Greens from around the country get together in person every year in different locations. State parties put forward proposals to host the meeting, which are approved by the National Committee (NC).
Every four years, we have a Presidential Nominating Convention (PNC). State parties send delegations carrying votes for various Presidential candidates, which may have been chosen through a primary or, for states without official ballot status, some other internal process.
In non-Presidential years, we hold an Annual National Meeting (ANM). We generally don’t make decisions at this meeting. Most of our internal business is conducted through online votes.
It’s important to us that people of all income levels can attend. Registration for our meetings is always low-cost, there are generally low-cost housing and food options, and we offer waivers to some low-income members.
At both the PNC and the ANM, there are many opportunities for Green activists and people who just want to learn more about the Party. Activities include:
– Skill-building workshops
– Issue-oriented workshops
– Keynote speakers
– National delegate meetings
– Space for committees and caucuses to meet
– Participation in local activist events
– Visits from international Greens
The Green Party’s 2017 Annual National Meeting will take place at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark from July 13 – 16th, 2017. For more information: click here
NOTE: State parties also have meetings, which are often listed on the GPUS website calendar and/or newsletter.