GP Presidential Contender to Speak in N.O.
- Dear Fellow Activists:
Grassroots activist and Green Party presidential contender David Cobb will be speaking in New Orleans to articulate his vision for a more peaceful, democratic and sustainable nation.
WHEN: Sunday March 28th, 2PM-4PM
WHERE: Octavia I in the Loyola University Danna Center
**FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
As a grassroots activist, candidate for Texas Attorney General, and legal counsel for the Green Party of the United States, David helped the Green Party of Texas expand from four local chapters to twenty-six and led the drive to get the 76,000 signatures in 75 days for Ralph Nader's 2000 Presidential Bid.
The priorities of the Cobb '04 campaign include: ending the occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, ending the transnational corporate empire and dismantling the military industrial complex; universal health care and a living wage for all; building schools not prisons; creating a multi-party democracy with publicly funded elections and which uses Proportional Representation and Instant Runoff Voting; an end to the racist War on Drugs and the Repeal of the Patriot Act.
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and education and learn more about the Green Party's involvement in the the 2004 Presidential Election.
Learn more about the GP of Louisiana's preparation for the 2004 election at www.LAGreens.org.
With thanks and in peace,
Co-Chair, Green Party of Louisiana
Selected Bio of David Cobb:
David Cobb is seeking the Green Party nomination for President in 2004. He served as the General Counsel for the Green Party of the United States (www.gp.org) until declaring his candidacy and was the Green Party of Texas (GPTX) candidate for Attorney General in 2002.
Raised in a small shrimping village in San Leon, Texas, David worked as a construction worker for several years before attending college. He saw up close and personal how the system is designed to prevent working class people from getting ahead; how working hard usually just got you calluses. Waiting tables to put himself through college, he graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993. The grandson of a Baptist preacher, David received awards in Moot Court and Mock Trial competitions, served on the Law Review and worked in the Public Interest Law Clinic.
He had a successful law practice until early 2000, when Ralph Nader asked him to manage the Green Party effort in Texas. He coordinated the ballot acces drive in Texas that collected over 76,000 signature in 75 days. When he ran for Attorney General there were 4 local chapters of the GPTX. At the conclusion of his campaign, there were 26 chapters.
David lectures and facilitates "Rethinking Corporations/ Rethinking Democracy" seminars and workshops across the country, which explore the social, legal and historical context of how corporations have become the dominant institution of our times. These seminars focus on how corporations have become unelected governing institutions, and how we can provoke (and win) a nonviolent democratic revolution in response.
He serves on the Steering Committee of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (www.duhc.org), and as Campaigns Director for ReclaimDemocracy.org which are both citizen's groups dedicated to contesting and challenging the illegitimate corporate usurpation of our Constitution and our government.
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