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Green party convention held in Augusta Sunday

AUGUSTA - The Maine green independent party held their annual convention Sunday in Augusta.

 

The convention featured key note speakers and gave people a chance to nominate co-chairs for their state committee and vote on party bylaws.

 

Green party leaders said they are for ranked choice voting, a single-payer healthcare system, social justice causes, and protecting the environment.

 

All while they said they're giving voters more options than just democrat or republican.

 

Greater Portland green chair, Jacqui Deveneau said, "It's not about parties anymore. It's about saving the planet and for the people...we're the only party that has valid access that has for thirty years - for no money - continued to grow."

 

The Maine greens said they allow people registered as independent voters to vote in the greens primary elections, and they welcome people of all ages to get involved with their causes.

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at [email protected].