About westsidegreens

The West Side Greens is a grassroots community organization that works on environmental and social justice issues as well as supports Green Party candidates running for office.

The ILGP State Meeting’s In Our Backyard!

Come to the ILGP State Meeting!

Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Oak Park, IL

Veterans Room, 2nd Floor, 9am to 5pm

Highlights: Besides electing officers, discussing Party business (bylaws changes and platform items) and hearing from Green Party officeholders and candidates, there will be panel discussions. All are welcome to attend.

9:30am: Erica Kadel, ILGP Fundraising Coordinator will have a session on the future direction of ILGP fundraising.

11: 00am:Panel: Beating the Barriers to Success in the Inner City
– Tammie Vinson, Chicago Teacher’s Union Black Caucus
– Kohme Parrett, Director, Organizing, Increase the  Harvest
– Marlon Chamberlain, organizer for FORCE
(Fighting to Overcome Records & Create Equality)

– Charles Perry, West Side Health Authority


Breakout Session 1:

–Taboo no longer: Tackling the Opiate Overdose  Crisis
— Chelsea Laliberte & Laura Fry, live4lali.org
–A Representative from “A Way Out” Program in Lake County

Breakout Session 2:

 –Community Gardening for Community Development

Julie Samuels, Community Organizer, Co-Founder- Chicago Community Gardeners Association

***Don’t forget!  There is a social at 1017 Studio (128 W. Harrison St.) on Friday, 3/24 from 7-9pm.  Food and Drink and Music!

For more information, call or email: Rita Maniotis, Secretary, Illinois Green Party

ilgpsecretary@gmail.com; 708-955-6964


Curtin Protests WTTW Exclusion


Illinois State Comptroller Candidates, Tim Curtin of the Green Party and Claire Ball of the Libertarian Party protested out in front of the WTTW “Public” TV studios after being excluded from the Comptroller candidate debate on Tuesday, October 25th.  Just before the debate started, they entered the lobby asking to be included.