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'''John Laird''' was appointed by Governor [[Jerry Brown]] in January 2011 as California Secretary of Natural Resources. A lifelong socialist, Laird is effectively California's "Environment Czar."
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Rev. ''' James Caldwell''' is a member of the Houston Texas  Club of the [[Communist Party USA]] He is a graduate of [[Texas Southern University]]’s School of Public Affairs. He also attended [[Dallas Theological Seminary]] and has been an ordained minister for over 28 years.  
  
[[John Laird]] graduated with honors in politics from the [[University of California Santa Cruz]] in 1972. He then served on the district staff of U.S. Representative [[Jerome Waldie]] and as a budget analyst for the Santa Cruz County Administrator.
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Reverend Caldwell  is the founder and director of the [[Coalition of Community Organizations]] , which "connects communities to the invaluable resources they need" He he  also a member of the  Port of Houston Authority Chairman’s Community Advisory Committee, [[Healthy Port Community Coalition]], [[Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition]], PCORI Baylor College of Medicine’s Asthma Study Advisory Committee, [[Working America]], [Our Revolution]], and [[People Before Profits]].  
  
In 1981, Laird was elected to the [[Santa Cruz City Council]] and served nine years until term limits ended his council service in 1990. He was a two-term mayor from 1983 to 1984 and from 1987 to 1988.  
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Rev. [[James Caldwell]] is also deeply involved in the [[Texas Organizing Project]], the reincarnation of the now defunct Texas [[ACORN]]..
  
In 2002, Laird was elected to represent the 27th Assembly District in the California Assembly, which includes portions of [[Santa Cruz]], [[Monterey]] and [[Santa Clara]] Counties. He was re-elected in 2004 and again in 2006 when he received more than 70 percent of the vote. At the beginning of his second term, Laird joined the Assembly leadership team when Assembly Speaker [[Fabian Nunez]] named him chair of the Budget Committee, a position to which he was reappointed by Assembly Speaker [[Karen Bass]] in 2008.
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[[Coalition of Community Organizations]] was birthed by Rev. [[James Caldwell (Houston)|James Caldwell]] in 2008,his passion for the community led him to develop a community network that builds "sustainability within the community through dissemination of information and community events". One of the organization;s board members is [[Houston Communist Party]] chairman [[Bernard Sampson]].
  
While serving the maximum three terms in the Assembly, Laird authored 82 bills that were signed into law. These bills established the landmark [[Sierra Nevada Conservancy]], restored community college health services, expanded and clarified state civil rights protections, reformed the state mandates system, and significantly expanded water conservation.
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[[File:July22012.JPG|thumb|400px|Rev. [[James Caldwell]], Rep. [[Al Green]]]]
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Rev. [[James Caldwell]] (third from left)  at a 2012 meeting which included [[Texas Organizing Project]] members, [[Tennessee]] [[Communist Party USA]] member [[Dennis Laumann]], fourth from left, and Rep. [[Al Green]] (9th from left) and well known Texas uber leftist  [[Sissy Farenthold]] 
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Rev. Caldwell has lead protests against former Texas Governor [[Rick Perry]] and current Texas Senator [[Ted Cruz]] among others.
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In August 2016 Rev. caldwell was in Chicago celebrating his birthday with Communist Party friends.
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[[File:Anucksies.JPG|thumb|500px|Starting third from left [[Communist Party USA]] members [[Patrick Foote]], fourth from left [[Diane Keefauver]], sixth from left  [[Keri Rautenkranz]], seventh from left [[Rossana Cambron]]]]
  
Continuing his public service as California’s Secretary of Natural Resources, Laird has made climate change adaptation, water conservation, and supply reliability, enhanced relationships with tribal governments, state parks access, farmland conservation, and oceans sustainability among other issues top priorities. As secretary, he provides administrative oversight to thirty departments, commissions, councils, museum boards and conservancies – and is a sitting member of sixteen conservancies, councils, boards and commissions within the purview of the agency.
 
  
[[John Laird]] and  [[Mardi Wormhoudt]] were both members of the [[Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee]] - the forerunner of [[Democratic Socialists of America]], in [[Santa Cruz]] in the late 1970s. They joined with two members of the socialist [[New American Movement]]: [[Mike Rotkin]] and [[Bruce Van Allen]], to take over [[Santa Cruz City Council]] in the early 1980s.
 
  
In 1981, Laird received the most votes in a field of eight to be elected to a seat on the [[Santa Cruz City Council]]. He was re-elected as top vote-getter in 1985, serving until term limits ended his council service in 1990. He was elected by the City Council to one-year mayor's terms in 1983-84 and 1987-88,­ and was one of the first openly gay mayors in the United States upon his first election in 1983.
 
  
:''The downtown growth coalition pulled out every stop in an effort to defeat Wormhoudt and Laird. They talked about the dangers of socialism, although neither of these two candidates talked about socialism, and they used old scare tactics about outside agitators that turned out not to work any longer. They spent a fortune on advertising. But Laird and Wormhoudt won, and [[Santa Cruz]] has been governed by people of their political leanings ever since.''
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[[John Laird]] has worked in every aspect of [[Democratic Party]] politics as a six-time delegate to Democratic national conventions, a twenty-five-year member of the state Democratic Central Committee, an Electoral College member from California in 1992, 1996 and 2000, chair of both county-wide Democratic campaigns and the County Democratic Committee (1994-98), President of the [[Peoples Democratic Club]], and an active campaign committee member in the first congressional campaign of [[Leon Panetta]] - later CIA chief under [[Barack Obama]].
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In the 1980s [[John Laird]] worked with Congressman [[Leon Panetta]] and U.S. Senator [[Pete Wilson]] to "protect California’s coastal environment and economy from offshore oil drilling proposals."
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Rev. James Caldwell

Rev. James Caldwell is a member of the Houston Texas Club of the Communist Party USA He is a graduate of Texas Southern University’s School of Public Affairs. He also attended Dallas Theological Seminary and has been an ordained minister for over 28 years.

Reverend Caldwell is the founder and director of the Coalition of Community Organizations , which "connects communities to the invaluable resources they need" He he also a member of the Port of Houston Authority Chairman’s Community Advisory Committee, Healthy Port Community Coalition, Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition, PCORI Baylor College of Medicine’s Asthma Study Advisory Committee, Working America, [Our Revolution]], and People Before Profits.

Rev. James Caldwell is also deeply involved in the Texas Organizing Project, the reincarnation of the now defunct Texas ACORN..

Coalition of Community Organizations was birthed by Rev. James Caldwell in 2008,his passion for the community led him to develop a community network that builds "sustainability within the community through dissemination of information and community events". One of the organization;s board members is Houston Communist Party chairman Bernard Sampson.

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Rev. James Caldwell (third from left) at a 2012 meeting which included Texas Organizing Project members, Tennessee Communist Party USA member Dennis Laumann, fourth from left, and Rep. Al Green (9th from left) and well known Texas uber leftist Sissy Farenthold Rev. Caldwell has lead protests against former Texas Governor Rick Perry and current Texas Senator Ted Cruz among others. In August 2016 Rev. caldwell was in Chicago celebrating his birthday with Communist Party friends.

Starting third from left Communist Party USA members Patrick Foote, fourth from left Diane Keefauver, sixth from left Keri Rautenkranz, seventh from left Rossana Cambron



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