Green Sunday (3/8): Our Green Voter Guide — How can we improve it, and our related processes and procedures?

Green Sunday, March 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

gpac_vg_2012For each election cycle, our biggest project is the “Green Voter Guide”. For every major election we currently distribute approximately 20,000 paper and electronic copies, including those sent to every household in the county which has a Green Party voter. How do you think we might improve it, as well as related processes and procedures, such as our endorsement process, the writing of articles and questionnaires, distribution, financing, volunteer recruitment, and the like?

Many of those who have been most involved in our Voter Guide will be on hand tonight to give you an overview of the “ins and outs” of the Voter Guide, to hear your comments, questions, and suggestions, and to facilitate a discussion on how we can improve it. Below are three of the topic areas we will be covering. Please join us!

Voter Guide Discussion Topics:

1 — Content of the Voter Guide — This includes the quality and accuracy of articles, the positions we take, and our intricate endorsement process, plus the format and appearance of the Guide.

2 — Volunteers, Party-Building, and Consultants — As an all-volunteer organization, how can we recruit more people to help us with the work? For example, we especially need more help with state propositions and with transportation issues and races, such as BART and A.C. Transit; and we also need additional people to work on judicial races, and on local races and measures in Berkeley, Emeryville, and the city of Alameda.

3 — Financing, Production, and Distribution — For last November’s election, we raised enough money (via phone banking, mailing to previous donors, a coupon in the Guide, and online on our website) to mail paper copies to about 6,000 Green Party households and to print another 11,000 copies for distribution around town. But if we had more money and volunteers we could likely distribute 30,000 (and perhaps even 50,000) copies, plus put it on YouTube and other social media. So how can we raise more money and recruit more distribution and fundraising volunteers?!

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 usually 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.

Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces Exploratory Campaign for President in 2016

Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee, makes an announcement on her plans for the 2016 presidential election in an event at the National Press Club.jill_cspan

February 6, 2015
C-SPAN: Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidacy Announcement
http://www.c-span.org/video/?324227-1/announcement-2012-green-party-presidential-candidate-jill-stein

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ABC News: Meet the woman trying to turn the White House Green
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/meet-the-woman-trying-to-turn-the-white-house-green-233137109.html

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About Jill:
http://www.jill2016.com/about

(excerpt)

In 2002 activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. Dr. Stein accepted, and began her first foray into electoral politics. She was widely credited with being the best informed and most credible candidate in the race. She has twice been elected to town meeting in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is the founder and past co-chair of a local recycling committee appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen. In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that addresses a variety of issues that are important to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, and grassroots democracy.

Jill represented the Green-Rainbow Party in two additional races – one for State Representative in 2004 and one for Secretary of State in 2006. In 2006 she won the votes of over 350,000 Massachusetts citizens – which represented the greatest vote total ever for a Green-Rainbow candidate. In 2008, Jill helped formulate a “Secure Green Future” ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority. The measure won over 81 per cent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot.

http://www.jill2016.com/

Green Sunday: Rent Control, Gentrification, and Displacement


The Green Party of Alameda County invites you

to a Green Sunday panel and discussion about

Rent Control, Gentrification, and Displacement

in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco,
and other cities

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Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5:00-6:30 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.

Questions to be considered include:
What is happening to tenants, especially low income tenants, as gentrification occurs and rents rise?
What is the status of rent control (or rent adjustment) in various cities?
Does rent control (or rent adjustment) work to keep people in their homes?
What impact does state law have on local rent ordinances?
How can we build a strong tenants movement?

Panelists:

Brian Geiser, Oakland Tenants Union

John Selawsky, Berkeley Tenants Union & Berkeley Rent Board

Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa:Just Cause (San Francisco)

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 6:45 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

You’re Invited!: Green Party Holiday Party, Sun, 12/14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*****Green Party Holiday Party*****

Dear Greens and Supporters,

Please join us for good food, drink, and conversation with old and new friends at our 2014 Annual Potluck Holiday Party

When:
Sunday, December 14th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave at 65th in North Oakland

Please bring a drink or side dish of your choice to share!

Also, please bring a picture or object which depicts activities of the Green Party for our display table.

**See you there!**

(There will be no Green Sunday Program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead.)

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. Call 510-644-2293 if you have questions.

Donate!

green_voter_guideDear Greens,

We are currently running about $700 short with our fundraising for the Voter Guide!

So all of you who haven’t yet made donations, please send them in right away! (To: Green Party, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley, CA 94704)!

You can also donate online on our DONATE page.

Thank you very much!,

Greg
(Green Party office: 510-644-2293)

PS — Yes, the Voter Guides are back from the printer and people will soon get them in the mail — but we only had enough money to pay for the postage! Fortunately the printer is giving us 30 days to pay them — so we MUST raise all of the rest of the money by then — that is, essentially by Election Day!

Come to the NorCal People’s Climate Rally in Oakland This Sunday!

NorCal People’s Climate Rally!

9/21/2014

Help us make history on September 21. In a few weeks time, the People’s Climate March – the largest climate march in history – will take place in New York City. We invite you to show your support and join us here, at the NorCal People’s Climate Rally happening in Oakland on the same day.

Sunday Sept 21st, 2 – 5 pm

Lake Merritt Amphitheater

It will be a family-friendly event, on the shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, just a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station.

Come one, come all!

For more information see: http://bayareasept21-350bayarea.nationbuilder.com/

Green Sunday (9/14): A Turning Point in the Ecological Crisis? – The Promise of September 21

Green Sunday, September 14, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Activist and scholar Dr. Laurence H. Shoup will discuss the causes and consequences of the most serious crisis modern humanity has ever faced, the ongoing ecological crisis. He will tie it to the upcoming September 21 mobilizations in New York and worldwide, these representing a stage in the building of a resistance movement capable of understanding and confronting this crisis and those who are ultimately responsible. Information about the New York mobilization is at: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/ For the Oakland event, see: http://bayareasept21-350bayarea.nationbuilder.com/

Dr. Laurence H. Shoup received his PhD in U.S. history from Northwestern University in 1974. A 50 year activist for peace, social justice and ecological sanity, he was the Green Party’s candidate for California Secretary of State in 2002. His fifth book, Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2014 will be published by Monthly Review Press in the Spring of 2015.

Sunday, September 14th, 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.