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March with us on July 4th in the Takoma Park Parade!

 

July 4th parade information:

Downloadable map of the parade route, entry points etc

We are assigned to Division 7 in Takoma Park’s 2016 July 4th Parade. Division 7 assembles on Lee Avenue and the Division Director there to help you will be Ed Koren.  All main roads around the parade route will closed at 9:00am. We ask that your group arrive at your staging area between 9:00am and 9:30am to ensure that the parade can start on time.

Parking is limited, so we encourage you to carpool or to park at one of the designated parking lots and walk to the staging area if you can. Please make sure to leave enough time to find parking and/or walk to the staging area, and still arrive before 9:30am.

Contact mocogreens@gmail.com with any questions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from May 8 2016 DC Greenfest

with Jill Stein GPUS Presidential Candidate and

VA, MD and DC Green candidates

Group pictures L-R: Audrey Clement (VA), G. Lee Aikin (DC), Joshua Harris(MD), Jill Stein (GPUS),Kamesha Clark(MD), Nancy Wallace(MD)

 

 

 

Yesterday, May 1st, we had a vote count party for the Maryland Green Party’s mail-in primary election. We had Greens seeking the party nomination for 5 out of the 8 US Congressional Districts in MD (including 3 candidates running in our first contested primary, in the 8th district), as well as 1 candidate for a Senate seat. We used Ranked Choice Voting (Google it!), which Greens advocate using in all elections. A nonpartisan volunteer from FairVote attended to witness and certify the integrity of our process.

75 ballots were returned to us. A small number in comparison to what the Big Two parties get, but greater than the elections we’ve held in the past.

The 8th Congressional slot was won by Nancy Wallace, who won a three way contest against Elizabeth Croyden and Charles “Teddy” Galloway III.

Our video of the vote counting in the interests of transparency is available here.

Full results of the Md. GP primary for the senate and congressional races:  65 votes cast in Baltimore for city candidates, and for Senate, and Congressional Districts 3 and 7.  There were 68 votes from the rest of the state.

Senate:  Margaret Flowers, 125, none of the above 3

Congressional District 3, Nnabu Eze 18

Congressional District 4, Kamisha Clark, 2

Congressional District 6, George Gluck, 6

Congressional District 7 Myles Hoenig 37, none of the above 4, No candidate 2

Congressional District 8, Nancy Wallace 45, Elizabeth Croyden 6, Charles Galloway 2

 

 

March monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, April 19th at 7 PM  at Mary Rooker’s house.  Directions
The Maryland Greens are having a primary, and you can vote in it by following the instructions here:
March monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 7 PM  at Mary Rooker’s house.  Directions

Want a break from all the national primary madness, and to talk directly to some real, honest candidates? Come to the Montgomery County Green Party meeting this Tuesday, where you can meet most of the six Congressional candidates running as Greens in our county’s three Congressional Districts! You can also find out how to vote in the Green Party primary, April 3-30!

http://www.neighborhoodsun.solar/   is an organization for those who  want the benefits of affordable, clean energy but cannot install panels on their own your roof.  They are hosting an informational session on Sun, March 27th. Details are here. Please invite your friends.

Come Learn About  COMMUNITY SOLAR
Greenbelt Climate Action Network
Sunday, March 27, 2016 – 1:30-3:30 pm
Greenbelt Community Center, Room 202
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Senate recently passed in haste an amendment to an energy bill, which would undermine all our efforts to make U.S. greenhouse gas reduction targets real.    The amendment requires EPA to ignore the findings of its own scientists and pretend that burning forests to produce energy is carbon neutral.    To pretend these greenhouse gas emissions don’t even exist. 

First, it sets a terrible precedent for Congress to insist that we ignore science on climate change.  Second, burning forests for energy is so inefficient that it actually has higher greenhouse gas emissions than coal.   Third, it sets a terrible example for the U.S. to promote this lie when we are trying to get other nations to protect their forests. 

This lie has already done enormous damage.  We have clear cut 350,000 acres of coastal forests in the American southeast, and ship 4 million tons of wood pellets every year across the Atlantic to be burned —  because Europe has a law pretending that forest biomass is carbon neutral!   That way European nations can pretend to meet their climate agreement obligations when they don’t.  We don’t want to be doing the same thing in the U.S.

The amendment has already passed, but we have a decent chance of stopping the energy bill altogether, because of other entanglements.   Please call Senator Cardin at 202-224-4524 and ask him to do whatever he can to stop final passage of S 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

It’s better to call than to email, since emails can be mass produced.  Cardin has an excellent environmental record, but even so, he may not have a clue how bad this amendment is.   We need to mobilize all our climate champions to show active leadership in stopping this bill.   

I’m attaching a fact sheet about forest biomass in case you want to review this issue.    Please send this alert on to others, in or out of Maryland.  Anyone can reach their Senators by calling the capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Thank you for your help!


February monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 PM  at George Gluck’s house.   NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION!

George lives at 4848 Sweetbirch Drive in Rockville.

 

February monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 PM  at Mary Rooker’s house.  Directions
Topic will be next steps on IGCC green building code for Montgomery County .
— Monthly meeting Tues. Jan. 19,7PM  at Mary Rooker’s. — directions
Sign this petition to have Mo. Co. adopt the Int’l Green Construction Code: This is IMPORTANT!

 

 

MONTHLY MEETING  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7PM AT JOHN HOLLAND’S HOUSE – DIRECTIONS HERE .

GEORGE GLUCK and TIm willard  testifying before state reps 11-18-2015.

we’ve created a “Healthy Lawns addendUm” you can put on your community’s contract, to ensure freedom from cancer-causing pesticides this coming year.  IT is in our documents PAGE.

MONTHLY MEETING  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7PM AT MARY ROOKER’S HOUSE – DIRECTIONS HERE – THIS meeting will include a talk by bruce baker on the tenants’ rights bill.

Urgent – sign the petition for ike leggett to sign the pesticide bill into law. details HERE:

We will be at the Takoma Park Street Festival this Sunday, and we could use help at our table. Visit our SignUp page  and let us know if you can spend some time at the table!

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More pictures from last week’s picnic (Thanks to Nancy Wallace)

Moco Greens Picnic 2015 (Nancy's pictures)Pictures from Sunday’s picnic (thanks to Brian Bittner) MoCo Greens Picnic 2015

 ygus.org  If you like this, you might want to check out http://ygus.org – The Young Greens Caucus.

 

Savanna considers the world that is “in her hands”…

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At the Takoma Park 4th of July Parade (_in_ the parade) – George Gluck was entertaining the kids in the crowd with our scale model of the planet.

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Jill Stein announces candidacy on Democracy Now:

MONTHLY MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 7PM AT MARY ROOKER’S HOUSE – DIRECTIONS HERE:

 Safe Grow MoCo Bill 52_official testimony
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