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Dan DelMonte was elected as Chairperson of the Allegany County Green Party. Rebecca Galliher was re-elected as Treasurer and Robert Smith was elected as the Allegany County Delegate to the Maryland Green Party's Coordinating Council (State Central Committee).
The terms are one year, making the next required officer elections in September of 2018.
Following the election of new officers, the party decided by consensus to set a date for candidate nominations following the immediately filing deadline for principle party candidates. The exact date is to be decided at the next meeting, on September 30, 2017.
The nominating convention is anticipated to take place in March of 2018. State law requires minor party certificate of nominations to be submitted by August 6, 2018.
The Allegany County Green Party condemns the tasteless and blatantly ignorant comments of LeRoy Myers. He is purported, by the Cumberland Times, to have said “you could probably take the whole of South End of Cumberland and tear down the houses.” This was an area where he was elected to represent the people of District 1C. As a former Delegate, Myer's comments are outright disrespectful.
The Allegany County Green Party stands by all residents of Allegany County.
This is our home. These are our neighbors. We are not giving up. We are going to stand up for ourselves and each other.
The Allegany County Green Party asks residents of South Cumberland and all of District 1C to contact LeRoy Myers successor, Delegate Mike McKay, to condemn Meyers’ statements, which can only be truly described as a total betrayal to his former constituents.
Delegate Mike McKay:
Our meeting scheduled for April 15th has been pushed back to April 22nd.
We are meeting at Allegany College of Maryland at 1:30 PM.
You can find us in the Cumberland Campus Library in conference room 133A. Please ask a librarian for assistance if you cannot find us.
RSVP on Facebook.
Everyone from the community is welcomed!
Today we have a meeting at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Zion UMC.
The address is:
12201 Bedford Rd NE
Cumberland, MD 21502
You can also RSVP on our facebook event.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed fracking ban HB 1325 with a 97 to 40 vote. The Democrats have finally realized, along with a few Republicans (none that represent Allegany County), that most Marylanders do NOT want fracking.
We would like to thank every Green and Progressive working on this issue for contacting their State Delegate and mobilizing others to tke action.
This is a monumental step forward to guarantee our water, ecosystems, and health & safety are protected. Allegany County Greens will continue to fight against these potential ecological disasters, but we cannot do it alone.
We urge you to contact State Senator Edwards (R) and Senate President Miller (D) to tell them to support the corresponding Senate Bill (SB) 740. With enough support, it will be impossible to Governor Hogan to veto. Let's make this happen!
#ItsInOurHands #DontFrackMD #GreenValues #WaterIsLife
Senator George C. Edwards (R)
District 1: Garrett, Allegany, & Washington Counties.
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller
District 27: Calvert, Charles, & Prince George's Counties.
On December 7th, 2016, the Allegany County Green Party adopted its bylaws at its first meeting.
Bylaws can be found here.
We are expected to reconvene this January 2017 after the Holidays.
Agenda items likely to be addressed are Election of Officers, Establishing the ACGP Treasury, and Key Issues for 2017.
Check our Events & News Section in the upcoming weeks to find out the information for next month's meeting.
Today, the Maryland Green Party (MGP) became verified on Twitter. This comes right after the Minnesota Green party became the first verified third party for any state, making Maryland second.
On Thursday August 11, 2016, the Maryland Green Party took action to make sure every county in the state had a facebook group for Greens to collaborate and establish local chapters.
Since the creation of the Allegany County Green Party facebook group, more people have become interested.
Regular meeting times are to be announced shortly.
Our immediate focus will be building the Stein campaign's ground game and spreading the word on the down-ballot races. Voters in Allegany County will get the Green choices of Dr. Margaret Flowers for U.S. Senate and George Gluck for U.S. House (CD-6).
More details to come soon!