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Oregon reaches $5,000 matching contributions for Jill Stein!

Jill_Stein_2015.jpg   Great news for Jill Stein's campaign for President 2016!  As of October 26 Oregon joins 7 other states (CA, WA, NY, MA, MD, IL, and Fl) in raising over $5,000 in individual contributions up to $250.  Another 12 states are now needed to reach the $5,000 goal for Jill Stein to qualify for Federal Matching funds.

Ralph Nader on Left/Right Coalitions Against the Empire


A must watch video interview of Ralph Nader posted on Antiwar.com.  Tommy Raskin recently got a chance to discuss American militarism and antiwar politics with Ralph and the Center for Study of Responsive Law created this video in affiliation with the Amherst Political Union.  Click here to view the video.

New Canadian Leader Pledges Electoral Reform - RCV Oregon

Justin_Trudeau.jpg   "The new incoming Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has pledged to do away with plurality elections. Plurality elections are used in most elections across both Canada and the United States. In a plurality election the candidate with the most votes wins, even if it is not a majority of the votes."  Click here to read the full article written by Alan Zundel, member Lane Greens chapter.

Canada Needs 'Reset of Relations' With Russia - Green Party Candidate


“We need to scale down the Cold War rhetoric with Russia… Russia's assistance will be necessary in dealing with global terrorism. We should reboot our relationship with the Russians,” Adam Smith, Green Party candidate in the upcoming elections, told Sputnik.  For that matter, so does the U.S. and NATO.  Click this link for the full article.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.