Whitney gets his snark on

Whitney gets his snark on

Posted by JP on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 13:47

Here's the news release from the Green Party that just arrived ...

Green Party's Rich Whitney to Unveil "Don't Blame Me…" Bumper Sticker

Rich Whitney, 2006 Green Party candidate for governor, will unveil a new bumper sticker that reads "Don't Blame Me, I Voted Whitney for Governor". The bumper stickers, available for $2 apiece, will go on sale July 10, 9 p.m., at a reception hosted by Whitney during the 2008 Green Party National Convention at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Ill. Revenue from sales of the bumper sticker will benefit the Whitney for Governor campaign committee, as well as 2008 Illinois Green Party candidates.

In his 2006 campaign, Whitney earned more than 361,000 votes (or 10%), enough to qualify the Greens as an "established" political party under Illinois Election Code through 2010. As an established party, the Illinois Green Party held its first ever statewide primary this past February, and the party expects to have more than 50 candidates on the ballot in November, the most it has ever run.

Whitney will be in the spotlight during a number of events at the Green Party National Convention, which takes place July 10-13, 2008, at the Palmer House Hilton and the Chicago Symphony Center. In addition to the reception, Whitney will speak at a kick-off press conference on Thursday, July 10, and moderate a presidential candidate's forum on Friday, July 11.

CONVENTION EVENTS FEATURING RICH WHITNEY

Thursday, July 10 (Palmer House Hilton)

4 p.m. – Speaking at introductory news conference
9 p.m. – Reception/fundraiser hosted by Rich Whitney

Friday, July 11 (Palmer House Hilton)

7 p.m. – Presidential candidate's forum, moderated by Rich Whitney

MORE INFORMATION

Illinois Green Party
http://www.ilgp.org

2008 Green National Convention: Live Green, Vote Green
http://www.greenparty2008.org

Convention Schedule
http://www.greenparty2008.org/wiki/index.php/Schedule

Media Credentialing
http://www.gp.org/forms/media

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