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Solano Greens Oppose Planned Orcem/VMT Cement Plant and Marine Terminal

Victoria Ashley, Councilmember, Green Party of Solano County
Letter, Vallejo Times Herald, 03/11/16, 5:07 PM PST


The 2012 Chevron refinery fire and massive black smoke cloud, which made national headlines and drove 14,000 Richmond residents to emergency rooms at local hospitals, served as a reminder of the hazards of locating heavy industrial facilities adjacent to populous cities. In contrast to the proposed VMT/Orcem cement plant in Vallejo, the Chevron plant pre-dated the city of Richmond, which was an agricultural community of 200 residents when the refinery opened at the turn of the century.

Although a cement mill like the proposed Orcem/VMT plant may not pose the kinds of acute environmental and health risks of an oil refinery, it would undoubtedly impose a range of negative impacts on the environment and quality of life in the adjacent community — many simply from the scale of the operation. For example, Orcem expects its plant to process 70-100 tons of material per hour — material that will have to be moved into the plant and out of it (in the form of very fine alkaline powder) by barge, train, and/or truck, all burning fossil fuels upwind from Vallejo’s south side and downtown. That’s the weight equivalent of 2,400 cars moving in and out of the plant every day.

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We need your signature!

Dear fellow Solano County Green Party Voter,

In order to keep the Solano County Green Party active, we (Victoria Ashley and Ruscal Cayangyang of Vallejo CA) need your signature on a petition that allows Solano Green Party members to appear on the June 2016 primary ballot. The only criteria is you’re registered Green Party in Solano County. The deadline to turn in the petition to Solano County Registrar of Voters is March 11.

If you can sign the petition, we can meet you wherever you are in Solano County. Here are the days and times we will be available:

Saturday,March 5th 10am-1pm, Moschetti Coffee, 11 6th St, Vallejo, CA 94590
Saturday, March 5th –(2 pm – 6 pm) we can come to your location
Sunday, March 6th– (2 pm – 8 pm) we can come to your location
Tuesday, March 8th – (10 am – 8 pm) we can come to your location
Thursday, March 10th – (10 am – 8 pm) we can come to your location

Let us know your availability and we’ll get back to you. Your signature would be much appreciated.

Ruscal Cayangyang
Victoria Ashley

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Ruscal Cayangyang named new VP of Vallejo school board

Vallejo Times Herald

By John Glidden, Vallejo Times-Herald
Posted: 02/04/16, 5:16 PM PST

Vallejo school trustee Ruscal Cayangyang will serve as board vice president for the rest of 2016.

In a 3-0 vote — with board president Tony Ubalde and recently named trustee Hazel Wilson abstaining — the board chose Cayangyang for the position during its meeting Wednesday night.

Last December, the board selected former board member Raymond Mommsen to serve as president, with Ubalde as vice president. Mommsen resigned from the school board in January. Trustee Burky Worel stated during Wednesday’s meeting that Ubalde automatically becomes president with the departure of Mommsen. He also nominated Cayangyang for vice president, which was followed by several seconds of silence from the remaining board members.

As Ubalde began to speak and declare the Worel’s nomination dead, Cayangyang seconded the motion.

“I appreciate trustee Worel for the nomination,” Cayangyang said, following his second. “And I can help Dr. Ubalde with whatever is needed to lead our district.”

Wilson then nominated Worel for vice president, with fellow trustee Ward “Ace” Stewart seconding. Worel declined the nomination.

Wilson then nominated Stewart, which he promptly declined.

Contact John Glidden at 707-553-6832.

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Organizing Strategies: How Richmond Progressives Defeated the Big Money of Chevron

A local community defining its own destiny


Guest Speakers: Richmond City Council members

Jovanka Beckles and  Gayle McLaughlin

Monday, October 5, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Joseph Room, adjacent to JFK Library
505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA

As Vallejo enters another election year with all the big decisions ahead, come out and participate in this meeting with Richmond City Council Progressives Gayle McLaughlin and Jovanka Beckles. These two fearless women are part of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, an organization which helped the citizens wrest control of Richmond’s City Council from the Big Money influence of Chevron.

This meeting is hosted by Vallejo residents Ruscal Cayangyang and Nathan Stout, both of whom who are members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance. By building bridges between our two cities we can learn from one another how to successfully organize for positive change and grassroots power. Together working as a citizen coalition we can undo the status quo here in Vallejo.

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Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces Exploratory Campaign for President in 2016

Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee, makes an announcement on her plans for the 2016 presidential election in an event at the National Press Club.jill_cspan

February 6, 2015
C-SPAN: Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidacy Announcement

ABC News: Meet the woman trying to turn the White House Green

About Jill:


In 2002 activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. Dr. Stein accepted, and began her first foray into electoral politics. She was widely credited with being the best informed and most credible candidate in the race. She has twice been elected to town meeting in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is the founder and past co-chair of a local recycling committee appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen. In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that addresses a variety of issues that are important to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, and grassroots democracy.

Jill represented the Green-Rainbow Party in two additional races – one for State Representative in 2004 and one for Secretary of State in 2006. In 2006 she won the votes of over 350,000 Massachusetts citizens – which represented the greatest vote total ever for a Green-Rainbow candidate. In 2008, Jill helped formulate a “Secure Green Future” ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority. The measure won over 81 per cent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot.

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15717962953_2dbafbae1a_zFrom the Vallejo Independent Bulletin:
“The VCUSD board has chosen to appoint Ruscal Cayangyang by a vote of 3-1. Only trustee Ubalde called for the board to place Hazel Wilson back on the dais. Ubalde cited Wilson’s experience and the need for a female perspective. Trustee Worel countered with the need to have a non “old person” on the board. Worel also heavily emphasized the need to respect the election results which place. Cayangyang next in line after the withdrawl of Richard Porter. His position was met with agreement by board president Ward “Ace” Stewart. Trustee Mommsen had few comments, but cast his vote for Cayangyang. After what has been a bumpy ride, it looks like Trustee Cayangyang is ready to roll up his sleeves.”  For photos see:

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Solano Greens Endorse Ruscal Cayangyang for Vallejo School Board

RuscalThe Green Party of Solano County is pleased to announce our endorsement of Ruscal Cayangyang for Vallejo City Unified School District School Board. A questionnaire was sent to all School Board candidates and those who submitted a response by the following meeting were considered for endorsement.

We believe that Ruscal Cayangyang will bring needed changes, increased transparency and fiscal prudence to our School Board government.

Find out more at:

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