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image Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine 2011-03-05 12:27 PM
Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts
California State Assemblymember Toni Atkins spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club February 24 and warned of two approaching deadlines coming up in the state legislature's budget deliberations: March 6, the ending of the special budget session called by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and March 10, the last day the legislature can vote to call a special election to extend the current state sales tax rates and vehicle licensing fees so that current Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which calls for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, can be enacted. Without that — and so far the Republican minority in the legislature has held firm to block any vote on the tax issue, which requires support from 2/3 of both houses of the legislature even to make it to the ballot — Brown and the Democratic majority will have to make $12.5 billion more in spending cuts, which will virtually end California state spending on health and welfare and eviscerate the state's already underfunded education system. (image/jpeg)

image Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine 2011-02-09 12:49 PM
Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats
At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment. (image/jpeg)

text Right-wing Democrat takes California governor’s office, demands “sacrifice repost 2011-01-07 8:19 AM
The inauguration speech of right-wing Democrat Jerry Brown, in which he callously boasted of the harshness of his austerity budget and demanded “sacrifice,” amounted to a declaration of war by the new governor of California against the state's working population. (text/plain + 1 comment)

image Green U.S. Senate Candidate: We Need a Single-Payer "Medicare-for-all" Health Care System Duane Roberts for U.S. Senate 2010 2010-11-02 10:13 AM
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: We Need a Single-Payer "Medicare-for-all" Health Care System
"The so-called 'health care reform' bill signed into law by Democratic President Barack Obama earlier this year was in reality a thinly-disguised scheme to bailout Wall Street billionaires who made huge investments in private health insurance companies that lately had been experiencing a decline in revenues as a result of a rapidly shrinking customer base." (image/jpeg)

text at privatized public debate, Green Party candidate arrested for "trespassing" repost 2010-11-02 7:48 AM
The Green Party candidate for governor, Laura Wells, was cited for trespassing and ordered to appear in court on election day. (text/plain + 1 comment)

text 2 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green GOTV 2010-11-02 4:25 AM
US ranking in life expectancy has gone from 5th in 1950 to 49th today, thanks to the expensive and for millions, unaffordable, private insurance racket proudly promoted by the Democrat-Republicans instead of the socialized medicine that exists in the rest of the industrialized world, and now at 49th, we are also behind many non-industrialized countries. That is why you should vote Peace & Freedom or Green, the two parties that support socialized medicine and oppose insurance companies. (text/plain)

image Liberation News California Voter Recommendations Steven Argue 2010-11-01 10:50 AM

"We have enough wealth to provide quality housing, health care and education to everyone in California. Most of us care about each other and want to protect our environment. But we are governed by people who want tax breaks and maximum profits for big business." Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for Senate (image/jpeg)

text 3 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green GOTV 2010-11-01 5:14 AM
As the World Socialist Website states below, there is a right-wing consensus in the governor's race between the Democrats and Republicans, one capitalist party with millionaire candidates. You can break that fascist attack on the workingclass by voting Peace & Freedom or Green and Yes on 19, 21, 24 and 25. (text/plain)

text The Socialist Party Los Angeles County Local Endorses Prop. 19 Socialist Leaders Urge Cali Stephen Clarke, SP California Staff Writer 2010-10-31 2:20 PM
As the Socialist Party USA opposes America's phony "War on Drugs", the potential passage of California's Prop 19 provides an excellent opportunity for a closer legislative alignment with the Socialist Party's platform. The Party explicitly calls for the decriminalization of drug use and the redirection of funds spent on the so-called "War on Drugs" to comprehensive community-based rehabilitation programs. (text/plain)

image Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine 2010-10-30 4:42 PM
Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn!
Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years. (image/jpeg)

text Socialist Mimi Soltysik’s Pre-Election Message to California Voters Mimi Soltysik 2010-10-29 5:32 AM
The Socialist Party USA stands for political activity independent of the two major corporate parties. Socialists believe that capitalism is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and that true democracy can only be achieved with society’s transformation to socialism. (text/plain + 1 comment)

image Outrage on West Side: GOP Opponent Accuses Waxman of Supporting Hamas Hymie 2010-10-28 12:52 PM
Outrage on West Side: GOP Opponent Accuses Waxman of Supporting Hamas
In a mass mailing, Henry Waxman GOP Opponent Chuck Wilkerson Accuses Waxman of supporting pro-Hamas and Anti-Israel policies. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

text Domestic Violence: A Never Ending Horror Story in Orange County Jake Martinez 2010-10-26 2:58 PM
Survival is a daily struggle for Orange County domestic violence victims (text/plain + 5 comments)

text Laura Wells, GP Candidate for Gov in L.A. Alex Walker 2010-10-17 4:14 AM
Laura Wells, Green Party candidate for Governor of California Will be in Los Angeles today at the Black Panther 44th Anniversary celebration, 6120 S. Vermont (61ST & Vermont) at noon. (text/html + 1 comment)

image Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine 2010-10-13 10:22 AM
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure. (image/jpeg)

image Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education Duane Roberts for U.S. Senate 2010 2010-10-08 3:27 PM
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education
"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan." (image/jpeg)

text VIDEO: There are solutions: Laura Wells, Green Party candidate for Governor of California Mike Feinstein 2010-09-15 2:44 PM
Video of California Green gubernatorial candidate Laura Weels (text/plain)

image Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate! Duane Roberts 2010-09-15 1:20 PM
Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate!
Tired of the same old “Punch and Judy” show that the corporate-owned mainstream media continues to befuddle the voters with every election cycle? (image/jpeg + 2 comments)

image Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend Leo E. Laurence 2010-09-14 4:24 PM
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires. (image/jpeg)

text Greens unveil slate of ‘independent candidates' at State Convention in Fullerton, 9-11-10 twirl 2010-09-11 12:50 PM
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, 9-11-10 and 9-12-10. (text/plain + 1 comment)

text US Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Dismisses Obama’s Jobless Recovery Vicki Torrey 2010-08-24 11:17 AM
Alexander says financing the war and the U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing U.S. jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; “The war and occupation is taking the U.S. economy into a full scale depression.” (text/plain)

text LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 John A Imani 2010-08-05 9:26 AM
Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA. (text/html)

image Queer Democrats Back State Party on Redistricting Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine 2010-08-02 5:07 PM
Queer Democrats Back State Party on Redistricting
Choosing the interests of party over voters, the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly voted at their July 22 meeting to support the state Democratic Party's attempt to destroy the legislative redistricting commission before it even has a chance to meet, and return to the old, corrupt system under which legislators get to draw their own district lines, thereby preserving incumbents and eliminating any real competition for legislative seats. (image/jpeg)

text Democrat Boxer Opposes Prop 19; P&F Feinland Supports Prop 19 Yes on 19 2010-07-21 4:45 AM
Democrats Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski oppose Proposition 19 while all Peace & Freedom Party and its candidate for US Senate Marsha Feinland and Green Party candidates support Prop 19 which ends the prohibition on marijuana, thus ending the police state and its prison-concentration camp system. Are you still registered Democrat? (text/plain)

text California Primary Election Results- Riverside County will not Count 12,563 votes Vicki Torrey 2010-06-19 4:52 AM
Stewart Alexander is calling on California Attorney General Jerry Brown to investigate this violation of voter rights and says it is also the responsibility of Secretary of State Debra Bowen to insure that every vote is counted. “Unless the 12,563 votes are counted, the election is not valid.” (text/plain)

image CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit Leonard James Martin 2010-05-21 5:42 PM
CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit
Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)

text Meet Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Laura Wells in L.A., May 22, 2010 twirl 2010-05-14 8:35 AM
Laura Wells is running an active statewide Green Party campaign for Governor with two key goals: To bring into the public discourse policy options that neither "Titanic party" candidate will touch and To continue building the Green Party into a viable major party, anticipating and helping bring about the day when there will be a major shift in our state's and our country's political landscape. (text/plain + 1 comment)

image Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone Fredric L. Rice 2010-05-10 7:02 AM
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone
Highly disturbing information about Republican Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone and his ties to organized crime is provided at the URL offered. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)

image 5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court Leonard Martin 2010-05-09 7:15 PM
5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court
Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13. (image/jpeg)

image Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine 2010-04-27 3:29 PM
Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly opposed continuing San Diego's experiment with strong-mayor government. At their April 22 meeting they voted to oppose Proposition D on the June 8 ballot, which would make strong-mayor permanent, add a ninth seat to the City Councll and raise the threshold to override a mayoral veto of a Council action from a simple majority to two-thirds. City Councilmember Donna Frye led the debate against strong-mayor; having served under both strong-mayor and San Diego's previous city-manager system, she said it's been harder for her as a Councilmember to hold the mayor accountable and get information she needs to make responsible decisions, to the point where she's had to sue the city, or threaten to, to get needed data from the mayor's office. (image/jpeg)

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