Tag Archives: Gayle McLaughlin

California Green Party Statewide Meeting to Include Panel of Green Party Officeholders

Panel: Greens in Government – How to Govern as a Green, Saturday evening, June 22, Napa
(From the California Green Party website): 

Green Party officeholders will appear on a “Greens in Government” discussion panel on June 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 PM atSlack Collective Studios, 964 Pearl Street, suite B, in Napa, California.… Read more ...

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and progressive city council coalition defeat casino proposal

An email from Gayle McLaughlin, the Green mayor with the largest constituency in the US, from Richmond, California:

Dear Friends,

At 12:30 a.m. this morning (after a long City Council meeting that started at 6:30 pm last night), we approved a resolution to discontinue consideration of a casino use for Point Molate.Read more ...

Update from Richmond, CA: Green mayor helps uphold ban on chain restaurants, encourages constitutional amendment, and more

Richmond, CA is the largest city in the United States with a Green mayor.  Her name is Gayle McLaughlin, she was reelected recently, and Richmond Confidential has an update on a few recent votes that she was involved in (read the full story here):

After voting last month to approve a moratorium on chain restaurants in Point Richmond, city council members voted 5-0 last night to deny a permit to open a Subway restaurant in Point Richmond, saying that it was not compatible with the quaint and historic nature of the neighborhood, which is protected in the city’s General Plan…

Later in the evening, the council turned its focus from the issues facing one neighborhood to the national stage, and adopted a resolution “to free democracy from corporate control.”

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who proposed the resolution, said the bill called for state and federal constitutional amendments to reject corporate personhood—that is,  the idea that corporations deserve the same rights and protections afforded individuals in the constitution—and corporations’ ability to spend freely in elections. 

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Gayle McLaughlin, Green Party Mayor of Richmond, California: 2011 State of the City

From Gayle McLaughlin, Green Party Mayor of Richmond, California.
Forwarded to IPR by Carey Campbell:

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy January so far. Thank you all for your participation in the many events that have started off the year.

We had an exciting Swearing-In Ceremony on January 11, and we have held the first Richmond City Council meeting with our newly sworn-in City Council.… Read more ...

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, CA will be sworn in on Jan. 11

The following was sent to supporters of Mayor McLaughlin of Richmond, the largest city in the country with a Green mayor, with over 100,000 citizens:

Dear Friends,
The culmination of our hard work is at hand.  Please join us as the new Richmond City Council is sworn-in!

Details below.  All are welcome!

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Huffington Post: ‘Richmond California’s Green Party Victory’

From the Huffington Post:

The 422 acres of spectacular bay-facing green space, wildlife habitat and submerged eel grass meadows known as Point Molate is the site of an historic wine port and village that later became part of a Navy fuel oil depot before the Navy sold it to the city in 2003 for one dollar.

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Green mayor Gayle McLaughlin thanks supporters for her re-election, and more

Gayle McLaughlin – the mayor of Richmond, California, which is, at over 100,000 people, the largest city in the nation with a Green mayor – sent the following email to supporters of her successful bid for re-election:

Dear Friends,

Let me begin by saying it is because of your decency, your dignity, and your determination that we have so very much to celebrate this week! … Read more ...

Green Party Wins on Election Day 2010

Compiled by Brent McMillan and posted at Green Party Watch by Ronald Hardy:

Wins (including ballot access) on Nov. 2, 2010 – Unofficial Results

ARKANSAS
Joy Ballard won her race for Saline County Collector, AR. She finished first of seven candidates for one seat with 19,131 votes, 69.28%. Partisan.

CALIFORNIA
Bruce Delgado won his re-election to Mayor of Marina City, Monterey County, CA.… Read more ...

Green Party of California analyzes 2010 election results

News Advisory
THE GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA www.cagreens.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
Contact: Laura Wells 510-504-4254 lwlaura@yahoo.com
Derek Iverson 323.481.8984 diversen@cagreens.org
Cres Vellucci 916.996.9170 cvellucci@cagreens.org

GREEN PARTY POSTS KEY MAYORAL, LOCAL WINS; State and Congressional candidates also garner high vote totals, including more than 20% in South State race

SACRAMENTO – The Green Party of California claimed key mayoral and supervisorial victories in local election results, and its state and congressional candidates garnered significant votes totals Tuesday far above party registration, according to party officials.… Read more ...

California: Green Party Election Results

from onthewilderside:

Election News from CA: Incumbent greens re-elected, Governor candidate Laura Wells makes a showing, and Prop 23 is defeated

The Green Party of California won on several levels on election day.

Gayle McLaughlin, a green incumbent, won re-election for Mayor of Richmond. Several incumbent and non-incumbent California greens won local offices.… Read more ...

Green Mayor of Richmond, CA faces “vicious” smear campaign

Reposted from Green Party Watch (McLaughlin has since responded in a campaign newsletter):

California Green Party Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin, who is up for reelection in 2010, has been targeted by political opponents with a smear campaign to undermine her reputation in the weeks before Election Day. Richmond, with over 100,000 residents, is the largest city in the US with a Green mayor.… Read more ...