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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Smart Voter

Tian Harter
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member, Green Party County Council; County of Santa Clara


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What would you do to increase the number of voters registered in your party?

Table for the Green Party at public events at least once a month and encourage others to do the same.

2. What would you do to help the campaigns of candidates of your party?

Invest at least a few hours a week in their efforts. Also, publicize their stuff at my website, and help get the word out other ways (post posters, distribute fliers, push buttons etc., support people doing press releases, etc.) as the opportunity presents itself.

3. Why did you become a member of this political party?

A woman walked up to me at a peace march during the 1991 Gulf War and asked me, "Do you want to join a political party based on peace, justice, and ecological wisdom?" It didn't take me long to decide the answer was yes.

I became an activist with the party a few months later, when I moved to Sacramento. Since then it's been an ongoing learning experience about what a volunteer organization is capable of.

Sometimes I paraphrase Mark Twain and say, "Quiting the Green Party is easy. I've done it several times." It seems that every time I do that, the incumbents do something else that makes me feel like not being actively opposed to their scene makes me feel like an accessory to war crimes. So I go back to being an activist again.

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