, our grassroots movement is on the move as the Green Party gets ready for the upcoming national elections. This week members of the Indiana Green Party are voting by rank choice vote in our state primary elections to select from our Green candidates running for the President of the United States. Last week the Indiana Green Party hosted a candidate debate with the most diverse set of candidates of any party and you can view the video on the Indiana Green Party Youtube Page. As we get ready to for a Green push into November 2020, you can keep up to date on your Green candidates for our party's nomination at www.gp.org/2020.
May NWI Green Party Meeting - Virtual Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
In this time of national crisis the NWI Green Party asks you to stay safe and keep yourself healthy. Like most organizations we have shifted our routines as the necessity to social distance and not gather in groups for good of public health - and yes that means we too are going on Zoom for our next monthly meeting
The next meeting will be done virtually - from the safety of your own social distance. There will be two ways to connect to the meeting - via the internet (meaning a computer, tablet or smart phone with a microphone) or by calling in on your phone. If this is your first time using Zoom it will need a few minutes to install, it is free to install. If you have a camera on your computer you can also stream from your camera.
To join the meeting via a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet that has a microphone or headset with microphone (it doesn't work too well if we can't hear what you have to say):
dial: 312 626 6799 and enter the meeting ID: 782 885 8504
Topic: NWI Green Party May Meeting - Virtual Time: Sunday, May 17, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time
If you have any difficulties getting connected, please message us on Facebook, or email email@example.com. Any updates to the meeting information will be posted on Facebook.
A Word From Your NWI Green Party Chair - Joe Conn
The population of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties combined is about 770,000.
Proportionally, about 28,000 people in those three counties – roughly equal to the entire population of the city of Hobart – could lose their employer-sponsored health insurance and become uninsured due to the pandemic, according to my extrapolation from a new report by the Urban League and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Of those, as many as 12 million Americans will be unable to find coverage elsewhere, thereby joining the ranks of the uninsured, which, even before the pandemic struck, had swollen to more than 30 million.
And yet, the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties refuse to listen to a large majority of the American people who – poll after poll – show their support for a national health insurance system.
President Donald Trump? Forget about it – even through the same poll indicates 46% of Republicans want Medicare for All.
This is just one of the many examples of disconnects between the will of the people and the pro-corporate positions taken by far too many of our elected officials in today’s two-party politics.
Are you sick of it?
The only way to make a change is to begin to build political power outside the Democratic and Republican parties. Building a party at the local level is what the Green Party of Northwest Indiana is all about.
Come check us out at our meeting Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Due to the pandemic and the need for social distancing, we will hold the meeting via Zoom.
Support your local Green Party and become a member of the NIW Green Party today. Membership are $10 for adults, $5 seniors and students. You can join by clicking on the appropriate membership links here or the buttons at the bottom of our home page www.nwigreenparty.org
Also you can make a donation to the NWI Green Party to further our presence in the region by clicking the donate button. You support helps up to keep the movement going in these times. Thank you for your continued work to make NWI the Crossroads of Green America!
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