March 19, 1962 |
|Education||State University of New York at New Paltz|
|Known for||Co-chair of US Green Party and possible Presidential candidate|
Rebecca Rotzler is one of seven co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States, elected to that position on July 24, 2005. She was elected deputy mayor and a trustee of New Paltz, New York, on May 6, 2003; one of the first Green Party candidates elected in New York. In that position she assisted mayor Jason West in performing numerous same-sex marriages in New York, and worked to increase the use of solar and wind power in that community Rotzler did not seek reelection in 2007, the year Jason West was defeated by Democrat Terry Dungan. Rotzler served as co-chair of the Green Party Peace Action Committee, and is a New York State delegate to the Green National Committee. Rotzler is also a member of Alternatives to Military, an organization promoting counter-military recruitment, and 9-11 People Against Racism.
Rotzler participated as a panelist at the Cornell ILR Global Labor Institute Conference: A North American Labor Assembly on Climate Crisis: Building a Global Movement for Clean Energy, and was a featured speaker at The World Can't Wait "Impeach Bush" Summit.
Rotzler expressed interest in the Green Party's Presidential nomination for 2008.
- "Green Party Elects New Co-Chairs; Congratulates Bonnie Raitt". Green Party of the United States website. 2005-07-26. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- Rosin, Hannah (2004-06-28). "The Green Next Door: A Growing Party Goes for the Mainstream Look". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- Anderson, Emily (2004). "Rotzler gets started on priorities" (PHP). Green Party of the United States website. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- Mayne, Brittany (2007-02-27). "Anti-War Discussion Sparks Ideas". New Paltz Oracle, Volume 78 Issue 13. Retrieved 2007-11-11.[dead link]
- "Rebecca Rotzler, Green Party of the US, at Feb. 17 Impeach Bush for War Crimes Emergency Summit". Voices Speaking Out. The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!. 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
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