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Ranked Choice Vote ID721
Ranked Choice Vote2013 Election for GPUS Steering Committee Co-chairs
TypeSecret Ballot Revealed at Close of Polls
Number of Seats4
Ranked Choice Vote AdministratorSusan Chunco
Discussion07/06/2013 - 07/19/2013
Voting07/20/2013 - 07/27/2013
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Candidates Tamar Yager
Jesse Townley
Darryl Moch
Starlene Rankin
Bahram Zandi


This ranked choice vote is to elect 4 Co-chairs to the Steering Committee.

 About Steering Committee Elections

 GPUS Bylaws, article IV. The Steering Committee

 GPUS Rules & Procedures, Section 1. Powers of Steering Committee

The following link provides longer versions of Candidate Information:

Candidate Information

Tamar Yager
Current Green Party Activities

  Fundraising Committee – member
  Staff Supervisor
  ANMC Co-Chair
  Accreditation Committee Co-Chair
  Active in State and Local party
  GNC Delegate from Virginia

Served as a Steering Committee Co-Chair in 2011 and 2012 - major accomplishments include:

  Staff supervisor.
  Worked with the treasurer to implement a payroll tracking system that will help us budget for staffing.
  Served as liaison to the Annual National Meeting Committee (ANMC), Delegate Apportionment Committee (DAC), and Fundraising Committee.


Green Party Activities (Past)

  Elected Co-Chair of DAC

· GPUS Fundraising Manager from 2008-2010 until layoff

· Established and implemented a stipend program for travel/lodging for low-income ANM/PNC attendees

· Served as Fundraising Director for Josh Reubner campaign in Virginia. Volunteered for local campaigns and for Jesse Johnson for US Senate campaign in 2010

· Assisted in ballot access efforts in Virginia

My hopes and dreams for the party are many. Here are a few:

  Affiliated parties and ballot access in ALL states.
  Every Green should be a donor at some level – I am currently a sustainer.
  More registered Greens.
  Learn to spend less time on internal processes and more time spreading the Ten Key Values.
  We need more Greens in office at all levels.
  We need more active committees and we need to empower the committees to do their work without micromanaging.

703-534-2187 or 502-296-3849

Jesse Townley
1989-2010- regular volunteer 924 Gilman arts/music collective in Berkeley

1992- Registered Green in CA

1992-2008- Mentored by Berkeley Councilmember Dona Spring, longest-running Green officeholder

1994-1998- Mitigated effects of incoming businesses on 924 Gilman & surrounding West Berkeley

2000-present- grassroots volunteer & paid worker for local progressive political campaigns

2003- appointed by Spring to Berkeley's Disaster & Fire Safety Commission due to my work in disabled community

2004- Ran for open City Council seat & lost, raised $18,000 through non-traditional means, 2nd in fundraising

2004-2010- Worked w/ Spring & others on successfully bringing IRV to our county

2005-2007- Co-founded Berkeley Progressive Alliance, a pan-Progressive local political group that included Greens

2007-2009- Restarted moribund Berkeley Greens

2008- Ran and won Berkeley Rent Board seat, 5th out of 5 on Progressive slate w/ 1 Peace & Freedom, 3 Democrats

2010- Won re-election to Rent Board, 1st out of 5 on Progressive slate w/ 1 Green, 1 independent, & 2 Democrats

2011- Elected to GPUS National Committee, currently serve on Coordinated Campaign Committee & Platform Committee, plus ad hoc group to move NC to a message board. I have also been an active participant on the National list-servs and done my best to be a level-headed participant.

2012- Attended Baltimore Presidential Convention as CA delegate

2013- Reelected to NC

 I strongly believe that to effect political change, we must have political power at the local level. On the SC I want to identify a winnable race and elect a Green to US Congress.

Jesse Townley

Darryl Moch
Darryl! L.C. Moch, currently is a:

· GPUS Co-Chair serving on the Steering Committee

· Delegate to the GPUS NC from the DC Statehood Green Party,

· Member of GPUS Black & Lavender Caucuses,

· Member of Plat Com, Media Committee, and Dispute Resolution Committee

· In the past two years worked to revitalize the Coordinated Campaign Committee and most recently the Diversity Committee

· Serves as advisor on the Strategic Planning Working Group

· Serves as liaison to these GPUS committees: Coordinated Campaign , Credentials, Diversity, Green Pages Ed Board, House (GHCC), Senate(GSCC),

· He ran for DC City Council in the 2010 DCSGP primary

· Adviser to campaigns and candidates in various parts of the country.

Darryl!, is a consultant, activist, advocate, performance artist, and minister. He provides consulting services to communities and non-profit organizations. He is the co-founder and volunteers as President/CEO of Inner Light, Inc, a community based organization. He is a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (Special Assistant to the President), board member of the United Association of Labor Educators, and a member of UAW/ National Writers Union. His work as an organizer has spanned the country. His passion and current work includes arts and culture of the progressive community; creating opportunities that will empower, expose, and enlighten individuals and communities. His art, activist and advocacy work is rooted in social justice, equality, and quality of life issues for African-American/People of Color and minority communities, HIV/AIDS, children, youth, families, LGBTQ constituencies, people living with mental and physical challenges, the homeless, as well as HIV/AIDS and other issues facing communities most disenfranchised by local, regional, and national political policies and laws. He is also the Director of the Charm City Labor Chorus. He also serves on several other local and national boards or committees.

His motto: “Remember to live in Love and let LOVE live in you, around you, through you, and…AS you.”

Starlene Rankin
Please vote for me for the GP-US Steering Committee. I'd like to help our national party grow and start winning a lot more elections. I want to work to improve our party's image, strengthen our party's infrastructure, create more productive ways for the NC to communicate, increase the Green Party’s presence on social media and do more fundraising through social media.
Thank you and please rank me high on your ballot! 

Green Party member in Iowa in 1996
Green Party organizing in Iowa, Massachusetts, Chicago and No. California
Co-founder of the National Lavender Green Caucus
Lavender Caucus National Delegate to the GNC 2003-2007
Co-founder of the National Women’s Caucus
Ran for City Council in 1999 in Ames, Iowa
Clearinghouse Coordinator for G/GPUSA in Lawrence, MA 2000-2001
Staff member of Rebecca Kaplan's campaign for Oakland City Council in 2000
Staff member of Peter Camejo's campaign for Governor in 2002

Green National Committee Delegate from GPCA 
Lavender Green Caucus Co-Chair 
Co-Chair GP Media Committee
GP Social Media Manager
GP-TV Livestream Producer
GPCA Clearinghouse Coordinator
GPCA Standing Committee member
County Council member, Sacramento County GP
On National Media Committee, Presidential Campaign Support Committee, Outreach Committee and Merchandise Committee
Co-chair of the Strategic Planning Working Group
Identify as: Senior, Lesbian, Disabled
LGBTIQ Equality organizing, Food & Child care coops and alternative schools, Natural childbirth and home birthing, Anti-war and Social Justice organizing, TV/Video Media activism, Arts Council Board member, Land Trust member, Neighborhood Association member, Summer festival organizer.

Bahram Zandi
A native of Iran, I came to the US for Ph.D. studies. Entered the US
Green Party in 2000 (then ASGP) during the Nader campaign. At the Green
Party I have been one of the delegates for MD and involved with Green
Alliance, Secular Greens and Diversity caucus. Also a delegate to the GP
International Committee where I have been a rep. to the Global Greens
Network and now a rep. to the Federation of the Green Parties of the

Conference activities:

- European Green Party Council, Global Greens, Kiev, Ukraine, 2005
- European Green Party Council, Global Greens, Vienna, Austria, 2007
- Global Green Congress, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2008
- World Social Forum, Belem, Brazil, 2009
- UN Forum 2010, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

- US Social Forum and GPUS ANM, Detroit, Michigan, 2010.

- Food Sovereignty study tour of Venezuela, July 2011.

- Workshop on Iran, GPUS ANM , Baltimore, July 2012.

- European Green Party Council, Global Greens, Athens, Greece, 2012.

- European Green Party Council, Global Greens, Madrid, Spain, 2013.

- Workshop on US Military Spending, GPUS ANM, Iowa City, Iowa, 2013.

I believe I can bring more diversity to the Steering Committee and help
grow our party.

Thanks for your support.

bahram zandi, Ph.D.


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