NLGP Summer Schedule

The New London Greens are not planning to meet in July; the next regular monthly meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 2.

In lieu of a local meeting, the NLGP will join with the Windham Green Town Committee, the Shoreline Chapter, and Green Party members throughout the 2nd Congressional District for a regional nominating convention. In addition to endorsing a candidate to challenge incumbent Rep. Joe Courtney, there will be an opportunity nominate Greens to run for the Connecticut legislature and Registrar of Voters positions in towns within the district. More details will be available soon.

CT Green Party Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Green Party of Connecticut was held as a Zoom conference on Saturday, May 16, 12-3pm.

Lisa Savage, a Maine Green-Independent Party member who is challenging Sen. Susan Collins in an election that will utilize ranked choice voting, was the keynote speaker.

 

Workshops included breakout sessions on Medicare for All; Community Choice Energy Aggregation; Veganism and Animal Rights; Greenbacks to Counter Wall Street; and Food Justice.

The following candidates were endorsed to run on the Green line in the November election: Justin Paglino for US Congress 3rd District; Don Alexander for CT Assembly 65th District; Brian Gay for East Hampton ROV; and Paul Garlinghouse for New Haven ROV.

The next GPCT State Central Committee meeting will be held as a Zoom conference on Wednesday, June 17, 6:45pm. All are welcome; log in here.

A Medicare for All resolution in NL

On Monday, February 3, the New London City Council passed Resolution 020320-1, in support of a national single payer healthcare system similar to what has been proposed in HR 1384 and SB 1129, which have been introduced in Congress.

New London Greens Frida Berrigan, Andrew Lopez, and Ronna Stuller, working with a broad coalition of New Londoners and advocates throughout the state, presented the resolution, which was placed on the January 19 City Council agenda and subsequently referred to the Public Welfare Committee. Committee members unanimously voted to bring the proposal to a full City Council vote.

Councilor James Burke added a friendly amendment to the original resolution, proposing that, upon approval, it would be forwarded to members our our Congressional delegation: Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chriss Murphy, and Rep. Joe Courtney. The resolution passed unanimously as amended, making New London the first municipality in Connecticut to go on record as supporting universal healthcare over industry profits.

For more information about the issue, the video "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" is an excellent introduction that can be viewed online.

Frida reflects on her Mayoral run

Read NL Green Party mayoral candidate Frida Berrigan's reflections on her 2019 campaign: What if We All Ran For Local Office?