Saturday 7 June 2014 10 am
basement room of the Ike Cafe
299 SE Cottage
Pacific Green Party
Chris Henry arrives, identifies self as Progressive Party member
Mike Beilstein makes presentation on Citizen Climate Lobby’s carbon-tax
endorsed by consensus 11 am
Yaney MacIver puts it to Mike B. to run statewide: he does not decline
I state willingness to serve on SCC — unnecessary
11:20 Max Harmon agrees to serve.
11:40 blah-blah-blah on food rights
[break for lunch]
1:30 my election speech won a warm round of applause (but so did that of Steven Cody Reynolds)
I am tired want to take a nap. huh. the bloviating about the lack of a viable nominee for statewide partisan office.
2:00 pm parenthetically, Joshua Smith (Oregon House district 25) says he has registered about 15 Greens in the last couple of months.
2:05 Seth Woolley arrives
2:15 Michael Sonnleitner gives a thoughtful speech defending thought-provoking education against what he characterizes as the “fascist” tendency in American education today; P.C.C. is the largest educational institution in Oregon (90,000 students enrolled)
a culture of fear moving instead to empowerment
— if anything he earned the warmest round of applause.
2:30 strangely, Seth locked in consultation w/ S.C. Reynolds, whose credentials he panned, & at length.
2:45 reconvene to take vote(s) on nominees: S.Woolley gives his interesting, if involved, explanation of voting procedures in PGP.
Ten minutes of totally wasted time follows. When we’re on the S.C. Reynolds nomination, Seth reverses himself — & cuts the ground out from under George Hutchinson. I call for a written ballot.
(upon questioning by B. Harmon) Ralph [Forrest-Ball] has M.S. in math, but earns living as locksmith
3:30 we’re finished with nominations; are talking budget priorities: it sounds more like an S.C.C. mtg than a state convention.
3:50 M. Sonnleitner & C. Lugo are alternates to GPUS convention July
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