Jill Stein Fundraiser in Oakland (Wednesday, Nov 30th)

Dear Greens,

Please join local Greens to welcome Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein to the Bay Area for a wine and cheese fundraiser at the home of Kate and Akio Tanaka in Oakland, on Wednesday, November 30th, from 6 – 8 pm  Indie vocalist Eliza Rickman will also perform a 45 minute set (http://www.elizarickman.com).

JILL STEIN FUNDRAISER
At the home of Kate and Akio Tanaka
1019 Harvard Road, Oakland, CA
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please contact marnie@cagreens.org for more information

Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate

A mother and a medical doctor, Jill Stein was most recently the Green Party candidate for Governor in Massachusetts. She is campaigning for a Green New Deal and for Single Payer Health Care. She joins Kent Mesplay as the only announced Green Party candidates for president.

Stein ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010 and is a resident of Lexington, Massachusetts.  In 2006 she ran for Secretary of the Commonwealth with the Green-Rainbow Party and received 18% of the total vote. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and serves on the boards of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, MassVoters for Fair Elections, and has been active with the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities.

On October 24, 2011 Stein launched her campaign at a press conference in Massachusetts, saying, “We are all realizing that we, the people, have to take charge because the political parties that are serving the top 1 percent are not going to solve the problems that the rest of us face, we need people in Washington who will refuse to be bought by lobbyists and for whom change is not just a slogan.”

Stein has recently participated in the Occupy protests in Boston and has publicly condemned the police assaults on the Occupy Movement: “The aggressive, needless police actions across the country against Occupy Wall Street (OWS) are an assault on civil liberties and an effort to suppress a much needed movement for economic justice and democracy.  The courageous protesters who have stood up to intimidation by lethal force are standing up for us all.” (http://www.jillstein.org/assaults_on_ows)

Stein also believes that the climate victory over the Keystone Pipeline will require continued green pressure through 2012. “Only six weeks ago it was clear that the Obama administration was willing to open the door to a measure that spelled climate disaster,” Stein stated. “What changed was . . . a political calculation that pipeline approval would cost the President votes if announced before the presidential election.” (http://www.jillstein.org/victory_on_keystone_pipeline_requires_continued_green_pressure)  One way to keep the pressure on the White House into 2013, Stein says, will be to build the Green Party as a political alternative in 2012.

To learn more about Jill Stein, visit her campaign site:
http://www.jillstein.org
Jill’s wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Stein
Read Jill’s Announcement Speech:
http://www.jillstein.org/jills_announcement_remarks
Or watch her speech:
http://youtu.be/obQ51NP4DZc

JILL STEIN’S CAMPAIGN TRIP TO CALIFORNIA:
PRELIMINARY ITINERARY

Tuesday, November 29
Location: South Bay

Wednesday, November 30
Location: San Francisco and East Bay
9a – 12p
San Francisco
12p – 2p
Fundraising lunch in San Francisco
2p – 6p
San Francisco or the East Bay
6p – 8p
Fundraising party at the home of Kate and Aki Tanaka in Oakland

Thursday, December 1
Location: North Bay
9a – 12p
North Bay
12p-2p
Speaking engagement in Napa
2p – 6p
North Bay
6p – 8p
Fundraising party in Fairfax, CA

Friday, December 2
Location: Central CA
11a – 1p
Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Fresno, Tulare, Kings or Kern counties
6p – 8p
CA Young Greens event in Los Angeles

Saturday, December 3
Location: Los Angeles County
9a – 5p
Los Angeles County
6p – 730p
Dinner at Green Party of CA business meeting in Los Angeles
730p – 900p
Speech at Green Party of CA public event in Los Angeles

Sunday, December 4
Location: Los Angeles
10a – 12p
Attend Green Party of CA business meeting in Los Angeles
1210p – 115p
Attend Green Party of CA Women’s Caucus lunch in Los Angeles

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