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Hear Green/Libertarian Gubernatorial and Lt. Governor debates 10/24

The League of Women Voters of PA will host a Green/Libertarian Gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM at North Penn VFW, 2519 Jenkintown Rd, Glenside, PA.  If you are in the area and would like to attend, please rsvp here.

Or you can watch the livestream on PCN network.

Also available at PCN are past recordings of our Green candidates discussing the issues and more alternative election coverage.

 

Earlier on Wednesday the Libertarian & Green Lieutenant Governor Candidates will be On The Air!

From 5-6 pm on Wed Oct 24,  Green Lt Governor candidate Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick will be appearing on "Hall Monitor" on WPPM 106.5 (Philadelphia Community Access Media) along with Kathleen Smith, her Libertarian counterpart in the race. 
 
 
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Adults in the room': Greens surge across Europe as centre-left flounders

Movement increasingly appeals to voters frustrated with traditional mainstream parties

 

 European affairs correspondent

Fri 19 Oct 2018 

 

In conservative Bavaria, Greens doubled their vote in state elections to become the second largest party. In local elections in Belgium, record scores of more than 30% won them several Brussels districts and left them runners-up overall. In Luxembourg, they increased their tally of MPs by 50%.

Elections in three European countries last weekend suggest that as the continent’s historic mainstream parties plummet in the polls and struggle to see off the far right’s challenge, for liberal-minded voters the Greens are looking like an answer.

 

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With No Objections - PA Greens Make It On the Ballt

Thanks to the support of our wonderful volunteers the petitions for our six Green candiates to gain access to the November election ballot have passed the test without objection!  This ensures that Pennsylvanians have an opportunity to vote for candidates who will promote public policy based on the four pillars of the Green Party: Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Nonviolence, and Ecological Wisdom.  

Our candidates now need your support to propel their campaigns to the finish line. Please be sure to follow and share their information on social media, volunteer for their campaigns, and donate when you can to help our candidates.  

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With Midterms Approaching, the Recount Fight Continues for Elections We Can Trustw

From the start, the 2016 Presidential recount was not simply a call to retabulate the vote. It was a demand for elections we can trust, that are accurate, secure and just, and free from the scourge of Jim Crow. While there’s been progress since then towards greater cybersecurity, our votes remain vulnerable to a spectrum of cyber threats. But that’s not all. On multiple fronts, our right to vote itself is under attack, along with other basic rights at the foundation of our democracy, including our rights of protest, privacy, freedom of the press and more. With democracy increasingly under fire, trustworthy elections are more critical than ever. For all these reasons, the recount fight continues as a battle for election protection and voting justice, a fight being waged in both the court of law and the court of public opinion.

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Greens Host Information Table at Erie Pridefest

Thank you to everyone who visited our table at the Erie Pridefest on June 30, 2018! And thank you to Neal Gale, Green Party candidate for US Senate, for traveling to Erie to attend this event.  With Neal's help, we collected over 200 signatures from at least 10 counties for the PA Green Party ballot access petition!  This will help to meet the necessary thousands of signatures required.  It is encouraging to know that people in the area are open to seeing Neal and other Green Party candidates on our November ballot!  Ballot access petitioning will be ending soon in July.  Please contact us if you would like to help with this yearly quest to have Green Party as a choice in Pennsylvania.

Greens Hail February 1, 2018 Court Decision as a Win for Democracy, Commend Counsel and Third Party Plaintiffs

 

 

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is praising a Federal Court Order, issued Thursday February 1, 2018 by Chief Judge, Lawrence Stengel. The Order brings an end to six years of litigation, regarding Pennsylvania’s restrictive ballot access requirements for third party and independent candidates, resulting in major reform of those requirements. The party considers it a major win for democracy, and it extends congratulations and appreciation to their attorney, Oliver Hall with the Center of Competitive Democracy, Washington, DC. In addition, the Green Party thanks its co-plaintiffs, the Libertarian and Constitution Parties of Pennsylvania.

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The Green Party of the United States Calls for Candidates for the 2018 Elections

The Green Party is looking for progressives to run for elected office! In 2018, seats in the US Congress, the state Senate and House of Representatives, and other local offices are up for election. To be competitive for these seats candidates need to begin their campaigns early.

If you or someone you know is thinking of running, please sign up below and email office@gp.org to be connected to your local party. We need thousands of Green Party candidates to challenge the two corporate parties.

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Poll: 71 percent of millenials want a third political party

By REBECCA SHABAD CBS NEWS November 29, 2017, 11:08 AM

Nearly three-quarters of millennials say that a third political party is needed, according to an NBC News/GenForward survey released Wednesday.

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Gallup: 61% of Americans Think a Third Political Party Is Needed

By Mark Swanson    |   Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017 07:53 AM

More than six in 10 Americans — including 49 percent of Republicans — think there’s a need for a third political party in the U.S., according to the latest Gallup poll released Wednesday.

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PA Green Party celebrates 6 wins in 10 races in 2017

by David Ochmanowicz,   Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Green Party of Pennsylvania is celebrating several election victories for 2017. Out of ten candidates running, six were elected to office. Jules Mermelstein, statewide candidate for PA Superior Court Judge was not one of those elected.  However his strong showing was a victory in its own right, ensuring minor party status for the Green Party of Pennsylvania for two more years.

More than one out of every 20 voters across the state voted for Jules.  His vote count of 106,131 was more than eight times the number of registered Greens in the state, showing strong cross-party support. Jules’s campaign achieved over 9% statewide and over 10% in 15 Counties; Jules’s campaign for Superior Court Judge was a victory for PA Greens

Nate Craig received an outstanding 10.3% of the vote in the race for Phoenixville Mayor in Chester County, giving encouragement to future Green candidates throughout PA.

Congratulations to our fellow Green’s across Pennsylvania who have been elected to serve in and for their communities and towns.

2017 elected Pennsylvania Greens:

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