Green Party of California

Application for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
(job description)
received March 12th, 2009

Name  -  Kate Tanaka
City - Oakland
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. 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.