The afternoon began with giving
Los Angeles a green candle award as the
County that gave the Green Party the most money. Lisa Taylor accepted
the award for LA.
This was followed by giving another green candle award to the
that gave the most per capita. This was a tie between Contra Costa
County and San Mateo County, both of whom gave $1.08 per registered
Green Party Member. Pat Gray accepted for San Mateo, and Jeannie
Rosenmeyer accepted for Contra Costa.
This woman sat by the registration
table for most of the day. The
buttons on her hat were a treat to read.
The next thing on the agenda was two hours of working group
By far the biggest nugget I got from them was the news that Matt
Gonzalez is seriously considering running for Congress next year in San
Francisco. Camejo complained that the media doesn't seem to want to
cover that kind of rumor, which is probably why you saw it here first.
He also felt that if we all work hard on the campaign the guy can win.
5/26: Today Julia (a San Franciscan I know well enough to break
with) told me "Matt Gonzalez can't beat Nancy Pelosi." She thought
having him run for one of the open State Assembly seats that serves the
Haight (she didn't know which one of two was his) would be interesting.
I'm going to try and tell Matt what she thought.
Then began the part of the meeting
where the people who had just
elected or appointed to various posts had to stand up in front of
everybody and say their names and get acknowledged for the minutes.
Kenny Mostern won the race for Treasurer. Larry Cafiero was affirmed
for liaison to Secretary of State. Warner Bloomberg is now acting
Coordinator of the Campaigns and Candidates Working Group. Budd
Dickinson was elected GPUS Delegate.
Sandra Everett is also a GPUS
Delegate now. Laura Wells and
Woods were both elected as CC At Large Representatives. Shane is now a
CoCo of Platform. Don Eichelberger is continuing as leader of Green
Special thanks to the host committee for putting together a great
meeting, logistically speaking.
I remember other GPCA meetings
that weren't as contentious.