Next NLGP meeting on November 4

The New London Green Party will hold its next meeting on Sunday, November 4, 7:00pm, at 19 Evergreen Avenue, New London. We will discuss the 2018 elections: which candidatates to support as well as issues to shed light on. There will be a particular focus on Election Day activities.

As is our custom, a potluck suppoer 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.

2018 Green Party candidates

The Green Party 2nd Congressional District nominating convention was held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Mansfield Public Library's Buchanan Auditorium in Mansfield, CT. Co-hosted by the New London, Waterford, and Shoreline chapters and the Windham Green town committee, the purpose of the meeting was to nominate candidates for public offices within our district.

Tolland resident Michelle Louise Bicking, JP LCSW MPA, was nominated to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat against incumbent Representative Joe Courtney in this November's elections. A first-generation West Indian American, Ms Bicking 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.

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.

Our regional candidates join statewide Green Party nominees who were endorsed at a special meeting of the Green Party of Connecticut held on May 12: Mike DeRosa for Secretary of the State; Peter Goselin for Attorney General; Ed Heflin for Comptroller; and Jeff Russell for US Senate.

On the local front, the New London Greens endorsed incumbent Representative Chris Soto in the 39th district, CT Assembly. Soto's name will appear on this year's ballot on both the Democratic and Green lines. A vote for him on Row F (Green) will help us retain ballot access and qualify for public financing in 2020.

Green Party of CT Internal Elections

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!