The 2022 midterms are upon us and that means Greens across the country are preparing to run for office from the top to the bottom of the ticket. One of our goals at the Green Socialist Organizing Project is to help Greens improve their campaigns, from internal operations to knowledge on key issues. To that end, the Green Socialist Organizing Project’s Education Working Group is developing a series of workshops to develop Green candidates and their teams. These trainings will be divided into two types, the more traditional nuts and bolts of running a successful campaign and policy trainings on key issues. The hope for the issue trainings is that they will provide Green candidates and their teams with an understanding of Green positions on key issues and how our position is differentiated from those of other parties and to begin to develop a common language in how our candidates across the country talk about Green policies.
These workshops will take place on ZOOM and entail a presentation section and a discussion section. Each presenter may format their session differently, but making sure that there is ample opportunity for clarifying questions and discussion is key to taking the ideas in these trainings and implementing them in Green campaigns around the country.
Systems and Tech for Campaigns
Presented by Hawkins/Walker 2020 Tech Director Chris Blankenhorn
3 PM ET
Systems and technology are key to a modern campaign, especially grassroots campaigns where we have to work smarter, not harder, with fewer resources. This workshop will provide an overview of key tools that can help your Green campaign be more efficient and effective.
Green New Deal
Presented by Howie Hawkins
3 PM ET
The Democrats coopted it and then abandoned it, but Greens are still all in for a Green New Deal! Who better to learn about this keystone policy than from the ‘Original Green New Dealer!’
Ballot Access Petitioning
Presented by GPUS Co-Chair Garret Wasserman
3 PM ET
The first barrier most Greens face when running for office in repressive ballot access requirements. This workshop will provide tips on how to effectively petition, from targeting events and areas to petition to effective talking points and tactics.
Medicare for All
Presented by Margaret Flowers
3 PM ET
Another key policy with majoritarian support among voters that has been abandoned by the Democrats is Medicare for All. But how does Green policy differ from that of progressive Democrats? Learn from the author of the Hawkins/Walker health plan where Greens should be on this key issue in 2022.
Presented by Chris Blankenhorn and AJ Reed
7 PM ET
Whether traditional media, alternative media, or social media, campaign communications are key to reaching voters. This workshop will cover best practices across the spectrum of campaign communications.
Presented by Matthew Hoh, Green for US Senate
3 PM ET
Peace is a key value for the Green Party! It’s essential that Green candidates be equipped to play the role of the peace candidate in our political system dominated by hawks from both war parties. Matthew Hoh is a veteran and seasoned peace movement activist well prepared to help develop a Green message on peace issues.