[SFGP] SF Green Party Weekly 5/16-5/24
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SF GREEN PARTY WEEKLY 5/16/07-5/24/07
- 5/8: Green Party Responds to Democrat Retreat on Troop Withdrawal
- 5/3: Greens Condemn 'brazen Brutality' By Police At Immigration
- 5/16: General Membership Meeting
- 5/19: Asian Heritage Street Celebration
- 5/20: WestSide Green Club Forum with Mark Sanchez
- 5/21: A Dialogue on the Criminalization of Poverty and Poor
Communities of Color
Save the date:
- 5/25-26: California State Green Party Meeting
- 5/28: Bay Area Green Party Outing
ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACTION ALERTS:
- Stop Peabody and Save Black Mesa! (http://www.stoppeabody.org/)
IN EVERY ISSUE:
- Nancy Pelosi Watch, newly designed by Micheas Herman!
- Gavin Newsom Watch (http://tinyurl.com/23v3gp)
- Car-Free Talk with Green Party Activist Sue Vaughan
- Discuss Instant Runoff Voting in Green Party Activist Jim
Dorenkott's Blog (http://tinyurl.com/y2j2gs)
- 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:
- Happy Springtime (http://tinyurl.com/2aqb56)
5/16: General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 16
San Francisco Green Party office, 1028 A Howard St (between 6th St.
and 7th St.), San Francisco 94103
All Green Party members and members of the general public are invited
to participate in our monthly business meetings. At these meetings we
take care of party logistical matters and discuss legislative items
and candidates. Active members of the Green Party (you need not be a
citizen with voting rights) may participate in the decision-making.
Our agenda for May 16 follows:
Facilitators: SK and JMC
Note taker: Sue Vaughan
I. Renee Saucedo - immigration discussion (45 min)
II. Endorsement of Anti-Ellis Act Bill/Sheila Kuhl
III. Second reading of bylaw change (GM quorum from 5 to 9)
IV. Endorse letter opposing recall of Jake McGoldrick, to be drafted
by Sue Vaughan, open letter to the people of the Richmond District
V. Plenary delegate alternates
VI. Working Group reports
5/19: Asian Heritage Street Celebration
Saturday, May 19
Green Party Tabling in front of office (1028A Howard, SF).
Celebration on Howard Street between Fifth and Seventh streets, San
If you want to help table, contact Sue at (415) 668-3119.
More than 200 organizations participate in this festival, which
features Asian cooking demonstrations, beer and sake, arts and
crafts, a variety of food, and live entertainment.
5/20: WestSide Green Club Forum with Mark Sanchez
Sunday, May 20
3:00PM - 5:00PM
1339 - 27th Avenue, between Irving and Judah, San Francisco
Call Barry Hermanson at 415-664-7754 or Nancy Lewis at 415-661-5713
Meet Mark Sanchez, new President of the San Francisco School Board,
and Green Party member. Hear about the new School Board's plans to
help the public schools. Ask questions and express concerns about
the schools. Find out what you can do to help the schools. Invite
your friends who are parents, teachers, or students.
Sponsored by the WestSide Green Club. Refreshments served.
5/21: A Dialogue on the Criminalization of Poverty and Poor
Communities of Color
Monday, May 21
7:00AM - 10:00PM
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco
$5.00-$10.00 donation requested; no one turned away for lack of funds
Contact: info at sfgreenparty.org
Co-sponsored by POOR Magazine and the People of Color Caucus of the
With Renee Saucedo
–LAWYER AND IMMIGRATION SCHOLAR WITH LA RAZA CENTRO LEGAL
–SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDER
–Member, SAN FRANCISCO BOARD SUPERVISORS
–welfareQUEEN, POVERTY SCHOLAR, CO-FOUNDER OF POORMAGAZINE AND AUTHOR
OF CRIMINAL OF POVERTY; GROWING UP HOMELESS IN AMERICA
–RACE AND DISABILTY SCHOLAR AND POOR MAGAZINE COLUMNIST
–FORMER BLACK PANTHER, DEAN OF INSTRUCTION AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER
FOR INT'L TRADE DEVELOPMENT AT BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE
–EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS
WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY POVERTY SCHOLARS AND CULTURAL WORKERS
Moderated By Judy B.
5/25-26: California State Green Party Meetings
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26
Meeting starts at 9:00AM
Lunch 12:30PM-1:30PM w/keynote speakers
To be announced
Registration begins at 8:00 am both days
5/28: Bay Area Green Party Outing
Monday, May 28
To be announced
To be announced
IN EVERY ISSUE:
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Earn A Living Making San Francisco A More Green and Progressive City!
Three 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 end PG&E's monopoly and run the City on
renewable energy like solar and wind power, and to stop corporations
from taking private monopoly control of the new public internet and
cable system being built for San Francisco.
We have just begun hiring and training new grassroots organizers to
help us win these campaigns.
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
Support the San Francisco Green Party by Becoming a Sustainer
The San Francisco Green Party needs donations for rent on the office,
mailings, signs, and many other expenditures in order to wage
effective political campaigns.
We are especially interested in building up our base of "sustaining
members," those who agree to contribute a certain amount each month
by credit card. By becoming a sustaining member you save us money and
time that we can then devote to our political work. It is a method of
donation that is perfect for a grassroots organization like the Green
Party as it allows us to thrive off of many, many small and medium
size donations instead of depending on a few large donors.
For more information, please visit the MAKE A DONATION page on the
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For questions about the sustaining member program contact
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