Laura Wells
American activist
Laura Wells
Laura Wells is a Green Party candidate for the 2010 Governor’s race in the State of California. Wells is a former financial and business analyst, and political activist in Oakland California. She supports making significant changes to Proposition 13 and to the current super-majority voting rule in the Sacramento legislature. In 2002 she garnered nearly a half million votes in her run for California State Controller.
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Financial help for patients fighting cancer
LATimes - over 3 years
There are many resources available to cancer patients to help lower their costs while undergoing treatment. After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
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Green Party Presidential Forum May 12
Green Party Watch - almost 5 years
(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States) Monday, May 7, 2012 Green Party of California Media Contact: Laura Wells, 510-504-4254, info@laurawells.org Co-Sponsored by the League of Women Voters; KALW-FM’s Rose Aguilar Will Moderate SAN FRANCISCO–Presidential candidates Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein will face-off the evening of May 12 as Greens all across California are getting ready [...]
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Green Party, responding to President Obama's Sept. 8 address, calls 'Green New ... - Green Party US (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The last time the US had such massive income inequality was in 1927, which pushed the country into the Great Depression because of the loss of consumer spending," said Laura Wells, Green candidate for the 2010 governor's race in California
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IC women's golf takes 13th, Mac 14th - Jacksonville Journal Courier
Google News - over 5 years
... (104-111) in 69th and Hannah Mendenhall (113-108) in 70th. Beth Boyer (129-114) led MacMurray in 71st place followed by Rikki Jenkins (118-131) in 72nd, Laura Wells (132-118) in 73rd, Ashley Hodge (125-133) in 74th and Marian Ogbuli (164-156) in 75th
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Grueling weekend earns Somerset volleyball team a break - Richmond-News
Google News - over 5 years
Senior Laura Wells made a big impression on the coaches with her play as the libero during the tournament. “She's really getting a feel for the court and for reading hitters,” Praschak said. Praschak said the biggest thing the Spartans need to improve
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Sound of prosperity no good for sleep - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
Laura Wells, a Stillwater resident who lives on Whitney Road South, said the noise sounds like a fan and disturbs her sleep. "Construction noise I could deal with because it's construction, you know it's going to end. This will never go away," Wells
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Deliveryman jailed for sex with sleeping woman - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Amit Hamal, 22 was sentenced by District Court Judge Laura Wells from the date of his arrest on July 19 last year and given an 18-month non-parole period to expire on February 18 next year. Judge Wells said the maximum penalty for the offence was 14
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Tale of Two Rallies: Napa Greens take on the Tea Party Express - Bay Area Indymedia
Google News - over 5 years
The event is scheduled to include Green Party gubernatorial candidate Laura Wells and Fairfax mayor Larry Bragman as speakers. A "progressive solidarity march" from Veterans Park to the Napa Fairgrounds will start about 2pm. The 'Green Tea Party' event
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Laura Wells-Spicer named NICHE coordinator at Newark Wayne Hospital - Wayne Post
Google News - over 5 years
Laura Wells-Spicer was recently appointed as the NICHE coordinator for Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. Wells-Spicer has more than 20 years experience in both the care of the elderly and in psychiatric nursing
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Confusion over age of man accused of Turkey murders - Newstalk 106-108 fm
Google News - over 5 years
The man accused of the double murder had apparently been told he could not marry the 15-year-old daughter of Mrs. Graham – Shannon. It was reported the suspect had confessed to the killings. Global Radio News reporter in Turkey is Laura Wells
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Delivery man rapist 'not contrite' - court - Herald Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Judge Laura Wells said Hamal had not fully acknowledged his wrongdoing. "What's concerning is there's no acceptance by him that he has broken the law," she said. The court heard Hamal had a troubled childhood in Nepal, was sent away to live at a hostel
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Video: Ridgefield Vet Demonstrates First Aid Techniques For Man's Best Friend - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Laura Wells, president of the kennel club, recommends you always carry a first aid kit, whether you are hiking or on vacation or even at the beach. By Dee Cavalli-Tutka First aid for a laceration. Dee Cavalli-Tutka Trap Falls Kennel Club in Shelton
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All in the Family - DL-Online
Google News - over 5 years
Though he is no longer married, Wick remains close to his three daughters: Tammy Quam, who lives in Audubon; Laura Wells, who lives in Detroit Lakes along with his grandson, Charles; and youngest daughter Carmen, who still lives with her mother
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PMM Editor Madeline Figueroa-Jones Answers: What Is Plus Size? - Daily Venus Diva
Google News - over 5 years
Examples would be Ashley Graham, Laura Wells, Lizzie Miller and Marquita Pring. All these models could sell ice to an Eskimo. An example of a high caliber “bigger” model would be someone like Fluvia Lacerda who was just featured in Vogue Curvy
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Bitten by the bug: VW beetle lovers gather for car show swap meet, racing at ... - The Tand D.com
Google News - over 5 years
The event, organized in part by Scott Sain and Chad and Laura Wells of Charleston, began with participating Volkswagen owners meeting in Charleston Friday night for a trip to Freshfields near Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, where Sain's band, PlainJane,
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Girls soccer all-conference teams, standings and leaders - Leader-Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
... soph., F; Katie Bjugstad, Barron, sr., F. Honorable mention: Kacie Anderson, New Richmond, soph.; Laura Wells, Somerset, jr.; Kailey Eckstrom, Osceola, soph.; Hallee Jorgenson, Hayward, jr.; Kelsey Hansen, Superior, jr.; Lauren Saleh, Amery, sr
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REGION: Prop. 14 will bring as much change as legislative redistricting - North County Times
Google News - over 5 years
Laura Wells, the Green Party of California's 2010 gubernatorial candidate, said the two best-funded candidates are the ones most likely to make it to the general election. For minor parties such as the Greens, that means it will be even more difficult
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Northern Section honors diamond-bests - Willows Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Maxwell third-baseman Laura Wells slugged her way onto the second team after hitting .603 with nine triples, eight doubles and a home run while assisting the Panthers to a D6 title. Her nine triples led the section
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laura Wells
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 62
    Other Green Party candidates, such as the 2010 Illinois gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney, also support a State Bank proposal.
    More Details Hide Details Wells has been endorsed by San Francisco for Democracy and numerous elected officials, described at her campaign website. On October 12, 2010, Laura Wells was given a ticket to watch the California gubernatorial debate at Dominican University in San Rafael by a friend of hers and used it to enter the building. Wells was initially allowed in, but upon being recognized as the Green Party gubernatorial candidate, she was approached by security and asked to surrender the ticket on the grounds that it was not issued to her, but to her friend. When she refused to surrender the ticket, she was handcuffed and taken from the building and put into a police car. She was later released. Wells stated: "Republicans and Democrats will go to any lengths, even arresting candidates, to keep the truth from California voters. There are solutions, but voters aren't being allowed to hear from independent candidates."
    In a January 2010 interview with The Sacramento Bee discussing her views on taxes and the budget in California, Wells stated:
    More Details Hide Details "The two parties, the Democrat and Republican parties, do not address the root causes of the problem," Wells said. "That's off the table for them. To get what we want and to have the revenue that pays for it we need to have a budget that makes sense." Wells has also addressed the difficulty that third parties have in running candidates for state elections: ” she says difficulty for third parties is a result of the "locked-down" system the Democrats and Republicans have put in place. As a case in point, she said she had to pay $6,000 for a 300-word ballot statement when she ran for state controller in 2006, a fee she said blocks minor-party candidates from running.” Wells supports a Single Payer Universal Health Care solution for California, and if given the opportunity, says that she would gladly sign SB 840 (the Single Payer bill introduced by State Senator Sheila Kuehl) into law. Wells also supports the use of clean, sustainable, local energy, including publicly owned utilities, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and localized (distributed) electricity generation, instead of nuclear power or carbon sequestration. Wells also opposes government bailouts of large corporations and banks and proposes the creation of a State Bank for California which could partner with local banks and credit unions, and potentially improve their ability to lend.
    If elected in November 2010, Wells would become both the first female and the first Green governor of California.
    More Details Hide Details Wells’ campaign emphasizes the California budget and tax issues, particularly Proposition 13, passed during Jerry Brown's tenure as governor, which she says must be changed, in part because it primarily benefits corporations over individuals. In a position paper on Proposition 13, Wells wrote: ”Prop. 13, in 1978, was promoted to California voters as a way to reduce taxes and to stop fixed-income seniors and others from losing their homes due to escalating property taxes. Since then, the bulk of the "tax relief" goes places the voters never intended--giant corporations. Corporate properties are rarely re-assessed since corporations don't die and seldom sell.” Wells also favors lowering the margin needed to pass a budget and raise taxes in the state from two-thirds to a simple majority. She supports increasing funding for education, and the use of a ‘split-roll tax’ to keep cap residential property taxes while allowing higher property taxes for businesses.
    Wells won the Green Party primary on June 8, 2010 with over 78% of the votes.
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    In January 2010, Laura Wells announced her candidacy for governor of California in the 2010 election.
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    And on January 5, 2010, The Oakland City Council voted to adopt IRV for its mayoral and council elections.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 54
    In 2002 and 2006, Wells ran campaigns for State Controller, receiving 419,873 votes in 2002, the most ever for a Green Party candidate in a statewide partisan race in California.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, and says, "I may run until we win!" Wells appeared on the Fox News program “Your World” several times to discuss tax fairness in California. Wells has also participated in five international delegations to Canada and South America to study innovations in participatory democracy and new constitutions, and has broadly worked in a range of volunteer and professional capacities for community and labor organizations, including Pesticide Action Network (North America), Women’s Economic Agenda Project, and SEIU United Healthcare Workers (West). she co-founded Green Focus, a party newspaper.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 21
    Laura Wells was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She earned her BA from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1969, where she was a scholarship student, majored in foreign languages, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society.
    More Details Hide Details Wells earned a Masters of Education at Antioch University, and later worked in finance, business analysis and computer programming. Wells has resided in California for more than 30 years. She has one daughter, Natalia, born in Oakland, now a musician and graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz. Wells is engaged to Charles Goodwin, a former probation counselor in the juvenile division. Wells has served in numerous county and state-level leadership positions in the Green Party of California since she registered with the Green Party in 1992. She was a founding member of the Green Party County Council in Alameda County (1992–94; 2002–04) and co-founder and managing editor of the national Green Party newspaper, Green Focus (2002–2004). In 2006, Wells served on the executive committee of the "IRV for Oakland" (Instant Runoff Voting) campaign while running for State Controller. IRV is a voting system in which voters rank candidates in order of preference, rather than selecting only one candidate, a method which eliminates the so-called spoiler effect in elections. Wells helped garner support for IRV from Oakland Congressional Representative Barbara Lee and other local representatives of most political parties in Oakland, including Greens, Libertarians, Peace and Freedom, Republicans, and Democrats. In November 2006, IRV achieved 69% voter approval.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Age 0
    Born on January 2, 1948.
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