[SFGP] San Francisco Green Party Weekly

ErikaSF at aol.com ErikaSF at aol.com
Tue Jul 20 17:58:45 PDT 2004

Hello Fellow Greens,

In this update:
1.  National Women's Caucus Is Seeking Women to Run for Office in the Caucus
2.  News
3.  Events

 If you have been waiting for a chance to shine as a woman leader, wait no 
longer.  The National Women's Caucus of the Green Party of the United States is 
seeking women to run for office in the Caucus. 
2 Co-chairs (1 year/2 year)
2 Spokespeople (1 year/2 year).
Delegate to GP-US CC
Alternate to GP-US CC
All terms are 2 years unless noted otherwise for this election only.  The 
Committee will be made up of these 8 positions and the delegates to the Diversity 
Committee (up to 3).  Nominations are open now through July 30th.  Please 
consider running or nominating someone you think will be a good for the position. 
 Only nominees who affirm they are running will be placed on the ballot.  You 
may run for more than one office with the intention
of filling only one, please state your preference.   If there are too few 
nominees to fill all positions 1 person may fill 2 positions, with the exception 
of multiple seats within the following offices: Co-chair, secretary, and 
The By-laws task the caucus with electing a diverse leadership. Please 
include in your bio the characteristics that you think add to the package you bring 
to the table.
Job Descriptions*
Co-chairs: The Co-Chairs shall be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day 
affairs of the caucus. The two co-chairs shall direct the activities of the 
caucus, make sure that caucus projects are being carried out, and convene 
Committee meetings and other caucus meetings.  Their responsibilities shall also 
include financial oversight and acting as Spokesperson when necessary.
Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for managing necessary 
communication with the membership, all documentation and records of the Caucus, 
including meeting minutes and votes. Minutes will be published in a timely fashion.

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be responsible for the fiscal management of 
the Caucus including regular financial statements to officers and members and 
budget work. The Treasurer shall follow all GP-US necessary financial procedures.

Spokespeople: The Spokespeople are responsible for representing the Caucus to 
the media and work to promote the Caucus and the GP outside of the party.

Delegate to GPUS Coordinating Committee: The Delegate shall be responsible 
for representing the interests, ideas, proposals, needs, actions, achievements 
grievances and other elements, reports and updates of the Caucus to the GP-US 
Coordinating Committee. The Delegate shall also be responsible for casting 
votes and participating in GP-US Coordinating Committee business, as well as 
travel to the yearly conference and submitting regular reports to the Caucus. The 
delegate is also required to participate in two email lists; the National 
Committee Votes and National Committee Discussion lists.  Alternate to GPUS CC: The 
Alternate Delegate shall be responsible for assisting the Delegate in their 
duties and to serve in the Delegate's place, including as a voting Delegate, 
when the Delegate is unable to perform her duties.  The alternate is an observer 
on the 2 GP-US email lists: Votes and Discussion.

*These duties and responsibilities may be further defined in the Operating 
Rules adopted by the Caucus.  Please email your bios including name, address, 
phone, email, qualifications/talents/diversity to: Katey Culver  
newtribe at direcway.com or Maya O'Connor oconnorm1975 at starpower.net by July 30, 2004 .  The 
Women's Caucus is accepting new members!  Any woman joining by July 9, 2004 will 
be eligible to vote in this election.

Terry Baum had her day in court, but the judge has yet to deliver his final 
decision. The judge promised to rule on this case within 10 days of the July 15 
court date.  Read the story at 
http://www.sfexaminer.com/article/index.cfm/i/071604n_baum.  Terry is the Green Party candidate for Congressional District 
8.  For more information on Terry's campaign, visit www.terrybaum.com.

Visit www.sfgreenparty.org to read other important news, such as Chirsitna 
Olague's profile in BeyondChron, and an editorial by Matt Gonzalez that was 
published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

You can read Matt's latest newsletter at www.sfprogressives.com.

Wednesday, July 21
San Francisco Green Party General Meeting
The meeting will be held at the SFGP office at 1028 A Howard Street, between 
6th and 7th Streets in San Francisco, from 7:30 - 9:30 PM.  The agenda will 
include a decision on adoption of a Transportation plank for our local platform 
(a draft can be found at http://sfgreens.org/transpo10.txt).  Also on the 
agenda is a Housing and Land Use discussion on pending ballot initiatives such as 
the Anti Demolition Ordinance, Housing Bond, and Rent Board reform; and a 
Nader/Camejo endorsement discussion and vote.

Friday - Sunday, July 23, 24, and 25
The Annual Northern California Green Campout
All Greens are invited to join us for our annual social gathering in the Sly 
Park Recreation Area, Pollock Pines, California (up hwy 50 in El Dorado 
County). You can join us for all three days or any portion thereof. No reservations 
needed. Arrive at main gate, and tell them you're with the Green Party at 
Dogwood camp. This is a large campsite at the back of a large lake (9.5 miles 
around). The campsite is in a tall pine forest at 4000 feet elevation, and is 
bordered on the back by only the El Dorado National Forest.
Activities include swimming, hiking, boating/canoeing-BYO boat or canoe, and 
a voluntary fireside joke-fest.
Sound like fun? For more information, send a request to Erikasf at aol.com with 
"Green Campout" in the subject line, and you will be sent the full detailed 

Sunday, July 25
Come to Yerba Buean Gardens (3rd Street and Mission) at 11:20 AM to see our 
very own candidate/playwright Terry Baum perform excerpts from her solo farce, 
"ONE FOOL", as part of the San Francisco Theater Festival.  This is a fabulous 
free event where you can sample the work of 50 theaters in one day! Terry 
will be representing Ark Theater and performing on the East Garden Stage. "ONE 
LOVE & LOST LOVE & FOUND LOVE & LOST LOVE, ETC." has received critical raves.
"Baum is a lesbian Woody Allen." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"She made me weep with delight." -- Boston Phoenix
"Hilarious, insightful and raunchy." -- San Francisco Bay Guardian
"ONE FOOL" was chosen one of the 10 Best plays of 1988. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 
 Jim Hightower will be appearing at 8 PM at the Women's Building, located at 
3543 18th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero in San Francisco. Known as 
America's Number 1 populist, Hightower can be heard daily on the radio on KALW, 
91.7 FM in San Francisco. Hightower's most recent book is entitled "Let's Stop 
Beating Around the Bush". Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Sliding 
scale available. Proceeds benefit the humans rights organization Global 
Exchange and New Voters are Rising, a program which trains and employs high school 
students in low-income and communities of color to register and mobilize 
voters in some of the hardest to reach underrepresented communities. For more 
information and advance tickets call Global Exchange at (415)-255-7296, ext. 253.

Thursday, July 29
Join us for this month's Housing and Land Use seminar, when the topic will be 
Housing Development, Gentrification, and Displacement: Can We Strike a 
Balance that Works?  Presenters include the San Francisco Green Party's own 
Christina Olague, who is now on the San Francisco Planning Commission, Kate White from 
Housing Action Coalition (HAC), and Oscar Grande from Mission 
Anti-Displacement Coalition (MAC).  If you have any questions you'd like the panelists to 
address about the political dynamics of housing development, neighborhood 
concerns about building housing, or any other issues related to this month's topic, 
please send a message via email to the address listed below and we'll try to 
incorporate them.
This is the sixth seminar in a monthly series on housing and land use issues 
sponsored by the San Francisco Green Party and hosted at New College of 
California.  The seminar is being held from 7 - 9 PM at the New College of 
California, located at 777 Valencia Street in San Francisco.  Contact David Wilbur at 
drwsf at sbcglobal.net for additional seminar details, to suggest speaker 
recommendations for future workshops or to get on the mailing list.
Saturday, July 31 - Green Campaign Training in Los Angeles from 10 AM to 4 PM 
at Loyola Law School, 919 South Albany Street in Los Angeles.

Thanks to all of our members for your continued support!

Warm Regards,
Erika McDonald
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