Rands, Jane

Former candidate for the Fullerton City Council; local activist; Bicycle Users Sub-Committee





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ID 146
Title An oral history with Jane Rands
Date 2016-10-21
OH ID OH 5920
Citation Jane Rands interviewed by Joshua Cawley, October 21, 2016, Fullerton, California, Oral History #5920, transcript, Women Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Created At 2019-01-14 18:18:33 UTC
Location Fullerton, California
Language English
Subjects Family → Childhood Experiences
Family → Parents
Family → Divorce → Single Parent Home
Family → Family Histories and Traditions
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Roles
Family → Role Models
City Council → Fullerton City Council
Elections → Campaigning
Elections → Canvassing
Community Organizations → Friends of West Coyote Hills
Elections → Local Elections
People → Clinton, Hillary
Ideology → Feminism
Education → Higher Education
Locations → Fullerton, California
Politics → Green Party
Politics → Libertarian Party


An oral history with Jane Rands, local candidate for Fullerton City Council. This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project for California State University, Fullerton, and the Center for Oral and Public History. This interview was also part of Dr. Natalie Fousekis’ oral history course. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Rands’ community activism in Fullerton. Specifically, this interview discusses Rands’ family background, growing up in Orange County; early aspirations and role models; college years at Cal Poly Pomona; changing her voter registration from Democrat to Libertarian to Green; why she identifies with the Green Party, and what values are important to her; comments on infamous Fullerton police incidents, such as Kelly Thomas beating and Albert Rincon sex scandal; the importance of making the police and other powerful entities accountable in Fullerton; running for Fullerton City Council; campaign strategies; fighting for the preservation of Coyote Hills and open space; how corporations like Chevron want to develop precious lands; the benefits of keeping Fullerton’s bike lanes open and safe; discusses the Fullerton Mandate, which called for further representation of minority populations in local government; redrawing district lines in Fullerton under local ballot measure Map 8A; Rands’ own role in drawing Map 10A according to the Federal Voting Rights Act; provides commentary on Election 2016; Green Party candidate Jill Stein; the impact of Hillary Clinton’s nomination; male verses female leadership; why she considers herself a feminist; and finally, shares advice for women wanting to be involved in local politics.


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