(The following was originally published on Green Party Watch.)
The Pennsylvania Green Party is in the home stretch of a campaign to gather 17,000 signatures to put Paul Glover for Governor and Wendy Lynne Lee for Lt. Governor on the ballot. Signatures must be submitted by July 25th.
It would be quite an achievement to get a Green ticket on the top of the ballot in Pennsylvania, which has become notorious in recent years for its anti-democratic and punitive ballot access laws. The state of Pennsylvania is still attempting to collect a fine of over $80,000 from 2006 Green US Senate candidate Carl Romanelli after throwing Romanelli off the ballot, and the state was cited by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (set up by the Helsinki Accords for human rights) for its repression of political rights.
From the Glover for Governor campaign:
The Green Party is required to gather 17,000 signatures to get on the ballot, while Democrats and Republicans needed 2,000 signatures.We can mail you petitions and they can be downloaded (14″ legal size paper- 2 sided) from http://www.gpofpa.org/2014_petitionsTHANKS if you’ve offered to gather some signatures on our nominating petition. Call us to get petitions or to deliver them: 215 805-8330. Please return them by July 25th so we can prepare them to file in Harrisburg.
Campaign posters at http://www.pinterest.com/paul5glover/pins
Sponsor petitions for $20 a piece: