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 Rights of a Child  
On March 10th, 1999 The Northeast Chapter of the CT Green Party unanimously agreed to pass a Resolution in which the President of the US and CT Senators in Congress are asked to reatify the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.
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 Ten Key Values of Green  
Ecological Wisdom We must operate human societies with the understanding that we are part of nature, not on top of it. This means we must live within the ecological and resource limits of the planet, applying our technological knowledge to the challenge of an energy efficient and sustainable economy.
Grassroots Democracy We must develop systems that allow us to controlthe decisions that affect our lives. We must ensure that representatives will be fully accountable to the people who elected them. Citizens must take responsibility for their society by becoming active Public Citizens.
Social Justice We must respond to human suffering in ways that promote dignity. We must encourage people to commit them-selves to lifestyles that promote their own health. We must have a community controlled education system that effectively teaches our children academic skills, ecological wisdom, social responsibility and personal growth. We must resolve personal and intergroup conflicts
without just turning them over to lawyers and judges. We must take responsibility for reducing the crime rate in our neighborhoods. We must encourage such values as simplicity and moderation.
Nonviolence We must develop effective alternatives to our current patterns of violence at all levels from the family and the street, to nations and the world.
Decentralization  We must reduce power and responsibility to individuals, institutions, communities and regions. We must have a decentralized democratic society with our political, economic and social institutions locating power on the smallest scale (closest to home) that is efficient and practical.
Community Based Economics We must design our work structures
lto encourage employee ownership and workplace democracy. We must develop new economic activities and institutions that will allow us to use our new technologies in ways that are humane, freeing, ecological and accountable and responsive to 
communities. We must establish some form of basic economic security, open to all. We must restrict the size and concentrated power of corporations without discouraging superior efficiency or technological innovation.
Feminism  We must replace the cultural ethics of dominance and control with more cooperative ways of interacting. We must promote the building of respectful, positive and responsible relationships across the lines of gender and other divisions.
Respect for Diversity  We must honor cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity within the context of individual responsibility to all beings. We must reclaim our country's finest shared ideals: the dignity of the individual, democratic participation, and liberty and justice for all.
Personal and Global Responsibility We must be of genuine assistance to grassroots groups in the third world. We must help other countries make
lthe transition to self-sufficiency in food and other basic necessities. We must cut our defense budget while maintaining an adequate defense. We must promote these ten GREEN values in the reshaping of our global order. We must reshape world order without creating just another enormous nation-state.
Future Focus We must induce people and institutions to think in terms of the long range future, and not just in terms of their short range selfish interest. We must encourage people to develop their own visions of the future and move more effectively toward them. We must judge whether new technologies are socially useful and use those judgments to shape our society. We must induce our government and other institutions to practice fiscal responsibility. We must make the quality of life, rather than open ended economic growth, the focus of our future thinking. 

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Weekly Peace Vigil: Members of the NE Chapter join with others each Thursday from 5 to 6pm for a Peace Vigil at the corner of Walnut and Main. Contact: Chris or Max at maxhw@hotmail.com.