Green Sunday: Welcoming the Next Generation of Greens – Rebranding the Green Party?

Green Sunday, November 13th, 5:00 – 6:45 pm

Welcoming the Next Generation of Greens – Rebranding the Green Party?

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Join us at our next Green Sunday! It will happen on November 13 in North Oakland, 5:00 – 6:45pm, and will be a “Let’s get going” roundtable discussion.

One of the most anticipated elections in our lifetime will be over, and it will be time for the “real political revolution” to begin.

This was the year Bernie Sanders popularized terms like “democratic socialism” and “billionaire class.” After the betrayal of the primaries and Philadelphia, many millennials participated in DemExit and registered Green, activating and reactivating Green Party locals in counties around California.

The new young Greens — and not-so-young Greens — are working together to create what Jill Stein has called “the future we deserve.” The ideas include:

* Reaching out to high schools and colleges to expand political education for the future
* Movement schools as well as campaign schools
* Organizing around pressing issues: Black Lives Matter, environmental sanity, student debt, organic not corporate marijuana, economic justice
* Creating the Green Party to be the clear and obvious electoral arm of the social justice and environmental movements
* “People funding” — possibly the idea of dues as proposed at the Green convention in Houston
* Gathering people in engaging ways to work toward that better world we know is possible

Join us for an evening with no long speeches, and much forward movement!

FACILITATORS:

Laura Wells (former Green Party candidate for CA governor and state controller) will facilitate the roundtable discussion.
A.J. Hill will tell us about the newly reactivated UC Berkeley Greens.
Ben Emery (former congressional candidate from Nevada County) will share his experience in high school AP classes.
Invited guests include other Green activists from the Bay Area as well as from counties such as Yolo and Sacramento.

WHEN: Sunday, November 13th, 5:00-6:45 pm. Doors open at 4:45
(SAVE THE DATE for the next Green Sunday on December 11 — our annual holiday party!)

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. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. (Please submit suggestions for future topics.) The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com.

Tomm (Sat, 10/22) 6 pm: Jill Stein’s final Bay Area Rally (in Berkeley!)

On Saturday, October 22nd at 6 pm, You Are Invited to Attend:

Jill Stein’s Final Bay Area Rally!

The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, California 94704

Please join us for Jill’s last Bay Area Rally for 2016! Come dressed in your favorite Stein/Baraka gear & get ready to celebrate!!

SPEAKERS: 

Dr. Jill Stein, Ramy Khalil, David Cobb, Kor Element, YahNe Ndgo, A.J. Hill, and Erik Rydberg

BART: We encourage everyone to take Bart if possible. Downtown Berkeley Station is 10 short minutes away from the venue by foot.

CAR: Limited street parking & fee lots are available in the area.

DIRECTIONS: Only 1 block from campus, Berkeley City Club serves UC Berkeley for events and hotel. It has a buzzer at the door — proceed to the Second Floor, turn left for the event room, ballroom door on right hand side. This building has a downstairs theater and there will be a play in progress during our rally, so we ask attendees to be respectful with noise while entering and exiting the building. No outside food permitted at the venue. Berkeley City Club (BCC) was built in 1929 and served as a Women’s Club for 36 years.

ADA compliant entrance available. Elevator on premises.

We recommend people start arriving around 5:30 pm-5:45 pm. Event starts at 6 pm.

The Green Voter Guide for the November 2016 Election Has Arrived!

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide [pdf]

Please note: Many of the links to websites in this online Voter Guide are “clickable”, when you place your cursor over them (the URL’s might not look clickable, but for most computers, they do work when you click on them)! Also, for many of the local races you’ll find lots of additional information in the candidates’ completed questionnaires, so we strongly encourage you to read them here on our website, at: 

https://acgreens.wordpress.com/candidate-questionnaires/ 

An Evening with Jill Stein in SF – Thursday Oct 6th!

On Thursday Evening, October 6th, You’re Invited to Attend:

Revolutionary Politics, Poetry, and Music with Jill Stein!

The Chapel, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, 6 pm

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Guest presenters will include:
The Revolutionary Poets Brigade
S.F. Poet Laureates
Jack Hirschman and Alejandro Murguia
and
Green Party Supervisor candidate
Francisco Herrera

Francisco Herrera, pictured at his offices, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. Herrera is running for mayor in the upcoming S.F. election.

Please RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revolutionary-politics-poetry-music-with-jill-stein-and-francisco-herrera-tickets-27869417177?ref=estw

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/177872895983442/

This event is free.  Donations to both campaigns will be collected on-site.

San Francisco Green Party www.sfgreenparty.org
Organizer of Revolutionary Politics Poetry & Music with Jill Stein and Francisco Herrera

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Jill will also appear in Oakland earlier in the day on the 6th:  https://greennewworldevent.com/  

Growing the Political Revolution: Attracting Youth to the Green Party

Green Sunday, August 28th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
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Younger voters register with the Green Party at a higher rate than do older voters, yet very few of them are actively participating with us, on our campaigns or other projects, or at our events. What can we do to get more youth to be active with the Green Party?

Tonight Vicente Cruz will lead a discussion on strategies to bring the next generation of people to move forward in power to create solutions for the struggle for the rights of all people. Vicente currently serves as the Campaign Coordinator for Don Macleay for Oakland School Board, District One. He previously was a youth and adult sports program educator — as a contractor with the Oakland Unified School District. Although he has no biological children, he has helped to raise five. He also has experience as a legal observer, an agitator/de-escalator, and as a citizen journalist. Please join us tonight as we strategize to get more youth involved with the Greens!

On the 2nd Sunday of September we also will be tabling at Solano Stroll all day — please join us!  (No Green Sunday program will be held then, and our County Council meeting will be at 2022 Blake St., Berkeley)

WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 5:00 to 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.
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 normally follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

Green Sunday (8/14): Growing the Political Revolution – What’s Beyond Bernie?

Green Sunday, August 14th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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Berners, Greens, Leftists, Progressives, and Socialists, Let’s grow & unify the political revolution! What should we do now? THE GREEN PARTY of Alameda County invites you to come TALK ABOUT IT on Sunday 8/14, 5 pm (sharp) to 7 pm, in North Oakland.

Our topics may include:

— Which groups are here?
— Report-back from Philadelphia:
Were Bernie’s goals achieved at the convention?
Did the street actions achieve their goals?
— How to break the power of the Establishment-DNC Dems
How can we build the movement?
Why party registration may be our best tool to make real change
— Voting for Stein and/or building the Green Party
— Jill Stein’s platform is Bernie’s platform
— Will writing-in Bernie help or hurt the political revolution?
Which states will throw out write-ins?
— Safe States vs. Swing State Strategy?
— How much of a threat is Donald Trump?
— Running & supporting congressional and local candidates
— Funding – How third party votes cost voters less ($13.50, not $27.00)
— How can all the pro-Bernie groups CO-OPERATE, or at least keep each other informed?
A FaceBook Page? Further meetings?

What do YOU want to talk about?

OUR SPEAKERS
Laura WellsLaura Wells is a political activist who ran as a Green Party candidate for State Controller, and for Governor of California 2010. She ran on a platform of State Banks, fixing Prop 13, taxing the rich, and advancing No Corporate Money candidates and voters. She resides in Oakland.
david cobbDavid Cobb is a non-violent revolutionary who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, and been arrested for non-violent civil-disobedience. He was active with the Jesse Jackson for President campaigns in ’84 and ’88, and Jerry Brown in ’92. Bill Clinton turned him into a Green in ’96, and he believes Hillary Clinton will create many more this year. He was the Green Party nominee for President in 2004, and currently serves as the Outreach & Engagement Director for Move To Amend, the campaign to abolish corporate constitutional rights.
Tom Gallagher
tom gallagherTom Gallagher is chair of the SF chapter of Progressive Democrats of America and served as an elected Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention.  He is a past member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and author of “The Primary Route” which argues that the route to building an American electoral left lies in running candidates in the presidential primaries.
Wyatt Ratliff 
wyattWyatt Ratliff is on the Bay Area Socialist Alternative leadership body. During 2015 he helped campaign for the re-election of our city councillor, Kshama Sawant, in Seattle. This year he was the lead San Francisco organizer for Movement4bernie and helped organize the March4bernie2 and several actions, including the widely covered protest at the Clinton-Clooney Fundraising Dinner. In June, Wyatt was an elected delegate at SA’s national convention in Denver.
Pat DeTemple
pat detemplePatrick DeTemple is a long time political activist who most recently was involved with the Bernie Sanders campaign in Wisconsin and California where he was brought on by the state director to be a senior advisor and run the northern California office through early May. He had worked for two years as a senior field staff member on the first Obama campaign, and has worked in various capacities for other electoral campaigns over the years.
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WHEN: Sunday, August 14, 5:00 pm SHARP! to 7:00 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. 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 normally follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

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Green Sunday, July 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Stop CO2 Poisoning! Our Fight Against Fossil Fuels in Alameda County

June252016_brookeanderson-14Bay area climate justice activists have a victory to celebrate: the Oakland City Council’s unanimous June 27, 2016 vote to ban large coal shipments from a new Oakland marine export terminal. The grassroots organizing that made this possible will be highlighted with a report back by Margaret Rossoff of No Coal in Oakland. Ella Teevan of Food and Water Watch will present on and contextualize the emerging campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. Then both speakers will reflect on the state of the movement to stop global warming to prevent catastrophic sea level rise and offer their perspectives about where do we go from here. We will conclude with a vigorous, thoughtful conversation about next steps for the Climate Justice Movement in Alameda County and the Bay.

Margaret Rossoff is active in the Sunflower Alliance and a participant in No Coal in Oakland. She facilitated Occupy Oakland meetings and was a founder of the Occupy Oakland Environmental Justice Committee.

Ella Teevan is Northern California Regional Organizer for Food and Water Watch. She is leading the campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. As a student activist at U.C. Berkeley 2011-2014, she participated in Occupy Cal.

Homework Assignment: Oakland Votes to Block Large Shipments of Coal

WHEN: Sunday, July 10th, 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. 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 normally follows at 7 pm, but we will not have a Council meeting on April 10th. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/