Green Sunday (5/10): Mothers and Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma: The Case for Opposing SB277 (the Mandatory Vaccination Bill)

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

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Tina Kimmel, Christina Hildebrand, Terry Roark

The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday informational panel and discussion about California SB277, a recently-introduced bill that would eliminate the Personal Belief Exemption (which in California includes the religious exemption) from the 33 childhood vaccinations which are mandatory for attending a daycare or classroom-based school.

Wow, talk about a juicy controversy! My rights vs your rights! Risks vs benefits! Communicable disease vs. chronic disease! Nature vs. nurture! Fraud! Science! Police powers! Profit-driven healthcare! Who can we trust?

Come watch the sparks fly ;-)

The speakers will cover as much of this complex issue as they can in our short time. Each of these panelists brings a different perspective to the subject. The format will be a 45 minute presentation by the panel, followed by 45 minutes or more of Q&A from the floor.

PANELISTS:

Christina Hildebrand is a market researcher with a degree in Statistics and modeling. She also owns a Weston A Price based food delivery service in the Bay area. Over the past 10 years she has conducted over 7000 hours of research on vaccines, including consulting with many leading vaccine researchers, in a quest to understand the reality rather than the hype of vaccines. She now believes SB277 would violate parental rights, because if there is a risk, there must be a choice. Christina will be talking about the history of mass vaccination and diseases, the change in vaccine schedules over the years, as well as the ingredients in vaccines, and how they need to be greener and less toxic.

Terry Roark is an East Bay native and surviving parent of a vaccine injured child. She advocates for informed consent and vaccine choice. A long time volunteer with both The National Vaccine Information Center and ParentalRights.org. She will share her son’s tragic story — of vaccine injury as an infant, his lifelong suffering with severe autoimmune disease and his death at the age of 39 — to honor him this Mothers Day.

Dave Rana, PhD, PsyD is a scientist and psychologist with an interest in social justice. His concerns are primarily with our biological environment — e.g. our food, our exposure to environmental pollutants, and our medicine — and their impact on behavior. These are all areas in which our regulatory systems are failing to protect us, via the corporate-government revolving door, and more critically, through the corruption of the science on which regulatory decisions depend.

Moderator:

Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH is on the Green Party of Alameda County’s County Council. She was a Research Scientist for the CA Dept of Public Health’s Immunization Branch, and the head of the Personal Belief Exemption program.

Also, Darryl Cherney will speak at 7:00 pm:
After a short break, environmental activist and musician Darryl Cherney will make a short presentation on his exploratory run as a Green Party candidate for President as well as talking about the upcoming events around the 25th Anniversary of the car bombing of Judi Bari and himself, which happened near Oakland High School. (For more info, please see: http://www.darrylcherney.com/bio.htm ).

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WHEN: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 5:00pm SHARP to 6:45pm. Doors open at 4:45.

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 follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

Green Sunday (4/12): Militarism, war, and our communities

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The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday panel and discussion about

How militarism and war mess up everything else

Barry_SusanSunday, April 12, 2015, 5:00-6:30 pm

* Take a quiz on military spending (you’ll be shocked!)
* Discuss the connection between militarism and climate
* Explore the increasing militarism of local policing
* Learn about the Global Day Against Military Spending (Wed, Apr 15/Tax Day)

Panelists:
Barry Hermanson, SF Green, long time opponent of military spending, former candidate for Congress, exploring a run for SF Mayor in Nov 2015
Susan Schacher,
Oakland Green, active with the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign

Barry’s website: http://www.notmypriorities.org/
Global Day Against Military Spending (April 15): http://demilitarize.org/
Bay Area New Prorities Campaign: http ://newprioritiescampaign.org/

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.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th St. 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.

Join the Oakland Greens’ Voter Registration Tour! Every Saturday from May 2nd through the end of August!

GreenLogoThe Oakland Greens VOTER REGISTRATION TOUR will be starting May 2, 2015 at 45th and Telegraph for Peoples District 1 until May 30th, then moving to Defremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Peoples District 3, on June 6 2015 to June 27 2015.

In Peoples District 7 we have a hopeful candidate for OUSD board (Vicente Cruz). Meet with him at Foothill Square Shopping Center 108th Avenue and Macarthur Blvd July 4 2015 until July 25 2015.

For Peoples District 5 we will be in Fruitvale Village 3301 E. 12th Street August 1 2015 August 29 2015.

These events will happen each Saturday between 9am – 2pm. There will be information on the 2016 Oakland General Elections, your voting rights (regardless of legal history), and how you can be part of a new equal system in Oakland.  Join the discussion of possible employment opportunities and our upcoming fundraising events. Come by and say hello. We will be glad to see you.

To donate please make Check or money order to:

The Oakland Greens
P.O. Box 20299
Oakland CA 94620

Oakland Green Party

Green Sunday (3/8): Our Green Voter Guide — How can we improve it, and our related processes and procedures?

Green Sunday, March 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

gpac_vg_2012For each election cycle, our biggest project is the “Green Voter Guide”. For every major election we currently distribute approximately 20,000 paper and electronic copies, including those sent to every household in the county which has a Green Party voter. How do you think we might improve it, as well as related processes and procedures, such as our endorsement process, the writing of articles and questionnaires, distribution, financing, volunteer recruitment, and the like?

Many of those who have been most involved in our Voter Guide will be on hand tonight to give you an overview of the “ins and outs” of the Voter Guide, to hear your comments, questions, and suggestions, and to facilitate a discussion on how we can improve it. Below are three of the topic areas we will be covering. Please join us!

Voter Guide Discussion Topics:

1 — Content of the Voter Guide — This includes the quality and accuracy of articles, the positions we take, and our intricate endorsement process, plus the format and appearance of the Guide.

2 — Volunteers, Party-Building, and Consultants — As an all-volunteer organization, how can we recruit more people to help us with the work? For example, we especially need more help with state propositions and with transportation issues and races, such as BART and A.C. Transit; and we also need additional people to work on judicial races, and on local races and measures in Berkeley, Emeryville, and the city of Alameda.

3 — Financing, Production, and Distribution — For last November’s election, we raised enough money (via phone banking, mailing to previous donors, a coupon in the Guide, and online on our website) to mail paper copies to about 6,000 Green Party households and to print another 11,000 copies for distribution around town. But if we had more money and volunteers we could likely distribute 30,000 (and perhaps even 50,000) copies, plus put it on YouTube and other social media. So how can we raise more money and recruit more distribution and fundraising volunteers?!

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 usually 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.

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

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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.