Pennsylvania Greens host presidential candidate forum

pennPennsylvania’s Centre Daily News covers the first day of the Green Party of Pennsylvania annual meeting and nominating convention. Presidential candidate Jill Stein, 2012 vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala, and Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Flowers were among the speakers Saturday. The other four recognized presidential candidates — Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry — joined Stein via Skype for a candidate forum later in the day.

State party chair Jay Sweeney told the newspaper that there is “a national slow growth trend among the party. If nothing else, he hopes more people can get involved — if not to join the Green Party, then to become more educated.” He said, “A lot of people agree with the Green Party on the issues, but a lot of people are afraid to make the break. All we are asking is to give Greens a chance.”

Excerpt from the article:

The Republicans are having their convention in Cleveland in July, while the Democrats meet in Philadelphia a week or so later. But for the Green Party in Pennsylvania, the place to be was State College this weekend.

Some local members of the Green Party think Jill Stein will be the presidential nomination this year for their party.

The Massachusetts politician made her way to State College on Saturday for the Pennsylvania 2016 Green Party Nominating Convention at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center.

It’s an annual two-day event that includes programs that reinforce skill-building and Green Party values, and an internal election.

The election will take place Sunday, Chairman of the Green Party of Pennsylvania Jay Sweeney said.

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