(Cross posted from Enough Is Enough 2006:)
An alternative to DINO Feinstein on June 6th
Originally I was going to put a protest write-in vote for Cindy Sheehan on my ballot. However, I now see there's an alternative candidate worthy of my vote.
Ladies and Gentlemen may I introduce you to Colleen Fernald, activist from Sebastopol, CA. Here's her platform:
- Restore Our Military for Defense, not optional conflict. Return the National Guard now; our troops next.
- No type of nuclear weapons or use of torture.
- A Trustworthy Voting System.
- A Sustainable United States - Promote the local economy & living wage using smart development with a focus on natural resource preservation, climate protection, green building, affordable housing and clean, renewable energy. Provide a government supported healthcare system for all US citizens, and affordable higher education.
Doesn't that sound better than DiFi?
Anyway, I have no illusions about Ms. Fernald having any chance to actually win. DiFi has such a safe seat that she hasn't bothered to run a single campaign commercial. And yes, I will hold my nose, vote for DiFi in November, and continue to write her nastygrams whenever she votes Corporate instead of Blue like she should. Because the realistic alternative to DiFi in the general election is Repugnican Dick Mountjoy, who is a certified and certifiable Right Wing Nut Job. We can't allow California to become a Red State.
However, in the Primary, we have the luxury of being able to register a protest vote. You could do worse as a protest than Ms. Fernald. And what if she wins? I like her platform. She's more progressive than even Barbara Boxer. Much more. Win-win. I like that.