The Green Party welcomes and supports the Occupy Wall Street movement and the ongoing popular protests against the destructive bipartisan agenda of the 1%, which will find expression not only at the RNC in Tampa but also next month at the DNC in Charlotte.
The Green Party of Florida has endorsed two protests marches that will kick off the RNC protests on August 27th.
The March For Our Lives or "Poor People's March" will be led by Cheri Honkala and other members of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, which Honkala founded. The march will depart at 3:00 pm from a poor people's encampment in Tampa known as Romneyville, a makeshift village of tents that harks back to the Hooverville shantytowns of the Great Depression.
According to Romneyville organizer Rev. Gregory Lockett, the population of Romneyville is expected to grow to more than five hundred during the convention. After the RNC, the Romneyville encampment will be transformed and relocated to Charlotte, NC where it will be renamed Obamaville. "We don't discriminate,"
The Coalition to March on the RNC will lead an earlier march at 10:00 am, which departs from Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1200 N. Orange Ave., Tampa. See http://marchonthernc.com/
The Green Party of Florida stands in solidarity with these courageous marchers who are demanding justice, and with all who are suffering from the destructive policies that have kept our nation in a state of perpetual war while causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their homes, their pension plans, and their hopes for a better future for their families. It is time to say, "Enough is enough!"
Hernando County Green and state party co-chair Jennifer Sullivan said, "In this election, it is Greens vs. Greed and our presidential candidates are in it to win it for the people, and we do it without secretive and shady PAC funds or corporate bribery dollars!" Sullivan added, "We will challenge the elite who call their money 'speech' and then suppress the real speech of the workers that produced their wealth in the first place!".
"We will be protesting years of corrupt, failed policies that have further enriched. the super-wealthy elite while devastating the lives of poor and working people, and bringing the United States and global economy to the brink of catastrophe,"
"But Greens aren't just marching and protesting against the failed policies of the Democrats and Republicans,"
For more information:
Green Party of Florida http://www.gpfl.org/
Green Party of the U.S. http://gp.org/
Jill Stein for President http://www.jillstein.org/
Jill Stein on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
Cheri Honkala on Facebook h ttps://www.facebook.com/
Protest March of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign at the RNC
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To schedule interviews with Dr. Jill Stein or Cheri Honkala: contact Amanda Lazzari at Media@JillStein.org.
Florida Green Party candidates:
Karen Morian for FL State House District 12: http://www.karenmorian4fl.com/
Oliver Kofoid for Monroe Co. Mosquito Control Board: http://ollie4bugboard.com/
Henry Lawrence for Bay County Commission: http://www.newmenu.org/
For more information:
Tampa Bay Times:
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WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio
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Rob Lorei interview:
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Jennifer Sullivan 352.410.4484 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Canney 352.213.8885 alachuagreen@
Rev. Bruce Wright 727 278 1547 email@example.com
Cheri Honkala 267 439 8419 cherippehrc@