Green Party of California
for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
March 10th, 2009
Name - Linda
- Santa Monica
County - Los Angeles
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My name is Linda Piera-Avila. I am a 28 year resident of Santa Monica. I have
been registered Green since 1990.
I participated in the planning of the 1996 Green Party convention, held at UCLA,
at which Ralph Nader was first nominated by the party to run on its ticket for
president. I was a delegate for Mr. Nader in 2000 and more recently, for Cynthia
McKinney in 2008.
I have at various times been an active member of different Green locals, including
the Los Angeles Greens and the Santa Monica Greens. I have previously served
as secretary and as events coordinator for the Los Angeles Greens and am currently
most active with that local.
Along with other Greens, I participated in the early days of the "Arlington
West" Iraq War memorial, held every Sunday on Santa Monica Beach. I have
participated in numerous peace marches and rallies. I coordinated the Los Angeles
Greens Earth Day event in 2005 at which we hosted Greenpeace founder Rex Weyler.
I joined with other LA Greens to lobby LA City Council members to adopt STV voting
I have volunteered on numerous Green campaigns, including Mike Feinstein's, Kevin
McKeown's, and Byron DeLear's campaigns. This was good experience when I threw
my hat in the ring and ran for Santa Monica City Council in 2008 (www.linda-piera-avila.org).
I have supported lobbying efforts in Sacramento to promote the Campaign for Old
Growth and tabled many, many hours to collect signatures on the petition for
In May/June of 2006 I participated in the encampment of the South Central Farm,
providing a Green Party presence and liaison. I was quoted in a state press release
regarding this issue. I currently serve on the Leadership Council of the South
Central Farmers.In September of 2006 I was part of a 5 member Green Party contingent
that joined a larger 300 person civil disobedience action, all undergoing arrest
and overnight incarceration for the sake of promoting a living wage for underpaid
hotel workers in the LAX hotel corridor.I currently serve on the board of the
Pico Neighborhood Association in Santa Monica and am an active member of Treesavers,
a group of concerned residents working to preserve the tree canopy in Santa Monica.
I served as a delegate to the following state plenaries: May 2005 in Sylmar,
May 2007 in San Francisco, Sept., 2007 in Riverside, Sept., 2008 in Dana Point.At
this time I would like to assist the GPCA and serve as an alternate national
delegate to the GPUS.