Megan Ellyia Green
- 1 Defeat
- 2 State Senate run
- 3 Bernie co-chair
- 4 Local Progress
- 5 Background
- 6 DNC
- 7 Green to the DNC
- 8 2016 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards
- 9 2017 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards
- 10 DSA endorsement
- 11 Saint Louis DSA new public group
- 12 Supporting Megan-Ellyia Green
- 13 Millennials for Revolution endorsement
- 14 The Democratic Socialists of St. Louis Public Group
- 15 CBTU event
- 16 Unsung Heroes
- 17 Backing Pecinovsky
- 18 Missouri comrades
- 19 References
- 20 References
DSA NPC newsletter August 20, 2020:
- We’d also like to thank the six nationally endorsed DSA candidates (Justin Farmer, Megan Green, Rebecca Parson, Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, Nada Elmikashfi, and Dan Michniewicz), who narrowly lost, for running and for all the comrades who put in work for all of the campaigns we’ve mentioned.
State Senate run
Democratic Socialists of America June 30 2020·
DSA is proud to endorse Megan Ellyia Green for Missouri State Senate District 5 in St. Louis, MO.
Megan currently represents the 15th Ward on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and has been an active member of St. Louis DSA for the last three years. Since before she was a public servant, Megan has been in the streets with community activists, fighting for a more just social order. On the Board, she has been a leader in the fight for better worker pay, expanding reproductive healthcare access, and keeping public assets away from corporate control. With DSA’s help, she is ready to bring this fight to Jefferson City, and democratic socialism to the Missouri State House. Learn more about her campaign and how to support it at
Megan Ellyia Green is a board member at Local Progress.
Regina Romero July 16, 2018 ·
Alderwoman Megan Green, D-15th Ward, has done a lot of campaigning over the last 29 months.
Between October 2014 and April 2017, Green ran in three elections to secure a full term representing the ward, which covers parts of the Tower Grove South and Tower Grove East neighborhoods. Pretty soon after that last election, she set her sights on higher office. In the race for president, her main opponents are incumbent Lewis Reed and State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis.
“I’m running for president of the Board of Aldermen basically because I feel like the status quo in our city is not working, and our city, in order to move forward, desperately needs some different leadership at the top of the board,” Green said.
Green is a native of upstate New York who came to St. Louis in 2005 to participate in the Coro Fellowship for Public Affairs. She’s currently pursuing a doctorate in education policy at St. Louis University.
Green sees a path to victory in the anti-establishment mood in the city. “Whoever wins this race is going to have to step outside their traditional base of support and build coalitions across groups of people who may not always be on the same side of issues. And I think we’re in the best position to do that because of running on an anti-establishment, anti-corruption agenda.”
In 2016 Clinton won eight at large delegates and Sanders won his seven. With those delegates and the addition of the Congressional district delegates, Clinton will have a total of 36 delegates from Missouri, and Sanders will have 35.
While the Sanders support did not get a victory there, they came away with a big victory when they elected four members of their caucus to the Democratic National Committee for a four year term.
Progressive candidates lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Winston Apple, amateur wrestler and candidate for state representative Curtis Wylde (Wells), St. Louis alderwoman Megan Green, and Mid-Missourians for Bernie Sanders founder Persephone Dakopolos beat out state Sen. Shalonn Curls, and Missouri Democratic superdelegates Doug Brooks, Matt Robinson, and Sandy Querry.
Green to the DNC
Madeline Buthod June 18, 2016:
Congratulations to Ald. Megan Green on being elected to the Democratic National Committee! Missouri is in good hands with Megan pushing for a more progressive Democratic Party. — with Magdalena Beautoe and Megan Ellyia Green and Lew Moye in Sedalia, Missouri.
2016 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards
24th Annual Hershel Walker 'Peace & Justice' Awards Breakfast. Hosted by St. Louis Workers’ Education Society.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM CDT
Painters District Council No 2, 2501 59th St, St. Louis 63110
Please come to our activist awards ceremony!
Friends - we are happy to announce the 24th Annual Hershel Walker 'Peace & Justice' Awards Breakfast recipients and keynote speaker. This year's Awardees are:
- Alderwoman Megan Green, Ward 15
- Steve Wayland, director of business dev., Painters' DC 58
- Christine Assefa, organizer, Organization for Black Struggle
The keynote is: Tiffany Dena Loftin, the AFL-CIO's Civil, Human and Women's Rights Department Program Coordinator.
2017 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards
A diverse crowd of 170 gathered at the Painter’s Union District Council 58 hall to honor five labor and community leaders receiving the Hershel Walker ‘Peace and Justice’ Awards Breakfast May 13, 2017.
The annual awards breakfast was commissioned to commemorate the extraordinary life of St. Louis trade unionist and civil rights leader Hershel Walker, who dedicated over 60 years to the labor, peace, and justice movements.
Members of the Service Employees International Union, Healthcare MO/KS; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists-St. Louis Chapter; IUOE local 148; Laborers’ Local 110; Labor Tribune; SMART Local 36; Painters’ District Council 58; Jobs with Justice; Missourians against the Death Penalty; and Show me $15 attended the breakfast along with: State Representative’s : Peter Merideth (D-80th District), Clem Smith (D-85th District), Cora Faith Walker (D-74th District); 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther; 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green; 20th Ward Committeewoman Wendy Campbell; 8th Ward Committeewoman Annie Rice; 14th Ward Committeewoman Madeline Buthod; and many others. .
Saint Louis DSA new public group
Supporting Megan-Ellyia Green
- Walked in just in time for the fantastic intro from Rasheen Lamont Aldridge. Time to get to work and get Megan Ellyia Green re-elected!
Millennials for Revolution endorsement
The Democratic Socialists of St. Louis Public Group
Megan Ellyia Green October 14 2018:
Fiain Kvinna shared an event to the group: St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America. August 11, 2018 · This event is happening next weekend! The DSA National Director, Maria Svart, will be speaking, along with Megan Ellyia Green and Cori Bush.
Hannah Allison August 27 2018:
St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America December 11, 2018:
Congratulations to our outgoing co-chair (Lauren Pyatt), incoming co-chair (Alicia Hernandez) and resident alderwoman (Megan Ellyia Green) who were all recognized last night as Unsung Heroes at Human Rights Day 2018!
How can a local politician in a working-class ward stand against the interests of working-class people? This was the question before voters in this city’s southside 14th ward during last week’s municipal election when 41-year-old labor activist Tony Pecinovsky racked up 48 percent of the vote, nearly turning out longtime incumbent Carol Howard in the Democratic primary.
Pecinovsky’s campaign was launched last September on a wave of electoral activism that followed a successful statewide campaign to overcome the legislature’s “right-to-work” legislation via a ballot initiative.
“A group of folks were upset with our alderperson,” Democratic Committeewoman Madeline Buthod told People’s World. Besides the betrayal of community interests on her anti-minimum wage vote, Buthod said, “Howard was in favor of every tax abatement that came our way. Those tax abatements take money from our city schools.”
“Tony had a history of working with the labor movement. He was a big part of getting the minimum wage passed,” Buthod said, adding that Pecinovsky was a big presence in the ward collecting signatures to put the initiative to kill the right-to-work bill on the ballot. “We trusted him to do what’s right because of his history,” Buthod concluded.
Besides the 14th Ward Democrats, which Buthod co-chairs, Pecinovsky was supported by an array of progressive and labor groups across the city: STL Young Democrats, Planned Parenthood, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Mobilize Missouri, Operating Engineers and Painters Unions, SEIU, and Action St. Louis.
Howard’s campaign did not offer a defense of her vote against raising the minimum wage nor of her corporate spending priorities. Rather, it focused on Pecinovsky’s long-time work with the Communist Party USA, which itself has a long history of supporting working class issues in St. Louis, especially in the labor movement and with such groups as the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.
“Tony is a stand-up working-class guy,” said Lew Moye, president emeritus of St. Louis CBTU, taking issue with the Howard camp’s red-baiting campaign. “That makes the anti-communism ineffective.” He cited what he called Pecinovsky’s long history of opposing racism and sexism: “He’s a true champion of the working class.”
Pecinovsky is president of the St. Louis Workers Education Society, a community center located near the 14th ward. “WES has made itself a home for grassroots organizations,” said Pecinovsky. The center offers labor history, political education, and know-your-rights-on-the-job curriculum to local unions, as well as shop steward trainings and union newsletter design work. WES was a place that brought grassroots forces together while the community was protesting the police killing of African American teenager Michael Brown in 2014.
A stream of social media attacks on Pecinovsky by Howard culminated the week before the election with a flyer depicting him standing next to Lenin and a screenshot of Pecinovsky’s many articles on the Communist Party’s website.
Megan Ellyia Green, a candidate for the city-wide position of President of the Board of Alderman, who endorsed and was endorsed by Pecinovsky, was similarly attacked. The St. Louis Police Association’s Facebook page photoshopped Green’s face over a poster of Mao Zedong and declared “Better dead than red!” Green ended up with 31 percent of the vote in a three-way race.
While some voters—especially among the older generations—may have been swayed by the red-baiting campaign, others were unaffected or even reacted to it by increasing their opposition to the incumbent, said Pecinovsky. Ben Girard, Pecinovsky’s campaign coordinator, said that canvassers reported some voters told him the campaign was a “breath of fresh air.”
Rasheen Aldridge June 8 2019·