2012 Green Party of Pennsylvania Convention, March 3-4, Lancaster, PA
Saturday, March 3 - workshops and public forum
Sunday, March 4 - Annual State Committee Meeting, decision making
Our 2012 Convention is taking shape!
We'll be starting at 12 noon on Saturday, March 3 with an introduction and welcome followed by an afternoon of workshops and an evening forum. Workshop topics include: ballot access petition circulation; running a campaign for state office; productive interaction with the Occupy movement; fighting fracking; lobbying legislators on the Voters Choice ballot access bills; and strengthening our local Green parties. Details and additional topics to be announced.
The GPPA Annual State Committee Meeting will be on Sunday, March 4 from 10:20 am - 4:40 pm with a break for lunch. During this very important meeting, we will be voting on a new slate of GPPA officers, delegates to the GPUS National Committee, and on appointments to various state and national committees. Green Party nominees to run for public office, such as the PA state legislature and US Congress, will be considered. Decisions will be made regarding a statewide petition plan, our Presidential Caucuses and a selection process for delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention. Meeting time for committees and caucuses will be available before and after the State Committee Meeting.
We will be meeting at the Lancaster Host Conference Center in East Lancaster on Lincoln Highway, US 30, among a strip of attractions, hotels and restaurants. The Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, American Music Theatre, Tanger Outlet Center and Rockvale Square Outlets are all within a mile. Convenient to most PA cities, driving distances are: 5 miles from Lancaster; 32 miles from York; 37 miles from Reading or West Chester; 44 miles from Harrisburg; 65 miles from Philadelphia; 70 miles from Allentown; 125 miles from Scranton; 128 miles from Williamsport; 131 miles from State College; 243 miles from Pittsburgh; and 340 miles from Erie.
Rooms are available on-site for $89 for a single or $99 for a double. Nearby hotels offer rooms for as low as $50, and campsites with facilities are within 1/3 mile for $40. Area restaurants provide options to fit a variety of tastes and budgets.
A voluntary contribution of $10 to $20 is requested to cover costs for the meeting space. Additional donations are invited.
For updates and additional details, please see http://www.gpofpa.org/
(from the Steering Committee of the Green Party of Pennsylvania)