Green Party Press Release on Prop 8 Decision.

This is the Press Release today from the Green Party of California. I put the enter release below the fold.  

News Advisory



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Contact:  Cres Vellucci, press secretary, 916.996-9170 [email protected]

 Susan King, spokesperson, 415.823-5524 [email protected]

Continue voter revolt: kick the rascals out, urges

state Green Party after ballot propositions crushed

Tuesday; Green candidates would better serve the people

SACRAMENTO – Although the state’s voters made it clear they did not like

the status quo when they voted down five ballot measures Tuesday during the

Special Election, they need to take the next step, urged the Green Party of

California today.

“Voters used the ballot box to say they are disgusted with the Legislature

and the Governor. Now they need to vote them out of office en mass and

replace them with candidates that represent the people,” said Joe Feller, a

Solano County Council member.

The Green Party has fielded those candidates – voter friendly candidates –

for years, Feller said, noting that the Green Party also opposed the ballot

measures, calling them a “rotten deal.”

“Pundits say voters are ‘angry and frustrated.’ The only real way for them

to really make their wishes known is to replace those in power, and that

means the Democrats as well as the Republicans,” said Los Angeles Green

Alex Walker.

Greens said the answer to the state’s budget woes is cutting waste, but not

workers’ jobs.

“The super wealthy do not pay their fair share, and haven’t for a long

time. They pay a lower tax rate that the average Californian. Cutting

salaries of workers who can barely pay their bills makes no sense. Those

who reside in mansions should be made to pay their fair share,” said Lisa

Green, a Green Party candidate for Assembly in the 53rd District.

Greens also have suggested Prop. 13 be amended so that the while

residential owners maintain their tax protection, business property should

be reassessed to raise billions.

But, primarily, the state Green Party urged voters to continue their

mini-revolt and replace the Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature

with alternative party candidates from the Green Party who would act first

to protect the rights of the voters, not special interests.

2 thoughts on “Green Party Press Release on Prop 8 Decision.”

  1. this is about the special election, not prop 8. did you get two press releases mixed up?

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