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Green Party of Santa Clara County September Newsletter

Get Ready for Campaign Season!

Santa Clara, Ca – As leaves start to fall off trees and California Assembly and Senate members reconvene in the Capitol, we, Santa Clara Greens, get ready to fight for the causes and campaign for the bills and candidates we have endorsed. From Public Banking, Rent Control, and Ranked Choice Voting bills to the Climate Strike to our County Council elections, we are busy bringing our Green values to our communities.

AND we are very excited about our own county councilmember, Jake Tonkel, running for San José City Council in District 6!

We have A LOT to do and we need your help!

Please join us and volunteer to help us advance our campaign and candidates!
We need all hands on deck to pass the message of People, Peace, Planet Over Profit and Jake’s campaign for a #SanJosé to Santa Clara County residents.ForAll

Thank YOU and #VoteGreen!

Join Santa Clara Greens at Jake’s First Fundraiser!

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Location TBA upon RSVP)

The Santa Clara County Green Party is proud to announce that we have endorsed Jake Tonkel for San Jose City Council District 6 at our last monthly meeting. Jake is one of our Green county councilmembers and a great grassroots community organizer who’s worked on public banking and fossil fuels divestment. Join us for an evening of community, fun, food, and drinks as we kick-start this new chapter of Jake’s campaign trail!

Jake is not accepting corporate donations, this means a true grass roots campaign that requires the community’s support to make it through the 2020 primary election. No donation is too small, so please come out and give whatever you can. Every dollar, every voice and every vote counts.


Can’t Donate Right Now?

No worries! There are lots of ways to help too.  You can throw a house party, knock on doors, or make phone calls. Also you can Endorse Jake, join the mailing list, and spread the word about Jake’s campaign through social media, @Jake4D6.

Reach out to Jake:,, 408-357-3556, @JAKE4D6

Green Party County Council Elections: Call for Candidates

The Green Party of Santa Clara County will have elections for its County Council (or County Central Committee as defined by the Registrar of Voters) on March 3, 2020 during the California primaries. We have seven seats openand we welcome any Green Party member to apply! If interested, please contact us. To learn more about our party, visit the GPSCC website and read about the role of the County Council in our bylaws.

In order to be a candidate for the Green Party of Santa Clara County Council, you must have been a registered Green for the past three months.

Note that only registered Greens can vote in the Green Party primary election.

Learn more about the election requirements and calendar here.

SAVE THE DATE: Petition Signing Party on Oct. 5!

Each candidate for County Council has to collect 20 valid signatures from Santa Clara County Green Party voters in order to appear on the March 2020 primary ballot. To that end, Santa Clara Greens are organizing a Petition Signing Party on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center. We’ll have food, drinks, music and fun chatting and signing petitions. You can even register Green onsite to become a signatory! Please RSVP.

Call your Assembly Member to Vote YES on SB 212!

SB 212, the bill that would allow all cities, counties,and school boards, not just charter cities, to use ranked choice voting, is expecting to be voted on this week by the California Assembly. Please call your Assembly Member’s CAPITOL (not District) number to ask for a “Yes” vote on SB 212.

  1. Go to and enter your address.
  2. Find their CAPITOL office# at
  3. Say something like: “Hi. My name is _____ and I live in Assembly Member ______’s district. I’d like him/her to vote Yes on SB 212 when it comes up for a vote. It’s a local options bill that will give cities more choices to adopt a voting system that works for them. Allowing for ranked choice voting would end the spoiler effect in local elections.”

And if you really want to get into the bill’s details (*after* your call, please!), go to:

Join Santa Clara Greens in our September Events

Packing and Distributing Food to Local Families
Thursday, September 12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sunnyvale Community Services, 725 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale 94086

Come join the Santa Clara Greens for a fun afternoon and help us package and distribute food bags to low-income households in the Sunnyvale community, as we join the Sunnyvale Community Services in their mission to serve our neighbors in need.

Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strike
Friday, September 20, 2:45 – 5:00 p.m.

San Jose Diridon Station, 65 Cahill St, San Jose, 95110

Join Greens, students and workers at this general strike for the climate to demand justice and a livable future for all people. This is a march from Diridon Station near downtown San Jose to the San Jose City Hall.

Peninsula Peace & Justice Center – Climate Strike & Rally
Friday, September 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, 94301

Join us in a Global Climate Strike. The planet, and the future generations of all living species depend on us making a change NOW! Santa Clara Greens are co-hosts and speakers at the event.

San Jose Peace & Justice Center – International Day of Peace
Saturday, September 21, 12:00 – 5:00 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S 7th St, San Jose, 95112

Santa Clara Greens are tabling at this fair organized by the San Jose Peace & Justice Center for the International Day of Peace. Join us for entertainment, food, and fun!

Monthly Meeting – Green Party of Santa Clara County
Thursday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S 7th St, San Jose, 95112

Join the Santa Clara County Green Party for our monthly meeting to learn about our plans and activities.

Call Your State Senator for YES on AB 857
The Senate and Assembly are voting on AB 857 California Public Banking SOON! Call your Senator’s capitol office and urge them to vote YES!

Register Green
We stand with the party that stands for our values. We vote for what we WANT, not against what we FEAR.  Vote your values, vote Green!

Volunteer … Donate … Advocate!

Our mailing address is:
Green Party of Santa Clara County
48 S. Seventh Street, Suite 1
San Jose, CA 95112

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