The South Carolina Green Party will hold its 2015 State Convention on Sunday, May 31st, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM in the banquet room of the Arabesque Restaurant, 2930 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205. If needed, overnight accommodations ($50) are available at the Country Hearth Inn, 621 South Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
The main agenda items are the discussion of priorities for the 2016 elections and the election of Steering Committee members. Nominees for the Steering Committee are: Rolf Baghdady, Bill Kreml, David Whiteman, Bryan Pugh, and Harold Geddings.
According the SCGP bylaws, in order to vote at the state convention, you have to have been a member of the party for at least 30 days. According to state law, in order to be eligible for membership in the Party, you have to be (a) at least eighteen years of age, (b) a registered voter, and (c) a citizen of South Carolina and the United States. In order be a SCGP member, you must also (a) have a statement on file indicating support for the Ten Key Values and (b) have either paid dues in the past year or been an active member of a party organization in the state. Annual membership contributions ($25 suggested) can be sent to the SCGP, P.O. Box 5341, Columbia, SC, 29250.
The South Carolina Green Party is a ballot qualified political party established in 2002 and is the state chapter of the national Green Party of the United States.