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The Greens Should Be in the Forefront
of the Nader Campaign Coalition

The Green Party National Convention
Should Endorse the Nader Campaign

The 2004 Nader for President campaign is developing
as a broad coalition drawing support from across the
political spectrum. In a March 24 letter to the
Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United
States, Ralph Nader wrote that he would welcome
Green Party participation in the coalition and
endorsement of the campaign:

. "Should the national Green Party decide to endorse
. my candidacy and have its members focus their
. efforts on state and local races, then State Green
. Party ballot lines and the participation of Greens
. in a variety of ways would be mutually helpful."

The signers of this statement agree with the above
and are advocates of sustaining the effective,
longstanding alliance between Ralph Nader and the
Green Party. Nader's letter expresses a similar sentiment:

. "I intend to use the platform of my candidacy to
. advance many Green values and issues and will also
. encourage serious state and local Green Party
. candidates across the country. Together, in many
. ways, we can expand the challenge to the corporate
. governments and their political party proxies ...
. We need to work synergistically."

Nader's willingness to champion the cause of the Green
Party by running as our presidential candidate in 1996
and 2000, at a time when we were just beginning to get
organized, enormously helped our growth. The 2000
campaign established the Green Party in many states as
the leading alternative party in the minds of voters
and the press.

This year the Nader campaign has the potential to unite
those who want take a strong stand against the cash
register/big money politics that are undermining public
life in the United States. It would be a lost opportunity
if the Greens were to ignore the national coalition forming
around his campaign or to be viewed as running against Nader.

He will be the only high-profile candidate advocating:
- an end to the US occupation of Iraq;
- large cuts in the military budget;
- single-payer health insurance;
- a living wage and labor rights reform;
- repeal of NAFTA and GATT/WTO;
- creation of jobs through rebuilding of public infrastructure;
- tax system reform (ecological and progressive taxation);
- open debates and full public financing of elections;
- Instant Runoff Voting and proportional representation;
- replacing nuclear power and foreign fossil fuel dependence
. with domestic renewable energy sources.

A Green Party candidate would also speak out on these
issues, but as Greens approach our Milwaukee convention
we find that there is not unity within the party for a
candidate who could mount a serious challenge in the
presidential arena. It will be the Nader campaign
playing that role this year. If the Green Party is not a
participant in the campaign coalition, the electorate
will find it hard to understand why not. On the other
hand, if Greens are its most prominent activists, many
of those drawn to alternative politics through the
campaign will find an organizational home in the Green Party.

Ralph Nader, uniquely, has the ability to shake the
foundations of the two-party system. Having been our
standard bearer in 1996 and 2000, he is identified with
the Greens in the public's mind. The appearance of
Nader's name on as many state Green Party ballot lines
as possible would be mutually beneficial. Therefore, the
undersigned advocate that the Greens make a decision in
Milwaukee to endorse the Nader campaign. This - along
with focusing on state and local races - is our best
option for unifying and growing the Green Party in 2004.

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The following Green Party 2004 national candidates
have indicated agreement with the above statement:

Sheila Bilyeu, VA
Peter Camejo, CA
Paul Glover, NY
Carol Miller, NM
Lorna Salzman, NY

For signers below, organizational association
is for identification purposes only.

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Matt Ahearn
Former Green Party State Assembly Minority Leader [NJ]

Julia Aires
Co-chair, Green Party of Florida

Kalmran Alavi
San Joaquin County [CA] Greens

Labeba Alkhatrat
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Jeff Ambers
Essex County [NJ] Greens

Greg Anton
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Liz Arnone
Treasurer, Green Party of New Jersey
Ocean County Coordinator

Penrose Baldwin
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Mark D. Barney
Ventura County [CA] Council
USGP Lavender and Youth caucuses

Tyler Bell
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Meg Berlin
Co-Chair, Vermont Green Party

Mary Carmen Bertagna
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Marc Borbely
DC Statehood Green Party

Jan Broedhl
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Barbara Briemer
2003 Union County [NJ] Freeholder candidate

Bob Brister
Green Party of Utah

Owen R. Broadhurst
Hampden County [MA] Delegate
State Committee Member, MA Green-Rainbow Party

Troy Burr
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Carey Campbell
State Chair, Independent Green Party of Virginia

Diane Cardin-Kamleiter
Co-chair, Green Party of Pinellas County
Former delegate to Green Party of Florida
Member GP(FL) Women Caucus

Zac Carr
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Craig Chevrier
Chair, Vermont Green Party
Delegate, USGP Coordinating Committee

Kinamo Christin Moyowasi Curry
South Central Green Party, Los Angeles
USGP Black Caucus
2005 candidate for the 9th District City Council, Los Angeles

Darrih Cook
Green Party of Fresno County [CA]

Michael S. Cummings, Colorado

Fred David
Detroit Green Party
Alternate Delegate to Green Party Convention 2004

Don DeBar
Green Party of New York State

George DeCarlo
2003 State Assembly candidate, Green Party of NJ
Union County [NJ] Coordinator
USGP Lavender Caucus

Susan Deckert
Treasurer, Green Party of Mercer County [NJ]

Marilyn Ditmanson
County Council, Green Party of Butte County [CA]

George Dolph
Green Party of Philadelphia

Chris Driscoll
Maryland Green Party Coordinating Council
Chair of Citizens for Schade Campaign Committee, 2002

Norman and Betty Eagle
Green Party of California

Marc Estrin
Steering Committee, Vermont Green Party

Marie Falbo
Moderator of the Orlando [FL] Greens list

James Farney
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party
2003 candidate for Warwick Town Council

Leslie Farney
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party
2003 candidate for Warwick Town Supervisor

Samuel Day Fassbinder
Green Party of California

Michael Feinstein
Santa Monica [CA] City Councilmember since 1996
Mayor of Santa Monica 2000-2002

Catherine Fish
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Katie Freeman
County Council, Green Party of Butte County, CA

Harjit Gilly
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Tony Gronowicz
State Committee 73 A.D. New York State
Member, US Green Party International Committee
Member, International Committee of the Professional
. Staff Congress of the City University of New York

Margaret Guttshall
Green Party Candidate for State Representative from Detroit 2002
Detroit Green Party / Delegate to Green Party Convention 2004

Young Han
Former coordinating councilmember, Green Party of Washington State
Former board member, Coalition for Instant Runoff Voting in Washington
Former candidate for State Representative, District 21, WA

Howie Hawkins
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party
2003 candidate for Councilor At-Large, Syracuse

Tanya Henrich
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Ray Higbee
Atlantic County [NJ] Membership Coordinator

Craig Hill
Treasurer, Vermont Green Party

Forrest Hill
Campaigns and Candidates Working Group [CA]
Editor, Green Campaigns Newsletter

Roy Ingham
Sarasota [FL] Green Party

Payton Johnson
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Rick R. Johnson
Green Party of Virginia

Mark Kamleiter
Co-Chair, Green Party of Florida

Jerry Kann
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party
2003 candidate for NYC Council

Dick Kaiser
Door County Nader/LaDuke 2000 Coordinator
Former GP candidate for US Congress, District 8 Sister Bay WI

William Kaufman
New York State Green Party

Chris Kavanagh
Elected Commissioner, Berkeley [CA] Rent Stabilization Board
Former County Council member, Green Party of Alameda County [CA]

John Keenan
New York State Committee Member District 5
2002 candidate for U.S. Congress, New York 2nd CD

Glenn Kirk
Virginia Green [Culpeper, VA]

Steven Krulick
Secretary, Green Party of Ulster County [NY]
Trustee, Village of Ellenville

Ron Kuriloff
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party
Member Central Nassau Greens, Nassau County

Jared Laiti
California Green Party Coordinating Committee
President, Sonoma State University Campus Greens

Roxanne Loget
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

BC Macdonald
Green Party of Mendocino County [CA]

Ron MacKinnon
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party

Cassandra Madison
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Craig Merrihue
Orange County [CA] Greens

Angela Metteer
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Amy Meyers
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Tim McKee
Green Party of Connecticut

Gene McKenzie
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Ben Meiklejohn
Co-Chair, Maine Green Independent Party

Albert Mitchell
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Dolores Mitchell
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Carla Moreno
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Nikhilananda
Former member, Hawai'i Green Party Coordinating Committee
Former Maui County Chair

Gary Novosielski
Founding Chair, Green Party of NJ
Rutherford School Board

Carole O'Gara
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Susan Ocean
Green Party of Tulare County [CA]

Joe Oddo
Congressional candidate Virginia's 11th District

Eric Oines
2002 Candidate for State House of Representatives
Minnesota 5th Congressional District GP

David Penn
Green Party of New Jersey

Jill Penn
2003 State Assembly candidate, Green Party of NJ

Carlos Petroni
Frontlines newspaper editor
Green Party, San Francisco

Jeffery Peress
Member NY State Green Party Committee 13 Assembly District
Secretary Nassau County Green Party

Gloria Purcell
County Councilmember of El Dorado County [CA] Green Party
2000 State Assembly candidate

Danene Provencher
Green Party of MN Events Co-coordinator
2002 Green Party-endorsed Mound City Council candidate

Ryan Reyes
2003 State Assembly candidate, Green Party of NJ
USGP Lavender Caucus

Elan P. Robinsen
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Duvall Russell
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Sheryl Russell
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Eva Salzman, London

Linda Schade
Maryland Delegate to USGP
2002 State Assembly candidate, Maryland Green Party

Carl Schultz
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Eartha Shanti
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Walt Sheasby
Green Alliance National Coordinating Committee

Charles Sherrouse
Recording Secretary, Green Party of Philadelphia

Maggie Silk
Co-Chair, Arizona Green Party

Belinda Silverstar
Secretary, Green Party of Oklahoma

Jennifer Simpson
Chico, California

Hal Smith
Bloomsburg [PA] University Campus Greens

Mark Stemen
Student advisor and founder of Green Party Activist Club, CSU, Chico
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Timothy M. Sullivan
Maine Green Independent Party
Communications Coordinator and Steering Committee member

Diane Suzuki
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Jeanne Thatcher and Charles Waistell
Chico, CA

Robert Tice
Green Party of Clark County, Washington State

Robert Tufts
Anne Arundel Green Party [MD]

Donna J. Warren
2003 candidate for Los Angeles Community College Board
2002 Green Party candidate for Lt. Governor of California

Victoria Webb
Coordinator, St. Joe Valley Greens
Media Coordinator, Indiana Green Party

Danny Weiss
Member at Large, Vermont Green Party

Steve Welzer
Communications Committee member, Green Party of NJ

Diane F. White
Harrisburg Greens, Green Party of Pennsylvania
USGP Black Caucus

Julia Willebrand
State Committee Member, New York State Green Party

Helengene G. Wilson
New York State Green Party

Scott Wolf
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Chuck Woodrow
Gloucester County [NJ] Coordinator

Celeste Worden
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Marybeth Wuerthner
County Council, Green Party of Butte County [CA]
Green Leaders Around the Country Endorse Nader

Tom Wuerthner
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Jennifer York
Green Party of Butte County [CA]

Kevin Zeese
Montgomery County [MD] Greens

Katherine Zimmerman
Green Party member, Chico [CA]

Paul H. Zulkowitz
Central Nassau County [NY] Greens

Martine Zundmanis
Education Committee, Green Party of Pinellas County
Delegate to Green Party of Florida

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