[SFGP] SF Green Party Weekly 6/1-6/7
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Thu May 31 15:12:34 PDT 2007
SF GREEN PARTY WEEKLY 6/1/07-6/7/07
- 5/26: Cindy Sheehan Leaves Democratic Party
- 6/1: Immigrant Rights Press Conference & Direct Action
- 6/2: Progressive Convention
- 6/7: FILM: Posada Carriles: Made in USA
- 6/14: Animal Advocacy Working Group
ANNOUNCEMENTS & ACTION ALERTS:
- Stand Up for the Burrup! (http://standupfortheburrup.com/)
- New County Council Members Needed
- 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:
- How many mainstream-media journalists does it take to change a
light bulb? Two: a reporter to screw in the new bulb and an editor to
turn it back halfway for "balance."
6/1: Immigrant Rights Press Conference & Direct Action
WHEN and WHERE:
Friday, June 1
11:00PM - 1:00PM
Direct Action at Sen. Feinstein's Office, 1 Post St. (At Montgomery
Saturday, June 2
Rally and vigil at Sen. Feinstein's house
30 Presidio Terrace (@ Lyon and Washington)
Contact Renee Saucedo at (415) 553-3404 or renee at lrcl.org, or the Bay
Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (BAIRC) at (510) 839-7598.
6/2: Progressive Convention
Saturday, June 2
10:00PM - 5:00PM
Tenderloin Community School
627 Turk Street (Van Ness)
Attention progressives: come to the most important progressive
gathering of the year.
To set the stage for our progressive campaigning this summer and
fall, we will be convening to consolidate our platform, train in the
nuts and bolts of electioneering, launch our candidate(s) for Mayor
of San Francisco, and have lots of fun!
6/7: FILM: Posada Carriles: Made in USA
Thursday, June 7
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110
ata at atasite.org
Luis Posada Carriles was recently judged by a U.S. court for
violating immigration laws, instead of being prosecuted for the
numerous terrorist acts for which he is responsible. Twenty years
ago, he escaped from a Venezuelan prison where he was being tried for
his involvement in the bombing of Cubana airplane killing all 73
passengers on board. The Venezuelan government has filed a petition
before U.S. authorities asking for his extradition. However, the Bush
adminstration has failed to respond to this demand for justice.
The Venezuelan documentary film “Posada Carriles: Made in USA”, a
Telesur and PanaFilms co-production. It is the result of two years of
meticulous research of an investigative team that examined
declassified documents and criminal files, and interviewed witnesses
and survivors from several Latin American countries.90 minutes, 2007
6/14: Animal Advocacy Working Group
Thursday, June 14, 2007
7:00PM - order dinner, if you're hungry
7:30PM-9:00PM - meeting
Golden Era Vegetarian Restaurant, 832 Clement Street, between 9th and
10th Avenues, 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
New County Council Members Needed
The San Francisco Green Party County Council is looking to nominate
new members. Individuals of all walks of life that wish to help build
the Green Party should email cc at sfgreens.org to seek a nomination.
Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and young adults are currently
under represented and are particularly encouraged to seek a nomination.
The County Council meets one Tuesday a month and is charged with
overseeing the workings of the local Green Party.
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!
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
website at http://www.sfgreenparty.org/makeadonation/makeadonation.html
For questions about the sustaining member program contact
treasurer at sfgreens.org
To make a one-time donation by mail please send a check made out to
The San Francisco Green Party to:
San Francisco Green Party
1028A Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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