GREEN EVENTS

The November 2010 Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide is out!

Download the PDF on our Voter Guide Page

or

copy the back Voter Card on our main ACGreens.org site.

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The Green Party’s Summer Event

When:    Sunday, August 15, 3:30 until 8:30 pm! (See schedule below)
Where:   The ‘Grassroots House‘, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley
Featured Music: ‘Pockit’ and Vic Sadot
Featured Candidates: Laura Wells (Governor), Peter Allen (Attorney General), Bill Balderston (Insurance Commissioner), Dave Heller (U.S. Congress), and Don Macleay (Oakland Mayor)

The Green Party’s Summer Event will be our major special event before we begin working on the Fall elections!  Food and drink will be available from 3:30 until 6:30 pm, featuring Dave Heller’s famous Portabello mushroom sandwiches!  Info. about our featured musicians is below, as well as links to our candidates’ websites.  This Summer Event will also be a benefit for our November Voter Guide!  (Sliding scale donations of $5 to $25 are requested, plus an additional $3 to $10 for the food).

Schedule
3:30   Food and socializing
4:30   Vic Sadot, and our five Candidates
6:15   ‘Pockit’

Location
Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley
Located a half block to the west of Shattuck (between Shattuck and Milvia), one block south of Dwight, and about halfway between the Ashby and downtown Berkeley BART stations

Info on the Musicians
Pockit features vocalist Lisa Dokken, lead guitarist Sean Williams, rhythm gujitarist Izzy King, bassist Brandon Crain and drummer Tom Perry.  Though labeled as a Rock group for convenience’ sake, Pockit covers every genre of music from Rock, Jazz, Folk, Ska, Reggae, Flamenco, Brazilian and others. “Our set mostly consists of danceable, upbeat tunes that range from Rock/Pop to Hard Rock,” explains Williams.  The group’s 2008 debut album, Better Late Than Never, is an 11-track collection that spans all these genres and styles and more. It’s the type of album that appeals to all types of music fans. The sounds of Bob Marley meet Johnny Cash while lounging to Tom Petty who just came back from watching The Police in concert.
http://www.myspace.com/pockitrocks

Vic Sadot is a folk singer who writes in the tradition of Broadside, the National Topical Song Magazine, and songwriters like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan.  2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney had this to say about Vic’s songwriting: “Vic Sadot’s music produces in me a wide range of reactions from awe to action to tears. Cheney’s in the Bunker produces awe because every line of that song is power-packed with information that most people don’t know because it was omitted from the 9/11 Commission’s report. The Kidnapping Coup, about the U.S.-inspired kidnapping of Haiti ‘s President, Jean Bertrand Aristide, brings me to tears. On song after song, Sadot tells us too much of the sad, sad truth.
http://www.youtube.com/vicsadot

Links to Candidate Info
Laura Wells, CA Governor — http://www.LauraWells.org
Peter Allen, Attorney General — http://www.peterallenforag.com
Bill Balderston, Insurance Commissioner — http://www.healthforall2010.net
Dave Heller, U.S. Congress — http://www.newmenu.org/daveheller
Don Macleay, Oakland Mayor — http://www.macleay4mayor.org

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Green Sunday, June 13th, 5 – 6:30 pm

*Election Wrap-up*

Neibyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph (near 65th St.), North Oakland

Please join us for the next Green Sunday on June 13th.  We are having an open discussion of the June 8th primary and what it says about the current political situation.  All are welcome to actively participate in the discussion.  SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County.  See Our Meetings page here.

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Listen to Richard Winger’s excellent analysis of Proposition 14 (Fake Open Primary) on KQED’s Forum

Mon, May 10, 2010 — 10:00 AM
KQED Forum Radio: Prop. 14 — Open Primaries
Referred to as “Top-Two Go,” Proposition 14 would create a primary system where all candidates would appear on the same ballot, and voters would be able to vote for any candidate, regardless of political registration. The top two candidates would then face off in the general election. Proponents argue that the open primary will increase competition and decrease hyper-partisanship. Opponents claim that the measure will actually decrease voter choice.

// Download audio (MP3)

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Abel Maldonado, lieutenant governor of California and former state senator (R-District 15)
  • Eric McGhee, research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California
  • Richard Winger, editor of Ballot Access News and board member for the Free & Equal Elections Foundation

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TV Spots Opposing Prop. 14 Airing Statewide for First Time

excerpt:

The television spots are running in select markets in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, as well as Sacramento. Roughly 600 spots are hitting the airwaves on CNN, Headline News and MSNBC.

The spots ask voters to “Don’t buy the lie,” charging that Prop. 14 would limit only the “two big money politicians” in the general elections.

“Proposition 14 is another scheme to hurt the people of California,” said Barry Hermanson, Co-Chair of the California Green Party. “People want more choices, not fewer. Prop. 14 gives us more of the same. It guarantees the jobs of incumbents, who voted to put this on the ballot in the first place. It’s backed by big special interests, who have put the state in the mess it is in today.”

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Laura Wells for Governor of California!

7 minute Campaign Kick-off Speech, Oakland

“Have the Rich Pay for Healthcare”

See: http://www.laurawells.org/

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Green Sunday, May 9th, 5 – 6:30 pm

The Fight Against Corporate Power in Richmond

Neibyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph (near 65th St.), North Oakland


Margaret Jordan, a Richmond Green activist, will speak about what has come to be seen as one of the most significant current community fight backs against corporate power.

In Richmond, the progressive movement in alliance with environmental groups has won major victories against Chevron.  This is a fight that will be of interest to all Greens.  It includes the issues of fighting a major corporation and major developers, of environmental justice, and of taxation — who should pay for public services.
After a number of defeats, this year Chevron is fighting back harder than ever.  It doesn’t want a city council that puts community interests before corporate interests. The corporation is using many tools to fight back—increased contributions to non-profits, a massive PR campaign, support for pro-Chevron candidates, manipulation of workers pitting trade unionists against environmentalists and progressives for its own ends. Most recently Chevron has begun circulating petitions to put a measure on the ballot which, if passed, would take $15-$25 million from the city causing major cuts in services and layoffs.

The fight against Chevron is a massive task.  This is a cause that goes far beyond Richmond and one that will need support and help from those of us outside the city boundaries in order to succeed.  Come and learn more about this struggle and how you can help.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs &
discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of
the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on
the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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Green Sunday April 11, 5 – 6:30 pm

Voting and Representation Systems

in the US and Other Countries

Neibyl Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph (near 65th St.)
North Oakland

How did US electoral and party systems get to be the way they are?

How did “direct democracy” come to undermine democracy?

How does proportional representation work in other countries?

What are advantages and disadvantages of different proportional representation systems?

Join two presenters who have lived and worked in other countries to discuss voting and representation alternatives.

Arthur Lipow has lived and worked in London where he was a member of the Labour Party.  He is a retired professor of sociology and currently is an organizer of the monthly Alameda Public Affairs Forum.

Don Macleay has lived and worked in Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua, Italy, Germany and China and worked in Costa Rica, Guatamala, and France.  He is a small business owner and is the Green Party candidate for Mayor of Oakland.

He speaks French, Spanish, Italian, German, and some Mandarin.

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Green Governor Campaign Kickoff

(with special guests!)

REMINDER about TONIGHT!
YOU ARE INVITED!

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and two Fairfax Town Council members, Larry Bragman and Lew Tremaine, confirmed that they will be at the kickoff! And Oakland mayoral candidate Don Macleay and former longtime Oakland City Councilmember Wilson Riles will be there too!
They will all “say a few words” on how fixing the way money works in Sacramento affects their cities. Gayle McLaughlin will talk about Chevron and its effect on Richmond, and California.

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WHAT:   Kickoff Party for Laura Wells for Governor 2010
WHEN:   Monday, February 1, 6:30 pm
WHERE:  La Estrellita restaurant, 446 East 12th St, at 5th Ave, Oakland, about 8 blocks from Laney College and Lake Merritt BART.
WHY: Party! and kick off the campaign to FIX THE MONEY in California.
WHO:    You, your family, and friends are invited!

We expect to roll out the first edition of a campaign card, “Prop 13 – Unlucky in 13 Ways”. We will also include the good parts about Prop 13, keeping people in their homes – and even the “good parts” can be improved. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
Hope you can make it!   RSVP – if you haven’t already – is optional but nice: info@laurawells. org
Yours,
Laura

Laura Wells
510.225.4005 – www.laurawells. org

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Green Party of California:

1990 to the Present

Celebrate Green History • Look Ahead

February 6th, 2010 • 12pm to 9pm • Berkeley

*  20 Years Anniversary of Founding of GPCA on February 4th, 1990

* 25 years since Charlene Spretnak’s “Green Politics: the Global Promise

Saturday, February 6th • 12pm to 9pm • Donations accepted

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street, at Bonita Avenue, Site of the East Bay Green Alliance founding meeting in 1985 – the first CA Green local

All Day: Make a video, tell your story of when and why you joined the Green Party
Daytime: Workshop/Strategy/Press Conference
• Noon: Socializing, bring your Green Party signs, banners, literature for display
• 1:00 pm: Greening California 2010 Election Strategy/Media Open Session, featuring
– present & past GPCA candidates for Statewide Constitutional Office
– 2010 GPCA candidates for State Legislative Office
– present & past California Green Officeholders
– media training
– ballot measures
• 3:30pm: Press Conference
Nightime: History/Party/Dinner/Story Telling/See old friends, make new ones
• 4:30pm: Panels/discussions/recollections/videos of GPCA History, including
– the pre-party years, 1985-1990
– founding and qualification ballot drive of the Green Party of California
– early statewide candidacies
– Green city council majorities in Arcata and Sebastopol
– Charlene Sptreknak video interview, call-in
– share your own stories
Confirmed participants from the party’s early days currently include Sara Amir, Barbara Blong, Hank Chapot, Regina Endrizzi, Mike Feinstein, Margaret Garcia, Dan Hamburg, Joe Louis Hoffman, Greg Jan, Mitra and others
• 7:00pm: Vegetarian dinner included w/$17 donation or more
Sliding scale donation $8-$25; space is limited
Please RSVP to strategyretreat@cagreens.org to guarantee space and let us know if you plan to be there for dinner so we know how much food to order
Sponsored by the Green Party of California’s Campaigns & Candidates Working Group and co-hosted by the Green Party of Alameda County
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Dr. Helen Caldicott in Berkeley (6/27)

SuperBOLD (Berkeleyans Organizing for Library Defense) will hold a benefit with Dr. Helen Caldicott, internationally acclaimed anti-nuclear activist.The event will be held on Saturday June 27th, 7:30pm at Redwood Gardens Community Room, 2951 Derby Street, Berkeley.Dr. Caldicott will speak on the relevance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power to International Relations and the Green Revolution.Lynda Williams, a physics chanteuse, will provide rollicking entertainment and Michael Lozeau, SuperBOLD’s attorney will speak on our legal challenge of the City of Berkeley’s waiver of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act. Tickets $12 in advance available at independent bookstores and $15 at the door.

For information call (510) 843-2152

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BIG PEACE RALLY March 21 —

LET IT BE KNOWN!

The Green Party of Alameda County urges you to attend this rally and march and forwards the following message to you from our Green Party State Controller “Candidate until she wins”, Laura Wells!

LET THE NEW ADMINISTRATION KNOW:
WE DO WANT PEACE!

Rally on SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 11:00 am
at Embarcadero, San Francisco
then march to Civic Center

HERE’S AN UNABASHED PITCH for going to peace rallies!

At the best rallies, it’s like you’ve thrown a big party without having to set up or clean up!

And you get to:
….walk and talk with a bunch of friends from different circles
….meet new people
….ignore or listen to passionate (angry?) people
….admire clever signs on adults, children and dogs
….hear some great music, especially drums
….take part in the type of nonviolent movements that have worked over the ages, and that are still working (as in Latin America, where the truth behind the news stories is that Latin America is moving toward real democracies and stable sovereignties.)

It’s been SIX years since the Iraq occupation started. Collectively, let’s tell our new administration in Washington what we want. Again!

P.S. Here’s to hoping that many many folks will be at the rally — even if they agree more with other peace organizations than they do with A.N.S.W.E.R.!

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Celebrate Black History Month:

Come to the ILWU rally!

Racism, Repression and Rebellion:  The Lessons of Labor Defense

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 12 noon
ILWU Local 10 Hall

(400 North Point Street, corner of Mason St.
near Fisherman’s Wharf)
Flyer [PDF]

ILWU was born out of the militant 1934 Big Strike in which police killed two strikers in San Francisco, shooting them in the back.  Still today, police are banned from membership in Local 10. The union has a legacy of defending those under attack by the government, in particular reds and blacks, from Harry Bridges to Paul Robeson to Angela Davis to Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis.

For Black History Month Local 10 is organizing this rally to teach the lessons of the need for unity of action to defend against government repression and racist profiling. These lessons are never more necessary than today as evidenced by the brutal murder by BART police of Oscar Grant.

Speakers:

Angela Davis
U.C. Professor, former Black
Panther, witchhunted by FBI

Martina Correia
sister of Troy Davis on
Georgia’s death row

Rev. Cecil Williams
Glide Memorial Church

Robert R. Bryan
lead attorney for Mumia Abu-
Jamal on Pa.’s death row

Gerald Smith
Labor Action Committee to
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pierre LaBossiere
founding member, Haiti
Action Committee

JR
Prisoners of Conscience
Cmte. Minister of Information Mumia
Abu-Jamal

Richard Brown
former Black Panther,
San Francisco Eight

Entertainment by Jack Hirschman, S.F. Poet Laureate; Tayo Aluko, Nigerian Actor portraying Paul Robeson; Upsurge Jazz/Poetry Music

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March for Justice & Reparations

For the Family of Oscar Grant III

We invite you attend the “March for Justice & Reparations for Family of Oscar Grant III” in Oakland this Monday, January 19th.

The gathering will begin at 11:30 am at West Oakland BART.  The march will start at 12 noon and go through the historic sites of the Marcus Garvey and Black Power Movement, ending back at the West Oakland BART with a rally from 2 to 3pm.

On the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., join the struggle for justice and reparations to the family of Oscar Grant III.

For more information, please see:
http://www.indybay. org/newsitems/ 2009/01/09/ 18560170. php
Flyer:
http://bapd. org/n0719. pdf

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Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA

For more info on this event, see:

“Coalition Against Police Execution” on http://www.Facebook.com

For background, see:

Rally and Rage Over BART Police Murder of Oscar Grant

Emergency Town Hall Meeting Regarding Murder of Oscar Grant, 1/10/09: Photos and Notes

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Peter Camejo Memorial

Peter Camejo(1939 – 2008)

Peter’s Memorial will be on —

Sunday, November 23, 2:00 PM

at

The International House in Berkeley

The International House (I-House) is at the top of the UC Berkeley campus, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, California.

Ralph Nader will be speaking at the Memorial.  Also other friends of Peter from different aspects of his life. Details to follow.

Socializing

A number of people have asked us about the possibilities of socializing after the memorial. We have to be out of I-House by 5 PM. We are looking into finding a place where people who wanted to could gather afterwards.

We are still asking for photos of Peter — we haven’t received any yet!

As part of the memorial meeting we are soliciting two things:

1) Photographs of Peter and

2) hard-copy reminiscences (brief is fine!)

to be put in a memory book for the family, which will also be available at the memorial and eventually perhaps be put online. Physical photographs will be scanned and returned.

Both the photographs and the reminiscences should be sent to
Peter’s brother Dan Ratner at —

Dan Ratner
1350 Broadstone Pkwy
Apt 4413
Folsom, CA 95630

If you’d be willing to have these photos appear on the blog, please also send them to —

achis [at] igc.org

Please visit the blog where we have links to interviews with Peter and the picture of the Abdul Ghaffar Khan Peace Award he just won.

http://petercamejoupdates.blogspot.com/

The blog also has all the previous messages we sent out, as well as many comments from friends of Peter.

Claudette Begin & Alex Chis
P.O. Box 2944
Fremont, CA 94536
510-489-8554
achis@igc.org

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ACTION ALERT!! (for Wed. Nov 12, 2008)

No rest for the weary. Measure VV has just passed and Van Hool can’t wait to get a return on their investment.  The ABC Company that sponsored Measure VV is the agent for Van Hool buses. (I wonder if it would have passed if people knew that!) So with indecent haste, the General Manager is asking the board to approve more Van Hools at this Wednesday’s Board Meeting!! Here is the agenda:
http://www2. actransit. org/aboutac/ bod/memos/ 754da8.pdf

The Board Meeting is in the 2nd Floor Board Room at their headquarters, 1600 Franklin St., in downtown Oakland and begins at 5:00 pm.

The first item on the Regular Calendar, #4, is the after-the-fact passenger survey of the new 2-door 40-ft Van Hools that are already being manufactured and, surprise!, it got a good review They did not allow a comparison with an American-made low floor bus so it is a meaningless survey.
#4:  http://www2. actransit. org/aboutac/ bod/memos/ 42e8f5.pdf

The next item is #5: Consider authorizing the General Manager to negotiate a contract for 45-ft Van Hool “suburban style commuter buses.”  Except they aren’t, they are over-the-road buses like the MCI, inappropriate particularly when you consider most of them begin and end on hilly, winding roads. AND, in May the board asked for a competitive process for these buses and they had not settled on 45-ft buses. Here is the link to the memo:
http://www2. actransit. org/aboutac/ bod/memos/ 4842c9.pdf

Then to #6 which is a re-play of the General Manager’s request in May which was nixed by the board to purchase 19 more of the Van Hool 60-ft articulated buses.  They do not need them anymore now than they did in May and the board asked them to verify the need for them. The memo:
http://www2. actransit. org/aboutac/ bod/memos/ 8479ff.pdf

NOW HERE IS THE WAY I PROPOSE TO DEAL WITH THIS:

That we form a group called AC Transit Activists for Change (actac) (unless one of you can come up with a better name) and that we have representatives at every board meeting identifying themselves with stickers, which we can make. And write letters or send emails to the board and the press.  We owe that to the 113,003 voters who voted for change. And here is the proposed Platform (also attached) that we will publicize and hand every board member:


PLATFORM

AC Transit Activists for Change (actac)

Representing 113,003 thinking voters— bus riders and operators, union members, environmentalists, the elderly and disabled, and advocates for responsible government.

Replace current management that puts the interests of a foreign bus manufacturer with which it has a “special partnership” above that of its riders, particularly ignoring its most vulnerable passengers, the elderly and disabled.  Put in its place management that actively listens and responds to riders and its bus operators and mechanics.

Procurement of buses thru a competitive process like every other American bus agency. Stop sole source procurement that uses taxpayer’s money to send good manufacturing jobs overseas.  Buy union-made American, low-floor, air-conditioned buses that are a pleasure to ride instead of a pain.

Buy-in of new buses by riders, bus operators and mechanics.  In fact, the riders that should determine if buses pass the test are the elderly and disabled. If they find them easy to navigate and comfortable, everyone will!

Fiscal responsibility. No more “creative fund swaps” that dip into operating funds to purchase no-bid, untested by a third party, imported buses that are not eligible for federal funds, the usual source for capital expenses.  And which cost more than American buses. (The latest Van Hool 40-ft bus they are buying costs $400,000 while a superior true low-floor American bus costs about $328,000!)
No more throwing public money at failed experiments. While most bus agencies with hydrogen fuel cell programs are questioning the program because it is very expensive and ineffective, AC Transit is expanding theirs by purchasing 8 more Van Hool fuel cell buses at $2.25 million each! With that money they could have bought 36 low-floor, air-conditioned, diesel electric hybrid buses made by American union labor!

Encourage Vision. Presently the board lacks imagination, has no vision. They simply take their cues from management.  Rather than being active, they are merely reactive. It may be difficult to be anything else with a management that takes its cues from a bus manufacturer. New management that encourages visionary thinking could move AC Transit in a new direction.
*     *     *     *     * This platform is not carved in stone, suggestions welcome.

Now, how many of you want to participate?
This means having some real bodies at each meeting and, at least a few staying until the end when there are Board/Staff Comments which can be revealing. Meetings are normally on 2nd & 4th Wed. and begin at 5:00 pm.

And when one cannot come, communicating with the board via email or letters. Here are their emails:

Rebecca Kaplan rebeccak@igc. org
Greg Harper gharper@harperlaw. net
Joe Wallace jwallace@actransit. org
Chris Peeples chris_peeples@ yahoo.com
Elsa Ortiz ortizelsa@comcast. net
Ryan Fernandez rocky.fernandez@ gmail.com
Jeff Davis fremontkoan@ comcast.net

And any letters can be sent to them via AC Transit, 1600 Franklin St., Oakland, 94612.

So, how many of you want to participate?

Joyce Roy
Home: 510-655-7508
Work: 415-434-4300

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HEY!  This is exciting!

Matt Gonzalez, vice-presidential running mate of Ralph Nader, is speaking this Friday night in Berkeley. This is no ordinary event.

To further escalate the excitement, he will be joined by Jello Biafra!

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Friday, October 24th, 8:30 pm

University of California at Berkeley Campus
2060 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California Berkeley

Don’t know much about Matt Gonzalez?

He is the one who turned San Francisco politics on its ear by running for the Board of Supervisors, winning, then being elected by his fellow supervisors to be President of the Board, (all despite the fact that he was the only member of the Green Party among a passel of Democrats) THEN running for mayor and losing by a hair to the candidate who had the support of Democratic Party establishment and all their money. Matt was such a threat that Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Jesse Jackson all came to town to stump against him. Yet, while he was President of the Board of Supervisors he made great strides by raising the minimum wage to the highest in the nation, working to institute Instant Runoff Voting and to allow neighborhoods to ban big box stores and much more.

To learn more about this remarkable Mexican American who grew up in a Texas border town, graduated from Columbia University and Stanford Law School, worked as a San Francisco public defender go to http://www.votenader. org.

While you’re there, read about the campaign that opposes the war in Iraq and elsewhere, opposes the death penalty, supports single payer national health care, active pursuit of corporate criminals, as well as a living wage for all workers.

For more information call Kate Tanaka 510-914-8355 or email her at: katetanaka – at -aol.com

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Protest the exclusion of Ralph Nader and other third party candidates from the Presidential Debates!

WHERE: Downtown San Francisco, at Market and Powell
WHEN: Wednesday, October 15th at 4pm
WHO: You, Me, Ralph Nader supporters, third party candidate supporters, anti-war advocates, clean energy advocates, single-payer healthcare advocates, and anyone/everyone that believes the presidential debates should be open to all presidential candidates of 2008.

WHY: On Wednesday, October the 15th at 6pm (pacific time), the third and final presidential debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) will be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. This debate will be including Barack Obama and John McCain and will be viewed by millions across the nation and around the globe.

So, what’s the problem here? The debate will be excluding ALL third party candidates, thus denying millions of voters the opportunity to hear another voice on current issues facing America, including those issues ignored by Barack Obama and John McCain including, but not limited to: the abolition of nuclear weapons, a reverse policy in the middle east, and single-payer healthcare. By denying Americans the voice and wisdom of Ralph Nader and other third party candidates, the CPD and other co-sponsors are blacking out the issues that Obama and McCain are ignoring.

The bottom line is this: Ralph Nader is speaking on important issues that the other two major party candidates aren’t even touching and if he isn’t getting fair media coverage, then not only will Nader’s campaign be ignored, but also the issues he stands for and the people he’s representing (the majority of Americans want what Nader has to offer…). Let’s not let this election be decided by a flip of the coin; let the voters be educated on their candidates before November.

If you want to speak out and protest the exclusion of Ralph Nader and other third party candidates from the debate, join us on Wednesday, October 15th, 4pm, at Market and Powell, downtown San Francisco.

Contact:

Rusty Stephens

909 225 2484

www.votenader. org
www.facebook. com/ralphnader
http://www.myspace. com/votenader08
www.thirdpartyticke t.com

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The Nov. 2008 Voter Guide is now available on our Voter Guides page.

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RALPH NADER & MATT GONZALES

Will Be In SF & Oakland

On Tuesday, September 30th, 2008!

[Update: Reportback here]

Do you really believe that the people who have tanked our economy are giving you a clear perspective on what’s really happening? No? We didn’t think so.

The warrior most known for fighting these corporations is coming to deconstruct the spin. No one is more qualified to give us an articulate and accessible analysis of our imploding
economy.

Two opportunities, donation if you can but no one will be turned away:

Tuesday, September 30th, 2:30pm — San Francisco Rally

Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez and Cindy Sheehan
SF State, McKenna Theater/ Fine Arts Building

Suggested Contribution: $10/ $5 students
More Info: (510) 705-8864 or events@votenader.org

Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00 pm — Oakland Rally

Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez and Cindy Sheehan
Grand Lake Theater

3200 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94610
Suggested Contribution: $10/ $5 students
More Info: (510) 705-8864 or events@votenader.org

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