;?!iY7O,q}3%viYg!0I=Ǎf=>D8zDhfi75^Kf=Xx<<0ʄOb$Gsx0GiKp7@k6u\JX°>|lj8AfZ>ͦմ-73d-L>Dr cK``2Xi_DHj,~Ŭ0Q ֿ޿t3(}gq`!PMGa-Po|X8y8C I?0Đlj&ălČi6bz]&^9jtF l>0% , 9ӈdk\ـ_IK|vx`Ii)y+'^ǡG۫W-5Ad3Md#Az[^Z>eILDQMżj@ z!h _[/9,2Xt(xA~yiyY6.w+x*-^Zgmro|:K\wpy,b/L^"RЕtb/JUSep?ROnm@˩oCe[/\9K^j^d+ ~ aZ]ao1EllP:DL:?43y|_iޔ^/r1PfEXUip>!F ?I<'kȟC4-4_':ƵIw@ k:%>F'+Xr8<AGvks6mSP/ UV'1u0_LVn`MqXM<6" 1QR۩2ޏyP>c4tp+ra@H'f W@& I@g AIYg<`ZAT. ӽ0qKpWf/1_`>%Ǭc>Djϟ^BKjպJm%8 3,c-=}DI` @_&n0F6uBp/&<ݍՇy|sn8kav0 @Ѧ|c(i/Б{MIˎ]D@qWclh@1dV?uZ )=w%{s<&m;mD-͹X߼QL>lܣfUn>᪤s<~b,Mt`}{k2edY>1+W Stwy^.O ~TQ]MޯLw 8U+C,]*i ir? d ; cʁgVY&Kën6VRdӷA(^UDC-.L-FU3byVgr._=5O]H'`]tMp=DĘ OcHdC0tg,5{L>t- Kܕ˹ާ9H><|83;(h*-K&J>c^ OwX 6! 1x᳀ >l旊xK^ALzx fbpTqI7j'X vXu}6#;2@ (յvS+@/< f!4*$E/myC Tj l6^҅H+$>n'rO`!R̟B(jΔE|ᖇsij %z~gϧ|4Z0ΟSJ)x`~JE=Nțp){dӾ?B(8 {tL4[i{ ϯ{՛i <M#?F`E$x3z0aS)4 10M阎?/?s 4_*sqmB8"2e ۶ ! 0E܂A8>)Ǡ/5ImX$)(43z9D^Y {`/2BHVAeA?M]cdt1c*Y YK;x:o&I8AYYkJ ֘2$xTfMZbsib 'uh8z y>PI|ɖAdyЁ (PCL OD 5Ar VN|>QAU$bm:*'UVFf)G*O"cCgo qe6/s`nä-1Ó´sVF 9L2]1ꐤY^^I6v[M̳>mw]sinW;[AiAGM) &q8!z@8,JJ,ߓE~eZ:ZZB`ph ւ`#:a} X.`I\,ܟc,! ?2_'JM\BNˮ0[?/I+.$o\`B<~ iTDQ[c1ۮ.dS1}sv^Ӽu2oZ.dIZ,U!}]x{x[y۬ᓒ.DJ;a%dl5ҩ2Ȗ AqPen`V>9_ur"T8n{]6E#S ?ZŹ9'iJvxB@Y~`x]9$v{;;02)ʀLa{|.@P"j6iVqQWBnW"k!]-p%er%ݱkݱdǛ[lvIP:S,rpZtyvKrH|TJRȉ1ys@'vju_xEQ(]u\]jPK8]ƭV?0yU7T*[[LvjGinVFD;'2ɈE ĕJ4>-ydmWH!8F<N/eTF&>g)5)?#65!A3QR׏(-37K.PvOԙXg@go>9~Z-,lB~+܄%ܶ+_+r- *yw?41ASB}Y6~)5Fq1 S(ڧYYgpԔX,E9| @pZD}Z4 ]QBpiFY谢Nȋ€ 8vkÑ 8|v+W!xVgb%nln.uREnDaw k[t;cXA̎)92JM1Y9#7.Pl愌vgjux 2C`Vk&/_`\ppB\0ՠr&=L'8)'XJ<{d#<2ǸEJ+H,'C&0WW9QSq~m`];"_Si.xٳen՗h˶%x9(볳r~!%\]_%gNn//n[r 0w>lsOFqK$hVR#ntV#V1oY9(֠%3u8$=nQF{JެB6. x\[[Cr;rĹٮYrͭWW,ૄe6-YhЋ|Jx-E~YQ? v< ML3OJcb+ 9gm>c]I΢4mvPHK%l& njoL n ko ԧ]{S ?W$PTtC,IIRy"@ wY+Hn24cbW3ʬh/#e#5.XE[6+1ռZ+G7/[o`k ֞]<)G+g˅㳷`dQV.#ɞuXWt~b y+_+ m>ts6FIsT MAM[{bI13մ2 F?Eid$fm1ߴm:[wjv S5L> /IlYMd'2Q&E:3Ƈ͎۟ҩA}BRA&։ ĝճ$5T#]/0M4> @(M2{&% 0dS2/)aDL1m1J@T_WU*)`o=}Y8H%)dVYN ̷̖, ^2WV~kX,C0:iN|3TiFG=D2hO0_1s 8PE@ݔ]{Dw=Qa*Zzի=wehЕH )&q#%(Y0%甫h-~+zٖKngDÿ=ıa]̜bWL ZmbFmkZZd$q6b+]d|,%xKٿRu %f _OoE Uߕ1Ŭbhr,̡odtWR}.o W%g*ui= MlI|K^hXe_o{M @ pThS*{vXiD2OF@jwT|SB TQA>?22f>):aVy(xPez*/8AJB6&=GtlY.(W?vgK=߀9 op۶mչ >+i;f{sG!;Z4tvX\O;O:duGņ.F Aq?\s:[ ;?!iY7O,q}3%viYg!0I=Ǎf=>D8zDhfi75^Kf=Xx<<0ʄOb$Gsx0GiKp7@k6u\JX°>|lj8AfZ>ͦմ-73d-L>Dr cK``2Xi_DHj,~Ŭ0Q ֿ޿t3(}gq`!PMGa-Po|X8y8C I?0Đlj&ălČi6bz]&^9jtF l>0% , 9ӈdk\ـ_IK|vx`Ii)y+'^ǡG۫W-5Ad3Md#Az[^Z>eILDQMżj@ z!h _[/9,2Xt(xA~yiyY6.w+x*-^Zgmro|:K\wpy,b/L^"RЕtb/JUSep?ROnm@˩oCe[/\9K^j^d+ ~ aZ]ao1EllP:DL:?43y|_iޔ^/r1PfEXUip>!F ?I<'kȟC4-4_':ƵIw@ k:%>F'+Xr8<AGvks6mSP/ UV'1u0_LVn`MqXM<6" 1QR۩2ޏyP>c4tp+ra@H'f W@& I@g AIYg<`ZAT. ӽ0qKpWf/1_`>%Ǭc>Djϟ^BKjպJm%8 3,c-=}DI` @_&n0F6uBp/&<ݍՇy|sn8kav0 @Ѧ|c(i/Б{MIˎ]D@qWclh@1dV?uZ )=w%{s<&m;mD-͹X߼QL>lܣfUn>᪤s<~b,Mt`}{k2edY>1+W Stwy^.O ~TQ]MޯLw 8U+C,]*i ir? d ; cʁgVY&Kën6VRdӷA(^UDC-.L-FU3byVgr._=5O]H'`]tMp=DĘ OcHdC0tg,5{L>t- Kܕ˹ާ9H><|83;(h*-K&J>c^ OwX 6! 1x᳀ >l旊xK^ALzx fbpTqI7j'X vXu}6#;2@ (յvS+@/< f!4*$E/myC Tj l6^҅H+$>n'rO`!R̟B(jΔE|ᖇsij %z~gϧ|4Z0ΟSJ)x`~JE=Nțp){dӾ?B(8 {tL4[i{ ϯ{՛i <M#?F`E$x3z0aS)4 10M阎?/?s 4_*sqmB8"2e ۶ ! 0E܂A8>)Ǡ/5ImX$)(43z9D^Y {`/2BHVAeA?M]cdt1c*Y YK;x:o&I8AYYkJ ֘2$xTfMZbsib 'uh8z y>PI|ɖAdyЁ (PCL OD 5Ar VN|>QAU$bm:*'UVFf)G*O"cCgo qe6/s`nä-1Ó´sVF 9L2]1ꐤY^^I6v[M̳>mw]sinW;[AiAGM) &q8!z@8,JJ,ߓE~eZ:ZZB`ph ւ`#:a} X.`I\,ܟc,! ?2_'JM\BNˮ0[?/I+.$o\`B<~ iTDQ[c1ۮ.dS1}sv^Ӽu2oZ.dIZ,U!}]x{x[y۬ᓒ.DJ;a%dl5ҩ2Ȗ AqPen`V>9_ur"T8n{]6E#S ?ZŹ9'iJvxB@Y~`x]9$v{;;02)ʀLa{|.@P"j6iVqQWBnW"k!]-p%er%ݱkݱdǛ[lvIP:S,rpZtyvKrH|TJRȉ1ys@'vju_xEQ(]u\]jPK8]ƭV?0yU7T*[[LvjGinVFD;'2ɈE ĕJ4>-ydmWH!8F<N/eTF&>g)5)?#65!A3QR׏(-37K.PvOԙXg@go>9~Z-,lB~+܄%ܶ+_+r- *yw?41ASB}Y6~)5Fq1 S(ڧYYgpԔX,E9| @pZD}Z4 ]QBpiFY谢Nȋ€ 8vkÑ 8|v+W!xVgb%nln.uREnDaw k[t;cXA̎)92JM1Y9#7.Pl愌vgjux 2C`Vk&/_`\ppB\0ՠr&=L'8)'XJ<{d#<2ǸEJ+H,'C&0WW9QSq~m`];"_Si.xٳen՗h˶%x9(볳r~!%\]_%gNn//n[r 0w>lsOFqK$hVR#ntV#V1oY9(֠%3u8$=nQF{JެB6. x\[[Cr;rĹٮYrͭWW,ૄe6-YhЋ|Jx-E~YQ? v< ML3OJcb+ 9gm>c]I΢4mvPHK%l& njoL n ko ԧ]{S ?W$PTtC,IIRy"@ wY+Hn24cbW3ʬh/#e#5.XE[6+1ռZ+G7/[o`k ֞]<)G+g˅㳷`dQV.#ɞuXWt~b y+_+ m>ts6FIsT MAM[{bI13մ2 F?Eid$fm1ߴm:[wjv S5L> /IlYMd'2Q&E:3Ƈ͎۟ҩA}BRA&։ ĝճ$5T#]/0M4> @(M2{&% 0dS2/)aDL1m1J@T_WU*)`o=}Y8H%)dVYN ̷̖, ^2WV~kX,C0:iN|3TiFG=D2hO0_1s 8PE@ݔ]{Dw=Qa*Zzի=wehЕH )&q#%(Y0%甫h-~+zٖKngDÿ=ıa]̜bWL ZmbFmkZZd$q6b+]d|,%xKٿRu %f _OoE Uߕ1Ŭbhr,̡odtWR}.o W%g*ui= MlI|K^hXe_o{M @ pThS*{vXiD2OF@jwT|SB TQA>?22f>):aVy(xPez*/8AJB6&=GtlY.(W?vgK=߀9 op۶mչ >+i;f{sG!;Z4tvX\O;O:duGņ.F Aq?\s:[

Green Party of California endorses mass protests Saturday across the nation, and the state against Prop. 8, says it rejects legislation that legalizes a 'hate crime'

GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE

SACRAMENTO (November 14, 2008) - The Green Party of California endorsed mass, worldwide demonstrations this Saturday (November 15) in every state in the nation, including California, protesting the passage of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage amendment, as well as other anti-gay ballot initiatives in Arkansas, Arizona and Florida.

More than 1 million people are expected to participate. In California, demonstrations are being planned in at least 65 cities, including Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland/Berkeley, Fresno, Long Beach and Bakersfield, according to JoinTheImpact.com, which is organizing the national protests.

Protests are planned to be simultaneous, starting nationwide at 10:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m EST.).

"The Green Party of California very strongly opposed Proposition 8. We fully support the freedom to marry, and all the rights, benefits and responsibilities without discrimination based on sex, gender or sexual orientation. We oppose any legislation that, as Prop. 8 does, legalizes this form of a hate crime," said the GPCA in a statement Friday.

"We want to plant the seed of change and community (and) not let anger steer the conversation," said JoinTheImpact.com, adding that the protests are meant to encourage the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) community to fight back in a show of national unity against these initiatives in a "respectful manner."

For more info: jointheimpact.wetpaint.com
Michael Bolognino or Amy Balliett: 866.573.6776

-30-

Contacts:
Cres Vellucci, Press Secretary, 916.996.9170,

The Green Party of California
PO Box 2828
Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437
Web: http://www.cagreens.org
EMail:

;?!iY7O,q}3%viYg!0I=Ǎf=>D8zDhfi75^Kf=Xx<<0ʄOb$Gsx0GiKp7@k6u\JX°>|lj8AfZ>ͦմ-73d-L>Dr cK``2Xi_DHj,~Ŭ0Q ֿ޿t3(}gq`!PMGa-Po|X8y8C I?0Đlj&ălČi6bz]&^9jtF l>0% , 9ӈdk\ـ_IK|vx`Ii)y+'^ǡG۫W-5Ad3Md#Az[^Z>eILDQMżj@ z!h _[/9,2Xt(xA~yiyY6.w+x*-^Zgmro|:K\wpy,b/L^"RЕtb/JUSep?ROnm@˩oCe[/\9K^j^d+ ~ aZ]ao1EllP:DL:?43y|_iޔ^/r1PfEXUip>!F ?I<'kȟC4-4_':ƵIw@ k:%>F'+Xr8<AGvks6mSP/ UV'1u0_LVn`MqXM<6" 1QR۩2ޏyP>c4tp+ra@H'f W@& I@g AIYg<`ZAT. ӽ0qKpWf/1_`>%Ǭc>Djϟ^BKjպJm%8 3,c-=}DI` @_&n0F6uBp/&<ݍՇy|sn8kav0 @Ѧ|c(i/Б{MIˎ]D@qWclh@1dV?uZ )=w%{s<&m;mD-͹X߼QL>lܣfUn>᪤s<~b,Mt`}{k2edY>1+W Stwy^.O ~TQ]MޯLw 8U+C,]*i ir? d ; cʁgVY&Kën6VRdӷA(^UDC-.L-FU3byVgr._=5O]H'`]tMp=DĘ OcHdC0tg,5{L>t- Kܕ˹ާ9H><|83;(h*-K&J>c^ OwX 6! 1x᳀ >l旊xK^ALzx fbpTqI7j'X vXu}6#;2@ (յvS+@/< f!4*$E/myC Tj l6^҅H+$>n'rO`!R̟B(jΔE|ᖇsij %z~gϧ|4Z0ΟSJ)x`~JE=Nțp){dӾ?B(8 {tL4[i{ ϯ{՛i <M#?F`E$x3z0aS)4 10M阎?/?s 4_*sqmB8"2e ۶ ! 0E܂A8>)Ǡ/5ImX$)(43z9D^Y {`/2BHVAeA?M]cdt1c*Y YK;x:o&I8AYYkJ ֘2$xTfMZbsib 'uh8z y>PI|ɖAdyЁ (PCL OD 5Ar VN|>QAU$bm:*'UVFf)G*O"cCgo qe6/s`nä-1Ó´sVF 9L2]1ꐤY^^I6v[M̳>mw]sinW;[AiAGM) &q8!z@8,JJ,ߓE~eZ:ZZB`ph ւ`#:a} X.`I\,ܟc,! ?2_'JM\BNˮ0[?/I+.$o\`B<~ iTDQ[c1ۮ.dS1}sv^Ӽu2oZ.dIZ,U!}]x{x[y۬ᓒ.DJ;a%dl5ҩ2Ȗ AqPen`V>9_ur"T8n{]6E#S ?ZŹ9'iJvxB@Y~`x]9$v{;;02)ʀLa{|.@P"j6iVqQWBnW"k!]-p%er%ݱkݱdǛ[lvIP:S,rpZtyvKrH|TJRȉ1ys@'vju_xEQ(]u\]jPK8]ƭV?0yU7T*[[LvjGinVFD;'2ɈE ĕJ4>-ydmWH!8F<N/eTF&>g)5)?#65!A3QR׏(-37K.PvOԙXg@go>9~Z-,lB~+܄%ܶ+_+r- *yw?41ASB}Y6~)5Fq1 S(ڧYYgpԔX,E9| @pZD}Z4 ]QBpiFY谢Nȋ€ 8vkÑ 8|v+W!xVgb%nln.uREnDaw k[t;cXA̎)92JM1Y9#7.Pl愌vgjux 2C`Vk&/_`\ppB\0ՠr&=L'8)'XJ<{d#<2ǸEJ+H,'C&0WW9QSq~m`];"_Si.xٳen՗h˶%x9(볳r~!%\]_%gNn//n[r 0w>lsOFqK$hVR#ntV#V1oY9(֠%3u8$=nQF{JެB6. x\[[Cr;rĹٮYrͭWW,ૄe6-YhЋ|Jx-E~YQ? v< ML3OJcb+ 9gm>c]I΢4mvPHK%l& njoL n ko ԧ]{S ?W$PTtC,IIRy"@ wY+Hn24cbW3ʬh/#e#5.XE[6+1ռZ+G7/[o`k ֞]<)G+g˅㳷`dQV.#ɞuXWt~b y+_+ m>ts6FIsT MAM[{bI13մ2 F?Eid$fm1ߴm:[wjv S5L> /IlYMd'2Q&E:3Ƈ͎۟ҩA}BRA&։ ĝճ$5T#]/0M4> @(M2{&% 0dS2/)aDL1m1J@T_WU*)`o=}Y8H%)dVYN ̷̖, ^2WV~kX,C0:iN|3TiFG=D2hO0_1s 8PE@ݔ]{Dw=Qa*Zzի=wehЕH )&q#%(Y0%甫h-~+zٖKngDÿ=ıa]̜bWL ZmbFmkZZd$q6b+]d|,%xKٿRu %f _OoE Uߕ1Ŭbhr,̡odtWR}.o W%g*ui= MlI|K^hXe_o{M @ pThS*{vXiD2OF@jwT|SB TQA>?22f>):aVy(xPez*/8AJB6&=GtlY.(W?vgK=߀9 op۶mչ >+i;f{sG!;Z4tvX\O;O:duGņ.F Aq?\s:[