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USGP advisory on detention of a Green at Maine airport

CORRECTION of erroneous information in press
reports on the detention of a Green at Maine
airport
THE GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

PRESS ADVISORY
For immediate release:
Sunday, November 4, 2001

Contacts:
Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator
207-326-4576, nallen (at) acadia.net
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator
202-518-5624, scottmclarty (at) yahoo.com


CORRECTION of erroneous information in press
reports on the detention of a Green at Maine
airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party organizers are
attempting to confirm a report from sources in
Maine that a Green was detained by officials at
Bangor International Airport because of her
political affiliation.

Greens support measures to keep air traffic safe
during the current crisis, as long as
constitutional rights are not violated and people
who engage in nonviolent political dissent are
not targeted. Numerous Green Party organizers
and activists have flown over the past weeks
without incident, and they have complied in every
way with airport security measures.

PLEASE NOTE: Recent press reports on the incident
contained incorrect information about the
affiliation of the Green Party member, stating
that Nancy Oden is a "coordinating committee
member" of the Green Party of the United States.
Ms. Oden is not a member of the party's
Coordinating Committee (which consists of
delegates from affiliated states), but of a
different organization.

The Green Party of the United States is the only
Green political organization organized nationally
as a party, in which at least 31 states are
represented (with other states' memberships
pending). It organized the Green National
Convention in Denver in June, 2000, at which
Ralph Nader was nominated to run for President,
and is recognized among Green Parties around the
world.

The Green Party of the United States has filed
papers with the Federal Election Commission for
recognition as a national party with national
committee status, and expects an announcement of
the FEC's decision within the next few weeks.

Media inquiries about national policies and
activities of the Green Party should be directed
solely to the Green Party of the United States,
through its media representatives as listed in
the heading above. To contact state Green
Parties, visit the Green Party of the United
States web site and follow the
links to the state parties and their contacts and
web sites.


MORE INFORMATION

The Green Party of the United States
gpus.org


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