This is the Press Release today from the Green Party of California. I put the enter release below the fold.
THE GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA www.cagreens.org
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
“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
Greens said the answer to the state’s budget woes is cutting waste, but not
“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.