Green Party of California

Gubernatorial Candidate spends weekend campaigning for votes...and Petition signatures to keep her out of jail


SAN RAFAEL (Oct 30, 2010) - While Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman will be campaigning this weekend to become California governor, Green Party gubernatorial candidate Laura Wells will be asking people Sunday not just for votes, but for petition signatures to keep her out of jail.

Wells (, who was arrested here Oct. 12 just trying to watch a Governor Debate (she was already banned from participating), will be at the MARIN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (3501 Civic Center Dr., Main Entrance).

Wells will be campaigning and trying to get signatures on a petition urging Marin County District Attorney Edward Berberian to dismiss her misdemeanor charges.

She is due in Marin County Criminal Court on Election Day, Nov. 2 to face those charges.

The petition states: "Laura Wells, the Green candidate for Governor of California, was arrested on Oct. 12, 2010 at the California Governor's Debate. Her arrest is a violation of her civil rights. She had a ticket and the right to attend the debate. We request that you dismiss the criminal charge against Ms. Wells and launch an investigation into why she was arrested."

Wells, who garnered more than 400,000 votes when she ran for Controller in 2002 on the Green ticket, is a financial analyst who talks about solutions - not politics - to California's budget mess.

Wells wants to "reform" Prop. 13 so it benefits individuals, as was promised, but large corporations. She is promoting the concept of a "State Bank" that would make loans to residents, including student college loans and profit California, not private bailed-out banks.


Laura Wells, 510-504-4254 or 916-996-9170

The Green Party of California
PO Box 2828
Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437