Greens Make Strong Showing in 2-way MWRD Races!

Rachel Wales and Geoffrey Cubbage win over 20% of the vote in Cook County!  Geoffrey won over 20% of the vote overall Cook County and Chicago!

Rachel Wales                  240,481         17.35%

Geoffrey Cubbage         309,784        21.06%

See all the 2018 MWRD Election Results 

ALSO—In Berwyn Township, Greens sponsored a ballot question on Medicare for all that won 84% of the vote!

Help Get Greens Elected!

Upcoming Events to Flyer:

Pumpkin Jamboree Parade 10/27 at 10:30-11:30 am on Archer Ave. in Chicago.  Parade begins at 11:00

 

ALSO:  Outside your public library or post office, neighborhood or city meeting, outside elementary schools at afternoon pick up, at metra stations, etc.

Contact any officer or candidate for flyers.  See About page for contact information.

Former Chair of the Cook County Greens Killed

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Alberto Bocanegra, former Cook County Green Party Chair and two time alderman candidate for the city of Chicago.  According to news reports, Alberto was shot and killed after stopping a driver who had hit and run one of the bicyclists in an organized night bike ride on the South Side in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 25th.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  We will post them on this site and send them through email and social media.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-man-shot-killed-chasing-bicyclist-hit-chatham-20180925-story.html#

To donate for funeral arrangements go to: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=Alberto%20Bocanegra

Rich Whitney’s Take On Where We Go After Remembering ’68

Illinois Green Party’s Rich Whitney helped organize the anti-war rally and march commemorating the antiwar demonstrations 50 years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.  The event was sponsored by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.  Whitney concluded the march with a call to build a peace movement that will “fight back smart.”

Greening the Bud Billiken Parade!

Greens Join the CTU at the Bud Billiken Parade!

Jack Ailey, Rita Maniotis, and Green Party Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) candidates–Karen Roothan and Tammie Vinson handed out over 1000 flyers about the MWRD candidates and their campaign issues.  Join us for our next outreach when we flyer the Labor Day Parade in Hyde Park–stay tuned for more info.

Cook County Green Party Meeting

Join us at the next Cook County Green Party Meeting!

WHEN:  August 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

WHERE:  Chicago Public Library Manning Branch, 6 S. Hoyne at the corner of Madison and Hoyne (near the west exit of the Medical Center Blue Line stop and southeast of the Ashland Green Line stop.  There is also a parking lot.

ON THE AGENDA:  MWRD campaign update, June candidate filings, upcoming actions, recaps on the National Meeting as well as the Coordinating and Exec Committee Meetings.  We also may have two speakers.  When they are confirmed, I will update this post.

REFRESHMENTS?:  Always!

Come to the ILGP State Meeting!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 24, 2018  from 9-5

WHERE:  Budlong Woods branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave. at Lincoln Ave. and Bryn Mawr.  Parking is free along Lincoln Ave.  Close to transit

 

The Spring Convention will be held Saturday, March 24th and Sunday March 25th, in the Chicago area. Our Featured Presenter for 2018 will be Troy LaRaviere, President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) and candidate for Mayor of Chicago! Troy has an amazing track record of speaking truth to power in Chicago, and is one of a very few high-profile candidates independent of the Chicago/Cook County Democrat machine. 

PRELIMINARY AGENDA (subject to small changes)

Facebook Event

Friday, March 23rd – Evening Social (7pm – 9pm)

Fireside Restaurant, & Lounge, 5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

Casual drinks & discussion with your fellow Greens! No official business, just good times all ’round. 

Saturday, March 24th – Morning (9:30am)

Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library, 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Free lot and street parking

9:00am – 9:30am: Library opens; setup

9:30am – 9:45am: Programming begins. Introductions & agenda.

9:45am – 12:00pm: Proposed Bylaws changes – discussion & voting

12:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

Numerous restaurants in walking distance for lunch

Saturday, March 24th – Afternoon

Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago Public Library, 5630 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

1:15pm – 1:30pm: Return from lunch; Featured Presentation introduction

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Featured Presentation: Troy LaRaviere

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Officer Elections: Explanation of positions & voting; nominations from the floor

3:00pm – 4:30pm: Officer Elections: Candidate speeches & Q&A

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Voting tabulation & cleanup

Please note: If you wish to nominate yourself or another member for a leadership position, you may use the 2018 Officer Nominations web form or email your nominations to secretary@ilgp.org.

Saturday Dinner (please RSVP on the dinner event page) (6pm – 8:30pm)

Fiesta Mexicana, 2423 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

– Announcement of ILGP officers for 2018
– ILGP candidate meet-and-greet
– Open taco bar!
– “Green Path Forward” — summary of the electoral landscape for 2018, 2019, and 2020

Sunday, March 25th (10am – 2pm)

Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, 3460 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL

9:45am – 10:00am: Space opens & setup

10:00am – 10:45am: Platform revisions

10:45am – 11:30am: Plenary session for upcoming party business (new Exec, dues if adopted, etc.)

11:30am – 2:00pm: Organizer & party leadership training/workshop (online tools, growth strategy, etc.)

CONTACT
Geoffrey Cubbage, Illinois Green Party Volunteer Director · volunteer@ilgp.org · 773-492-6604