Obama’s First 100 days from a Green Party Perspective

Ian Wilder with Green Party Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney

Ian Wilder with Green Party Prez Candidate Cynthia McKinney


On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature former Green Party of New York State Co-Chair Ian Wilder who will review Obama’s First 100 days from a Green Party Perspective www.BabylonGreens.org Wilder’s speech is part of the Babylon Green Party’s 100 Days Series which featured topics that needed to addressed in the first 100 days of the new presidency. The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) www.piscescafe.net map) Come hungry! For directions to the Babylon Green Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email ian.wilder@yahoo.com Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public.

A social media version of this press release can be found at http://pitch.pe/8710

Wilder went from being an 18 year-old Democratic County Committeeman to being elected Co-Chair of Green Party of New York State (GPNYS) Co-Chair twenty years later. He has worked on dozens of political campaigns ranging from Arthur Pitts and Patrick Halpin’s break-through elections to Ralph Nader’s historic 2000 Green Party run and Wilder’s own 2001 Babylon Town Supervisor run as a Green Party candidate. Wilder went from volunteering at the 1988 Democratic Presidential Convention to being a Delegate to the 2004 and 2008 Green Party Presidential Conventions.

Wilder currently is the Long Island representative to the GPNYS Executive Committee and Green Party of Suffolk Secretary. He is an at-large representative from GPNYS to the national Presidential Campaign Support Committee. Wilder continues the tradition of hosting the monthly Babylon Green Party Gatherings. Wilder also produces a Public Access TV show, the Green Party Show, on Woodbury Cablevision Channel 20 on Thursdays at 5:30 am . Wilder has offered political commentary in local publications and on radio. He co-founded the political and cultural website, onthewilderside.com. Wilder has served in a number of non-partisan venues such as being a Board Member of the Amityville Chamber of Commerce and his Co-op in North Babylon.

Babylon Green Party Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. The June 3, 2009 Gathering will feature musician Stephanie Carlin.The July 1, 2009 Gathering will feature Sue Tibke and Greg Wills on Nonviolent Communication. The August 5, 2009 Gathering will feature a showing of the film “Sicko” as an extension of the 100 Days Series, since Obama has taken single-payer health care off the table.

The Green Party is an alternative party to the Democrats and Republicans. The four pillars of the Green Party are: Nonviolence/Peace; Grassroots Democracy; Social and Economic Justice; and Ecological Wisdom. For more information about Green Party activities, please go to www.gpsuffolk.org or call Green Party of Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at 631-351-5763. You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it.

Babylon Green Party Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of every month:

  • The June 3, 2009 Gathering will feature musician Stephanie Carlin.
  • The July 1, 2009 Gathering will feature Sue Tibke and Gregg Wills on Nonviolent Communication
  • The August 5, 2009 Gathering will feature a showing of the film Sicko as a bonus to the 100 Days Series

The Green Party is an alternative party to the Democrats and Republicans. The four pillars of the Green Party are: Nonviolence/Peace; Grassroots Democracy; Social and Economic Justice; and Ecological Wisdom.

For more information about Green Party activities, please go to www.gpsuffolk.org or call Green Party of Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at 631-351-5763. You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it. Click here to find a voter registration form. You can send donations to the Green Party of Suffolk,14 Robin Drive, Huntington, NY 11743.

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