The first thing
on Sunday morning was the guy from the Westside Greens turning people
on to more sustainable transportation alternatives, specifically this
ALL ELECTRIC scooter. I took a ride to. It was very silent, with a top
end on the speedometer of 35 MPH. I didn't get it up to that, having
only the parking lot and walkway to work with, but it wouldn't have
been hard with an open road. The thing had plenty of pickup. Everybody
finished their ride with the kind of smile you can see on Camejo's face.
This was the
session for 2006. Mike was vigorously encouraging
people to look into getting candidates for State Assembly. Click the
picture to read the follow up email he sent out just after the event.
two talking and urged me to take their pictures. At
the time they were both Candidates for Treasurer of the Green Party of
I think Cat and
Forrest were leading the discussion about internal
democracy when I took this picture. They didn't want to narrow the
subject to LA issues, but since the LA issue had been pulled from the
Agenda because a lot of LA people hadn't come back for Sunday there was
nowhere else on the program to bring them up.
In any case,
were lots of people that wanted to contribute to that discussion.
for Treasurer. Mike Wyman, the other candidate, campaigned mainly by
making a flier and buttons. Kenny
just gave this speech. He talked about helping some candidates get
exposure in the central valley, wanting to see the Green Party move
forward by helping candidates run, and asked people to vote for him.
Mike's speech was much more forgettable.
From the entire
weekend Linda's skit
during the open mike session that preceded lunch was the funniest. She
did imitations of all of the people that usually spend time on the
stage. Her ear for accent is quite good, and her eye for detail
captured the essence of what was funny about many of us. She sounded
like a Venezualen-American when she brandished Peter Camejo's FAIR
TAXES chart, and a Republican when she put on her red coat to do Jo
Chamberlain. Thank you Linda!
Lunch was good organic food, served on reusable china. Thank you host
As always, there was lots of talk around me everywhere I went...