Green Party of California
for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
Name - Jan
I’m running for
re-election as an Alternate Delegate to the GPUS. I’ve served
two terms (four years) and have voted in the online elections as
needed, and attended the Annual National Meetings in Tulsa (2005,
as an observer), Tucson (2006), Reading (2007), Chicago (2008).
I am planning to attend the 2010 Annual National Meeting which
looks like it will be in Detroit in June. While I have not served
on any committees at the GPUS level, I am on the Alameda County
Council and also active at the Oakland level.
I've been active in the movements for peace and social justice since my college days in the early 1960's. I started checking out the Bay Area's Green activities in the late 1980's--I attended "Greening the West" (in October 1988) and was superficially involved with the East Bay Greens in 1989-1992. I switched registration (from Peace and Freedom to Green) during the petition drive around 1992. In the 1990's I was also part of a class series for people from the social justice movement who were learning about environmental issues ("From Lenin to the Lorax") which became an ongoing learning circle throughout the 1990's, reading many books and articles on issues of the environment and globalization--looking at environmental issues through the lens of race, class, and gender. I also participated in anti-toxics work with the Toxic Links Coalition and its constituent groups, and helped to shut down the medical waste incinerator on High Street (Oakland), in 2001. Meanwhile I was supportive of the Green Party's campaigns; Nader 1996, Dan Hamburg for Governor 1998, Audie Bock for State Assembly 1999, and then with great enthusiasm, Nader 2000 and Rebecca Kaplan's run for City Council in the same election.
3) Please describe
your vision for serving as GPUS Delegate including addressing
the job description for GPUS Delegate.