Green Party publishes appeal to Black Lives Matter supporters

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party has published an appeal to supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, written by Margaret Flowers and James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

The letter encourages "all people who care about protecting and empowering black lives to work with us to build political power outside the corporate duopoly through the Green Party" and invites Black Lives Matter supporters to attend the Green convention."

Excerpts from the letter are appended below. The full text of the letter is online here: http://www.gp.org/open_letter_black_lives_matter_supporters

The letter is addressed to Black Lives Matter supporters instead of the movement itself, out of respect for the movement's nonpartisan nature and decision not to endorse parties and candidates.

Dr. Flowers is the Green candidate for the U.S. Senate in Maryland ( http://www.flowersforsenate.org ), as well as a physician and political activist. Mr. Lane is a media activist and Green candidate for Public Advocate of New York City in the 2017 election ( http://www.votejameslane.org ).

The convention will take place August 4-7 on the campus of the University of Houston in Texas ( http://www.gp.org/pnc-2016 ). Members of the media may register for credentials here ( http://www.gp.org/media-credentials ) as well as on site during the convention.

For more details about the convention, including a schedule of events, see this news advisory: http://www.gp.org/green_party_will_keep_the_political_revolution_going