Monday, January 14, 2008

Green presidential candidates speak out in MN

This was sent to the Charlotte Area Green Party email listserv by Gray Newman.

KAT SWIFT AND JESSE JOHNSON VISIT MINNESOTA

Kat Swift and Jesse Johnson visited Minnesota Jan. 5 for a meeting and forum. In the morning, they attended the state winter membership meeting in St. Paul, where they visited with GPMN members. Johnson and Swift ate lunch with Lydia Howell from community radio station KFAI. In the afternoon they went back to the meeting and each spoke for about 7 minutes. There were about 100 members there, who received the candidates well.

In the evening, Johnson and Swift attended a presidential candidate forum over in Minneapolis. Danene Provencher said a few words about the Draft Nader campaign, Farheen Hakeem spoke on behalf of the Cynthia McKinney campaign, and David Strand updated the audience on the other candidates who were unable to attend.

Both candidates spoke about addressing the excesses of corporate power, and a range of other issues consistent with the Ten Key Values of the Green Party. Johnson called attention to the issue of mountain removal in Appalachia, saying that coal mining is now occurring at a rate of one mountain per hour. Swift said some of her
priorities were repealing NAFTA, pardoning nonviolent drug offenders, a moratorium on the death penalty, and stopping domestic violence.

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KFAI Radio Story


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Jesse Johnson at MN Green Party Membership Meeting

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Kat Swift at MN Green Party Forum

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Kat Swift at MN Green Party Membership Meeting


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Jesse Johnson at MN Green Party Presidential Candidate Forum
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Jesse's web site is up and running: www.jesse08.org.
 
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