October 5, 2015
Hello, EOW Group Member.
We have a lot of good news to report. First, on September 30, the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) membership created the GPOP Electoral Operations Working (EOW) Group – that is us – and this is Report #1 of the EOW Group, of which you are a founding member.
According to the motion approved by the GPOP membership, the EOW Group will have three tasks: “recruiting Green Party candidates who will campaign for office; organizing people to work on those campaigns; and building an infrastructure that will be able to win electoral campaigns.” There is a news release in the works, and you will hear more about that before the end of next week.
Task: Recruiting Green Party Candidates
As you will recall, this working group has already contacted the Philadelphia Area Anti-Drone Network, Food and Water Watch, Philly Regional Anti-War Network and Veterans for Peace Chapter 31, to see if any of their members would be interested in running as a Green Party candidate for PA House of Representatives during 2016. There are other movement organizations we should contact. If you are a member of any of the following, please send me the specific contact information: Action United, DecarceratePA, National Organization for Women, Sierra Club, or any similar group. We should also approach any of the many labor unions that have membership in Philadelphia.
Task: Building an Infrastructure to Win Elections
Right now, our most important job is to recruit volunteers to work the polls on Tuesday, November 3, for Kristin Combs’ campaign for Philadelphia City Council at Large. This is the beginning of a structure that will eventually involve volunteers at every polling place in Philadelphia. We are beginning with seven Green Party Representatives. As you can see, we have a very long way to go. We welcome people to work at the polls who are not Green Party members. It would be excellent, if we could attract Democrats and Independents to work for Kristin Combs’ campaign.
Task: Organizing Campaign Workers
Of course, there is more to winning elections than just working the polls. Right now, we are doing the preparation that will result in a greater vote for Kristin Combs at the divisions where we have volunteers. To this end, we are flyering door-to-door in the divisions mentioned above. We will also arrange for Kristin to visit house parties, if you would like to host one. As for other events, Kristin Combs will speak at GREEN NIGHT OUT on Saturday, October 10. If you would like to participate, please RSVP because seating is limited.
I look forward to including your response, questions, and suggestions in EOW Group Report #2. You may contact me using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Combs Not Condo King !!!
Chris Robinson, 215-843-4256