Green Party State Convention, April 30th

The South Carolina Green Party is excited to announce its 2016 State Convention, to be held on Saturday, April 30th, in the banquet room of the Arabesque Restaurant, 2930 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.  The convention will start at 12:00 p.m., and lunch will be available to purchase.  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 nomination of candidates for the 2016 elections, the election of Steering Committee members, and the planning of electoral strategy for 2016.

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Nominations Open for Steering Committee

Nominations are now open for election to the Steering Committee of the South Carolina Green Party.  Nominations and confirmations (see below) must be received no later than April 16th (two weeks before the State Convention).  The terms of three Steering Committee members are expiring (Sue Edward, Scott West, and David Gillespie), and two other positions are  open, so up to five members will be elected.

Nominations may be emailed (to scgreenpartyinfo@earthlink.net) or mailed (to SCGP, P.O. Box 5341, Columbia, SC 29250).  In order to be eligible to be on the ballot, anyone nominated must certify by April 16th that they (a) are interested in being on the ballot, (b) are a member of the Party, and (c) do not occupy a leadership position in any other political party.  All nominees should also submit a brief personal statement for inclusion in the State Convention agenda packet.  After nominations are closed, the Steering Committee will provide a final list of nominees.

Attend our County Conventions, March 26th

If you live in one of the counties listed below, please join your fellow Green Party members at our County Convention.  The County Conventions are the first step toward our state convention, which is scheduled for April 30th (more details on that soon).  At the County Convention, party members will elect official delegates for the state convention.

If you live in Richland or Lexington Counties, your Conventions will be held on Saturday, March 26th, at 4:00 p.m., at 111 Southwood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205.

If you live in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Calhoun, or Orangeburg Counties, your Convention will be held on Saturday, March 26th, at 11:30 p.m., at the ILA Hall, 1142 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403.

Hope to see you then!