[SFGP] SF Green Party Weekly 8/4-8/10
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SF GREEN PARTY WEEKLY 8/4/06-8/10/06
- UPDATE: 998 of the signatures collected by the Rizzo Campaign
- Rizzo Campaign Delivers Nearly 1200 Signatures (http://
- Krissy Keefer, Green Party Congressional Candidate, Calls for
Immediate Ceasefire in the Israel-Lebanon, Gaza Conflicts (http://
- Local Hero Barry Hermanson (http://www.sfgreenparty.org/news/
- Barbara Becnel Switches to Green Party, Supports Camejo in Run for
- 8/3: Animal Advocacy Working Group
- 8/3: Feminist Issues Group
- 8/4: Baum for Peace: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love
- 8/05: Impeach George Bush!
- 8/06: Green Party Candidate Michael Berg is Honored by World
- 8/9: Ceremony and Nonviolent Action at Bechtel Headquarters
Save the date:
- 8/23: Krissy Keefer at the Bazaar
- 9/10: Ready! Set! Go! Krissy Keefer Kicks Off Congressional Race
ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACTION ALERTS:
- Car-Free Talk with Green Party Activist Sue Vaughan
- Counter the Right-Wing "Walk for Life!"
IN EVERY ISSUE:
- Discuss Instant Runoff Voting in Green Party Activist Jim
Dorenkott's Blog (http://www.dailykos.com/user/jim%20d)
- Take Action!
- Earn A Living Making San Francisco A More Green and Progressive City!
- Support the San Francisco Green Party by Becoming a Sustainer
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
- Stephen Colbert Rips Today Show, Good Morning America (http://
UPDATE: 998 of the signatures collected by the Rizzo Campaign Confirmed
On Monday July 31, the Department of Elections announced that it has
certified 998 of the signatures collected by the Rizzo Campaign. The
department will allow the campaign to add two more signatures using a
Supplemental Petition, to bring it up to the 1000 needed to eliminate
the filing fee.
Thanks to everyone who worked on this successful signature effort.
8/3: Animal Advocacy Working Group
Thursday, August 3, 2006
San Francisco Green Party office, 1028 A Howard St (between 6th St.
and 7th St.), San Francisco
The Animal Advocacy Working Group is involved in animal issues in San
Francisco. The Ten Key Values apply to protecting the welfare of non-
human animals. Of course, all are welcome.
For more information, email Rosalind Lord at rclord at seaserpent.com
8/3: Feminist Issues Group
Thursday, August 3, 2006
Wild Awakenings Cafe, 142 McAllister, San Francisco, CA
Meet our green women candidates and help with planning fundraising
and outreach efforts to support them in the november election. We now
have several fine women running for office-this is going to be a very
8/4: Baum for Peace: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love Democracy
Friday, August 4, 2006
1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco
BART: 24th Street
Parking Garage: 21st Street
General Admission: $7 -- with code word "peace"
Phone: 800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets)
About Terry Baum: www.terrybaum.com/Biography.html
The Marsh presents Terry Baum's "Baum for Peace." This slightly world-
renowned lesbian playwright ran as the Green candidate for Congress
in 2004 in San Francisco. A peace candidate opposing the formidable
Nancy Pelosi, Baum faced impossible odds with an absurd sense of
humor and a passionate belief in democracy.
With Scrumbly Koldewyn of Cockettes fame playing her campaign manager
and the piano, Baum uses farce, song and self-mockery to tell the
tale of her pursuit of the hearts, minds and votes of her fellow San
Franciscans. Baum has been lauded as the lesbian Woody Allen by
the San Francisco Chronicle, Critics have described Baum for Peace
as just the ticket for laughs and a compelling story told with
warm-hearted wit by a charming/disarming woman.
8/05: Impeach George Bush!
Saturday, August 5, 2006
Dance Mission Theatre, 3316 24th Street at Mission, San Francisco, CA
Impeach George Bush! Join candidates Krissy Keefer and Michael Berg
in their call for the impeachment of Bush.
Green Party congressional candidates Krissy Keefer and Michael Berg
unite in their call for the impeachment of George W. Bush. With Ross
Mirkarimi and others. Contact krissyforcongress for more information.
8/06: Green Party Candidate Michael Berg is Honored by World
Sunday, August 6, 2006
Angelico Hall, Dominican College, 50 Acacia Street, San Rafael, CA
Michael Berg, Green Party candidate for Congress in Wilmington,
Delaware, is honored by the World Forgiveness Alliance. Also honored
are Nadia McCaffrey, Kai Harriot, and Tanya David.
8/9: Ceremony and Nonviolent Action at Bechtel Headquarters
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Bechtel Corporate Headquarters, 50 Beale St, San Francisco, CA
Half a block from Embarcadero BART
Join us for a morning of protest and a ceremony led by Western
Shoshone spiritual leader Corbin Harney at Bechtel’s Corporate
Headquarters. Bechtel is one of the top profiteers of the war in
Iraq, manages nearly every aspect of the nuclear weapons cycle, and
is known by communities worldwide for its habitual violations of
indigenous and human rights.
The anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, is also
the UN declared International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Since their earliest stages, nuclear weapons and the people who
profit from them have caused untold suffering to indigenous peoples
around the world. Come and act with us to voice our support for the
sovereignty and dignity of indigenous peoples and call for an end to
nuclear weapons and war!
8/23: Krissy Keefer at the Bazaar
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street, between 21st and 22nd avenues,
San Francisco, CA
Free but a donation to Krissy's campaign is suggested.
Congressional candidate Krissy Keefer, former congressional candidate
Terry Baum with performer/musician Scrumbly Koldewyn, and singer/
songwriter Austin Willacy and more, rock the Bazaar Cafe.
9/10: Ready! Set! Go! Krissy Keefer Kicks Off Congressional Race
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Medjool, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Contact krissyforcongress at yahoo.com or call (415) 835-4748.
Hosted by Taiko drummers, Debbie Kajiyama, Jose Navarette, Amara
Tabor Smith, Ramon Alayo, Afro Cuban Modern Word.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACTION ALERTS:
Car-Free Talk with Green Party Activist Sue Vaughan
Keep an eye out for "Car-Free Talk" on San Francisco's public access
Channel 29. In the next show, David Fridley, staff scientist at
Lawrence Berkeley and member
of San Francisco Oil Awareness, discusses the myth of biofuels.
Date and time to be announced.
Counter the Right-Wing "Walk for Life!"
Come to a Community Meeting to discuss how we will counter the Right
Wing "Walk for Life" coming to SF in January 2007. Please bring
yourself and your ideas to participate in building a forceful
Date and location to be announced.
Please email the Bay Area Coalition for Reproductive Rigths at
bacorrinfo at riseup.net for more information or call 415-864-1278.
IN EVERY ISSUE:
Find out about opportunities to help our elected Greens (writing
letters, attending hearings, etc) -- subscribe to the SF Green Party
Action list! The Action list is a low-traffic list (approximately one
message per week in addition to our newsletter) telling you what you
can do to help: https://list.sfgreens.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/
Earn A Living Making San Francisco A More Green and Progressive City!
Two years ago, former organizers for the Matt Gonzalez for Mayor
campaign decided it was time to stop getting 'close but not close
enough' to progressive victories like public power and Matt as Mayor,
and to begin a city wide, year round, grassroots campaign that would
start helping us win such victories!
So in January 2004, the organization Our City was born. Since then we
have helped to:
- Pass the ban on old polluting diesel buses
- Pass Matt Gonzalez's anti chain store law
- Get the downtown hotel workers back on the job, and
- Get the Police and Planning Commissions put back on SF Government TV
after the City tried to pull them off.
Now we are campaigning to get rid of PG&E's monopoly on our electricity
service, and start running the City on renewable energy like solar and
wind power instead!
We have just begun hiring and training new grassroots campaigners to
help us win this fight.
No experience necessary.
Earn $280 to $400 each four day work week learning to be a strong
To apply, call Eric at 415-756-8844 from noon to 2pm any weekday, or
send an email to jobs at our-city.org
For more information, see our web site at http://our-city.org
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