There are stories across the nation of credible candidates offering themselves up for service to or being drafted by the Green Party. Usually, a deep sense of commitment to one’s community gives them the fuel to overide derision and doubt. With no corporate funding, these candidates have to meet people and talk and listen – and – bottom line – raise some money one hand shake at a time, because – no matter what shade of green saint you are, you’re still in need of some media in order to differentiate yourself. Mainstream Media generally takes money, even the internet.
Green-leaning Carol Wolman, a psychiatrist and facility director, has placed a challenge on incumbent Mike Thompson’s (D-Napa) for the 1st Congressional CA District seat . She announced her intention to seek the Green Party’s nomination for Rep. I feel it is much safer than many other medicines,” she said. “I am also very focused on peace…I am interested in transferring funds to domestic issues, including infrastructure, health care — things people care about.”
She has events lined up for
- 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Fort Bragg Town Hall,
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Mateel Community Center in Redway.
Feel free to share stories about your local campaigns. Will you be able to vote for a member of the Green Party ballot in February?