Green Sunday (3/8): The March 3rd Election, Both Locally and Nationally: What does it mean, and where are we headed?

Green Sunday (3/8): The March 3rd Election, Both Locally and Nationally: What does it mean, and where are we headed?

The M arch Green Sunday will be a wide-ranging discussion of the March primary results — both locally, as well as the ‘Super Tuesday’ showings here in California and across the country.  We will be looking at these outcomes to tell us first about the state of national politics and how the Green Party might respond.  There are clearly a wide range of possibilities depending on who the Presidential nominees might be, and ‘Super Tuesday’ should give us a strong indication of where this situation may be heading.  In addition, we will assess the local and state races and measures, including several controversial tax proposals and the 3 contested County Supervisor seats — the first time that all 3 seats have had multiple candidates running for each position, for many, many decades; that is, for as long as any of us can recall.

Our discussion will be led by Don Macleay, a three time Green Party candidate for local office, for both Mayor, and for School Board, in Oakland.  Don is also a father of two, a school volunteer, machinist, network tech, polyglot, and environmentalist.  Beginning last year, he was one of the main founders of the group “Action 2020”, which has been working to overhaul the Oakland School Board, that currently supports charter schools and is corporate-friendly.

March 8th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm  (PDT: “Spring Forward” on Sat night/Sun morning!)

Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., near Alcatraz, Oakland

Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Snacks are potluck. Vegetarian and vegan snacks are always welcome, but we appreciate whatever you can bring! The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows, at 6:45 pm. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.