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

SAT: COME to the Regional Climate March — for Paris, for now, and our future

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THIS SATURDAY is the BIG CLIMATE MARCH and RALLY THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.

The tragedy in Paris has only strengthened our resolve to stand together for a peaceful and livable planet. This movement for climate justice has always also been a movement for peace– no matter what background or religion, a way for us to protect our common home. So as world leaders gather in Paris at the end of November for the COP global climate summit, folks around the world will be marching in their communities.

This Saturday, November 21, you’re invited to the northern & central California regional march & rally in Oakland. This one of the first of many around the world, so it’s especially important that we come out! It’s a family & kid-friendly event, rain or shine. Here are the details:

 IT IS THIS SATURDAYNovember 21st
10:30am: Gather at Lake Merritt Amphitheatre
12 noon: March
1:00pm: Rally at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza

The March is fairly short and the Rally after has great speakers including:

  • May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org
  • Mark Hertsgaard, nationally recognized independent journalist
  • Marco Krapels, with The Solutions Project (100% Renewables by 2050).

Click HERE For more information about the march.

TRANSPORTATION: There are buses leaving & carpools from many northern & central California locations. Transportation information: here

VOLUNTEER: There are many fun ways to get more involved by helping out at the march. Please Click here to let us know if you can help.

see: http://www.norcalclimatemob.net/?utm_campaign=20151117march&utm_medium=email&utm_source=350bayarea

Green Sunday (8/9/15): KPFA Board Elections and the Future of KPFA

Green Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

kpfaKPFA radio, the only radio station in the Bay Area that is not funded by corporations, will be having an election starting on August 29th to choose its delegates to its governing Local Station Board.

The station is at a critical juncture as it tries to maintain its listener base and financial viability. In this era of corporate media and the two corporate Parties, it’s crucial to keep our one non-corporate network on our public airwaves.

The Green Party invites everyone to an open forum to discuss and debate the issues facing KPFA. Andrea Prichett, Carol Wolfley, and Cynthia Johnson will make opening statements, to get the discussion going.

Andrea Prichett — is a member of KPFA’s Local Station Board and is a Berkeley Copwatch co-founder and activist.

Carol Wolfley — is a member of KPFA’s Community Advisory Board and an activist with the Berkeley Post Office Defenders.

Cynthia Johnson — is a member of KPFA’s Local Station Board and is a longtime activist with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, and other groups.

WHEN: Sunday, August 9th, 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/.