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Second Endorsing Meeting
Saturday, May 18, time 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave, Minneapolis
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Press Release: Green Party Endorses Candidates for Minneapolis Park Board and City Council
The 5th Congressional District Green Party met on Sunday, February 17, 2013, to consider candidates seeking Green Party endorsement. Members voted unanimously to endorse Cam Gordon for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 2; and with strong support to endorse Ty Moore for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 9, and Annie Young for Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, at-large.
Ty Moore is a community organizer who has dedicated his adult life to working for social justice and peace, and most recently has helped Occupy Homes MN to become a nationally recognized leader in the housing justice movement. A newcomer to electoral politics, Ty says, "This City Council campaign is about challenging the one-party domination of City Hall. Nationally and locally, the Democratic Party puts the needs of big business — their primary funders — before the needs of working people. I am deeply grateful for the Green Party's endorsement, because when we stand together and organize, we can change the world."
Park Commissioner Annie Young has been “working in the trenches” of community organizations for over 40 years. She is currently serving her sixth term on the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and looks forward to a seventh because, she says, “This work is not done.”
“I am honored and proud today to have received the 5th District Green Party endorsement for my re-election campaign to serve as a Citywide Commissioner on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. As our nation, state and City face critical issues many of them could develop solutions that are addressed by using the Green Party Ten Key Values. Things aren’t right on our planet right now and we must seek alternatives and do it fast. We also need to work collaboratively, cooperatively and in concert together to make change – we are turning the ship Titanic around here.”
Cam Gordon is seeking a third term as Minneapolis City Councilmember, Ward 2. Cam is committed to a Minneapolis where all of us have decent housing, meaningful career and employment opportunities, high quality schools, rich cultural experiences and a safe, healthy environment within which to enjoy our lives and raise our families.
Cam says, “I am proud to have this vote of confidence and trust from the Green Party. I believe that the Greens offer a clear path forward for bringing all the people of Minneapolis together so that we can use our shared values of social justice, environmental sustainability, respect for diversity, cooperation and community empowerment to not only address the immediate problems we face today, but also help create the future we want for ourselves, our children and for generations to come."
For more information about the candidates, visit:
The purpose of the Minnesota Fifth Congressional District Green Party is to create and sustain a thriving local political party in affiliation with the Green Party of Minnesota based on the Ten Key Values of:
- Ecological Wisdom
- Social and Economic Justice
- Grassroots Democracy
- Community-Based Economics
- Respect for Diversity
- Personal & Global Responsibility
- Future Focus
Our goals are to engage in electoral politics and social action to promote these values and help create a more democratic, just and sustainable society where people live in harmony with the Earth and each other.
Minnesota's fifth congressional district includes Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Crystal, Fort Snelling, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hilltop, Hopkins, Minneapolis, New Hope, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Spring Lake Park, St. Anthony, and St. Louis Park. Within the 5th district, Northwest Metro Greens covers Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale.
2013 will be an exciting election year!
Minneapolis City Council, Mayor, Park and Recreation Board and Board of Estimate and Taxation are all up for re-election. Several candidates have come forward to run - check out our Candidates page to read about them. There is still time to think about running in the 2013 election. Filing is not until mid-August.
Contact the 5th District Green Party steering committee for information about:
- How to be endorsed by the Green Party
- How to get on the ballot as a Green
- How to set up a campaign committee and file for office