to the Green Party of United States
Fairfield County Chapter

 

tim mckeeTim McKee

Candidate for CT Representative to the Green Party of United States
At large, Hamden

 

Candidates for Secretary (1 seat)

barbara barryBarbara Barry

Candidate for Secretary
Hartford County Chapter

ronna stullerRonna Stuller

Candidate for Secretary
New London Chapter

A Green since 2004, I currently serve as Chair of the New London chapter/town committee. I'm a host of our long-running public access program “Thinking Green,” and I designed and maintain our website: www.nlgreens.org. I am a past member of the New London Board of Education and have served on the Planning & Zoning Commission for nearly 5 years. In 2011, in response to the city’s attempt to sell parkland in a long-neglected low-status neighborhood, I became treasurer of the Friends of Riverside PAC and later, after the proposed sale was defeated in a dramatic referendum, co-founded the Riverside Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization committed to the restoration, management and enhancement of the park. I have been active in community organizations promote peace; advocate for equitable public education; address food insecurity; and create opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Despite recent setbacks in statewide ballot access, the Green Party retains its unique potential to bridge the gap between the progressive movement and governmental action. Having minor party status allows us to offer electoral opportunities to activists fighting for social, environmental, and economic justice, and to influence Connecticut’s legislative agenda.

As GPCT secretary, my priorities are to provide technical support for Greens forming local chapters and town committees; seek out and nurture candidates with a progressive platform; improve communication among members throughout the state; share lessons learned during New London’s two decades of political activity; and maintain clearly written, accessible Green Party records.

I look forward to being part of a team that will work cooperatively to build our party, increase its relevance among voters, and offer a politics of hope with which we can face – and solve – Connecticut’s challenges.

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Candidates for Treasurer (1 seat)

david bedellDavid Bedell

Candidate for Treasurer
Fairfield County Chapter

 

bob stullerBob Stuller

Candidate for Treasurer
New London Chapter

mirna martinezState Representative
District 39

(February 26, 2019 Special Election)

Campaign web site

approved by Mirna Martínez

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