Green Party of California
for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
March 26th, 2007
Name - Kate
County - Alameda
Contact information - 510-839-4767
I became a Green in 1992 and my first involvment with the Green Party was to
register new Greens in San Mateo County in order to help achieve ballot status.
I moved to Alameda County in 1998 and by 2000 was heavily involved in three
Green campaigns: Ralph Nader, Medea Benjamin and Rebecca Kaplan. Soon thereafter
I ran for the Alameda County Council and have served continuously there and
am in my third term. I have learned more about the party in the years since
then as a regular delegate to state plenaries.
My focus has generally been on outreach attempts of several kinds: tabling,
voter registration, monthly Green Party meetings open to the public, participation
in local progressive efforts. My most recent such effort has been intense involvement
in a local referendum to stop a huge land development in Oakland, CA where
I live. This project has given me new energy and insight into the notion of
outreach since many of my colleagues in this effort are not Greens but are
like minded on this matter. I am committed to an independent Green Party and
while I support the notion of working with non Greens on issues I strongly
oppose endorsement of Democratic or other corporate candidates. I also believe
that California should have strong representation to the national party, so
I am applying to be a delegate.