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.
Nominations are now open for election to the Steering Committee of the South Carolina Green Party. Nominations must be received no later than April 19th (two weeks before the State Convention). The terms of four Steering Committee members are expiring (Sue Edward, Scott West, Dave Crossley, and David Gillespie), plus we may have one vacancy for a 2013-2015 term.
Nominations may be emailed (to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) 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 19th 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 SCGP Bulletin and the State Convention agenda packet.
After nominations are closed on April 19th, the Steering Committee will provide a final list of nominees.
The State Convention for the South Carolina Green Party will be held on April 28th from 11:00-4:00 at 2930 Devine Street (Al-Amir Restaurant) in Columbia. Accommodations for delegates are available at the Riverside Inn, $55, 111 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, South Carolina.
South Carolina Green Party Convention 2012
The first part of the convention, from 11:00-12:00, will be for internal party business, including Steering Committee elections. Sue Edward, Scott West, and Joseph Martin will be seeking election to the Steering Committee. After lunch, nominations for November 2012 candidates will begin at 1:00. A detailed agenda will be posted on April 25th.
Presidential candidate Jill Stein will be speaking at the convention, as well as Fareen Hakim, a representative of the Rosanne Barr campaign. Delegates to the state convention will be electing 8 delegates to represent the party at the national Green Party convention.
At the congressional level, Jeff Sumerel is seeking the party’s nomination for District 4, and Nammu Muhammed is seeking our nomination for District 6
At the state level, Scott West will be asking for the nomination in State Senate District 20, Joseph Martin for State House District 24, Walid Hakim for State House District 88, and Larry Carter Center for State House District 114.
Exciting times! Join us!