The Alameda County Green Voter Guide is Here! (June 3rd Election)

June 2014 Primary Election- Tuesday, June 3rd

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GreenVoterGuide_6_2014 [pdf]

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Green Voter Card

Federal Offices
U.S. Representative, District 13 — Why is incumbent Lee taking corporate money?: please see write-up
State Offices
Governor — Luis Rodriguez
Lieutenant Governor — Jena Goodman
Secretary of State — David Curtis
Controller — Laura Wells
Treasurer — Ellen Brown
Attorney General — No Endorsement, please see write-up
Insurance Commissioner — Nathalie Hrizi
State Superintendent of Public Instruction — Don’t vote for Gutierrez or Tuck
Board of Equalization, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see write-up
State Assembly, District 15 — Eugene Ruyle
State Assembly, District 18 — No Endorsement, please see write-up
County Offices
Superintendent of Schools — No Endorsement, please see write-up
Supervisor, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Supervisor, District 3 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Assessor — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Auditor-Controller-Clerk-Recorder — No Endorsement, please see write-up
District Attorney — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Sheriff-Coroner — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Treasurer-Tax Collector — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
State Propositions
41 — Veterans Housing and “Homeless Prevention” Bond — No
42 — Public Records, Open Meetings, State Reimbursement to Local Agencies — No
Local Measures
AA — Alameda County Healthcare Services Tax — Yes, with reservations

Green Sunday (5/11): Our statewide candidates “live”, and our Voter Guide

Green Sunday, May 11th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

For the upcoming June election, we will have five statewide Green Party candidates on the ballot — hear them speak about their campaigns tonight! We will also have time for an overview of our Voter Guide, and a quick discussion of some of the races and measures we’ll be voting on. And of course copies of our Voter Guide will be available for distribution!

One or two of our statewide candidates will be there in person (the rest will participate via “Skype”): Controller candidate Laura Wells ( http://www.laurawells.org ) has been confirmed and there is a strong chance that Lt. Governor candidate Jena Goodman ( http://jenagoodman.com/ ) will make the journey from Davis to Oakland to also participate in person. (She will know for sure within a few days).

We will use “Skype” audio/video technology to connect with our Governor candidate, Luis Rodriguez ( http://rodriguezforgovernor.org ); with Ellen Brown ( http://ellenbrown4treasurer.nationbuilder.com/ ), who is running for state Treasurer; and with our Secretary of State candidate, David Curtis ( http://www.votedavidcurtis.org ).

An electronic copy of our Voter Guide is available here: http://acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides/ Please help us distribute the newsprint version to local cafes, bookstores, laundromats, libraries, etc.– wherever other free papers are given away! (Or, you can pass them out in front of grocery stores, at farmer’s markets, or at BART stations, etc.!).

Sunday, May 11th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

Greens: Join the 2014 ‘March Against Monsanto’ (5/24)!

MarchAgainstMonsanto_May24_2014On May 24, 2014, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals.

Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.

Local March Against Monsanto Events:

In India, more than 250,000 farmers have committed suicide after Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds did not perform as promised. Farmers, left in desperate poverty, are opting to free their families of debt by drinking Monsanto pesticide, thereby ending their lives.

An “Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs),” http://www.i-sis.org.uk/list.php, signed by 828 scientists from 84 countries, detailed concern regarding GMOs coupled with a call for immediate 5 year suspension of GMO crops in order to conduct “a comprehensive public enquiry of agriculture and food security for all.”

Please Consider Joining the Anti-Monsanto Project Three Days of Action in Sacramento

Day 1:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014–Lobbying Day, from 10am to 3pm. Meet near the North Steps of the CA State Capitol at 9:30am.

Day 2:
Friday, May 23, 2014–Shutdown Monsanto, from 6am to 3 Meet at the Davis, CA Monsanto office/plant.
https://www.facebook.com/events/394542770690715/

Day 3
Saturday, May 24, 2014–Rally / March, from 10am to 5pm. The North Steps of the CA State Capitol.

See more at: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com
See also: http://occupy-monsanto.com/

This Sat (3/29), Noon: Green State Controller candidate Laura Wells speaks on Public Banking at the Berkeley Post Office

LauraWellsONSaturday March 29
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Downtown Berkeley Post Office
2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

At noon on Saturday March 29th, Laura Wells, candidate for California State Controller, endorsed by the Green Party of California, will speak on the issue of public banking. She will be followed by comments on recent happenings around the possibility of Post Office banking and financial services, updates on where things stand with the (possibly imminent) sale of the Berkeley Post Office, the campaign against the outsourcing of Post Office jobs to Staples, music, letter-writing and more.

The first item in Wells’ platform is

Implement a Publicly-Owned State Bank for California

Determine the best option or options for a successful implementation of a State Bank, and get started on it. Day one.

Come eat at the Farmer’s Market a block away, join us, get caught up, and enjoy a beautiful Spring day in Berkeley.

Music by Hali Hammer & Dave Welsh.

Other updates about efforts to save our Post Office:

  • ~ March 11 hearing with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

  • ~ Status of the proposed Zoning Overlay Ordinance.

  • ~ Protests at Staples Stores, ongoing.

  • ~ Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s proposed moratorium on selling historic Post Offices.

  • ~ Legal actions, and invoices outstanding. Plans for a lawsuit. ~ Bring your lunch.

Sponsored by Berkeley Post Office Defenders.

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Green Sunday (3/9): Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s “Domain Awareness Center”

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Photo Credit: Oakland Privacy Working Group

Teach-In on Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center — presented by the Oakland Privacy Working Group

Join us for Presentations followed by Questions and Answers — with Cat Brooks and Eddan Katz.

* Cat Brooks, an Oakland community and equal rights activist and performance artist, is co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee ( https://www.facebook.com/onyxorganizingcommittee ).

* Eddan Katz, co-founder of Oakland’s creative community hacker space, The Sudo Room, is a member of the Oakland Privacy Working Group ( https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com/ ).

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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bannerGPV2(1)Hi Greens!,

We are holding four “signing parties” for our four statewide candidates during the first two weeks of January (please see the schedule below).  [Our four statewide candidates are: Luis Rodriguez (Governor), Laura Wells (Controller), Ellen Brown (Treasurer) and David Curtis (Secretary of State).].  It only takes about 5 minutes to sign the papers for our candidates, so they can save having to pay approximately $3,000 each, to be listed on next year’s ballot.  (However, if you can also ask some of your friends, neighbors, and/or co-workers to sign during the next month, that will also be a huge help — just pick up some of the forms at one of the signing parties — any registered voter can sign the forms!).

We really need for all of you to help out with this, so please attend one of the four Signing Parties listed below!  (And if you have any questions, just call the Green Party office, at (510) 644-2293). 

Thanks in advance for your help with this!,

Green Party of Alameda County

Our “Signing Parties”: 

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2:00 to 5:00 pm — Maxine Daniel’s house, 18690 Walnut Rd., Castro Valley

Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm — “All day” at Laura Wells’s community house, 351 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland.  (2 blocks northwest of the Grand Lake Theater).

Monday, Jan. 6, 6:00 to 9:00 pm — Samsarah Morgan’s house, 370 45th St., Oakland.  (2 blocks northwest of Oakland Tech).

Saturday, Jan. 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm — The “Grassroots House”, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley.  (Halfway between the Ashby and downtown Berkeley BART stations.  This location is wheelchair-accessible, but the above 3 aren’t).