imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by repost Thursday, Sep. 25, 2003 at 12:55 PM

The forms to send the letters are on the site - - please do so and spread this message around.


According to public reports from the League of Women Voters, the sponsors of the next several recall debates have decided to exclude Peter from participating. In fact, they have apparently set a threshold for participation that includes Arianna Huffington based on her recent 3% poll results, but that excludes Peter

because he polled at 2%. Suspicious, huh?

But the Greens are not sitting idly by. Tonight on state and national TV, Peter plans to make clear his disgust at the exclusionary tactics of the supposedly non-partisan media and debate sponsors and announce a web-based campaign of citizen letters-to-the media calling for Peter to be included in

upcoming debates.



Dear Camejo Supporter:

Peter Camejo has made history. Through his visible run as the Green Party candidate for Governor of California last fall, Peter earned the reputation of a serious candidate and won a place in ALL the major televised debates in the California recall campaign -- so far. The inclusion of independent candidates so improved the quality of the debates that even the mainstream press commented positively on it.

Now, in a shocking reversal, the League of Women Voters and various media outlets have decided to lock Peter Camejo out of the remaining three debates in these last two weeks of the recall election. This outrageous action betrays the mission of the League and the California voters whom they are committed to serve. At a time when our democracy is under attack and the credibility of elections are widely questioned, this action by the debate sponsors must be challenged. We need to encourage confidence that our democracy is genuine and that our elections are fair by including Peter Camejo and the Green perspective in all debates.

Excluding Peter Camejo from the debates is also inconsistent with the will of the people. In the last gubernatorial election 69% of Californians said they wanted the Greens in the debate. In the current debate two-thirds of the people surveyed said they had not definitively made up their minds.

Here's a letter to the media. You are welcome to send this letter or modify it to raise the issues you believe are important.

Issues that you may want to consider raising include:

1) Peter Camejo represents the third largest political party in California. The Green Party has doubled its number of registered voters in six years. During that same time period, California Democrats lost one million registered voters and Republicans lost 300,000. Voters deserve to hear the message of the fastest growing party in California. The Green Party has over 60 elected officials throughout California, and has received more than 5% in statewide elections The Green Party has state parties in almost every state and in 130 countries.

2) Peter Camejo is the only candidate putting forward a fair tax plan that will solve California's economic crisis. As he points out, if the richest five percent of Californians paid the same percentage of their income in state and local taxes as the average Californian (9%) not only would there be no budget deficit but there would be a surplus - funds for much needed programs would be available.

3) Peter Camejo is the only candidate talking about fair elections. He says, "Bring free elections to California!!!" He is a vocal advocate for Instant Run-off Voting - indeed a bill has just been introduced in Sacramento for IRV in California elections - and he advocates proportional representation - where diverse views are represented if they get a certain percentage of the vote. Either of these alternatives would resolve the "spoiler factor" and free people to vote their preference and not their fear. The public deserves to hear about these policies that would make our democracy more vibrant, representative and fair.

Sixty-nine percent of people say they want the Green Party candidate in debates according to a poll taken by KXTV in Sacramento during last year's gubernatorial campaign.

4) It is absurd to include Arianna Huffington in debates while excluding Peter Camejo. The most recent poll, taken by the Public Policy Institute of California has

Peter at higher levels of support than Arianna and he received over 5% in the last gubernatorial election and received 400,000 votes.

5) The standards for who is included in debates are inconsistent ranging from showing 3 % to 15% in polls over the last two gubernatorial races. And, they are based on polling that under represents minorities, especially Hispanics, and youth. The debate standards seem designed with an end in mind - the sponsors decide who they want to include and then set a limit to exclude those they do not want. A recent poll showed 67% of the people have still not definitively made up their minds as to how they will vote.

This is not the time to silence voices - voters need to hear what the candidates think so they can make an informed choice.

add your comments

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Complete Jackass... Esteban Thursday, Sep. 25, 2003 at 5:36 PM

Local News


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Doxa du lobby A25 2:03AM

Tech workers organize A24 6:24PM

Architect Stephen Francis Jones A24 3:01PM

UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for A24 12:34PM

Xyloglossie attitudinale A23 8:07AM

Shadowgun Legends Hack and Cheats A23 7:24AM

What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress?? A21 4:15PM

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy