Green Party of California
for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
Name - Jan
I’m running for re-election as an Alternate Delegate to the
GPUS. I’ve served one term (two years) and have voted in
the online elections as needed, and attended the Annual National
in Tulsa (2005, as an observer), Tucson (2006), and Reading (2007).
I am committed to attending the Presidential Nominating Convention
in Chicago (July 2008). While I have not served on any committees
at the GPUS level, I am on the Alameda County Council and also
active at the Oakland level.
I've been active in the
movements for peace and social justice since my college days in
the early 1960's. I started checking out the Bay Area' Green activities
in the late 1980's--I attended "Greening the West" (in
1988) and was superficially involved with the East Bay Greens in 1989-1992. I
switched registration (from Peace and Freedom to Green) during the petition drive
around 1992. In the 1990's I was also part of a class series for people from the
social justice movement who were learning
about environmental issues ("From Lenin to the Lorax") which became
an ongoing learning circle throughout the 1990's, reading many books and articles
on issues of the environment and globalization--looking at environmental issues
through the lens of race, class, and gender. I also participated in anti-toxics
work with the Toxic Links Coalition and its constituent groups, and helped to
shut down the medical waste incinerator on High Street (Oakland), in 2001. Meanwhile
I was supportive of the Green Party's campaigns; Nader 1996, Dan Hamburg for
Governor 1998, Audie Bock, and then with great enthusiasm, Nader 2000 and Rebecca
Kaplan's run for City Council in the same election.
3) Please describe
your vision for serving as GPUS Delegate including addressing
the job description for GPUS Delegate.