2nd District Nominating Convention

At a special meeting held on June 30 at the Mansfield Public Library, Green Party members residing in Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District nominated Michelle Louise Bicking of Tolland to run against incumbent Representative Joe Courtney in the November elections.

Ms. Bicking is a first-generation West Indian American who heads Hidden Acres Farm, a nonprofit organization which provides workshops on food and environmental justice, supports women of color in agriculture, and promotes industrial hemp as a viable agricultural product. She is a licensed clinical social worker and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Rob Barstow, who is petitioning for a spot on the ballot, received the Green Party endorsement to run for the state House of Representatives, 55th district, which includes Marlborough, Andover, Hebron, and Bolton.

Women’s March leader Cassandra Martineau, a transwoman with a long history of advocating for human rights, gender equality, peace, economic justice, and workplace organizing, was nominated to run for Windham Registrar of Voters.

More information about how to support this year's Green Party campaigns will be available soon!

Next NLGP meeting on August 5

The New London Green Party will hold its next meeting on Sunday, August 5, 7:00pm, at 19 Evergreen Avenue, New London. We will continue our discussion of issues and projects for the coming year. A potluck supper precedes the meeting at 6:30pm.

All are welcome – Green Party members, supporters, alllies, and anyone who'd like to learn more about the New London Greens.

Green Party of CT Election Results

At the GPCT Annual Meeting, held on Saturday, May 12, the following individuals were elected to state party office: Co-chairs: Joshua Kelly, Mike DeRosa, Cassandra Martineau; Secretary: Ronna Stuller; Treasurer: Chris Reilly; Representatives to GPUS: Mike DeRosa, Owen Charles, Joshua Kelly.

Members of the GPCT Executive Committee may be contacted via email at ctgreenparty@gmail.com.

The following individuals were endorsed to run for state constitutional offices on the Green line in the November 2018 elections: Secretary of the State - Mike DeRosa; Attorney General - Peter Goselin; Comptroller - Ed Heflin.

Mirna Martínez elected BOE President

Congratulations to Mirna Martínez, who was elected President of the New London Board of Education at its swearing-in and organizational meeting on December 4, 2017. Other officers are Manuel Rivera, Vice President, and Regina Mosley, Secretary, both Democrats.

For the first time in New London's history, a Green Party member was chosen as board president. In addition to officers Rivera and Mosley, Democrats Jefferey Hart, Rebecca Amanti, and Jason Catala, as well as Republican Susan Tierney, serve on the current board.

Board of Education meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The public is welcome to attend!