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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Smart Voter

Caroline Yacoub
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?

I would attend local events such as farmers' markets and engage people in discussions about local and national issues, and ask them if they feel the current major political parties are adequately addressing these issues. If they do not, I would suggest that they consider joining a party that believes in grassroots democracy, diversity, personal responsibility and sustainability. If they answer that that would be a waste of time, I would respond that the more people who demonstrate dissatisfaction with the current major parties by actually voting for alternatives, the better the chance that the major parties will take up our issues.

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

I would work to get media coverage.

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

I became a Green because I was dissatisfied with the major political parties. Neither one was solving problems I care about. The Ten Key Values appeal to me, especially personal and global responsibility. Being Green is not about assigning blame for society's ills, it is about taking the responsibility for doing what you can to make things better.

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