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Green Party LogoGreens announce Presidential Debate Jan. 13 in San Francisco; Racially diverse ballot includes ex-congressperson, consumer icon, professor, engineer

THE GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA
http://www.cagreens.org
http://www.acgreens.org/debate

URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Contact:
Susan King, 415.823-5524, funking@mindspring.com
Cres Vellucci, 916.996-9170, greenparty-press@comcast.net

SAN FRANCISCO - The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party's California ballot for President of the United States - featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer - is scheduled here January 13, said John Morton of the Green Party Presidential Debate Committee.

The debate will be held Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m. at the Herbst Theater/Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue.

"Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan - a former Democrat - will co-moderate the debate.

Six-time Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney, longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader - who is not yet an announced candidate, university professor Jared Ball and environmental engineer Kent Mesplay will participate in "Campaign 2008: A Presidential Debate that Matters."

Sheehan, running as an independent Congressional candidate against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, will be joined by other prominent progressive elected officials, to be announced later.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10-25. For more information go to <http://www.acgreens.org/debate>.

The debate is sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County, the San Francisco Green Party, the Sacramento County Green Party and endorsed by the Green Party of San Mateo County.

Information on Green presidential candidates, with links to candidates' web sites: http://www.gp.org/committees/pcsc/index.shtml


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