What's Your Talent?
There are numerous ways you can get involved with the Harris County
Green Party! Whatever your talents and availability, you can play a
part. Contact us if you have an interest or skill in any of the following,
we need your help. Or bring your own ideas to our general
monthly meeting. Whether you have an hour a month or an hour a day,
we could use your help on everything from data entry to phone banking,
protesting to distributing flyers, photographing events to writing articles
about events. Check out our workgroups or match your talents
to the ones below.
Most of the real work of the Harris County Green Party happens
in workgroups of interested volunteers. The following is a description
of our currently active workgroups and some information about each.
See which one(s) interest you and get in touch with them.
Issues -- Info Tech -- Leadership
Media -- Membership/Outreach
Funk & Wagnall's
FEMINISM - A doctrine advocating the granting of the same social, political
and economic rights to women as the ones granted to men; a movement
to achieve these.
FEMINISM - 1. The theory of the political, economic, and social equality
of the sexes. 2. Organized activity on behalf of women's rights and
can so important a part of humanity not receive more honor?
There are more women than men in our population, but opinions and needs
of this majority are degraded. Denigrated. Know this: when women suffer,
mankind and the earth suffer. Rise UP!
contact: Bernadine Williams.
The Caucus works to maximize the women's vote for the GP, magnify the
impact of green women within the party, and represent the best interests
of women on a wide variety of critically important issues. We'll identify
and recruit women to the GP, provide campaign training, research legislative
issues, and develop women candidates for elected and appointed office
as well as leadership positions within the party. It's an opportunity
to utilize your skills and talents while developing new ones! ~Hey,
it's our party too!
IDENTITY CAUCUS ACCREDITATION
read this feminism
speech by Jane Fonda.
special web page: Women's
Thinking Green was a twice monthly group that discussed Green values,
Green issues and the Green Party. Something like it has begun meeting
every Monday evening; it is called "G3" which stands for Green
Thought, Green Community, Green Action. Check the HCGP home page for
current meeting time and place. Here is more
information about what Thinking Green was. Contact: HCGP
Club and Education
The book club used to read and discuss progressive materials. Check
out some good reads here.
Access and Legal Issues
Contact: Don Cook
& Referendums Work Group
& Referendums Work Group actively seeks to push political-reform
movements, seek out Green or Green-friendly nominees, and seek out Green
issues to support. This
group seeks out Green or Green-friendly nominees for public office,
screens/interviews nominees who wish HCGP endorsement, and proposes
methods of supporting these selected nominees. Contact Don Cook; George
The HCGP has several active email groups. Learn more about
This group is responsible for the maintenance of the website and provides
training and support to members of other work groups to ensure they
are able to update their areas of the site. Contact art(at)txgreens(dot)org.
Database Work Group maintains the HCGP database, trains Internal Support
members on data-entry techniques, and assists with report creation,
data entry, and direct-mail campaigns. Contact HCGP.
The Steering Committee is the elected executive body of the Harris County
Green Party. It is responsible for the overall direction of the party,
makes decisions on administrative and budgetary issues, and makes decisions
on any other issue that does not require consensus of the general body.
The Steering Committee also sets the agenda for the monthly general
meeting. More Info.
goal of this work group is to develop a budget and regular fund-raising
mechanism for the Harris County Green Party. The Green Backs are responsible
for working with the HCGP treasurer to determine the financial needs
of the HCGP and ensure legal compliance, report financial status to
the Steering Committee, and recommend spending initiatives. Merchandising
and Materials works to ensure that party materials (from
general info to Green Party T-shirts) are stocked, inventoried, and
sold. Contact: Don Cook.
Watch Cable TV Show
choose not to BLAME the media, we BECOME the media! Join GreenWatchTV,
our very own television show covering local and international issues
from points of view you just won't see on those other programs. Every
other Monday at 8pm on Houston Cable channel 17 (Kingwood 98) and streams
live on the internet via HMSTV.org. Contact Art Browning or Brian
Harrison. More Info.
The Media & Communications Work Group actively and consistently promotes
the HCGP, our stance on Green issues, and our support of Green and Green-friendly
candidates through all public media channels, including print, TV, radio,
and the Web.
The Diverstity group reaches out to underrepresented groups in order
to build community ties and to strengthen the Green Party's commitment
to a diverse membership and platform. Contact: Henry and Alma Cooper
The Events Work Group is responsible for organizing HCGP events and
getting members of the HCGP involved in those events. "Events"
typically denotes one-time public activities such as Earth Day or internal
activities intended for the entire membership. Generally, this would
include organizing booths and presence at festivals and scheduling Green
Hornet appearances. While the Events Work Group coordinates volunteers
for events, it often works with the Internal Communications group and
the phone tree. Events and Festivals Calendar contact:
Nathalie Paravicini; Events and Festivals Tabling contact:
Contact John Staley; David Wager
& Justice Committee
We're also looking for people to help with the following kinds of activities.
to support future campaigns
Build Coalitions with local Green-sympathetic organizations
Contact New Members to make sure all their questions are answered
Greet new members at the General Monthly Meeting
Phone Bank to help us update our member information
Public Speaking at events about the Green Party
Letters to the editor
Letters to congresspeople
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