First Rosa Clemente speaking out at the RNC protests in Minneapolis. Not sure who shot this video but it was posted by Chris Lugo on YouTube. Good stuff, but it was kind of distracting when the stage hands were trying to get her off the stage after 3 minutes:
Then this interview with Rosa in the midst of the street marches, where she goes off on the cops and continues her unrehearsed, straight from the heart style, posted by John’s Doe Main:
I’ve heard from some Greens that Rosa is too much activist and not enough politician. In my opinion, she’s awesome. Rosa Clemente, Vice Presidential candidate with the Green Party.
As the nation faces what we are told is an eminent economic collapse, we here at Green Party Watch would like to know what you think the next move should be. Of course these are not the only options, so please feel free to add ideas here in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.
In a post at their blog, the Arizona Greens take stands on a number of propositions before their voters this November.
Proposal 100 would apparently forbid local governments from passing a fee payable by home builders on new construction. The AZGP opposes that proposal.
Proposal 101 would apparently allow Arizonans choices in health care…but all the choices are bad according to the AZGP, so they oppose it.
Proposal 102 apparently falls into the “Defense of Marriage” rubric, and the AZGP believes that the government has no legitimate role to play in saying who marries whom. They oppose Proposal 102.
Proposal 105 would apparently make it close to impossible for the voters to pass legislation or rule changes on their own, requiring that any such changes must pass by a majority of all voters, not just a majority of those participating. The AZGP opposes that proposal as well.
Proposal 200 would “reform” pay-day lending, but the proposal was written by the pay-day loan business interests themselves, so the AZGP opposes this fox-guarding-the-hen-house proposal too.
The Green Party National Women’s Caucus would like to know.
The National Women’s Caucus has issued an open letter to the National Organization of Women urging support for the Green Party ticket of Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente:
The letter cites Green nominee Cynthia McKinney’s six terms in Congress and her unmatched dedication to the principles of equality and human rights championed by NOW. The National Women’s Caucus emphasizes the historical role that alternative parties have played in the struggle for women’s suffrage and rights, and notes that NOW has failed even to recognize the significance of America’s first national campaign by two women of African descent: Ms. McKinney is African American and running mate Rosa Clemente is Black Puerto Rican.
OPEN LETTER TO NOW, THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
National Women’s Caucus of the Green Party of the United States
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Dear National Organization for Women leadership and members:
The National Women’s Caucus of the Green Party of the United States is dismayed that your recent endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States did not acknowledge the first all-female ticket in recent U.S. history. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are running for President and Vice President, respectively, on the Green Party ballot line. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON, DC — The 2008 election is in danger of being compromised by vote manipulation and obstruction of voters, say Green candidates and party leaders.
“We’re likely to see a repeat of the kinds of election irregularities that were uncovered in 2000 in Florida and in 2004 in Ohio and New Mexico,” said Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.
“The weaknesses in voting infrastructure that allowed the theft of the last two elections have not been corrected. Counties and precincts with a high percentage of African American voters, student voters, and poor voters will probably be targeted again,” Ms. Everette added.
Green nominee Cynthia McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente have made election integrity a major theme of their presidential campaign. Greens listed several serious threats to fair elections in 2008: Continue Reading →
I wish there was a video like this from McKinney or Clemente.
I have always liked Matt Gonzalez. Some may have felt “betrayed” when he joined Ralph Nader’s ticket, but personally I think that it was a good move for Gonzalez and I look forward to him returning to the Green Party in the future.