NLGP Meeting on March 7

The next meeting of the New London Green Party will be held on Sunday, March 7, 7:00-8:30pm. We hope you can join us! We will continue planning for 2021 municipal elections; discuss ongoing work on a New London "People's Budget" that prioritizes human needs and the long-term welfare of the city and its residents; and pinpoint other issues we want to focus on this year.

You can join the Zoom Meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83948455425?pwd=cnEzeUpvVkRmVERqbXVXcGpWUTg3Zz09

Or dial in:
+1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 839 4845 5425
Passcode: 719974

All are welcome! If you have an issue to share, or would like to become involved in city elections, please come to help set our agenda for the upcoming year.

2020 Election Results

New Londoners had 2 or 3 Green Party candidates on their ballots this year, depending on the district they reside in. Here are the results of races that included Greens:

ELECTORS FOR PRESIDENT/VP VOTES VOTE %
Biden and Harris (D) 1,078,377 59.24%
Trump and Pence (R) 713,660 39.20%
Jorgensen and Cohen (L) 20,293 1.11%
Hawkins and Walker (G) 7,519 0.41%

 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS CD2 VOTES VOTE %
Joseph Courtney (D) 217,982 59.36%
Justin Anderson (R) 713,660 39.20%
Daniel Reale (L) 3,901 1.06%
Cassandra Martineau (G) 4,949 1.35%

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 39TH DISTRICT VOTES VOTE %
Anthony Nolan (D) 5,079 76.99%
Kat Goulart (R) 1,280 19.40%
Erycka Ortiz (G) 238 3.61%

 

Full Connecticut election results are available 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?