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 May 26 at 6:00pm, at the Washington Street Coffee House. You can keep informed on New London Green Youth activities by joining the Facebook group.

Green Party of CT election results

The annual meeting and election of officers of the Green Party of Connecticut took place on Sunday, April 30, 11am-5pm, at the Waverly Center in Portland, CT. Workshops were held on the topics of Public Banking, Immigrant Rights, Outreach Strategies, Regulation of Drones, Public Education Concerns, and 168 registered Green Party members cast ballots (in person or by mail) for State Central Committee officers. Baird Welch-Collins, Emily Garfinkel, and Mike DeRosa were elected to the 3 co-chair positions; Ronna Stuller was elected secretary; Chris Reilly was elected treasurer; and Mike DeRosa, Joshua Steele-Kelly, and Baird Welch-Collins will be our representatives to the National Committee.

The 5-member Executive Committee is made up of the co-chairs, secretary, and treasurer. Contact them by email at GPCT-executive@greenregistrar.us.

Next NLGP meeting – June 4

The next meeting of the New London Green Party will be held on Sunday, June 4, 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.

Jill Stein in Connecticut

2016 Green Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein visited Portland, CT on Sunday, April 23. Watch her presentation here!

For more information about Green Party of Connecticut, visit ctgreenparty.org.