Panelists: Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Norman Solomon, Nadia Kayyali, Robert Jaffe (moderator)
video by David Curtis
Announcement of CfER Annual General Mtg & Leadership Retreat
The 20th Annual General Meeting of Californians for Electoral Reform will be
held from 1:30pm to 4:30pm Saturday, June 29th, 2013, in the Connie Barbour
Room of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1606 Bonita Ave,
near Cedar Street, in Berkeley. A social gathering will be held after the AGM
in the same location.
We will have a panel discussion on the future of electoral reform in California. Panelists include:
– State Senator Leland Yee
– Common Cause Vice President Derek Cressman
– Design Architect David Curtis
We will also hear from CfER founder Jim Lindsay, and Professor Michael Latner, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, will share the results of his research as to what PR for California might look like. As always, we will elect our Board of Directors and present the Wilma Rule Memorial Award(s).
President, Californians for Electoral Reform
David Curtis is endorsed by California Against Nuclear Power & Radiation.
David supports permanent closure of all nuclear power facilities in California.
David Curtis, Green Party candidate for Secretary of State, California speaks against Monsanto at the state Capitol in Sacramento.
video from the Occupy Monsanto event in Davis, California
The grim legacy of America’s treatment of its native peoples is explored in detail in this documentary. Filmmakers Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman take the perspective that if one is to define “genocide” as the a deliberate effort by a government to exterminate a people, then the United States is clearly guilty of the crime given their actions against America’s indigenous population over the past 300 years. Davey and Thunder Woman back up their argument with footage detailing the economic marginalization of American Indians, the consistent violation of legal agreements reached with native tribes, the mismanagement and consistent neglect of Indian reservations, the brutalization of Native Americans as they were segregated onto flinty soil and forced to live under substandard conditions, and the refusal of the mass media to report stories of suicide and Columbine-style school shootings among reservation youth. The Canary Effect was screened in competition at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.