THE GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA www.cagreens.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
Contact: Matt Leslie 714.401.0168 Cres Vellucci 916.996.9170
cvellucci at cagreens.org
Green Party declares independence from influence
of special interest money, unveils slate of ‘independent
candidates' at State Convention in Fullerton this weekend
FULLERTON, CA – Billing itself as the most "independent" political party in
the state – in stark contrast to Democrats and Republicans, who voters
are increasingly shunning – the Green Party of California will hold a
major pre-election state convention here Saturday and Sunday.
A PRESS CONFERENCE featuring many of the party's state and congressional
candidates will be held at 12:30 p.m. SATURDAY at the Fullerton
Dancesport Center/Imperial Ballroom (114 E. Commonwealth Ave.). Press
can call for alternative availabilities.
Thirty-four Greens are on the ballot throughout California Nov. 2,
including seven up for state offices from the Governor to State
Treasurer. One Green is running for U.S. Senator, five for the House of
Representatives, five for State Assembly (all in the South State) and
the remainder for school boards, rent boards and other local offices.
About 40 Greens hold elected office in the state, including five mayors
(Gayle McLaughlin is running for re-election in Richmond, a city of more
than 100,000), and Greens dominate several city councils in the north
state, including Fairfax and Sonoma.
"The Green Party is truly different. It's independent of special
interests. The two ‘Titanic' parties are mired in big money influence,
and govern according to those special interests, and not in the best
interests of the people," said Laura Wells, the Green candidate for