PACIFIC GREEN PARTY
For immediate release: January 13, 2016
Contact: Seth Woolley at 503.953.3943 or
Blair Bobier at 503.559.6176
GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
COMES TO PORTLAND
Jill Stein, the party’s 2012 nominee and 2016 front-runner,
will discuss her participation at COP 21 and the future of the climate justice movement
Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will talk about the future of the climate justice movement and her participation in last month’s Paris conference on climate change at a free public presentation in Portland, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Peace House, 2116 NE 18th, at 7:00 p.m. Stein will be part of a panel featuring activists from 350 PDX and Right to Survive.
While in Portland Stein, a Harvard-educated physician, author and award-winning environmental activist, will also attend a fundraiser on January 20th and hold a press conference on January 21st. The fundraiser, a House Party hosted by Mark and Amanda Smith, will take place on Wednesday at 4 pm at 4219 NE 73rd and is open to the public. After her Portland engagements, Stein will visit Corvallis before she heads to San Diego to participate in a debate with other contenders for the Green Party’s presidential nomination.
Pacific Green Party members in Oregon have served on the Corvallis, Ashland and Salem city councils and include current councilors, planning commissioners and a Circuit Court Judge. Greens serve in hundreds of elected offices throughout the United States and have been elected to parliaments around the world. Green Parties everywhere share a commitment to sustainability, peace, grassroots democracy and racial, social and economic justice. For more information, visit www.pacificgreens.org.
There are currently five people running to be the 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate. Please note that at our May 2016 Nominating Convention we will be voting to select the Green Party Presidential candidate to appear on the November 2016 Oregon ballot.
Dr. Jill Stein was the 2012 Green Party Presidential nominee. She received 469,572 votes (0.36%) in the General Election. Stein was born in Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1973 and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. In 2002, activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. She accepted and began her first foray into electoral politics.
Jill Stein is a mother, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and a pioneering environmental health advocate. Her campaign platform includes supporting renewable energy, ending poverty, healthcare, education and employment as rights, $15 minimum wage, fighting climate change, equality and justice, and defending human rights. Visit Jill Stein's campaign website for further details.
Kent Mesplay is a 10-year Delegate from California on the Green Party National Committee. Mesplay is a scientist of biomedical engineering, an Air Quality Inspector, and an Emergency Shelter Manager. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and Northwestern University. Mesplay is a past high school teacher and a volunteer for entities such as Veterans Affairs, Habitat for Humanity, Turtle Island Institute, and is currently the Secretary for the nonprofit Civilization Transformation Project and their Primate Rescue Network.
His campaign platform includes integrity, countering corruption, improving representation, implementing scientific solutions to climate change and supporting indigenous peoples. Mesplay is a member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). His past runs for office include US Senate (1996) and US President (2004, 2008, 2012). Visit Kent Mesplay's campaign website for additional information.
|William Kreml||Bill Kreml is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. The candidate graduated from Northwestern University in 1962 and went on to graduate from Northwestern University School of Law three years later, and received his Doctorate from Indiana University in 1972. Kreml has written and published four books beginning in 1977, with a new book in each decade after that. The Green Party Presidential candidate’s campaign website touts, ‘Fifty years in the Academy. Thirty-five years of political activism.’|
|Darryl Cherney||Darryl Cherney doesn’t have a campaign website. But the candidate’s campaign Facebook Pagedescribes the Green Party Presidential hopeful saying, ‘Earth First!, Film Producer, Songwriter, Litigant v FBI, Car-bomb survivor, PR Guy for the Redwoods, Healthcare Advocate, Firewood Sales, MS in Urban Ed.’|
|Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry||Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry doesn’t have a campaign website. But the candidate’s campaignFacebook Page simply reads, ‘Welcome, brothers, sisters and others! Welcome to the Facebook page supporting the Green Party's Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry for President!’|
The Green Party of the United States has recognized five candidates for the party's presidential nomination. The presidential and vice-presidential nominees will be chosen at the 2016 Green Presidential Nominating Convention, which will take place in Houston, Texas, from August 4 to 7. For more information on the candidates and the Green Party nomination process, visit this web page.
|Watch Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein's interview on RT where she discusses a wide range of critical issues. It is an indictment of main stream media that she cannot get such coverage here in the U.S.|
|Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5th CD) is one of the 275 Members of Congress who just voted for the DARK ACT (Deny Americans the Right to Know) which prevents all states from enacting their own GMO labelling laws ever, and overturns existing state laws which do require GMO labelling.
Named the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 by a bunch of politicians who know next to nothing about about the dangers of GMOs the legislation was recently passed in the House Committee.
If you are a member of the Pacific Green Party, live in Oregon Congressional District 5, and are OUTRAGED by the Congressman's vote, please considering running against him 2016! We'll help you do so.
"The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the Global Climate March to take place in cities around the world on Sunday, Nov. 29, to press world leaders meeting in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 to agree on a far-reaching deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Climate March will challenge the leaders of 190-plus nations meeting at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to achieve a legally binding global agreement on post-2020 action to offset the advancing climate crisis." Read the full text of the Green Party's press release here.
"Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has been invited to Russia later this year. Stein said that after attending the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 in Paris, she is planning to visit Moscow on a mission for international peace and diplomacy." Click here to read the full article.
|Greens celebrate the diversity of humankind. We believe everybody has a right to be who they are, free from constricting stereotypes, in peace. Our society must heal from all the useless violence by facing the awful truth of our social failures and embracing the radical changes necessary to build the better world we know in our hearts is possible. To find events in your area click here.|
by Alan F. Zundel
On November 18th the Maine Secretary of State determined that a state-wide ranked choice voting initiative has enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot in the November 2016 election. Maine voters will decide if ranked choice voting will be used for federal and state offices for the first time in U.S. history.
To read the rest of Alan's fine article please visit his blog at RCV Oregon.
On November 18, the Maine Secretary of State determined that the initiative for instant runoff voting (for all federal and state office except President) does have enough valid signatures. It will appear on the November 2016 ballot.