Green Sunday (1/14):  Meet Our Candidates: for Governor of California and Mayor of Oakland

Meet Our Candidates: for Governor of California and Mayor of Oakland

January’s Green Sunday will be your opportunity to meet two of our Party’s candidates in the 2018 election.  Josh Jones is seeking our Party’s endorsement for governor.  He has a scientific background in geology and hydrology and lives in Davis.  In 2016, he was an active supporter of Bernie Sanders and a leader of his campaign in Yolo County.  In 2017 he returned to the Green Party, tired of the behavior of the “regular”  Democrats.  Hopefully he can bring other Berniecrats to our Party.  For more information, please see his website:  

Our second speaker is Saied Karamooz, who is running for Mayor of Oakland.  Saied has been involved in a number of progressive campaigns over the years.  Most notably, he has been serving as an active member of the Coalition for Police Accountability that spearheaded Measure LL, resulting in the establishment of a Police Commission in Oakland.  Currently he is a commissioner on Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission and President of the Jack London Improvement District.  Over the past few years, Saied has supported initiatives such as the Fight for 15, Stop Urban Shield, the Public Bank of Oakland, and No Coal in Oakland.  Saied’s campaign website ( provides a clear outline of how to make Oakland an equitable city for all.
We may have some additional candidates present.  We will also have time for questions and comments from the audience.
Breakout Groups
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?

1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)

2. Green Party ORIENTATION

3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)

5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national Green Party…)
WHEN: Sunday, January 14th, 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 and 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 7:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.