GreenWorldAn Idea Whose Time Has Come!

The Green Party of Delaware is Growing, It’s Time for You to Get Involved.
Well if you weren’t there, you missed a really awesome GPDE Annual Meeting! Held recently on May 11th in Newark, Greens from around the state got together to vote on and discuss issues of import to Greens around the world. Particular issues of note were: Saving the Valley, Green Jobs, the prison Industrial complex and the disastrous war on drugs, drones, Young Peacemakers, workers’ cooperatives, stopping Monsanto and saving our planet!

There was also some GPDE business that needed attending to–namely updating our By-Laws (they hadn’t been changed in over 12 years) and electing officers. Not Earth-shattering stuff, but very necessary to the work of creating the kind of world we want to live in.

We also talked about where the GPDE is headed and reveled in the growth we’ve had since the last the Annual Meeting (there’s been tremendous growth, in case you weren’t aware)!

We also talked about ways to get more of you involved in helping to grow this party and to create more of a movement here in Delaware.

The time has come, my friends. The time is now! We must stop talking about making change and actually make change happen. A little work by each of us adds up to a lot of work done towards those issues we care about.

So, how can you get involved? Come to our next meeting–our regular monthly Party Building, which is held on the 4th Thursday of every month, is scheduled for this Thursday, May 23rd.

Other ways to get involved:

  • Follow GPDE on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Get involved in discussions about issues you care about.
  • Share you talents with the GPDE. Are you a graphic designer, social media whiz, a great organizer, know how to whip up a press release, want to help register people for GPDE or have other skills and some time, we could sure use you! Get in touch.
  • Start a Local in your town.

Finally, read some notes from the Annual Meeting here to see what else we talked about.

Save the Valley

A Battle Was Won, But the War is Only Just Beginning

Party of Delaware activists joined a protest by 1000+ people angry about the proposed development of The Valley. The protest took place last night at a zoning meeting in Glenn Mills, PA.More than 750 acres of woodland and farmland west of 202/Concord Pike on the PA/DE border are at stake. Last night was a win for the good guys though – all proposed development plans were withdrawn and the Woodlawn Trustees also withdrew its zoning amendment request. We must stay vigilant though as all developers have all stated they will resubmit plans. The consensus among the protesters is that this a tactic to wear down the opposition to the development! As the Wise Ones say,

Starting today, not next year, we’ve all got to become climate hawks, forest protectors, anti-fracking activists, proponents of healthy and climate-friendly organic farming and ranching, and democracy activists, to break up corporate control over the marketplace and over our elections, media and public policy. Starting today we must move together to save our climate, our civilization and Mother Earth.

Stay tuned to gpde.us, savethevalley.org and to Concord Township’s website, where the announcements will be made about subsequent hearings.

Workers’ Self-directed Enterprises Working Group Getting Started: Get Involved!

Workers’ Self-directed Enterprises Working Group Getting Started: Get Involved!

Some GPDE members are forming a working group to discuss the development of workers’ self-directed enterprises. There will be an initial teach-in and discussion on May 20th at 7pm at the Kirkwood Library. If you are interested, want to learn and get involved, please join us. All are welcome!

In the meantime, read about the newly formed New Era Windows Cooperative, which is a workers’ co-op in Chicago. There tory is pretty amazing so do check it out.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

5/20
Workers’ Self-directed Enterprises Working Group Meeting
7pm – 8:30pm

Some GPDE members are forming a working group to discuss the development of workers’ self-directed enterprises. There will be an initial teach-in and discussion on May 20th at 7pm at the Kirkwood Library. All are welcome!
More info.

5/23
Party Building & Operations Meeting

7pm – 9pm
Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza – Newark, DE (map)6/11

GPDE Coordinating Committee Meeting

7pm – 9pm
Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza – Newark, DE (map)

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