[SFGP] SF Green Party Weekly 6/1-6/7

Announcement list for SF Green Party, updated weekly announce at sfgreens.org
Thu May 31 15:12:34 PDT 2007


- 5/26: Cindy Sheehan Leaves Democratic Party

This week:
- 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

- Stand Up for the Burrup! (http://standupfortheburrup.com/)
- New County Council Members Needed
- Stop Peabody and Save Black Mesa! (http://www.stoppeabody.org/)

- 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

- 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

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)
San Francisco


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.



Take Action!

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  
progressive organizer.

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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