2016 Platform

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The Green Party of New York will adopt a new platform at our state convention on June 11, 2016 in Troy, New York.

... and the GPNY Platform Committee needs your help to create this platform!

The Platform Committee is inviting all Green Party members to contribute proposed planks to a draft platform, on the issues you are active in and/or for which you have expertise.

This is a great opportunity for you to help sharpen our message with a statement that speaks to the issues you care about during the 2016 election campaign.

In order to circulate drafts to Greens before the June 11 convention, there is a tight deadline for each step of this process.  The Platform Committee will seek out or solicit additional planks after the first submission deadline, if needed.

We are using a groundbreaking online tool to accept and discuss submissions, called Loomio. Visit our Loomio page now, sign up (it's free!) and request to join the group! 

If you find that you are able to use Loomio, please start entering your planks and commenting on existing ones!

If you don't know how to use Loomio, no problem. We will be holding a statewide conference call to train you on March 30 at 7:30pm

Please RSVP online to receive the call-in details!

View the current platform at gpny.org/our_platform

2016 Platform Timeline

1. First Statewide Conference Call (Loomio training): March 30
2. First Deadline for Submission of Planks: April 2
3. First Draft Sent: April 9
4. Deadline for Feedback on First Draft: April 23
5. Second Statewide Conference Call: Date TBD
6. Second Draft Sent: May 7
7. Deadline for Feedback on Draft: May 21
8. Final Draft Circulates: June 4
9. 2016 Convention: June 11

We hope to talk to you on March 30th. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send them to platform2016@gpny.org.

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