Outreach Committee Report
-Irene Saikevych, PGP state CC chapter development coordinator
NOTE: Some of the information below is from last month, as no new
information was gathered on these chapters in the interim.B Chapters
on which there is new information are marked with ##.
1. A number of chapters, even after the summer hiatus, have ceased
to have meetings. Coos and Douglas county contacts indicated that
folks did not feel there were any Green Party issues they wished to
meet on or focus on currently.
Chapters that are not holding regular (or even any) meetings at this
No regular meetings now, perhaps some in future:B NorthCoast Greens
??Status of Josephine County and PDX Activist Greens
Apparent status quo activity level (regular meetings, tabling,
petitioning, voter registration, etc.):
Increasing activity: Linn-Benton County
Possible new chapter/Green group formation: Curry County
2. Joe Thomas of Brookings has wanted to start a Curry County chapter
or Curry Green group. There had been activity in Curry County after
the Nader campaign (a group in Gold Beach), but, according to Joe,
that ended last year, for an unspecified reason. I sent Joe a new
chapter packet consisting of new chapter been contacts in Curry
County, the PGP mission statement and bylaws, ten key Green values,
membership forms, etc. He set up a meeting at the Brookings Public
Library on Oct. 1; unfortunately, turnout was very poor. Joe has
not given up hope and will make stronger efforts to contact more
Greens. Likewise, he is interested in being part of the breen
Wavebhreiber from neighboring Coos County has contacted him.
3. The b of Coos County suggested a Green Wave along the Oregon Coast
(similar to the highly successful beace Wavebe coastal Green groups
and chapters. The Wave would be about the MIND campaign finance
reform initiativbeeducating folks and getting them involved in the
campaign. Harry Lonsdale has agreed to give this series of talks
(to coordinate with Monica and the other groups; NorthCoast has
already indicated interest), and can do others around the state.
4. CFbRa rallying issue. Harry Lonsdalebeens as well as other
progressives into working on this campaign by gathering signatures
and organizing. From my own perspective, a similar rallying around
other Green issues (senate candidate, and/or a Green caravan
traveling around the state and meeting with local chapters to reach
out, hear concerns, support local candidates, and perhaps have other
Green speakers who inspire) may be helpful to build bn concerns.
See below. Jitters in some chapters about a Bush re-election and
the potential role (perceived or real) a Green candidate could play
re this. Also concern that our limited energies should be spent
locally as opposed to focusing on a national election.
Pacific Green Party Chapter Information, 9-1-03
* chapter liaison
**chapter has become inactive (defined here as having no meetings nor
other chapter activity)
Central Oregon PGP
Mail: P.O. Box 682, Bend OR 97709
Chair and liaison: Amy Terebesi*, 541-546-6242, email@example.com.
Treasurer: Phil Randall, Harry Lonsdale, 541-549-1556.
General Meeting: monthly, Bend Public Library.
Meetings have been better
attended in the past but over spring and summer had few members;
individualsbave been diffused by other issues (especially peace
efforts); Amy hopes to get energy going again with specific
campaigns. Chapter goals for the year include: 1) the CFR initiativeB
2) living wage initiative 3) opening local airwaves for free accessB
4) running progressive Green candidates. A phone bank is being
planned for all registered Greens in central Oregon counties for
campaign finance reform.
##Coos County PGP
(report from Monica Schreiber)
P.O. Box 1521,North Bend 97459.
Liaison and treasurer: Monica Schreiber, 541-756-2042.
Other member:John Jones firstname.lastname@example.org, 541.572.5307.
No regular general meetings at this time; a core group available for
participation and can be reached through Monica at the number above;
no designated e mail contact at present.
Chapter activities have included securing and publicizing bor
Columbine county faire with PGP info and voter registration; Lloyd
Marbet was hosted for a public gathering. Partnering with Human
Rights group for local Peaceworks non-violence training & workshop;
organizing street theater for activist demonstrations. The
chapter bates for the 2004 elections. Monica has also suggested a
bal Greens (see above).
**Douglas County PGP
Stuart Liebowitz*; 1832 NE Fremont, Roseburg, OR 97470; 541.672.9819
**Stuart considers the chapter to have become inactive; no meetings
have been held for months, and there is no plan to start these up
again, as there is not a critical mass of Greens in the county.B
Stuart is open to some sort of regional group forming with other
chapters in Southern Oregon so that Douglas Greens remain
##Jackson County PGP
PO Box 36, Talent OR 97540
Liaison: Irene Saikevych*, email@example.com, same phone#.
Co-chairs: Becky Hale, Andy Bayliss
Treasurer, Fund-raising, & membership: Bob Altaras, 541-201-0437, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scribe: Peggy Savage
Internal Communications: Irene Saikevych
Publicity: Andy Bayliss, email@example.com, 541-482-4324 & Wes Brain, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-482-6988
Events: Becky Hale & Marshall Fox
Petitions (CFR): Marshall Fox, 541-552-0430
Database: Tom Crimmins.
General Meeting: 4th Mon. monthly, 7-8:30 PM, Ashland Public Library
Steering committee meetings 2nd Mon. every month @ 6:30pm, site
varies. Goals for this election cycle include 1) CFR initiative 2)
running local Green candidates 3) seeing if IRV remains a viable
issue for city of Ashland. Fall kicked off with presentation by
Harry Lonsdale & Peter Buckley on CFR Sept. 26; non-partisan local
group (Greens, progressive Dems, Independents) formed for CFR
petitioning: Southern Oregonians for Accountable Government.
Results of membership phone survey done over the summer indicated
concern among Greens re a Bush re-election, yet having Green
positions upheld; general agreement on a need to focus energies on
local races. Election committee formed at Sept. 29 general meeting
to come up with best strategies. B Tabling at events with voter
registration & petitioning (next big one, Oct. 24 Molly Ivins talk
##Josephine County PGP
Liaison and co-chair:Jon Wacker*, email@example.com 541.955-9176;
Co-chair: John Roach
Treasurer: Dick Corrigan
Secretary: Lorraine Roach
Internal Communications: Leatta Wacker
CC at large: Dale Matthews.
Jonbnt is that the group got less active after their
major election drive for Matthewsbe fall. Many individuals got
involved in the peace actions, and the last general meeting,
attended by 15 people, was in late Apr.-May. The core group has met
in the interim, and Jon believes the chapter may be reenergized by
the campaign finance reform initiativbeHarry Lonsdale spoke with the
Josephine County Greens in August, and petition signature-gathering
on CFR has begun. There is also a potential for Greens to run for
Josephine County commission. Lastly, there has been communication
with the Jackson County chapter on holding a regional (Southern
Oregon) Green Party meeting later this fall, with the potential for
consolidating some efforts.
##Lane County PGP
Office: 454 Willamette St., #206, Eugene
Mail: P.O. Box 1606, Eugene, 97440
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 P.M. at the Grower’s Market (454
Willamette St., Eugene).
Liaison: Sarah Charlesworth, see below.
Chapter CC includes:
Treasurer: Mary Addams 541.343-9648, email@example.com
Ruth Duemler, 541.484-6145, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Driscoll, 541.343-5628, email@example.com
Materials & website: Sarah Charlesworth, 541.431-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Harding, Elections, tabling (?& fundraising)
David Burnetts (sp?)
Announcements: Edward Craig, email@example.com, administers firstname.lastname@example.org, along with Sarah.
Contacted Pam Driscoll and Mary Addams this month. Pam is organizing
a “Friday Happy Hour for Coalition Building” with other progressives
in the Eugene/Springfield area. She is also organizing a voter
registration drive and Campaign Finance Reform signature-gathering
canvass, along with other Lane Greens. Pam thought itbublic when
tabling what the national Greens plan to do in the presidential
race, and that there should be a vote on whether to run a Green
candidate or not as an option nation-wide. This could be done
through the internet, and/or through chapters (a previous chapter
meeting on the subject showed a variety of opinions with no
consensus). Mary further cited the need to fundraise more in Lane
County, and stated that a county-wide fundraising letter had gone
out a few months ago.
**Lincoln County PGP
Joanne Cvar*, email@example.com 541-563-3615 POB 1117 Waldport 97394
**chapter has been inactive a few monthbsI will discuss with Joanne
(as goal II).
##Linn Benton PGP
Liaison: Matt Donohue*, 541-738-2739, firstname.lastname@example.org;
A new CC was elected at the last general
meeting: Matt Donohue, Mike Beilstein, Yaney MacIver,and George
Grosch. Another Linn-Benton contact: Delbert McCombs,
The CC is being organized, goals and projects will be lined up. More
Monthly meetings, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm. The chapter
recently did a phone bank of 200 members on a local tax issue.
Outreach is being planned and voter registration, with Greens
supporting Melissa White (?Weiss), a progressive candidate for City
104 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503.362-9094. www.mpgreens.org.
Outreach: Steven Esses, 503.375-6134, email@example.com
Co-chairs: Julian Snow, Mary Paladino, marypal2002@aol..com
Treasurer: Trey Smith
Secretary: Seth Woolley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcements:BJulian Snow, email@example.com, & Trey Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org.
General meetings 1st Tues. of the month,7pm, MP Green office; Socials every 3rd Tues.
NOTE: Liaison questionnaire that I sent to Steve was distributed to
their chapter e list, results on that pending. Steve mentioned that a
ward canvassing plan was underway, to provide education and to help
organize wards; outreach had occurred to various groups including the
Grange and even Pentecostals. There have been Greens on the City
Council in the past, as well as campaigns in the last election with
very respectable returns. Green voter registration increasing, and
there is a committed core, but more active members needed.
##NOTE: M-P Greens will be hosting the Oct. 25 PGP convention at
theCipriano Ferrel Educational Center, 1274 5th St, in Woodburn, check
state party website for details, www.pacificgreens.org.
Contacts: Tom Brownson* & Margi Shindler,
Spoke with Margi; Tom is
getting together a gameplan re potential chapter formation and will
get back on this shortly (a potential relocation by Margi and Tom
may change these plans). No regular meetings yet, but will likely
get one together within next few months. A meeting had been held of
local Greens last year, but was poorly attended. Margi considered
that a factor in the poor showing is that the total population in
their area is less than 20,000; also, they needed more of an issue
to rally around. She is very interested in participating in the
Margi has a group of about 45 Greens that she sends at least weekly e
mail announcements to re Green Party happenings including
conventions, campaign school, etc. Activities focus on a local
peace group which is comprised of about 1/3 Greens, 2/3
non-affiliated.B Although regular Green Party meetings have not been
held, Margi does field a number of phone calls from Greens, and
stated that the largest concern volunteered amongst these folks on
the political front has been that they donbnt Bush re-elected.B
PDX Activist Greens
Contacts: Brian* or Julie Setzler ; 4608 NE Beech Street, Portland, OR 97213 503-287-1798, Iamb@riseup.net
irregular and focused more around specific actions. NOTE: spoke
briefly with Brian, more to come.
Portland Metro PGP
Mail: 205 SE Grand Ave. #201, Portland, OR 97214
Liaison & chapter secretary: Jeff Strang*, email@example.com
Co-chairs: Jeff Cropp firstname.lastname@example.org & Anne Olena email@example.com (office phone #)
Media contacts: Jeff Cropp & Anne Olena
Quarterly newspaper, Green Zine
Other CC members: Steve Geiger, Camille Clingan, Curt Sommer, Debby Schwartz,
General Meetings: 4th Wed. every month. Chapter
business mtgs. 1st & 3rd Wed., 7pm; Elections committee mtgs. 2nd
Wed., 7pm, both at chapter office.
Voter registration once monthly at
federal courthouse (Naturalization Hearing) & during events with
tabling or roving registration. Lots of voter turnover, registered
Green numbers about the same. Precinct system underway, including
canvassing; also, volunteer program established, including tracking,
still finetuning. The fund-raising system also being fine-tuned, with
a 10% increase in funds over the past year and plans to hire a
fundraising coordinator; finance committee with budget established.
The latter issues were discussed in a goal-setting summer meeting,
goals also including running local candidates and providing those with
more support; outreach was identified as a weak area.
Lastly, potential sub-chapter formation in Washington and Clackamas