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NWI Green Party Crossroads

NWI Green Party Crossroads

‍Visitor, the NWI Green Party needs you to march with us this Independence Weekend. We have spots in parades in the two cities where our local Greens are on the ballot this November. Help us carry signs and hand out cards as we walk in the parades in Portage and Hobart. This is a great opportunity for our local movement to be visible and to share information about our Green valuesAmong the red, white and blue join us in a wave of green as we promote our environmental values and social justice.

 

Portage July 4th
Saturday, July 1st, Portage - a leisurely 1 mile walk down Central Avenue and Willowcreek Road. Parade begins at 10am, please arrive before 9:45. Lineup is in the field next to the Old Portage Mall, please enter at Central Ave and Roy Buckley Way. Look for us, probably near the back. Will have a green wagon with flags. There are weather related concerns for Saturday that may alter or cancel the parade, check our facebook page for any updates.

Hobart 4thTuesday, July 4th, Hobart - a slightly more robust 1.5 miles through downtown Hobart. Parade begins at noon, we will gather starting around 11am. Lineup is at the Hobart Middle School along 8th Street west of Fleming Street. If you're coming by car, it would be best to avoid traffic by coming into Hobart from the south along 10th Street or up State Road 51 and parking in the 900 block of Lake Street and walking to the parade gathering area at the Middle School two blocks away. Please note the Hobart parade is long walk in the sun, so bring some water, hat and sun screen.

July Strategize

 

The Northwest Indiana Green Party is gathering in Hobart for our July Meeting. We are returning to Sip Coffeehouse on Main Street this Sunday July 16th at 2pm. Catch up and strategize with us around some of their delicious food and drinks. Sip Coffee is located at 310 Main Street, Hobart. Join us as we plan our busy July parades and summer festivals around Northwest Indiana.

NWI Greens Speak at EPA and IDEM Public Hearings

On Wednesday June 28th, two public hearings on issues that will directly affect  the environmental Northwest Indiana were attended by local environmental and environmental justice advocates from the region. In Chicago the EPA took public comment on the proposed coal ash regulations while in Lake Station the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Air Quality Division sat for public comment on their draft plan for Ozone attainment status. Members of the Northwest Indiana Green Party were at both venues to add our comments to the proceedings.

Joe Conn Rally EPA
The rally in the Chicago took place during a break in a day-long public hearing before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a proposed rule to require utilities to clean up toxic coal ash. Representatives from more than 20 states from New Mexico to North Carolina testified. Joseph Conn spoke at the hearing representing the Green Party of Northwest Indiana, urging EPA rule makers to ensure the new rule requires NIPSCO to completely clean or remove all coal ash mixed with sand from a landfill at its Michigan City generating station. Steel revetments along the Lake Michigan shoreline holding back the toxic mix are rusted and in places leaking.

 

In Lake Station advocates from Lake and Porter County filled the room at the Public Library for public comment on IDEM's Draft Plan for Ozone Attainment. The over all message to the Air Quality Division representatives was that Indiana needs to do better. Among the speakers were NWI Indiana Green Party members Rev. Michael Cooper and Joseph Conn. Rev. Michael stressed that in order for our region to meet the targets of air quality the state needs to be incentivizing greener technologies in industries as well as incentivizing cleaner electric cars and trucks in the Crossroads of America. Though the advocacy of your local NWI Green Party this important public comment gathering right here in the region was forced to be held.

Supporting Greens

Become a Member Today

Support your Northwest Indiana Green Party by making a contribution to our green movement. Contributions can be made through our secure square site at nwigreenparty.square.site. While you are there consider becoming a member of the NWI Green Party. Annual membership are $10 for adults, $5 seniors and students. You can join by clicking on the appropriate membership to add it to your cart. Your contributions will help us to engage the political machines in our region and to promote Green candidates in the upcoming election cycles.

 

If you would like to pay your membership with cash or check, you can bring your dues to the upcoming meeting. The NWI Green Party also wants to make membership feasible for those who have financial restraints, please contact us about the option for free membership. You can reply to this email or fill out the contact from on our website, https://nwigreenparty.org/contact-us/

 

Coonecting Greens

‍Are you interested in becoming more involved in environmental, social justice and democracy advocacy in your local community? Then reach out to us to begin a dialogue of how you can promote our Green Values in your area. From local projects to parades, from city meetings to advisory boards, from door-to-door canvasing to the comfort of your computer desk there is something you can do to help your Green Party right here in Northwest Indiana. Reach out to us or join us at our next meeting to discover how we can work together for a Greener NWI.

Empowering Greens

Make a Contribution

Consider making a contribution to the NWI Green Party. Your support for our local grassroots movement right here in the region will empower us to get our issues out and our candidates on your ballot. Become one of the many people making Northwest Indiana the Crossroads of Green America.  Click on the button to make your secure, online contribution through Square. 

 

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Contributions to the NWI Green Party are not tax-deductible and subject to restrictions established in Indiana Campaign Finance regulations.

 

Running Greens

Interested in Running for
Local Office in 2023?

The time is now to explore your run for local elected office in 2023 and your local Greens are here to help. The Northwest Indiana Green Party is getting candidates resourced for getting on their ballot. We have three people with campaigns ready to go and we want a lot more candidates running to turn the region Green. Have you been considering make a value-based run to place our environmental, social justice and democracy platform on the ballot? Then this is the time begin to build our coalition in Northwest Indiana! So reach out to us by replying to this email, contacting us through our website (www.nwigreenparty.org), messaging us through Facebook or attending our monthly meeting. Our region needs you to run as a Green in 2023.

 

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