Events for news media at Green Party's Annual National Meeting in Newark, July 13-16; GreenStream show on July 6 will feature New Jersey Green candidates, meeting organizers


WASHINGTON, D.C.The Green Party will hold several events for news media during its 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, from July 13 to 16.

Greens will convene at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The 2017 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events.

Green Party of the United States

For Immediate Release:
Monday, June 19, 2017

Scott McLarty, Media Director, 202-904-7614,
Tamar Yager, Co-Chair of the Annual National Meeting Committee, 502-296-3849

Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ

When: Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16

Meeting web site | Registration | Facebook page | Tentative schedule

GreenStream online broadcast: Thursday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET

The Green Party encourages reporters to meet and interview Green candidates, elected officials, activists, and leaders during the meeting. See below for a schedule of press conferences and other special events open to the media.

On Thursday, July 6, one week before the meeting in Newark, the Green Party will air a half-hour livestream show (“GreenStream”). The show will feature Green candidates running for public office in New Jersey and one of the Annual National Meeting organizers and begins at 9 p.m. ET.

The GreenStream show can be viewed online on the Green Party’s Facebook page.

Among the GreenStream interviewees will be Seth Kaper-Dale, the Green Party’s candidate for Governor of New Jersey, which is one of two states with a gubernatorial race in 2017. Mr. Kaper-Dale is obliged to raise $460,000 by Aug. 31 to qualify for the gubernatorial debates and receive a 2:1 match in funding. The amount of campaign funds raised is the sole criterion for participation.

Mr. Kaper-Dale is a pastor and migrants’ rights advocate who has worked to prevent the deportation of Indonesian migrants for over a decade, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Other New Jersey candidates on the GreenStream broadcast will include Troy Knight Napper for State Senate in Legislative District 28, Mico Lucide for General Assembly in Legislative District 2, and Jessica Clayton for School Board in in the town of Brick.

The host will be James Lane, Green candidate for Public Advocate of New York City. Hillary Kane will speak for the party’s Annual National Meeting Committee.

The meeting in Newark is open to the media and public. A credentialing page for reporters, bloggers, and other members of the media interested in covering the meeting will be posted online soon.

Information on registration for the convention and housing reservations can be found at

The Green Party of New Jersey is this year’s host for the Annual National Meeting. GPNJ has organized local affiliates in Newark and Essex County. More information about the Green Party’s 2017 Annual National Meeting will be announced in the coming months.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for News Media at the Green Party’s Annual National Meeting (tentative and subject to change; names of the press conference speakers to be announced)

Thursday, July 13

Introductory press conference, 4 p.m. Meeting organizers; local, state, and national Green Party leaders.

Opening Reception with Panels sponsored by the Green Party of New Jersey and the Black Caucus (Ballroom A)

Friday, July 14

Press conference, 9 .a.m. New Jersey Green candidates, Green Party activists.

Press conference, 11 a.m. New Jersey Green candidates, Green Party activists

A tentative schedule of all events at the meeting is online here.


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