TRENTON, NJ - The Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) will be holding its 16th annual state convention, Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick, NJ. 

The convention will hear from all three candidates seeking the national Green Party’s presidential nomination: Roseanne Barr and Kent Mesplay (via Skype) and Jill Stein (in person). Also, Ken Wolski will be kicking off his Green campaign for U.S. Senate. Wolski, a registered nurse for 35 years, retired from the State of New Jersey, and is currently executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana–New Jersey.  Wolski said:“I will campaign to end the influence of corporate money on elected officials, to end the destructive and ineffective War on Drugs, and to ensure free and universal health care for all Americans.” 

According to Michael Spector, State Chair, Green Party primaries and conventions serve to increase interest and move the party toward becoming a serious alternative to the Democrats and Republicans. The Green Party of the United States will be holding its Presidential Nominating Convention July 12-15 in Baltimore.