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The April 2012 Minutes submitted by Jessica Ashman:
Minutes of the Berks County Green Party Meeting / 2012 Caucus
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cucina Cafe, located inside the Goggle Works
201 Washington St.
Present: Shirley Fisher, Jessica Ashman, Dorothy Schieber, Dave Kurzweg, John Murphy, Justin Hill, Shatyia Marrero
Meeting called to order: 6:39 PM
I. Caucus Preview
A. Jessica explained to Shirley and Dave the Caucus procedure to be held later during meeting.
II. What it Means to be Green
A. Shirley found an article she liked that releated to the Green Party, will make copies to distribute to other members, and also as random literature for the public.
III. Collecting Signatures
A. Jessica brought petitions to collect signatures for the Presidential nominees, Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr.
B. Dave, Justin, and Shirley took some petitions to collect signatures on their own.
IV. Earth Day
A. To be held Saturday, April 21st, at Riverfront Park in Reading, 11 am to 7pm.
1. Trash pick up to be held before Earth Day event.
2. Dave will arrange getting a table for the Berks Greens.
3. Dave, Jessica, Shirley, and Justin will all attend to help table, good day to collect signatures also.
V. John Murphy for Congress
A. John Murphy, Independent candidate for the 16th District for Congress, attended the meeting, seeking the Berks Greens endorsement.
B. John gave his positions, background, and info about who he's running against.
C. Gave tips on collecting signatures.
D. Berks Greens decided to endorse John, and he may attend the Earth Day event on the 21st.
A. Aside from John Murphy, everyone submitted their votes for the Green Party presidental candidate.
B. Jessica will forward these results to the Green Party Steering Committee.
C. The presidential candidate will be announced at the National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, July 12-15.
VII. Active Green Party Walking List
A. Jessica requested a list from Election Services of all active Green voters in Berks County.
B. Jessica was informed that the list is ready, and she needs to pick it up.
C. Will be very helpful in collecting signatures if going door-to-door, sending mail, etc.
Meeting adjourned: 8:30 PM
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