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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. Continue reading

Pennsylvania Greens to hold annual meeting February 6th

The following was posted on the Green Party’s website on February 2nd, 2016:

A few great last minute announcements! First, the February 6, 2016 Green Party of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting agenda will be posted soon!

Secondly, we are granting a complimentary ticket and a free lunch to all of our NEW $20 per month sustaining donors!

Simply become a new GPPA $20 per month sustaining donor – and show up!

Third, as of December 31, 2015 the Green Party of the United States has officially recognized 5 candidates for President of the United States. Please read about them all here!

There will be workshops, speakers and panels on Saturday, February 6th — this day is open to the public.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Margaret Flowers – Green Party candidate for Senate in Maryland
Cheri Honkala – Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
Paul Glover – Writer, artist, activist and former Green Party candidate
Paul Rossi Esq. GPPA Legal Counsel
M. Dane Waters Democracy advocate founder Initiative & Referendum Institute
Green Party Presidential Forum with Dr. Jill Stein. Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml and Kent Misplay. Candidates will participate in person or via Skype.

Workshops & panel discussions including:

Building and sustaining a local Green Party affiliate
Phone banking
Organizing with Nationbuilder
Toward a Fracking Ban
Public Education, Poverty and Mass Incarceration

At the Green Party Nominating Convention on Saturday, February 6, the registration fee of about $10 – $35, it will include a lunch buffet.

Regardless of ability to pay no one will be turned away. If you need a fee waiver or a reduced rate, you can register and pay what you can on the PA Green Party web site listed below.

The event is open to all Greens, supporters, friends and those who would like to learn more about the Green Party of Pennsylvania.

The various speakers, workshops, and panel discussions on Saturday will illuminate the importance of the Green Party to achieving a healthier democracy for the 99% and provide crucial information on important issues that smart Pennsylvania voters will want to know.

Sunday will feature our business meeting and candidate nominations — this day is intended for Green Party state delegates.

The Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel, February 6th.

Please call 814-238-3001 for reservations.

Ramada Inn State College
Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel
State College, PA
United States
1450 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA

CONTACT – Meeting Coordinators ·

 

Pennsylvania Green Party pleads for fair budget and reforms

Source: GP.org

The Green Party of Pennsylvania calls for an end to politics as usual and passage of a fair and equitable state budget. We need a progressive budget that does not come at the expense of poor and working people. We need a budget that does not rely on sin taxes such as alcohol, tobacco and gambling. We need and deserve a serious budget. Continue reading

Pa. Green Party Gov. Hopeful Fall Short on Signatures

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(The following was originally published in NewsWorks.)

The Green Party’s nominee for governor says he failed to gather enough petition signatures to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot.

Paul Glover said Friday that his supporters gathered about 14,000 signatures out of the nearly 17,000 that were required. Friday was the deadline for potential third-party candidates.

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Philly Now: Green Party Optimistic After Counting Signatures

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(The following was originally published in Philly Now.)

It’s in a basement bar in West Philadelphia that Paul Glover says he’s starting to feel like a real candidate for governor.

For the last hour and a half, about 15 volunteers with the Green Party of Pennsylvania have been organizing, counting and notarizing signatures to be filed with Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State so Glover can run for governor against Democrat Tom Wolf and Republican Tom Corbett this fall.

After several months of work, it’s the final week before the state requires independent parties hand in their signatures, and up until now, no one was quite sure how many the Green Party had collected statewide. Now, everyone’s got an idea—and, with nervous optimism, it looks like Glover will reach the threshold.

The people in the basement of Cavanaugh’s University City represent a small portion of the small Green Party of Philadelphia which, like third parties all over the U.S., is made up of people whose first job is definitely not politics, and whose politics are wholeheartedly outside the mainstream, both in terms of their societal ideas and their continued thoughts on America’s two-party system.

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Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Field May Expand to Include Libertarian, Green Party Hopefuls

(The following was originally published in The Daily Reporter.)

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray.

Third-party candidates — the nominees of smaller political parties as well as independent candidates running outside any party organization — have until Friday to turn in enough petition signatures to qualify for the Nov. 4 election ballot.

Such candidates rarely run up big vote totals and often tout agendas that scrape against mainstream political views. Their campaigns usually run on a shoestring budget and might not change the outcome of an election, but they can steer the discussion into areas that might not otherwise receive attention.

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