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A Fallen Hero—Stu Sugarman

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The Pacific Green Party is saddened to announce the passing of our long-time member, and a giant of the environmental movement, Stu Sugarman. Stu was first and foremost an activist. He was also a lawyer with a giant heart, a quick wit and a sly and self-deprecating sense of humor.

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Ranked Choice Voting Initiative Launched!

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BREAKING NEWS

The Pacific Green Party of Oregon and the Linn/Benton Chapter are launching an initiative campaign in Benton County, Oregon, to elect the County Commissioners and Sheriff by Ranked Choice Voting. A Political Action Committee has been formed, an initiative petition filed, and a website is up (Better Ballot Benton).  The chief petitioners are Dan Rayfield, State Representative for House District 16, and Blair Bobier. Read more about the initiative here.

Where To Bring Ranked Choice Voting in Oregon

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... the roilings of the two dominant political parties by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have more in common than “voter anger.” Both stem from serious defects in our plurality voting system: vote splitting and spoilers ...

Learn how these defects can be fixed by Instant Runoff Voting in Oregon by reading this blog post at the Social and Ecological Justice Review authored by Alan Zundel, candidate for Pacific Green nomination to run for Oregon Secretary of State.

Important Message for Bernie Supporters

Bernie_Pledge_2016.png   If you are a Pacific Green Party member who has changed your voter registration to Democrat in order to vote for Bernie Sanders in the May 2016 primary, please protect grassroots democracy in Oregon and make a pledge to re-register with the Pacific Green Party after the primary.  The number of voters we have registered in our party is vital to our ability to place Green Party candidates on your ballot.
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Plan B for Bernie Supporters - Jill Stein and the Green Party

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"Many of (Bernie's) supporters are also our supporters. If you go to our Facebook page you'll see that there's joint support all over the place.

So for many people we're plan B. For others who feel that the Democratic party is not going to let Sanders survive and is incapable of solving this problem, we're plan A."  Read the full article on Richochet.

Draft Agenda for PGP Spring Nominating Convention, Saturday 21 May 2016

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Draft Agenda for PGP Spring Convention, Saturday May 21, 2016

Location: Corvallis
Initiative endorsements and updates
Vote on proposal to reduce size of Coordinating Committee
Review Strategy plan
Voter registration plans
Candidate nominations
Reports on chapter endorsements for non-partisan offices
Consideration of Presidential candidates and delegate selection for national convention
Scheduling of next convention


Details below the fold ...

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Green VICTORY! FERC issues decision to deny Jordan Cove LNG permit

lng_no-a_0.png   In a huge victory for Greens and the citizens of Oregon, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied Jordan Cove Energy Project's permit to operate a liquefied natural gas terminal.  Read more about this rare but vital win on Pacific Green Party activist Randy Prince's facebook page!

Call for Youth Caucus vote on Co-sponsorship of the GPUS Economic Democracy Platform Amendment

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A few weeks ago, the Young Greens proposed an amendment to the Green Party's platform that rejects capitalism in favor of more sustainable, just, and democratic economic models. After hearing comments via email, our website, and Facebook, the YGUS Steering Committee has unanimously endorsed the proposal, and calls on all Young Greens to lobby their state’s National Committee members to vote to pass the amendment.

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Coverage of Jill Stein's visit to Oregon

jill_stein_120_px.jpg   Great coverage of Jill Stein's recent trip through Oregon in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Eugene Weekly, and two segments on KLCC here and here.  Also available is an audio recording of Jill's speech in Corvallis made by Roberta Hall.

Jill Stein's visit to Portland 20 Jan 2016

Video courtesy of the Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon Member Mike Easrussi of Jill Stein speaking at Mark and Amanda Smith’s house this last Wednesday 20 Jan 2016.