My big reason for going back to the
Green Party of California meeting on Sunday was that they promised
the day would end with a Presidential Candidate Forum. I hung
around after the end of the GPCA meeting and soon enough they got
it going. Gotta figure out who to vote for on June 7th!
Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry was the
only candidate to grace us with her physical presence. Darryl
Cherney and Bill Kreml skyped in. Jill Stein phoned in. All were
easy enough to hear clearly, but we had to be quiet. They had our
attention. Jill Stein gave us a nice little speech but didn't have
time to answer many questions. The rest of them hung around for an
hour of fascinating Q&A.
They wanted us to sit together in
the field of the skype camera.
Bill Kreml is an academic that knows
a lot about psychology. He's written books on the stuff. He thinks
there is some key way that psychology can work into solving our
society's problems. He isn't really expecting to win the primary,
but he wants us to read his book. He held it up briefly in front
of the camera, but not long enough that I got a good picture of
it. Click here
to visit his campaign website.
Jill Stein wants to see a renewables
revolution. She is using her campaign to promote local economies,
campaign finance reform, green jobs, and healthy communities.
She's hoping we'll join her in cleaning up the mess. Click here to visit her campaign
Darryl Cherney said that he is
mostly known for Redwood Summer, when he and Judi Berry were
bombed and the FBI tried to blame it on him. He sued them and got
a settlement that paid for the land he is living on now. Last fall
he was walking on the beach and the ocean told him to run for
President. This time his campaign is mostly about finding out who
the players are and what the rules are. He thinks Jill Stein will
be a fine nominee, but stay tuned for next time! Click here to visit his campaign
SKCM Curry went through five of the
eight main points of her platform. She's the only African-American
woman on the ballot for President right now. She's spent time in
Africa as a green activist and knows something about the place.
She wants to be the voice of the "Black Lives Matter!" movement in
the Green Party. She wants to be a good example for young women.
She asked us to donate to her campaign. She put much more emotion
into her presence than the others. Lots of greenbacks floated to
her. (I'll insert the URL of her website here when I find it.)
Later I found this in the Green
Party of Alameda voter guide: