April 24, 2008
Cliff Thornton, National Co-Chair and former Green Party Candidate for Governor, (860)657-8438
Tim McKee, CT Green Party National Committee Representative, (860) 778-1304 (cell) or (860) 643-2282
Mike DeRosa, State Co-Chair, (860) 956-8170 or (860) 919-4042 (cell)
Green Congressional Candidates to Speak
New Haven, CT—The Green Party of Connecticut will hold its Annual Convention on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Greater New Haven Central Labor Council, 267 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. All Green Party members are eligible to vote and participate. The Convention is free and open to the public.
CT Green Party members will vote for a presidential candidate, and delegates to the Green National Convention will be apportioned according to the vote.
Candidates for President under the Green Party banner include:
- Cynthia McKinney, former Democratic Congresswoman from Georgia - www.runcynthiarun.org
- Jesse Johnson, activist and actor from West Virgina - www.jesse08.org
- Kent Mesplay, air quality scientist from Los Angeles, California - www.mesplay.org
- Kat Swift, Green activist from Texas - www.voteswift.org
Scheduled speakers will also include Green Congressional candidates:
U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District: Stephen Fournier www.fournierforcongress.org
U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District: Scott Deshefy www.newmenu.org/deshefy4congress_ct
U.S. Representative, 4th Congressional District: Richard Duffee www.richardduffee.com
U.S. Representative, 5th Congressional District: Harold Burbank www.newmenu.org/haroldburbank
The Convention will also elect State Party officers as well as National Committee representatives.
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