Green Party of California affirms support for reproductive rights, claims Democrats abandoning pro-choice values for
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004
Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Kevin McKeown, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-393-3639,
Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,
SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 28, 2004) – The Green Party of California reaffirmed
today its support for reproductive rights for women – something the
Democratic Party is apparently poised to reject in an effort to win more
News reports last week suggested that high-ranking Democrats – including
San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader – are
encouraging an anti-abortion Democrat to head the Democratic National
Committee over abortion rights supporter Howard Dean.
Pelosi is backing Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer to succeed DNC chair Terry
McAuliffe. Roemer has said that the Democrats need to temper their views on
abortion rights in order to make election gains. Roemer also has the
support of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who is also
The Greens charged the Democratic Party actions should be seen as further
abandonment of its voter base, and are further evidence that true
progressives should look to alternatives to the Democrats and Republicans
at the polls.
"The Democrats continue to sell out their principles in a disingenuous
attempt to be a 'big tent' party. The Green Party strongly supports
reproductive rights for all women, regardless of race, class or geography,"
said Erika McDonald, a GPCA committee co-chair and co-founder of the
Feminist Issues Group (FIG) in San Francisco.
"The Democratic Party continues to surrender to the campaign of violence
and disinformation that Republicans have pursued for decades on the issue
of abortion rights," said Gordon Johnson, spokesperson for the Green Party
of Orange County.
The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437