NL Fracking Waste Ban passed!
On Monday, March 6, New London City Council passed a Fracking Waste Ban ordinance by a 5–2 vote, with Councilors Nolan, Venditto, Richardson, Dominguez and Marx in support, and Tranchida and Satti opposed.
Download New London's new ordinance. Efforts continue to support fracking bans in nearby communities, and there is a proposed bill in Hartford, HB-6329, that would enact more stringent and permanent protections on the state level.
Keep up-to-date on the issue by visiting the Facebook page, Ban Fracking Waste in New London.
New London Green Youth start group
New London Green Youth had its first meeting on February 24, to discuss the group's direction, issues and activities. Meetings will be held on the last Friday of each month; interested individuals are welcome to attend the next one, scheduled for April 28 at 6:00pm, at the Washington Street Coffee House. You can keep informed on New London Green Youth activities by joining the Facebook group.
Jill Stein Connecticut visit rescheduled
Meet presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein and fellow Greens on Sunday, April 23, at the Portland Senior Center, 7 Waverly Road, Portland, CT.
Music will be provided by Fe Fi Fo from 12noon, and Dr. Stein will arrive at 1:00.
Admission is free, but donations to the Green Party of Connecticut will be gratefully accepted. Food and merchandise will also available for purchase.
For more information about Green Party of Connecticut, visit ctgreenparty.org.
Green Party of CT Annual Meeting
The annual meeting and election of officers of the Green Party of Connecticut will take place on Sunday, April 30, 11am-5pm, at the Waverly Center, 7 Waverly Avenue, Portland, CT. Registered Green Party members should expect to receive ballots in the mail by mid-April, with instructions for voting for State Central Committee Co-Chairs (3), Secretary (1), Treasurer (1) and Representatives to the National Committee (3). All Greens are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting, but, if you can't make it, you may submit your ballot by mail.
Candidate statements can be found on the Connecticut Green Party website.
Carpooling will be available from the New London area. Contact us if you need a ride or will be able to help transport others.
Next NLGP meeting – May 7
The next meeting of the New London Green Party will be held on Sunday, May 7, 7:00pm, at 19 Evergreen Avenue. The meeting will be preceded by a potluck supper at 6:30.
All are welcome! Please attend if you would like to learn what the New London Greens are planning for 2017 and interested in getting involved.