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In this issue:

Gonzalez enters runoff for Mayor of San Francisco
Green Party candidate takes a turn in the debates
Green City, Part II: Santa Monica sets the pace for the 21st century
Growing Greens: California Campus Greens meet, discuss how to grow organization, reach voters.
Next Step: Greens in the Assembly
Message to Greens: Presidential candidates run in California?s primary
The recall
Editorial: Sunflower gathers strength from the roots
Editorial: Strategies for Diversity Require Diversity
The dog and pony shows of corporate politics are history!
Opinions vary among Green Gals on the 2004 election dilemma
GMOs-who decides?
Proponents of good health prescribe surgery: insurance-ectomy
Greens plan 2004 Congressional challenge
Californians elect Greens into local offices
Adults represent children when voting on ballot initiatives
David Cobb tells why he seeks the presidential nomination
Letters to the Editor
News Clips
Staff answers Frequently Asked Questions

Compiled by staff

Q. What is the status of the national Green Party?

A. Nationally, the Green Party has almost 300,000 registrants. See www.gp.org for information.

Q. Explain to me what Green voter registration means in the March 2004 primary election.

A. In primary elections, unlike general elections, the ballot you receive depends on your voter registration. In order to vote for Green candidates for partisan office (in other words, the local Green Party County Council, federal offices, or state constitutional offices, such as statewide offices or seats in the State Assembly or State Senate), you must be registered Green. Also, in order to run as a candidate for any of these offices, you must have been registered Green for a full three months before the due date to file your nomination papers, and you must not have been registered in any other party for 12 months before the due date.

Q. What if I want to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary?

A. As Jo Chamberlain (co-chair of the Green Party of the United States steering committee) says, "Many Greens are very concerned about a viable Democratic candidate being elected in the March 2004 primary. I agree that every effort needs to be made to remove Bush from office, but how can we do this without injury to the Green Party? First, consider staying Green, since the Green Party needs to grow in order to improve the political system for the future. If you are inclined to change your registration (again, not what I recommend), consider registering Decline to State on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2004. At that time we will have a good idea as to the likelihood of a progressive candidate like Dennis Kucinich receiving the Democratic nomination. Decline-to-State allows you to request a Republican or Democratic ballot. Then on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 re-register Green to send a strong message about your values, and about your non-support of the two-party system. Again, please consider staying Green."

Q. Who is running for President as a Green?

A. Please see "Presidential Candidates" by Stuart Bechman on page one.

Q. How do I contact the Greens?

A. See www.cagreens.org. Call 916/448-3437. Mail P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812. ###

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