Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces Exploratory Campaign for President in 2016

Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee, makes an announcement on her plans for the 2016 presidential election in an event at the National Press Club.jill_cspan

February 6, 2015
C-SPAN: Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidacy Announcement
http://www.c-span.org/video/?324227-1/announcement-2012-green-party-presidential-candidate-jill-stein

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ABC News: Meet the woman trying to turn the White House Green
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/meet-the-woman-trying-to-turn-the-white-house-green-233137109.html

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About Jill:
http://www.jill2016.com/about

(excerpt)

In 2002 activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. Dr. Stein accepted, and began her first foray into electoral politics. She was widely credited with being the best informed and most credible candidate in the race. She has twice been elected to town meeting in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is the founder and past co-chair of a local recycling committee appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen. In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that addresses a variety of issues that are important to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, and grassroots democracy.

Jill represented the Green-Rainbow Party in two additional races – one for State Representative in 2004 and one for Secretary of State in 2006. In 2006 she won the votes of over 350,000 Massachusetts citizens – which represented the greatest vote total ever for a Green-Rainbow candidate. In 2008, Jill helped formulate a “Secure Green Future” ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority. The measure won over 81 per cent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot.

http://www.jill2016.com/

Green Sunday: Rent Control, Gentrification, and Displacement


The Green Party of Alameda County invites you

to a Green Sunday panel and discussion about

Rent Control, Gentrification, and Displacement

in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco,
and other cities

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Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5:00-6:30 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.

Questions to be considered include:
What is happening to tenants, especially low income tenants, as gentrification occurs and rents rise?
What is the status of rent control (or rent adjustment) in various cities?
Does rent control (or rent adjustment) work to keep people in their homes?
What impact does state law have on local rent ordinances?
How can we build a strong tenants movement?

Panelists:

Brian Geiser, Oakland Tenants Union

John Selawsky, Berkeley Tenants Union & Berkeley Rent Board

Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa:Just Cause (San Francisco)

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 6:45 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

You’re Invited!: Green Party Holiday Party, Sun, 12/14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*****Green Party Holiday Party*****

Dear Greens and Supporters,

Please join us for good food, drink, and conversation with old and new friends at our 2014 Annual Potluck Holiday Party

When:
Sunday, December 14th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave at 65th in North Oakland

Please bring a drink or side dish of your choice to share!

Also, please bring a picture or object which depicts activities of the Green Party for our display table.

**See you there!**

(There will be no Green Sunday Program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead.)

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. Call 510-644-2293 if you have questions.

Donate!

green_voter_guideDear Greens,

We are currently running about $700 short with our fundraising for the Voter Guide!

So all of you who haven’t yet made donations, please send them in right away! (To: Green Party, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley, CA 94704)!

You can also donate online on our DONATE page.

Thank you very much!,

Greg
(Green Party office: 510-644-2293)

PS — Yes, the Voter Guides are back from the printer and people will soon get them in the mail — but we only had enough money to pay for the postage! Fortunately the printer is giving us 30 days to pay them — so we MUST raise all of the rest of the money by then — that is, essentially by Election Day!

Come to the NorCal People’s Climate Rally in Oakland This Sunday!

NorCal People’s Climate Rally!

9/21/2014

Help us make history on September 21. In a few weeks time, the People’s Climate March – the largest climate march in history – will take place in New York City. We invite you to show your support and join us here, at the NorCal People’s Climate Rally happening in Oakland on the same day.

Sunday Sept 21st, 2 – 5 pm

Lake Merritt Amphitheater

It will be a family-friendly event, on the shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, just a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station.

Come one, come all!

For more information see: http://bayareasept21-350bayarea.nationbuilder.com/

Green Sunday (9/14): A Turning Point in the Ecological Crisis? – The Promise of September 21

Green Sunday, September 14, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Activist and scholar Dr. Laurence H. Shoup will discuss the causes and consequences of the most serious crisis modern humanity has ever faced, the ongoing ecological crisis. He will tie it to the upcoming September 21 mobilizations in New York and worldwide, these representing a stage in the building of a resistance movement capable of understanding and confronting this crisis and those who are ultimately responsible. Information about the New York mobilization is at: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/ For the Oakland event, see: http://bayareasept21-350bayarea.nationbuilder.com/

Dr. Laurence H. Shoup received his PhD in U.S. history from Northwestern University in 1974. A 50 year activist for peace, social justice and ecological sanity, he was the Green Party’s candidate for California Secretary of State in 2002. His fifth book, Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2014 will be published by Monthly Review Press in the Spring of 2015.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
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 and 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 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

EXPLODING OIL TRAINS IN FREMONT?

What You Need to Know About the Oil Trains
Slated for the Tri-Cities
CREDO-stop-oil-trains
A presentation and community organizing meeting:
Thursday September 11, 2014: 7:00-9:00 pm.
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA
This event is free of charge, though donations will help to defray rental costs. 
 
WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS ABOUT Since much of the public doesn’t know that mile-long trains of tank cars carrying oil are likely to start running along the East Bay urban corridor, right through the Tri-Cities, the main purpose is to inform the public about these prospects—and about these trains in general. And once informed, those attending will choose among possible plans of action.  Learn more at the event website:  http://eotif.weebly.com/
 
THE MAIN SPONSORING NON-PROFIT GROUP
Citizens Against Hazardous Oil Trains (CAHOT) – the group’s Steering Committee includes the following Tri-City residents, all of them known for their civic involvement:
 
·      Vinnie Bacon, Fremont City Councilperson and long-time environmental leader;
·      Jane Bark, organizer and activist in Fremont and Tri-Cities;
·      Bruce Cates, Fremont (Niles) programmer, organizer, and activist; President of Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF) in Niles;
·      Paul W. Rea, Ph.D, Newark author, organizer, and activist;
·      Rev. Jeff Spencer, Senior Pastor, Discovery Church, Niles; event programmer and activist in Fremont and the Tri-Cities.
 
GOALS FOR THE TOWN MEETING
–To promote awareness of the hazards involved with the oil trains projected to be coming through the East Bay Corridor—and through Fremont.
–To encourage those in attendance to see the relationship of oil trains to the boom in gas and oil production enabled by hydraulic fracking, and to climate change.
–To empower those attending to move from awareness of climate change to local action.
 
PLANNED PROGRAM
 
1. First Speaker’s Presentation (30 min.)
What the crude oil trains involve and why people should be concerned about them (the hazards and dangers, the public-safety issues, etc.) Speaker is Jess Dervin-Ackerman, a dynamic activist who deals with the crude oil trains as well as other energy issues. She’s the Conservation Program coordinator at the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter who regularly conducts workshops in the East Bay.  
 
2. Second Speaker’s Presentation (30 min.)
How the spike in oil trains is connected to the U.S. energy boom and to global climate change: what will be the consequences of burning all this fossil fuel? Confirmed speaker will be Diane Bailey, Senior Scientist, Health and Environment Program, at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in San Francisco.
 
3. Attendee Involvement with Additional Learning (60 min.)
Participants will move into small groups of their choosing – such as “Reaching Out to Other Groups,” “Organizing Neighborhood Meetings,” “Engaging Public Officials,” “Connecting with Broader Efforts to Oppose Fossil Fuels,” “Getting Media Coverage,” and “Using Social Media for a Better Environment” – to further engage the issues raised by the speakers.
 
FOCUS
 
You can learn more about the oil trains that are proposed to be coming through the Tri-Cities at these links:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/11/trains-carrying-fracked-oil-could-pass-through-more-bay-area-cities-report-says/
You will learn much more at the event.
 
CO-SPONSORS FOR THE EVENT (as of August 10, 2014)

Tri-City Ecology Center
Tri-City Perspectives (one of the sponsors of the Second Saturday Documentary Film Series)