I got there a bit early. LJR was
still talking to some class, and would be out on the plaza soon.
While waiting I wandered around to see what interesting sights I
could see on the plaza. Among them was the water fountain, which
had a working water bottle filling tap. I wish more water
fountains had that feature!
When I got back to the plaza Drew
was introducing the Green Party Candidate for Governor of
California, Luis J. Rodriguez, who is widely know for his book
about gang life (Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.
A.). The guy had just driven up from Los Angeles. He was doing a
whirlwind tour of our area.
He told us "I'm the only candidate
for Governor on the ballot that wants to end the California Prison
System as we know it." He's also "the only candidate for Governor
on the ballot that wants free quality healthcare for everyone from
cradle to grave." He's also in favor of a clean environment and
arts participation for everybody.
He was followed by the campus
greens, who talked about their club for a bit. The older woman
spoke in favor of healthcare for all, an initiative that she is
helping to get on the ballot.
The other guy is involved with the
Greens because he wants the youth among us to see a better future
than would happen if we did nothing.
They gave me a trifold flier about the campaign. I liked it so
much I've put the gist of the thing below.
So grateful to have a Green Party
candidate with a good flier! I'm hoping we can get a lot of these