Jill Stein To Hold Press Conference in Portland Thursday 1/21/2016

PACIFIC GREEN PARTY  MEDIA ADVISORY For immediate release:  January 20, 2016 Contact:  Seth Woolley at 503.953.3943 or              Blair Bobier at 503.559.6176    GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY IN PORTLAND Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will hold a press conference in downtown Portland on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at Columbia Square, 111 SW Columbia, on the 10th floor in Conference Room C.    Stein, a Harvard-educated physician, author and award-winning environmental activist, was the party’s 2012 nominee and is the front-runner for the 2016 nomination.  She will visit Portland and Corvallis as part of a West Coast campaign swing. For more information, visit www.jill2016.com and www.pacificgreens.org. -30-  

Jill Stein to speak on Climate Change in Portland Wednesday 1/20/2016

PACIFIC GREEN PARTY  NEWS RELEASE   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. -30-

Koch Brothers Funding Top Two Primary

    The Koch brothers, through their firm Koch Industries, are providing significant funding to a major supporter of Measure 90, the top two primary proposal.  "The Koch brothers join a parade of corporations, corporate executives, and big-time financiers in bankrolling Measure 90," said Seth Woolley of the Pacific Green Party.  "They correctly perceive Measure 90 as a way for the corporations to control Oregon." Continue reading

Green Candidate calls for non-intervention in Syria

    Christina Lugo, the Pacific Green Party candidate for US Senate, responding to proposals from both congress and the White House for bombing ISIS in Syria, has called for non-intervention, saying that retaliation for the beheading of journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff would serve the interests of ISIS, rather than those of the American people.  "As hideous as the crimes were, and as deeply as they have affected me personally and emotionally, I believe that it does not serve the interests of peace and it will not do justice to their deaths to take steps towards war with Syria," Lugo said.  Full release available under the fold. Continue reading