Green Party Candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 13
Jessica Salans is an activist, organizer and storyteller, originally from the Bay Area. She felt a strong call-to-action after volunteering for Bernie Sanders’ insurgent campaign in 2016.
Jessica grew up in a progressive household, raised by a mother who is a holistic healer and a father who started a community garden and local farm. Immersed in theater arts since elementary school, Jessica carries a deep love for art and storytelling of all mediums. After briefly attending University of Miami’s BFA Theatre conservatory, she finished a degree in theater at San Jose State, co-founding SPOTLITE Stage Company (Student Productions Operating To Learn & Integrate Theatere Education) and finding/exercising her love of directing and producing plays. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Jessica immersed herself in the world of LA Theater, becoming a writer and social media manager with Stage Raw, and participating in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Last year, Jessica joined the leadership team, Glendale 4 Bernie, where she trained volunteers on Bernie’s platform, and how to phone bank. She also canvassed in Las Vegas, Tucson and LA for the Sanders campaign.
Jessica also became involved with Food and Water Watch and Save Porter Ranch’s efforts to bring about the permanent shut down of Alison Canyon, where last year, a gas blow out became the largest release of methane in US history, harming and displacing thousands of residents.
“There are incredible organizers in Los Angeles. Now we need representatives on City Council who will not only listen to their work but encourage their voices and be a megaphone for their efforts.”
We are a grassroots, people powered campaign. We are here to serve the Four Pillars of Justice- Social, Racial, Economic and Environmental Justices, while showing up and standing with the residents of District 13.
It is time our elected officials become public servants that actually represent and encourage the voices of The People, over the profits of big business.
We hope you will learn more and join us in our endeavors to be campaign of, by and for The People.
St Louis – Standing Rock remains an ongoing threat to clean water and indigenous rights.
Yet, it is only one of many pipelines. The self-proclaimed "pipeline crossroads of the world" at Cushing OK is the starting-point for the Diamond Pipeline. It is a disaster in the making, with hundreds of earthquakes every week.Read more
FLINT, Mich. – Green Party members from Genesee and Shiawassee Counties gathered last Saturday for the inaugural meeting of Vehicle City Greens. This new local chapter of the Green Party of Michigan covers both Genesee and Shiawasee Counties. 24 people attended the meeting, which was held at the Flint Public Library on Kearsley St at 11:00 am.Read more
The Green Party of New Jersey stands in strong opposition to the new gas pipeline project proposed by South Jersey Gas.
This pipeline would run 22 miles through protected areas of the Pinelands National Reserve, in sensitive forest areas in Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties. The risk the pipeline poses to the environment and human water supplies greatly outweighs any benefit that may come from its construction.Read more
The North Star: How long have you been an activist?
Diane Moxley: In some ways I have been an activist my whole life, but got more involved when Occupy Wall Street started, in the fall of 2011.Read more
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (Oceti Sakowin or Council of the Seven Fires Camp) – Today, the people won a major victory in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The US Army Corps of Engineers sided with the Water Protectors and refused the final permit that would have allowed Energy Transfer Partners to drill under Lake Oahe. There will be battles ahead but this was another amazing people-powered victory. When people unite, we have power. This time people power defeated big oil and big finance.Read more
The Jill Stein campaign has been very active in giving support to Standing Rock and Mississippi Stand. Mississippi Stand was the proactive group that were peacefully demonstrating at the site where Dakota Access was boring under the Mississippi River to install their rusty leaking oil pipeline.Read more
November 26, 2016 – It was a sorrow-filled so-called "Thanksgiving" at Standing Rock as the Indigenous peoples and Water Protectors kept their vigil against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in spite of unspeakable police violence. There were unrelenting assaults against the human rights of these peaceful demonstrators.
And frankly, there was nothing to be thankful for except the courage of the Earth and Water Protectors as well as others engaged in peaceful protest.Read more
Statement from the Winona County Green Party at Today’s Standing Rock Solidarity Rally
The Winona County Green Party stands in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, and we are honored that the Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance has given us the opportunity to speak today. Together, we give voice to the voiceless - the water and air that sustains us. We are here to defend the rights of nature - the rights of water and air to remain clean and pure.Read more
Lena Buggs elected to the Soil and Water Conservation District in Ramsey County
Sharon LeMay elected to the Soil and Water Conservation District in Anoka CountyRead more