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GREENER TIMES Issue 1. February 2012.
GREENS LAUNCH VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE TO RETAIN BALLOT ACCESS
The Green Party is mobilizing its grassroots network of volunteers to register 100,000 new Green voters in California by Election Day 2012.
By registering Green Party, you help us maintain ballot access for a political party that works for your values: ecological wisdom, economic and social justice, grassroots democracy and non-violence.
To continue to our ballot access, our party membership must be at least one percent of the number of California voters who vote in the general elections for state constitutional offices.
It’s a great time to register Green Party. We face growing economic injustice for the 99% and social inequality, climate change disaster and endless wars.
The Green Party is the only party that is truly progressive and future-focused. The other parties extol exploitation, consumption, and non-sustainable competition. They are dominated by corporations, lobbyists and politicians who compromise too much.
The Green Party is focused on winning local elections and building local economies. We have Green Party members serving as local elected officials. More than 220 have been elected to local office since our party was founded in 1991.
By registering Green Party, you can vote for your values and tell the corporate parties that their solutions are not good enough for our families and generations to come.
Please join us. Register Green Party. Volunteer Green Party. Secure our future with the Green Party.
PROMINENT PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT GOES GREEN
By Marcy Winograd (Insert photo)
I joined the Green Party because I embrace its platform and core values of peace and social justice and sustainable communities. We live during urgent times, under the threat of global warming and perpetual war, and we must meet that challenge with a new life-affirming vision that transcends the corporate-driven two party system. As power shifts from the federal to the local level, as the US empire crashes on the shores of rapacious greed, the Greens can play a crucial role in promoting local economies, worker-owned cooperatives, and participatory democracy. It's good to be home; it's great to be Green!
Before becoming a California Green Party activist, Marcy Winograd mobilized 41% of the vote in her Democratic Party primary challenge to war-profiteer Congresswoman Jane Harman.
OPEN PRIMARIES GIVE GREENS MORE CHOICES ON THE BALLOT
There are no more partisan primaries for Congress, state or local elections any more in CA. You will see all of the candidates running from all parties on your June primary ballot except in the presidential primary election. You can vote for the candidate you like best regardless of their party or your party. The top two candidates from the June 2012 primary will be on the ballot in November 2012.
10 KEY VALUES
Economic justice Ecological wisdom Social Justice Non-violence Grassroots democracy Respect for diversity Feminism Decentralization Future Focus Community based economics
GREENS V DEMOCRATS V REPUBLICANS ISSUE GREENS DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS Ending corporate personhood Yes No position No position Single-payer universal health care Yes No No Reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 40% by 2020 and 95% by 2050, over 1990 levels. Yes No No Legal status for all undocumented immigrants in the US Yes No No Free tuition at all public universities and colleges Yes No No Closing all nuclear power plants in the US Yes No No End the death penalty Yes No No Legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. End the drug war. Yes No No Sources http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/2010/index.php http://www.democrats.org/issues http://www.gop.com/index.php/issues/issues/
GREENS IN OFFICE
We have 34 CA Greens in office. The highest ranking Green elected officials are Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, Mayor Bruce Delgado of Marina and Mayor Pam Hartwell-Herrero of Fairfax. Former Congressman Dan Hamburg now serves as Mendocino County Supervisor. In the November 2011 elections, 8 of our 12 candidates won re-election. It's a track record were prod of and hope to repeat in 2012 with even more Green Party candidates running for local office.
Please volunteer for our voter registration drive. We will train you and pair you up, if possible, with a more experienced voter registration volunteer. If your county isn't listed below, please contact Marnie Glickman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also volunteer on our website at www.cagreens.org.
Alameda: Vicente Cruz, email@example.com Contra Costa: Tim Laidman, firstname.lastname@example.org Fresno: Richard Gomez, email@example.com Humboldt: Steve Luther, firstname.lastname@example.org Lake: Dorothy Bateni, email@example.com Los Angeles: Michael McCue, firstname.lastname@example.org & Kamran Ghasri, email@example.com Marin: Marnie Glickman, firstname.lastname@example.org Napa: Alex Shantz, email@example.com Nevada: Ben Emery, firstname.lastname@example.org Orange: Ron Rodarte, email@example.com Sacramento: Jared Laiti, firstname.lastname@example.org San Diego: Hugh Moore, email@example.com San Mateo: Gloria Purcell, firstname.lastname@example.org Santa Clara: Carol Brouillet, email@example.com Shasta: Mark Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org Solano: Jeffrey Richardson, email@example.com Sonoma: Tim Smith, Rioryon@aol.com Ventura, Kendra Gonazalez, firstname.lastname@example.org
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