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Jack Wagner: ‘Vote Local! Vote Green!’

Excerpt from today’s Free Independent-Sun article by Jack Wagner:

Local Green Party victories typically mean;

  • Safer streets through common sense crime prevention (lit streets, alleys and bike paths, foot patrols and police beats):

In Minneapolis, MN, Cam Gordon has been a leader in crime prevention: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ward2/docs/August_e-newsletter.pdf

  • Environmental protections, clean water, sustainable farming:

A Green Majority in Fairfax, CA puts the citizens’ clean water and environmental concerns on the agendha: http://gp.org/greenpages-blog/?p=2087

  • Public transit and better bike paths:

In Sebastopol, CA, where Greens are regularly elected to City Council, efforts are made to create accessible bike lanes: http://www.watchsonomacounty.com/2010/11/cities/sebastopol-looks-for-ways-to-create-bike-lanes/

In San Francisco, CA Green Party Mayoral Candidate Terry Baum fights for better Public Transit: http://terryjoanbaum.com/issues

  • Focus on public education reform and access:

In New York, elected School Board Greens put curriculum reform at the fore-front: http://www.web.gpnys.com/?p=272

  • Drive for community power (local energy initiatives):

In Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Green Party fights for Local Clean Energy: http://www.sonomagreenparty.org/newspaper/nl1110.shtml#S1

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