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Green Party of California

Opinion Polls Indicate Most Voters Agree with Green Party Congressional Candidates, not Dems/GOP on Opposition to War in Iraq

For immediate release: Friday, August 20, 2004

Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,

SACRAMENTO – Green Party candidates for Congress appear to be the only real choice for the majority of voters in the state because Democrat and Republican representatives continue to refuse to denounce the war in Iraq, according to national and state opinion polls released this week.

An Associated Press poll released this week said that a majority of Americans overall – and 80 percent of Democratic voters – were opposed to the Iraq War.

However, unlike Green Party congressional candidates who oppose the war outright, Democratic and Republican candidates have failed to hear the opinion of Americans and continue to support the occupation of Iraq.

And, in a Field Poll, also released this week, a majority of Californians think Congress is doing a poor job. Only 33 percent approved of Congress' work. This news would also seem to favor more votes for Green Party candidates for Congress.

"We need Congressional leaders who recognize the moral bankruptcy of war and who have the courage and resolve to find other ways to solve global problems. The Green Party is the only party in the United States today with that courage and resolve," said Pat Driscoll, Green Candidate for Congress, 5th CA (Sacramento).

"At some point in time there will be a powerful nation that will say to the world ‘we have tried war to solve are differences on the planet and have failed, now is the time to try a cooperative, peaceful, nonviolent approach.' That time is now. That country can be America," said Gary Waayers, Green Candidate for Congress, 50th CA (San Diego).


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