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Green Independent Party Convention in Portland

PORTLAND (WGME) -- A political party that focuses on environmental stability and what it calls grassroots democracy is coming together for its annual convention.

A couple dozen members of the Maine Green Independent Party got together at East End Community School Saturday morning. The group was involved in the marijuana legalization effort in Portland and the Portland Parks vote last week.

"We have a lot of challenges with our environment, particularly now with the issues that we have associated with global climate change so it's really important to have the message from the green party out there in the public," said organizer and City Councilor David Marshall.

The Green Party started 30 years ago and leaders say Maine has the highest percentage of registered Green voters in the country.