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VIDEO: Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown

Green Party state spokesperson Laura Wells says California can change for the better, including with a state bank and keeping only the good parts of Proposition 13.

Global Greens support the Occupy Movement

Like the Occupy Movement, the Green Party has a deep commitment to internal democracy.

Action Alert: Contact Your State Assembly Members Now to Oppose AB1413, Save Write-In Voting in California

Please contact your Assembly member now to vote 'no' on AB1413 unless it is amended to preserve write-in voting. Its going to the Assembly Floor the week of January 30th. AB1413 would rob Californians of a democratic right they've had since statehood in 1850 and would do so without a public vote.

Opinion: AB1413 “Gut and Amend” Abuse Would Gut Voter Voice By Eliminating Write-In Voting Without a Public Vote

The California Legislature is poised to take away voting rights: call your state Assembly members now to tell them to oppose AB1413 unless the provision removing write-in voting in California is removed.

Article: From Green Party to Occupy NVC, Shantz is working at creating local power

As the North Bay representative for the Green Party of California Coordinating Committee, Shantz represents the Green parties of Napa, Marin and Sonoma counties on a state level. On campus, he’s the vice president of Napa Valley College’s Student Senate.

Article: Small, spirited rally kicks off Occupy Napa Valley College

Green Party member Alex Shantz, vice president of the Associated Students of Napa Valley College, was one of the movement’s final speakers. He asked the small crowd to stand up before leading them in a chant of, “Who has the power? We have the power!”

Gov. Brown Appoints Green Party Mayor Bruce Delgado to Water Board

Just as the Central Coast growers were starting to settle into to a stop-and-go routine of immobility on runoff rules, Gov. Jerry Brown today announced four appointments to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board including Green Party Mayor Bruce Delgado.

Green party Mayor supports fining banks that neglect property

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Police Chief Chris Magnus pledged Tuesday to crack down on any banks that are neglecting foreclosed properties in the city. And they said they’ll push harder to enforce a city ordinance that fines banks $1,000 a day for vacant properties with code violations.

Green Party Mayor Welcomes Occupy Protests To Her City

“The Occupy Wall Street movement has burst onto the scene, calling for an end to corporate domination all over the globe. We, in Richmond, are part of this movement and have everything to gain from it.” says Mayor McLaughlin.

GPCA election report: Greens retain Town Council Majority in Fairfax in November 8th elections, win seven elections overall

Eleven California Greens ran in municipal elections on November 8th. Seven were elected, including two to the Town Council in Fairfax, where Greens retained the city council majority there they first achieved in 2009.

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