Green Party of California
for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
February 21st, 2011
Name - Linda
- Santa Monica
County - Los Angeles
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My name is Linda Piera-Avila. I am a 31 year resident of Santa Monica. I have
been registered Green since 1990. I have been a GPUS alternate delegate since
May 2009 and would like to continue serving our state party in that role.
I participated in the local planning group of the 1996 Green Party convention,
held atUCLA, at which Ralph Nader was first nominated by the party to run on
its ticket for president and Winona La Duke for vice president. I was a delegate
for Mr. Nader in 2000 and more recently, for Cynthia McKinney in 2008.
I have at various times been an active member of different Green locals, including
the Los Angeles Greens and the Santa Monica Greens. I have previously served
as secretary and as events coordinator for the Los Angeles Greens.
I have been a member of the GPLAC County Council since 2008. I served as an LA
County delegate to the following state plenaries: May 2005 in Sylmar, May 2007
in San Francisco, Sept., 2007 in Riverside, Sept., 2008 in Dana Point, May 2009
in Venice. I attended the20th anniversary event of the Calif. Green Party in
Berekely in Feb. of 2010.
Within the GPUS delegation, I have been responsible for putting together the
agenda for our delegation conference calls.
Along with other Greens, I participated in the early days of the "Arlington
West" Iraq War memorial, held every Sunday on Santa Monica Beach. I have
participated in numerous peace marches and rallies. I coordinated the Los Angeles
Greens Earth Day event in 2005 at which we hosted Greenpeace founder Rex Weyler
and the 2010 Earth Day event at which we hosted permaculture legend Larry Santoyo.
I joined with other LA Greens to lobby LA City Council members to adopt STV voting
I have volunteered on numerous Green campaigns, including Mike Feinstein's and
Kevin McKeown's Santa Monica City Council campaigns, and Byron DeLear's ccngressional
campaigns. This was good experience when I threw my hat in the ring and ran for
public office twice: for Santa Monica City Council in 2008 and California State
Assembly in 2010.(www.linda-piera-avila.org). Subsequent to my City Council run,
I was appointed and still serve on the Santa Monica Urban Forest Task Force.
I helped recruit Green Party candidates to run for statewide office in 2010,
including our Lt. Gov. candidate, Jimi Castillo, and our Treasurer candidate,
I have supported lobbying efforts in Sacramento to promote the Campaign for Old
Growth and tabled many, many hours to collect signatures on the petition for
In May/June of 2006 I participated in the encampment of the South Central Farm,
providing a Green Party presence and liaison. I was quoted in a state press release
regarding this issue. I currently serve on the support committee of the South
Central Farmers. In September of 2006 I was part of a 5 member Green Party contingent
that joined a larger 300 person civil disobedience action, all undergoing arrest
and overnight incarceration for the sake of promoting a living wage for underpaid
hotel workers in the LAX hotel corridor. I currently serve on the board of the
Pico Neighborhood Association in Santa Monica.