The meeting was my first chance to hear Bill Paparian (above), a former mayor of Pasadena whose slogan in his race for Congress (29th district) is "Vote your conscience. For a change, vote Green." When speaking to Greens it is "Finally, a Green who can win". I was very impressed by Paparian's manner and words. As a councilman and mayor in Pasadena, he has proven that he is electable. As an attorney defending a wrongfully accused man, he has proven he can win. He is also, like De Lear, a peace candidate running against a pro-war incumbent Democrat. From Paparian's website:
It is time to end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.
It is time to stand up to the President’s warrantless wiretapping of American emails and phone calls. It’s time to act. That’s why I’m running.
I am running because our congressman needs to stand up to this rogue administration and say "Enough! What you are doing is wrong and my constituents and I have had enough."