Volunteers needed for Hempstalk 2015

hempstalk_2015.jpg   Once again it is time for Hempstalk and the Green Party will be there registering voters and passing out literature promoting the Green Party.  I need a crew of 3-4 core volunteers to help staff the booth for the festival.  The event will be at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland next weekend.  I am looking for coverage on Saturday afternoon from noon to dusk and Sunday morning till noon.  This will be a great opportunity to promote and recruit our candidates, register voters, pass out literature, gather donations,  educate the community about our ballot initiatives for 2016, and celebrate our newly won right to legally use recreational marijuana.  Please contact me by phone at 503-756-5801.  Thanks!  Emma
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Dr. Margaret Flowers Arrested for Speaking Out at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing


"Dr. Margaret Flowers - seeking the Green Party nomination for United States Senate from Maryland - was arrested this morning while attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol. She was at the Capitol to demand an independent investigation of the U.S. bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least twelve staff members and seven patients, including three children. 37 people were injured."  For full details on her arrest read this press release.

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Stop TPP!


TPP needs to go to the US Congress in coming months. Once they read the actual text (which has been secret until now) more will turn against It. They can defeat it - but they can’t amend it.  Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have voiced their opposition to the deal, which shows what a political tightrope the deal would be walking in order to be passed.  We need your help in expressing your OPPOSITION to the TPP by contacting your Oregon congressional representatives.  Click here for talking points.

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A vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for war

Jill_Stein_2015.jpg    "Although Sanders may have once been a socialist back in the 80s when he was Mayor of Burlington, he is not a socialist today.  Instead, he is a conservative pretending to be a liberal, backing all of Obama’s nasty wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen… along with Israeli aggression in Gaza and corporate war-profiteering at home."  Click on The Wordsmith Collection to read the entire article.

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California mom beaten by police

mom_beaten_by_police.jpg   A California mom is suing local police for “egregious police brutality.” She says officers pulled her over for a “bogus” traffic violation and beat her in front of her two young kids in immediate retaliation for complaining about a cop’s behavior.  Here's a full news report.
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2015 Fall Convention

leaves.png   Pacific Green Party Fall Meeting
Saturday, September 26 at 10:00am
4312 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

All are invited to our Fall Meeting being held at the Friends Meeting House in SE Portland from 10 am to 4 pm. Coffee, tea, breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. Donations are appreciated! Draft agenda below the fold. Hope you see you there!

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Why it could be President Bush & VP Kasich

jeb_0.jpg    Do not “misunderestimate” the fact that 80% of the votes in 2016 will be cast on electronic machines, with access controlled on electronic registration rolls. With this comes a network of private, partisan, for-profit companies that favor the Bushes.   Unless something is done before November 2016, there is no public recourse on any of the machines on which this election will be conducted. They are privately owned. The source code is proprietary. The boards of election have no access. There will be no meaningful recounts.  Link to full article can be found here.
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Jill Stein to file suit against Commission on Presidential Debates


The Green Party, presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Libertarian Party, and others will file suit in U.S. District Court in Washington on September 29 alleging “that the Commission on Presidential Debates is in violation of the venerable old anti-trust laws, the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act.  

Full article is available here: Ballot Access Newsreports.

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Senators Wyden and Merkley—Support the Iran Nuclear Deal!


Sign the following ad to be placed on OregonLive: On July 14th 2015, President Obama signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka the “Iran Nuclear Deal” on behalf of the United States and its citizens. This agreement is being overwhelmingly supported around the world, by the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, the Arab League, the National Iranian American Council, and dozens of former ambassadors and analysts.

The Oregon voters whose names appear below most strongly urge Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to show their support for this historic agreement. To vote against it would be a vote for war, would undermine the Executive authority to negotiate agreements on behalf of the United States, and would destroy months of delicate and difficult negotiations. It would also defy the overwhelming wishes and support of the international community.  To sign the ad click on Read More.

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War is not the answer

The undeclared war in Afghanistan is the longest war in the history of our nation.  Since 2003 the United States and its allies have started new wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and the Ukraine killing tens of thousands of innocent civilians and creating millions of refugees.

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