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Mar. 4th, 2006 | 04:38 pm

I've got all my paperwork, now I just have to hunt get the papers near some district 21 greens.

I also started thinking about how to present some of the green 10 key values in a way to appeal to moderate republicans. In the list of 10 key values there is "grassroots democracy", "decentralization", and "sustainability".

One of the platforms the current republican party has campaigned on is "smaller government" which seems to have appeal among Americans. Somehow NSA spying, the patriot act, non-competitive contracts to well connected businesses, and of course steadily increasing military spending, seems to be incompatible with the idea of "smaller government".

Decentralized democracy is about trying to push authority away from large centralized bureaucracies, that at least means the centralized bureaucracy should shrink.

Also I think a sustainable society should have a government that lives within its means. It seems like two of the conservative "revolutions", Regan and the current Bush, have been unmitigated disasters for the federal deficit.

I'm not sure how many greens would be behind the idea of fiscal responsibility. It is certainly seems compatible with the ten key values, and also might help broaden the green party's appeal.
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from: clynne
date: Mar. 5th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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I live in Altadena and am a registered Green. I don't know my district, but if it's the 21st, I'd be happy to sign your paperwork.

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 5th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
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Cool!

As far as I can tell from the district 21 map, as long as you're not in eaton canyon you should be in district 21.

Are you going to be on campus anytime this week?

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from: clynne
date: Mar. 5th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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According to the state senate zipcode listing on the page you link to below, I am in district 21.

I won't be on campus, but I think I have the day off Monday, so I can drop by and sign.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 6th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
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so I'm going to be in a meeting this morning, and then will probably go hunt down food after that. I should be hidden in my office after 1:30, its the furthest room to the west in 101 kerckhoff. (my extension is x8617)

And if this isn't convenient for you, feel free to suggest a time and place to meet.

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from: clynne
date: Mar. 6th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
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I have to go out and give blood, but I should be back in town just around 1:30ish. I'll drop by around then; but will call first.

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markcronan

Hard to tell

from: markcronan
date: Mar. 5th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
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It's hard to tell, but I *think* I am in district 21 according to your map. Just barely. I might be a single block (or side of the block) from being inside that district.

Anyway, if I am in district 21, I would be happy to re-register as Green and sign for you and vote for you.

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Diane Trout

Re: Hard to tell

from: alienghic
date: Mar. 5th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
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heh, you are really close to the boundary... though the higher resolution maps here suggest no.

Do you know who your state senator is? Sheila Kuehl (district 23) or Jack Scott (district 21)?

But if you registered green, how could we mock you for being republican? Though if you'd like to register green for any other reason, I'd be happy to provide you with a voter registration form. ;)

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adrienne

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from: sapience
date: Mar. 6th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure how many greens would be behind the idea of fiscal responsibility. It is certainly seems compatible with the ten key values, and also might help broaden the green party's appeal.

Fiscal responsibility is a great way to word it, and it's something I'd like to see Greens supporting.

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