For Immediate Release
Julian Assange to speak via live feed Aug. 6 at Green Convention in Houston
• Nomination, other events continue at the 2016 Green Presidential Nominating Convention:http://www.gp.org/pnc-2016
HOUSTON, TX - Julian Assange will speak to Green Party delegates and other members via live video feed on Saturday, August 6, before the party nominates its 2016 national candidates during the Green Party's Presidential Nominating Convention ( http://www.gp.org/pnc-2016 ).
Mr. Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks who has taken refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, will address Greens at the convention at 11:45 a.m. Central Time. He will be interviewed by David Cobb, 2004 Green presidential nominee and co-founder of Move to Amend (http://movetoamend.org).
Media credentialing for the convention is continuing on site at the registration desk in Room 237 (Multi-Purpose Room) in the Student Center.
Viewers can watch the livestream broadcasts on the Green Party's YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/GreenPartyVideos/live ). Portions of the convention, including the nomination, are being aired on the Green Party's Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/GreenPartyUS ). The broadcasts will be archived on the YouTube page.
PROGRAM for Saturday, August 6
Hosts: Dr. Margaret Flowers and James Lane, convention co-chairs
Keynote speakers: Dr. Cornel West, YahNé Ndgo
Location: Theater (Room 203) in the Student Center on the campus of the University of Houston
Welcome from Laura Palmer, Green Party of Texas
Welcome from convention co-chairs Margaret Flowers and James Lane
Credentialing of delegates / Quorum count
10:15 Platform discussion
11:15 Short speeches by Presidential candidates, other Speakers
11:45 Julian Assange
12:00 p.m. Break for lunch
1:00 Doors open
1:30 Convention reconvenes
1:40 YahNé Ndgo, keynote speaker
2:00 Dr. Cornel West, keynote speaker
2:15 Roll call of states
3:15 Vice-presidential nominee's acceptance speech
3:30 Presidential nominee's acceptance speech
Saturday, August 6
Press conference for the Green presidential and vice-presidential nominees, to begin following the nomination and acceptance speeches, approximately 4 p.m.
Location: Heights Room 224
"Party for the Revolution." Sponsored by the Jill Stein for President Campaign.
On Sunday, August 7, no formal events are scheduled for media. Green candidates and leaders and convention guests will be available for interviews. Time should be arranged with interviewees in advance.
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