July Monthly Meeting

07/26/2014 - 11:30am
07/26/2014 - 1:30pm

­­­­­The San Diego County Green Party will hold it's next monthly meeting on July 26th at the Joyce Beers Center at 11:30 AM. We will be discussing if the party will participate in 2014 Politifest at Liberty Station.

When: July 26, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM

Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest, San Diego (near the Trader Joe's)  MAP

September Monthly Meeting

09/27/2014 - 11:30am
09/27/2014 - 1:30pm

­­­­­The San Diego County Green Party will hold it's next monthly meeting on September 27th at the Joyce Beers Center at 11:30 AM. Monthly business of the local party will be discussed as well as a presentation by Art Elphick on world overpopulation.

When: September 27, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM

Where: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest, San Diego (near the Trader Joe's)  MAP­


Green Party Voter Guide

San Diego Green Party June 2014 California Primary Election Voter Guide

For Governor:

For Lt. Governor: Jena Goodman                         For Treasurer: Ellen Brown                  For Controller: Laura Wells

For Secretary of State: David Curtis

State and Local Propositions:

The San Diego County Green Party strongly recommends a yes vote on San Diego City Propositions B and C.

The local party also recommends a yes vote on San Diego City Proposition A.

The California State Green Party has recommended a No vote on Proposition 41 and Proposition 42. The state party's explanation of why they recommend no on 41 and 42 can be found at:       No on 41 No on 42

However, the San Diego County Green Party has decided to not take a position on both Prop 41 and 42. At the last monthly meeting Props 41 and 42 were discussed and a consensus to recommend to vote yes or no was not accomplished. 

On Proposition 41: The group was concerned about using bonds to pay for veteran's housing since using bonds will mean they have to be paid back with interest but using bonds is often supported when the issue seems important enough and is something the party supports. Another concern was that supporting building housing for veterans could be interpreted as support for the federal government's continued war efforts. Certainly the local party does not want to infer support of the military by building housing for veterans but on the other hand there is a very large homeless population in California and many of the homeless are veterans. Providing low cost housing for the economically disadvantaged is a core value of the Green Party.

On Proposition 42: The group was concerned that the state was mandating local governments pay for administrative costs to support transparency in government (example: providing notes of planning meetings to the public) often referred to as an unfunded mandate. In the discussion it was pointed out that a mandate to demand transparency should not be required as all government bodies should seek transparency so why should the state have to pay for services that should be considered a normal part of the operating costs of a government agency? It was also pointed out that by removing the state requirement to pay for the administrative costs innovation at the local level might lower costs that otherwise would never be considered. However, this proposition does remove the requirement that the state reimburse local government bodies for these expenses that up to now the state has been paying for. 

Endorsed Candidate:

The only candidate for a local election that has been endorsed by the San Diego County Green Party is the incumbent; President of the San Diego Unified School Board: Kevin Beiser 

The members present at the May membership meeting recommend that Green Party members should not vote for Bonnie Dumanis (District Attorney) due to concerns about possible illegal campaign contributions and that Green Party members should also not vote for Ernie Dronenburg (County Clerk) since he supported the case against giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Green Party of California Endorses Cannabis Hemp Legalization Initiative of 2014

Home Vote Results History Contacts Admin

GPCA Standing General Assembly Voting
Ranked Choice Vote ID 33
Ranked Choice Vote GPCA position on California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2014
Type Secret Ballot
Number of Seats 1
Ranked Choice Vote Administrator Mike Feinstein
Phase Closed
Votes Votes Received
Voted 51
Abstain 2

53 Total Votes Received from 17 Counties

Presens Quorum 13 - 0.5001 of 25 Accredited Counties


Votes: 49 Endorse, 1 Vote No Position, 1 vote Oppose, 2 abstentions  (96.1%) to endorse

Green Party Platform

Build a Democratic Society

Democracy is government by and for the people, not corporations. Enact electoral reform through public campaign financing and provide access to government for third parties by implementing Instant Runoff Voting and Proportional Representation. Democracy requires open media that represents all viewpoints. The Greens oppose corporate dominance of U.S. media.

Corporate Reform

Mandate corporate accountability and end the scandal of corporate personhood. Make corporations pay their fair share of taxes and stop corporate flight to off-shore tax havens. End corporate welfare. Eliminate trade treaties like NAFTA and implement fair trade treaties that protect communities, business, labor, the environment, and national sovereignty.

National Security, Military, and Foreign Policy

Crimes against humanity must be dealt with in accord with international law and without violating or curtailing civil rights. Peace can be attained through diplomacy, commitment to human rights, and by reducing the gulf between the rich and the poor. End weapons sales to repressive governments, and demand compliance with UN resolutions as a starting point for peace negotiations. Reduce expenditures for offensive weapons and pay military personnel a living wage. Commit funds to humanitarian, not military aid.

Education and Health Care for all Americans

Fund public education, provide better salaries for teachers, and ensure equal access to resources for all. The Greens oppose privatization of our schools. Too many Americans lack health insurance: the Greens' single payer universal health care plan will not only provide care for all, it will save money and save lives. Provide full funding for, and guarantee access to, all reproductive health and family planning services.

Environmental Sustainability

Turn the tide of global warming and assure a safe, uninterrupted supply of energy by drastically reducing fossil fuel use and supporting production of decentralized, renewable energy sources. Enact strong conservation measures, including meaningful automobile fuel efficiency standards. Greens advocate public transportation and smart growth that reduces sprawl. The Green Party opposes patenting of genetically engineered life forms.

Living Wage and Labor Rights

Enact living wage laws so all full-time workers are above the poverty line. Guarantee affordable housing for low-income families and individuals. Protect workers' right to organize. Develop jobs programs and an inviolable social safety net to protect people during low points in the economic cycle.

Social Justice and Civil Rights

End the failed War on Drugs and fund prevention and treatment. Abolish the death penalty and limit the Three Strikes law to violent crimes. End racial profiling and the buildup of the prison industry complex. Protect reproductive freedom and guarantee a woman's right to choose. The Greens advocate equal rights for all sexual orientations, including the right to marry. The Green Party of the United States is the only political party that supports reparations for slavery.

We welcome all Californians who share the Green vision. Join us in creating a new politics!

San Diego Greens

­* The Green Party of San Diego County (GPSD) is the local chapter of the Green Party. Our goal is to achieve electoral gains and to implement electoral and social reform to reverse the immense role big corporations and money play in current US politics. Working for sustainable ecology, universal health care coverage, electoral reform, a living wage, responsible foreign policy, reform of the prison industry, we provide an alternative to the current duopoly in government.

* The Green Party of San Diego County (GPSD) is operated solely by volunteers and our strength lies in our Local groups that work within their community. We also have county-wide working groups that bring members of various locals together and coordinate our efforts. We reorganized in January 1999 and have been growing since. Our focus is on building our active Green membership and infrastructure to prepare for major electoral campaigns and community projects. In addition, we are beginning countywide campaigns on electoral reform for the next two years.

* The Green Party of San Diego County (GPSD) is affiliated with the Green Party of California at the state level and with the Green Party of the United States at the national level.

Mission Statement:

The Green Party of San Diego County (GPSD) will establish a Green presence in San Diego County politics and policy debate and will affect progressive change in accordance with the Ten Key Values and the Green Party of California (GPCA) platform. To achieve this, the GPSD will focus on growth and party-building, educating the community on issues and Green Party positions, with a strong emphasis on achieving electoral reform and running local candidates.

Structure and Meetings:

As the local chapter of the California State Green Party,­ GPSD consists of general members who are registered Greens in San Diego County (about 7,231 as of Oct. 2010). Our active members include registered voters and activists, all volunteers, working to promote the 10 key values in our community and supporting local candidates who volunteer to run for political office. To become a voting member of the GPSD and affect decisions on policy, elect GPSD delegates or endorse candidates, you must be registered Green and have attended at least one meeting of the general membership within the last 12 months.

GPSD Logo:

The Green Party of San Diego County logo is a line drawing of the Historic Lighthouse at the Cabrillo Monument with the image of a radiant sunflower in the background.

The lighthouse represents the Green Party's desire to become the beacon to lead the community into the Green safe harbor where community and political activism can flourish. The sunflower is used as a symbol by many Green parties around the world. In March 1983, 27 newly elected Die Grünen (Green) members of the West German Parliament, the Bundestag, entered the parliament building wearing bright colors and carrying sunflowers. The sunflower, which grows rapidly and produces many seeds, became the symbol of the new party. Pictures of the event were carried in the media around the world and helped inspire others in the U.S. and other places to begin organizing green movements in their own countries.
(The lighthouse was originally drawn by Robin Waayers. The sunflower was added by Tammy Tatum)

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