Growing the Political Revolution: Attracting Youth to the Green Party

Green Sunday, August 28th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
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Younger voters register with the Green Party at a higher rate than do older voters, yet very few of them are actively participating with us, on our campaigns or other projects, or at our events. What can we do to get more youth to be active with the Green Party?

Tonight Vicente Cruz will lead a discussion on strategies to bring the next generation of people to move forward in power to create solutions for the struggle for the rights of all people. Vicente currently serves as the Campaign Coordinator for Don Macleay for Oakland School Board, District One. He previously was a youth and adult sports program educator — as a contractor with the Oakland Unified School District. Although he has no biological children, he has helped to raise five. He also has experience as a legal observer, an agitator/de-escalator, and as a citizen journalist. Please join us tonight as we strategize to get more youth involved with the Greens!

On the 2nd Sunday of September we also will be tabling at Solano Stroll all day — please join us!  (No Green Sunday program will be held then, and our County Council meeting will be at 2022 Blake St., Berkeley)

WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 normally follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

Green Sunday (8/14): Growing the Political Revolution – What’s Beyond Bernie?

Green Sunday, August 14th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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Berners, Greens, Leftists, Progressives, and Socialists, Let’s grow & unify the political revolution! What should we do now? THE GREEN PARTY of Alameda County invites you to come TALK ABOUT IT on Sunday 8/14, 5 pm (sharp) to 7 pm, in North Oakland.

Our topics may include:

— Which groups are here?
— Report-back from Philadelphia:
Were Bernie’s goals achieved at the convention?
Did the street actions achieve their goals?
— How to break the power of the Establishment-DNC Dems
How can we build the movement?
Why party registration may be our best tool to make real change
— Voting for Stein and/or building the Green Party
— Jill Stein’s platform is Bernie’s platform
— Will writing-in Bernie help or hurt the political revolution?
Which states will throw out write-ins?
— Safe States vs. Swing State Strategy?
— How much of a threat is Donald Trump?
— Running & supporting congressional and local candidates
— Funding – How third party votes cost voters less ($13.50, not $27.00)
— How can all the pro-Bernie groups CO-OPERATE, or at least keep each other informed?
A FaceBook Page? Further meetings?

What do YOU want to talk about?

OUR SPEAKERS
Laura WellsLaura Wells is a political activist who ran as a Green Party candidate for State Controller, and for Governor of California 2010. She ran on a platform of State Banks, fixing Prop 13, taxing the rich, and advancing No Corporate Money candidates and voters. She resides in Oakland.
david cobbDavid Cobb is a non-violent revolutionary who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, and been arrested for non-violent civil-disobedience. He was active with the Jesse Jackson for President campaigns in ’84 and ’88, and Jerry Brown in ’92. Bill Clinton turned him into a Green in ’96, and he believes Hillary Clinton will create many more this year. He was the Green Party nominee for President in 2004, and currently serves as the Outreach & Engagement Director for Move To Amend, the campaign to abolish corporate constitutional rights.
Tom Gallagher
tom gallagherTom Gallagher is chair of the SF chapter of Progressive Democrats of America and served as an elected Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention.  He is a past member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and author of “The Primary Route” which argues that the route to building an American electoral left lies in running candidates in the presidential primaries.
Wyatt Ratliff 
wyattWyatt Ratliff is on the Bay Area Socialist Alternative leadership body. During 2015 he helped campaign for the re-election of our city councillor, Kshama Sawant, in Seattle. This year he was the lead San Francisco organizer for Movement4bernie and helped organize the March4bernie2 and several actions, including the widely covered protest at the Clinton-Clooney Fundraising Dinner. In June, Wyatt was an elected delegate at SA’s national convention in Denver.
Pat DeTemple
pat detemplePatrick DeTemple is a long time political activist who most recently was involved with the Bernie Sanders campaign in Wisconsin and California where he was brought on by the state director to be a senior advisor and run the northern California office through early May. He had worked for two years as a senior field staff member on the first Obama campaign, and has worked in various capacities for other electoral campaigns over the years.
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WHEN: Sunday, August 14, 5:00 pm SHARP! to 7:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 normally follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

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Green Sunday, July 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Stop CO2 Poisoning! Our Fight Against Fossil Fuels in Alameda County

June252016_brookeanderson-14Bay area climate justice activists have a victory to celebrate: the Oakland City Council’s unanimous June 27, 2016 vote to ban large coal shipments from a new Oakland marine export terminal. The grassroots organizing that made this possible will be highlighted with a report back by Margaret Rossoff of No Coal in Oakland. Ella Teevan of Food and Water Watch will present on and contextualize the emerging campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. Then both speakers will reflect on the state of the movement to stop global warming to prevent catastrophic sea level rise and offer their perspectives about where do we go from here. We will conclude with a vigorous, thoughtful conversation about next steps for the Climate Justice Movement in Alameda County and the Bay.

Margaret Rossoff is active in the Sunflower Alliance and a participant in No Coal in Oakland. She facilitated Occupy Oakland meetings and was a founder of the Occupy Oakland Environmental Justice Committee.

Ella Teevan is Northern California Regional Organizer for Food and Water Watch. She is leading the campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. As a student activist at U.C. Berkeley 2011-2014, she participated in Occupy Cal.

Homework Assignment: Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal

WHEN: Sunday, July 10th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 normally follows at 7 pm, but we will not have a Council meeting on April 10th. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

Green Sunday (7/10): Stop CO2 Poisoning! Our Fight Against Fossil Fuels in Alameda County

Green Sunday, July 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

June252016_brookeanderson-14Bay area climate justice activists have a victory to celebrate: the Oakland City Council’s unanimous June 27, 2016 vote to ban large coal shipments from a new Oakland marine export terminal. The grassroots organizing that made this possible will be highlighted with a report back by Margaret Rossoff of No Coal in Oakland. Ella Teevan of Food and Water Watch will present on and contextualize the emerging campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. Then both speakers will reflect on the state of the movement to stop global warming to prevent catastrophic sea level rise and offer their perspectives about where do we go from here. We will conclude with a vigorous, thoughtful conversation about next steps for the Climate Justice Movement in Alameda County and the Bay.

Margaret Rossoff is active in the Sunflower Alliance and a participant in No Coal in Oakland. She facilitated Occupy Oakland meetings and was a founder of the Occupy Oakland Environmental Justice Committee.

Ella Teevan is Northern California Regional Organizer for Food and Water Watch. She is leading the campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. As a student activist at U.C. Berkeley 2011-2014, she participated in Occupy Cal.

Homework Assignment: Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal

WHEN: Sunday, July 10th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 normally follows at 7 pm, but we will not have a Council meeting on April 10th. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

Green Sunday (6/12): Primary past, General Election future, and Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) & Local Clean Energy Alliance

Green Sunday, June 12th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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Green Sunday will have three parts:  the electoral past;  the electoral future;  and CCA & Local Clean Energy Alliance.

First we will have a collective assessment of the June 7 Primary results and their meaning for November’s General Election and beyond.

Second, we will have an opportunity to meet a new Green, Saied Karamooz, who is running for the Oakland City Council District 3 (West Oakland and Jack London Square areas).  Saied has a well worked out platform for change, including making Oakland city government more transparent and accountable.  Saied also highlights change in the way the Oakland Police operate, and has many more proposals.

Third, Megan O’Neil, activist with Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA), will speak about Alameda County’s current effort to replace monopoly PG&E as our primary energy source with a new community-controlled organization, similar to existing ones in Marin County and the city of Lancaster.

Community Choice energy programs allow cities, counties and some special districts to establish public programs to procure electricity for the residents and businesses in their jurisdiction as alternatives to the private for-profit utilities. LCEA envisions Community Choice as a vehicle for local, equitable, economic development by prioritizing the use of locally generated renewable energy. County supervisors have already received a positive feasibility study and are working on an agreement among our cities to implement the program this year.

We are seeking community support to ensure that Alameda County’s Community Choice program delivers maximum community benefits through local development. Barbara will help us find out what Greens can do to push for maximum community participation.
(see also: http://www.localcleanenergy.org/ )

 WHEN: Sunday, June 12th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

Green Voter Guide: June 2016 Primary

June 2016 Election


Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GPAC-VG-JUNE-2016 [pdf]

Please note: Many of the links to websites in this online Voter Guide are “clickable”, when you place your cursor over them (the URL’s might not look clickable, but for most computers, they do work when you click on them)! Also, for many of the local races you’ll find lots of additional information in the candidates’ completed questionnaires, so we strongly encourage you to read them here on our website, at: 

https://acgreens.wordpress.com/candidate-questionnaires/ 

Also See our Voter Guide Video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfkBYFPdJZ4


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Green Voter Card
Clip and bring with you to the polls
(and photocopy for your friends!)
Federal Offices

   President

     Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry, and Jill Stein are running in our Primary — Please see write-up!
   U.S. Senate
      Pamela Elizondo, with reservations; or John Thompson Parker, with reservations
   U. S. House of Representatives, District 13
      No endorsement, please see write-up
State Offices
   State Senate, District 9
      No endorsement, please see write-up
   State Assembly, District 15
      No endorsement, please see write-up
   State Assembly, District 18
      No endorsement, please see write-up
Superior Court Judge
      Office #1 — Barbara Thomas, with reservations
      Office #2 — No endorsement, please see write-up
      Office #14 — Margaret Fujioka
County Supervisor
      District 4 — No endorsement, please see write-up
      District 5 — No endorsement, please see write-up
County School Board
      District 2 — No endorsement, please see write-up
      District 3 — Ken Berrick,with reservations

Hayward City Council — We endorse in the following preferred order:
      Al Mendall, Elisa Marquez, Francisco Zermeno, Matt McGrath, Mark Salinas, and John Taylor

State Proposition
      50 — Withholding of Suspended Legislator’s Salary — No endorsement, please see write-up
 Local Measures
      A — Chabot Las-Positas Community College Bond — No endorsement, please see write-up
      B — Albany School Bond — Yes, with reservations
      D — Hayward Renewal of the Utility Users Tax — Yes
      E — Albany School Bond — Yes, with reservations
      AA —  S. F. Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention, and Habitat Restoration Program Parcel Tax — Yes, with reservations
County Committee
      Green Party County Council — Please see write-up

Green Sunday (4/10) :Candidate Night

Green Sunday, April 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Candidate Night: Jesse Townley for Berkeley City Council and Bill Kreml for President

Tonight we’ll hear from two of this year’s Green Party candidates: local Green Jesse Townley, running in November for a seat on the Berkeley City Council, and BIll Kreml of South Carolina, running in this June’s Green Party Presidential primary. From local to national issues (and beyond), we’ll be covering them tonight — see you on Sunday!

Jesse Townley for Berkeley City Council, District 5

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Jesse Townley has been Chair of the Berkeley Rent Board since 2014, and was first elected to the Rent Board in 2008 (He’s since been reelected in 2010 & 2014). Registered Green since 1992, Townley was mentored by the late Green Berkeley City Councilmember Dona Spring in the 2000s, serving as Chair & Vice-Chair of Berkeley’s Disaster & Fire Safety Commission before running a strong yet unsuccessful 2004 campaign for Berkeley City Council District 5. The seat is open for the first time since 2004 so Townley is running again- but this time around the strategy will be different as it’s now a ranked-choice position. He will discuss campaign strategy as well as how to attract support in a heavily Democratic city. check out http://www.townley2016.org for more information.

Bill Kreml for President

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A J. D. (Northwestern, 1965), a Ph.D. (Indiana, 1972), along with fifty years of researching and writing nine books on American government and constitutional law, find me approaching my 75th birthday with more trepidation about our political system than ever. In asking California Greens to award me one Houston convention delegate, permit me to relate some of what I have done to deserve your support. In 1980, I took LWOP from The University of South Carolina to run for the Democratic U. S. Senate nomination. Gridlock was upon us. I called for a citizens’ blue-ribbon committee to make recommendations for the democratization of an Eighteenth Century elitist constitution, and was covered in The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post.

The Committee on the Constitutional System was formed, making recommendations to the president and congressional leadership at the 1987 bicentennial. Neither the Republican nor Democratic parties replied to this outstanding group of public figures and academics. In 2000, Molly Ivins covered my presidential campaign that committed civil disobedience over F.E.C. regulations. The F.E.C. declined to prosecute me. CCS’s recommendations, along with my updates, including overturning theCitizens United case, would bring our government closer to the European parliamentary systems. Our separation of powers, federalism, bicameralism, staggered elections, and separation of personnel between legislative and executive branches makes America’s government vulnerable to powerful economic interests and foreign lobbies, particularly the Israeli Lobby. The citizens of the United States are entitled to counter private sector and foreign government interests with a government that represents them, and America’s common good.

WHEN: Sunday, April 10th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 normally follows at 7 pm, but we will not have a Council meeting on April 10th. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

2016 Progressive Presidential Forum in Sacramento (Wed 3/9: 7pm)

YOU ARE INVITED!   
Laura
WHAT:  2016 Progressive Presidential Debate!
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento
WHO:   Sponsored by Sac Activist School & Sol Collective Event

CONFIRMED PANELISTS:

  Representing Jill Stein, vying for the presidential nomination of the Green Party
Gloria La Riva
Presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and vying for nomination of Peace and Freedom Party
Zachary Newman
From Sacramento for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
Mario Galván
Congressional candidate District 6
Russell Rawlings
Sacramento mayoral candidate