Green Party of California
for Delegate, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
August 10th, 2009
Name - Wendy Kenin
City - Berkeley
County - Alameda
Contact information - 510-504-5937; firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Please list any prior or current positions, related experience, and/or personal
and professional skills within of the Green Party that you have, that apply to
I registered Green when I first registered to vote in the early 1990's and have
not swayed. I am serving on the Editorial Board of the Green Party of the United
States since June '09.
2) Please list any prior or current positions, related experience, and/or personal
and professional skills outside of the Green Party that you have, that apply to
I have a history of creating strategic grassroots campaigns at various junctures.
Most relevant to my Green activism, I have provided strategic, administrative,
publicity, and community-organizing support
for the following organizations, as well as for educational / youth programs
Alternatives, New York, NY, 1992-93
Student Environmental Action Coalition, Tucson, AZ, 1993-96
Earth First!, Tucson, AZ, 1993-1997
Southwest Forest Alliance, Flagstaff, AZ, 1997-2000
Apaches for Cultural Preservation, San Carlos, AZ, 1993-2004
Tucson Arts Brigade, Tucson, AZ, 2000-present
Lipan Apache Women's Defense, El Calaboz, TX, 2007-present
From 1997-2001, I was a correspondent and photographer for the
Navajo Times newspaper, which at the time was the newspaper of
the Navajo Nation government. I covered
the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute (Big Mountain/ Black Mesa / Peabody Coal)
and cultural preservation issues under my maiden name Wendy
Currently I serve as Vice Chair of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission,
appointed in 2007 by City Councilmember Kriss Worthington.
Several of my initiatives have passed through the Berkeley City Council including
a resolution condemning the U.S. wall at the Mexican border, a letter to the
Michigan governor opposing juvenile sentences of life without parole (JLWOP)
in support of Efren Paredes, Jr., and endorsement of the U.N. Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Since 1994 I have been attending births as a doula, at homes, birth centers and
hospitals. I am looking to deepen my service to women and children and am currently
enrolled in a training to become a domestic violence counselor
/ advocate. In March I completed the Oaksterdam University course on
the budding cannabis industry, as I have been a hemp and medical marijuana
advocate for two decades. I also have experience in natural
medicine, permaculture, lobbying, and social media.
I have special concern for promoting intergroup relationships (including inter-political,
inter-cultural, inter-generational, and inter-professional) as I have seen that
story-sharing builds the bonds that make peace and restore
balance. I believe that these channels are the path to global wellness.legate.
3) Please describe your vision for
serving as GPUS Delegate including addressing the job description for GPUS Delegate.
I welcome the opportunity to apply my activist values and
the Green Party. I see the Green Party as having immense potential to
increase its constituency as we find industry, government, and
communities taking on many of our core values. Green people in the U. S.
and abroad are leading societies through this time of immense change,
and I anticipate that with skillful outreach, these trends will bring
about major growth of our party. It would be a true honor to serve as a
Green Party of California delegate to the Green Party of the United
States in upholding our core values and addressing critical needs
locally, nationally, and globally.