Laura Wells, CA Green for Governor, to spend Election Day in court
November 2, 2010 in State Wide Elections
The Sacramento Bee reports on California Green Party gubernatorial candidate Laura Wells:
For most candidates, Election Day consists of attending last-minute rallies, posing for photo ops as they cast their ballot and waiting for the returns to come in. Not Laura Wells. The Green Party nominee for governor will spend the big day in court.
Wells was arrested Oct. 12 on a misdemeanor trespassing charge outside the debate between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman at San Rafael’s Dominican University. Wells, who was not invited to participate in the debate, says she had a ticket to watch the event live at the time of her arrest, but it was rejected.
Her arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Marin County courthouse.
Wells and attorney Matt Gonzalez, a San Francisco supervisor, will hold a 12:30 p.m. news conference at the courthouse to discuss her request for the district attorney to dismiss all charges and instead investigate why she was arrested.
They say more than 1,000 supporters have signed a petition calling the arrest a “violation of her civil rights.”
Wells, an Oakland-based financial systems consultant, said at a Sacramento event early last month that “the Titanic parties,” meaning Democrats and Republicans, were depressing voter turnout by offering people a narrow range of options.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/11/02/3151024/the-buzz-green-party-candidate.html#ixzz148vbMF68