Tag Archives: Jerry Brown

William Saturn: Jerry Brown’s War on Women

The following was posted on the Saturn Repository blog on August 17, 2013. William Saturn is an IPR contributor and accredited Wikinews reporter. 


Despite the claim that Republicans have declared war on women by opposing publicly-funded birth control, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown of California seems to be going out of his way to wage his own kind of war on women.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: ‘Thank Gov. Jerry Brown for protecting cell phones’

Cell phones, smart phones, and other personal electronic devices are free from arbitrary police snooping in California — at least for the time being, thanks to actions taken by the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown.

In a rare victory for personal privacy rights, legislation prohibiting police from accessing information on a cell phone without a warrant recently became law in the Golden State.… Read more ...

California Governor’s Web Page Makes it Easy for Anyone to Ask for a Veto of a Particular Bill (for example, SB 205)

Ballot Access News:

California Governor Jerry Brown’s web page has this area for commenting on a bill that he is about to either sign or veto. Near the top is a section “Please choose your subject” and there are many generic issues listed. Underneath the alphabetical list of generic subjects is a list of bills that are on his desk, to be either signed or vetoed.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Reject Jerry Brown’s Budget Plan!

The following statement was adopted by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party on January 30, 2011.

The Peace and Freedom Party rejects the 2011 budget plan presented by Governor Jerry Brown. The Governor proposes to cut education and other vital social programs while extending regressive tax increases.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of California Responds to Gov. Brown’s State of the State Address


Symbolism or Substance? The Real State of the State of California


Despite the flowery rhetoric and awkward humor in Governor Jerry Brown’s short-on-words and short-on-ideas January 31, 2011 State of the State address, California is actually in dire condition. We are mired in a $25 billion budget deficit, 12.5% unemployment, one of the worst housing markets in the state’s history, increased prices and cost-of-living, and $650 billion-plus in bond and pension obligations that weigh heavily on our future.… Read more ...

Green Party of CA warns Gov. Brown that, like Egypt, the “have not’s” can only take so much

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com

Urge Governor to fix financial crisis by taxing the wealthy as they do the rest of us

The Green Party of California warned Gov. Jerry Brown today – minutes before he gives his “State of the State” address – to not go down the same path as ex-Gov.… Read more ...

California Greens and Peace and Freedom Candidates Charge Rules Unfairly Prevented Them From Running

Via http://peaceandfreedom.org/home/:

The following press release was issued jointly by the Peace and Freedom Party and the California Green Party on January 26, 2011.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Contact: Cres Vellucci 916/996-9170

Candidates Rejected for 4th Assembly Special Election Race Charge Rules Unfairly Prevented Them From Running, Limiting Voter Choice; Lawsuit Considered

SACRAMENTO – At least two potential candidates prevented from running in the 4th District Assembly seat special election are charging it’s because there was an extremely short time period – only two days after Gov.… Read more ...

Trespass Charges Stemming From Debate Dropped Against Laura Wells, Green Party Gubernatorial Nominee in California

Ballot Access News:

The Marin County, California District Attorney dropped charges against Laura Wells. See this story. Wells was the Green Party gubernatorial nominee. She was arrested for trespassing for attempting to use a valid ticket to sit in the audience at one of the Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman gubernatorial debates.… Read more ...

Laura Wells, California Green for Governor, Appears in Court on Election Day on “Trespassing” Charge from Debate

Ballot Access News:

Laura Wells, Green Party gubernatorial nominee, will appear in court in San Rafael, California, on election day. She was arrested for trespassing last month when she tried to sit in the audience for one of the Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman major party gubernatorial debates. She and her attorney, Matt Gonzalez, are holding a press conference on the county courthouse steps at 12:30 p.m.… Read more ...

California Alternative Parties: poll, debate, school mock elections

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Field Poll Shows California Gubernatorial “Other” Candidates at 5%

On October 28, the Field Poll released a gubernatorial poll for California. The poll did not mention all 6 candidates on the ballot. It merely asked respondents if they favor the Democratic nominee, the Republican nominee, or a minor party nominee.

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Green Party Governor candidate arrested outside debate site

Thanks to Babette Hogan, whose Facebook message was among the first reports.

(excerpt from) LA Times Blog
Brown-Whitman debate: Green Party gubernatorial candidate arrested outside debate site

As Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown prepare for their final gubernatorial debate, the Green Party candidate for governor, Laura Wells, has been arrested outside the debate site.

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California Governor’s “Green Debate” Excludes Greens

From Gary Ruskin to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are planning a “green debate” on October 12 – without the Green candidate for governor, Laura Wells.

“What’s a “green debate” without a Green? It’s a fraud,” said Gary Ruskin, co-founder of Green Change, a national political organization based in San Rafael, where the debate will take place.… Read more ...