Four people gathered on a rainy evening at Random Order cafe, but the weekly meeting of the Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party was important since Seth Woolley was in attendance.
Dave Westerlund, Charlotte Miller, and Your Intrepid Reporter basically listened as Mr Woolley spoke of his many and several important Party assignments.
When the putative national Green Party candidate for US President visits the state next Wednesday, he will serve as her chauffeur; he told the group of the scheduled activities for January 20th:
1) interview on KBOO Radio
2) panel discussion on climate change
3) house party to raise Party funds
4) Thursday morning press conference
The Cascadia Chapter is committed to supporting the graphics of the visit: we will provide the Party banner at the 1 pm get-together. A loan and return to the upstate Party people was discussed.
But Seth also answered Charlotte’s inquiry “What are you doing?” with an account of his participation (as a representative of both the Pacific Green Party and of the Progressive Party of Oregon) in the Oregon State government task force on campaign finance reform. He also told us of the effort to encode campaign finance reform in the Charter of Multnomah County.
He explained to us the work of portlandcleanair.org in keeping track of air contaminant discharge permits, and a short discussion, informative at least to Your Intrepid Reporter as well as other listeners, on chlorine gas followed.