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Green Party Excited by Prospects in 201511.28.14

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Philly-Greens-Excited-by-2-by-Chris-Robinson-Elections_Greater-Philadelphia_Green_Green-Party-141128-339.html

The City Committee of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) thanks Glenn Davis for his exciting campaign for PA House District 190. Glenn Davis, http://davis-gpofpa.nationbuilder.com/, gave the voters of District 190 a unique alternative to the incumbent. Running on a marginal budget, Davis was honored to receive the vote of 734 of his neighbors, which was 4.3 percent of the total.

The Green Party is planning to build upon Davis’ success by running candidates in local Philadelphia elections to be held during 2015. Chris Robinson, a member of the Green Party City Committee, said, “People who are fed up with the two corporate parties should consider running for office on the Green Party ballot line. Most voters understand that the Democrats and Republican have no plan to improve our quality of life. The corporate politicians seem content to keep our children uneducated, they have no desire to reverse climate change, and they are unconcerned about mass incarceration. Only the Green Party runs candidates on a platform to improve our culture, our economy and our environment.”

“The Green Party also plans to educate voters and register new Green Party members during 2015,” said Glenn Davis, who is the chair of the Greens’ City Committee. “We will spread the word that there is now an independent alternative to the two corporate parties, a Green Party that takes no funding from corporations.”

Hillary Kane, the Green Party’s treasurer, said, “I am looking forward to 2015, which will be a local election year. We have so many important issues here in Philadelphia such as public school funding and high poverty. I will be excited to get behind a Green Party candidate who will shed light on these crucial matters.”

For more information about running for local office as a Green Party candidate or becoming a member of the Green Party of Philadelphia, please contact 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org.

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Greens to Meet, 5/2805.17.14

Greens to Meet Wednesday, May 28 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dream House Asian Bistro 6127 Ridge Avenue (north of Green Lane) Roxborough, Philadelphia (Easily accessible via SEPTA 9 or 27 Bus) More information from 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org Please join us to discuss the outcome of the 2014 Primary Election and what it means for Paul Glover, the Green Party candidate for governor, www.glover4governor.com. Are there specific issues that have been ignored by the two corporate parties? Let’s talk and decide what to do! We look forward to your participation. This meeting is open to the public with no admission charge. ______ grassroots democracy – social justice – nonviolence – ecological wisdom ______

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Greens to Meet in N. Liberties, 7/24, 7:00 pm07.20.13

Greens to Meet

Wednesday, July 24

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
www.nlna.org

700 North 3rd Street
Easily accessible via Septa 5 Bus.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org
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Greens to Meet, 6/2606.19.13

 

 

Wednesday, June 26

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 
   
 

Liberty Choice Market

www.yelp.com/biz/liberty-choice-philadelphia
1947 North Front Street (at Norris)

Kensington, Philadelphia 19122
Easily accessible via SEPTA’s Market Street line (Berks Station).

 

  

 

215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org  

 

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) will hold its monthly membership meeting in Kensington.Building the Campaign to Elect Erin Worrell as Judge of Municipal Court
Erin’s campaign needs your help: collecting signatures on nomination papers, writing press releases, planning a campaign kickoff. Hosting a house party. Please let us know how you plan to participate.
Oppose the Privatization of Public Education
The Green Party is the only political party that is opposed to school closings and
the starvation of the public school budget. There are many things you can do to solve the
public school problem. Please join us for this discussion.

Planning for the Anti-Drone Action, 6/29
The Green Party has endorsed the actions against a drone command center at the
Horsham Air Guard Station. Will you join us on the picket line, or will you do other kinds of publicity?

GPOP Recording Secretary Vacancy
Following the untimely death of Carol McLean, GPOP needs a new Recording Secretary.
Please consider nominating yourself for this elected office.

We look forward to your participation.
This meeting is open to the public with no admission charge.
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GPOP Endorses Campaign to Stop Horsham Drone Command06.01.13

OpEdNews, Friday, May 31, 2013

 

By Chris Robinson.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Philly-Green-Party-Endorse-by-Chris-Robinson-130531-562.html

On May 22, Green Party member Lawrence Geller asked the GPOP General Membership Meeting to endorse the Campaign to Stop the Horsham Drone Command Center. Geller said, “It is incumbent upon those of us seriously opposed to our nation’s insidious drone policy to let the government know that, as well as to educate the public. The Germans had their V-2 Rockets raining down on England during WW II, causing untold death and devastation. Are our drones any different? I, for one, do not think so, no matter how much Washington tries to justify it. The world does not need drones to kill people; it needs homes to house them.”

Green Party members decided to endorse the Campaign and to organize against this new threat to the peace. The Greens recognized that all of the Republican and Democratic politicians in the Delaware Valley are supporting the Drone Command Center, but the voters are more wise. It is the task of the coalition to mobilize citizen opposition to drone warfare. Green Party spokesman Alex Gillette said that he does not “intend to release a statement on this issue.”

Since 2009, the Green Party has objected to Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in part, because of his use of drones to assassinate opponents abroad and the collateral damage to innocent civilians in those areas.

In 2012, Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President of the U.S., was the only candidate who opposed the use of drones. In her response to Obama’s 2013 State of the Union, Stein had this to say: “We need to end the wars for oil and other resources that have created a state of permanent, immoral and unaffordable war. That means not only withdrawing troops. We must also put an end to the draconian drone wars which create a threat to civil liberties and human rights everywhere. Their terrible toll in civilian casualties — including large numbers of women and children — has made them a powerful recruiting tool for the very organizations they are intended to destroy. Instead of leading the world in the proliferation of this dangerous, inhumane technology, we should be leading an international treaty to put an end to the use of drones as an instrument of war.”

Hillary Kane, a GPOP delegate to the Green Party of Pennsylvania, said, “It’s important that we stop the Horsham Drone Command Center before it gets started.”

The Campaign has called for protests at the site of the future Drone Command Center at noon on the last Saturday of each month through September. The protests will take place next to the Air National Guard Station, located at Easton (Rt. 611) and County Line Roads in Horsham, PA. The Campaign will also lobby the Republican and Democratic politicians who support the Drone Command Center, and hold other educational events and town-hall meetings.

The Campaign was initiated by the Brandywine Peace Community and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The Campaign has been endorsed by Catholic Peace Fellowship; Coalition for Peace Action; BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action; Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia; Green Party of Bucks County; Green Party of Montgomery County; Green Party of Philadelphia; LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern); Main Line Peace Action; Philly Against War; Philadelphia Catholic Worker; Veterans for Peace; and Vietnam Veterans Against the War. For more information about the Green Party of Philadelphia, please contact 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org.
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Chris Robinson is a graduate of Central High School (#219) in Philadelphia, PA. He lives in Germantown and is an at-large member of the Green Party of Philadelphia (www.gpop.org) City Committee. Chris Robinson is also a member of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 and Philly against War (www.phillyagainstwar.org).
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GREEN NIGHT OUT, 6/1, 6:00 pm05.25.13

GREEN NIGHT OUT

Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share

Saturday, June 1

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Singapore Restaurant
www.singaporevegetaian.com
1006 Race St., Chinatown, Phila., PA

GREEN NIGHT OUT welcomes Anne Gemmell,
who will discuss 4 Ways to Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share.

Anne Gemmell is political director of Fight For Philly, www.fightforphilly.org.

At GREEN NIGHT OUT, Anne will discuss use-and-occupancy reform, good neighbor payments, cutting the free pass, and collecting delinquent property taxes.
These reforms will provide hundreds of millions of dollars for
public schools and better city services.

Please join us at Singapore Restaurant in Chinatown.
GREEN NIGHT OUT is open to the public.
Enjoy this stimulating discussion
and a vegetarian, kosher, Chinese feast
for only $25/person.

Because seating is limited, please RSVP to the
Green Party at 215-243-7103 and
gpop@gpop.org.
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grassroots democracy — social justice — nonviolence — ecological wisdom
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GPOP General Membership Meeting, 5/2205.16.13

Greens to Meet

Wednesday, May 22

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 
   
 

Liberty Choice

www.yelp.com/biz/liberty-choice-philadelphia
1947 North Front Street (at Norris)

Kensington, Philadelphia 19122
Easily accessible via SEPTA’s Market Street line (Berks Station).

215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org  
The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) will
hold its monthly membership meeting in Kensington.

Consideration of Anti-Drone Actions

Should the Green Party endorse the actions against
a drone command center at the Horsham Air Field? We would
like to hear what you think.

GPOP Recording Secretary Vacancy
Following the untimely death of Carol McLean, GPOP
needs a new Recording Secretary. Please consider nominating
yourself for this elected office.

We look forward to your participation.
This meeting is open to the public with no admission charge.
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Greens to Meet04.10.13

Greens to Meet

Wednesday, April 24
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cavanaugh’s Restaurant
119 South 39th Street (at Sansom Street)
University City, Philadelphia
Easily accessible via
SEPTA’s Market Street line (40th Street Station).

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Minutes, GPOP Membership Meeting on 3/27/201304.09.13

Minutes, GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA (GPOP)
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, March 27, 2013

This meeting began at 7:00 p.m. at Liberty Choice Market, 1947 North Front Street (at Norris) in Kensington, Philadelphia. The meeting was chaired by Alex Gillett. Minutes were taken by Chris Robinson.

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Green Party Invigorates Philadelphia Leadership03.19.13

Green Party Invigorates Philadelphia Leadership

By Chris Robinson.

On February 27, members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) voted to invigorate their leadership by electing two new members to the GPOP City Committee.

The new Chair of the Philadelphia Greens is Alex Gillett, who has had a long history of various leadership positions within the Party, including City Committee offices from 2004 through 2007. Gillett, who lives in the Sherwood section, Ward 46, of West Philadelphia, plans now to “build a real political party.” He wants to focus on two Green Party-building efforts.

Gillette says he plans “to establish a Green candidate nominating-petition group capable of getting 30,000 signatures in Philadelphia for state-wide candidates.” His second effort will be “to establish a group to register new Greens.”

The other new addition to the GPOP City Committee is Tara Colon, a newly-registered Green from Fishtown, Ward 18. Elected as an at-large City Committee member and sparkling with energy, Colon promises to energize the Green Party’s rank-and-file with organizing and other activities in the row-house wards.

The other 5 members of the Green’s leadership were re-elected, although some have changed offices. John Gonzalez (Fairhill, Ward 19) is the Green’s new treasurer. Carol McLean (Germantown, Ward 59) is now recording secretary, and Erin Worrell (Rittenhouse Square, Ward 8) is membership secretary. Joining Colon as at-large members are Glenn Davis (Hestonville, Ward 4) and Chris Robinson (Germantown, Ward 59).

For more information about the Green Party or to become a member, please call 215-243-7103 of email gpop@gpop.org.

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03.19.13

Greens to Meet

Wednesday, March 27

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 
 

Liberty Choice Market

www.yelp.com/biz/liberty-choice-philadelphia
1947 North Front Street (at Norris)

Kensington, Philadelphia 19122
Easily accessible via SEPTA’s Market Street line (Berks Station).

 

215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org)
will hold its monthly General Membership Meeting.
Please attend to contribute your ideas about building the Green Party.

 
Voter Registration Campaign
The Green Party will begin a campaign to register new voters.

Please bring your ideas about the best methods.

Nomination Petitioning
It is time for the Green Party to build our internal organization.
This means training teams to collect signatures on candidate nomination papers.
We have experienced Greens who will assist us.

We look forward to your participation.
This meeting is open to the public with no admission charge.
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Gen. Membership Meeting Minutes, 2/27/1303.19.13

 

MINUTES – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, February 27, 2013

GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA (GPOP, www.gpop.org)

This meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse, 100 East Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. .

Facilitated by Glenn Davis, GPOP City Committee At Large.
Welcome to Northwest Philadelphia by Chris Robinson, GPOP City Committee At-Large.

Minutes by Chris Robinson, chrisrecon@netzero.net.

GPOP Members in attendance: Vivek Ananthan, Ester Croft and Brandon Slattery (Ward 5); Tara Colon (Ward 18); Bernadette Cronin-Geller (Ward 21); Burt Dallas and Josh Mitteldorf (Ward 9); James Manuel (Ward 31); Glenn Davis (Ward 4); Alex Gillett (Ward 46); John Gonzalez (Ward 19); Eric Hamell and Chris Robinson (Ward 59); Ernest Schulte (Ward 12); Charles Sherrouse (Ward 54) and Christina Valente and Erin Worrell (Ward 8). Others in attendance: Kristin Combs, Lawrence Geller, Richard Kanegis, Bob Smith, Galen Tyler and two of Brandon’s friends who did not sign in.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (endorsed by GPOP)
      War Tax Resistance Forum, March 23, 2:00 pm, Tabernacle Church in Philadelphia, 3700 Chestnut Street, University City, Philadelphia. More information from Brandywine Peace Community, (610) 544-1818 or brandywine@juno.com.

      GPOP General Membership Meeting, March 27, Liberty Choice Market, 2nd Floor, 1934 North Front Street (at Norris) in Kensington, 19122. Easily accessible via SEPTA’s Market Street line (Berks Station). This meeting place is not handicap accessible. More information from 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org.
      Anti-Fracking Earth Day Protest, 3:00 pm, April 22, Regional DEP office in Norristown, PA. More information from 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org.

Other Events

      Green Happy Hour, 5:00 every Tuesday, Tony’s Way, 1900 North Front Street (at Berks Street). For more information please contact (267) 344-6318 and cherihonkalappehrc@gmail.com.
     
Other Announcements may be sent to chrisrecon@netzero.net, and they will be added to the final copy of the meeting minutes.

Motion to Amend GPOP By-Laws

      The January 23, GPOP General Membership Meeting voted to amend the GPOP By-Laws III. General Meeting, Section F to read, “The quorum necessary to conduct business shall be seven (7) members.”
      This amendment was approved and the GPOP By-Laws will be changed.

DURING THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THE MEETING WAS CHAIRED BY JAMES MANUEL

Nominations for Green Party City Committee
      There are seven members on the Green Party City Committee. There are four officers: Chair, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Membership Secretary. There are also three At-Large Members of the City Committee.

      Any GPOP member may nominate a person for the City Committee, and any GPOP member may be nominated for an officer position, an at-large position, or both an officer position and an at-large position. Nominations remained open when the meeting began. There being no new nominations or self-nominations, the nominations were closed and the meeting moved on to electing a new GPOP City Committee. Bernadette Cronin-Geller and Christina Valente did an admirable job of collecting and counting the ballots.

Two Provisional Ballots.
      There were two people present who were not on the City Commissioners’ List of Registered Greens dated February 14, 2013.After a discussion, the membership decided to allow these two people to vote using provisional ballots. Their ballots will not be counted until each of them sends in a copy of their Voter Registration Card demonstrating that they were, in fact, registered Green before February 27, 2013.

Election of 4 GPOP Officers
      Each candidate spoke for three minutes to present their reason for running. This was followed by questions from the membership. GPOP members then vote on a secret ballot for no more than one candidate for each office. Members were also allowed to vote “No Candidate.” The winner of any office must receive the vote of at least half (50 percent) of the members present.
      The following people were elected:
Chair: Alex Gillett;
Treasurer: John Gonzalez;
Membership Secretary: Erin Worrell; and
Recording Secretary: Carol McLean.
      [James Manuel says, “I think it would be helpful to include the names of the candidates who were not elected for the respective Committee positions.  I realize they are on the previous meetings' minutes, but they did address the meeting.”
Glenn Davis was not elected Chair of GPOP, and Belinda Davis was not elected treasurer of GPOP.]

Election of 3 At-Large Members
      Each candidate spoke for three minutes to present their reason for running. This was followed by questions from the membership. GPOP members then voted on a secret ballot for no more than three candidates in ranked order. Members were also allowed to vote “No Candidate.” The first choice on each ballot will be multiplied by 3; Second choice on each ballot will be multiplied by 2, and Third choice on each ballot will be multiplied by 1. Then the vote totals will be tallied.
      The following people, who received the top three vote totals, were elected to the City Committee At-Large: Chris Robinson, Tara Colon, and Glenn Davis.
      [James Manuel says, “Also, given the situation with the provisional ballots, I think the complete results (with tallies) for the at-large positions would be good for transparency.” Here are the tallies for At-Large City Committee, voting in ranked order: Chris Robinson (28), Tara Colon (20), Glenn Davis (15) and Belinda Davis (13). The top three won seats, while Vivek Ananthan and Galen Tyler had lesser tallies.]

Election of 12 Delegates to the PA State Green Party (GPPA)
      The GPOP is permitted to elect 12 delegates and three alternate delegates to the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org). GPPA meets quarterly in various parts of PA. Their next meeting will be in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday, April 13. Self-nominations for delegate status were made by a show of hands. The following GPOP members were elected to be delegates to GPPA: Esther Croft, Bernadette Cronin-Geller, Burt Dallas, Belinda Davis, John Gonzalez, Chris Robinson, Charles Sherrouse, Galen Tyler, Christine Valente and Erin Worrell.

The next GPOP General Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. At this meeting GPOP members will decide whether or not Skype attendance and/or Skype voting should be permitted at GPOP Meetings. The GPOP Membership will also create membership working groups and neighborhood working groups for the greater involvement of GPOP members.

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
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GPOP General Membership Meeting – 2/27/1302.15.13

Greens to Meet

Wednesday, February 27

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse  

 

 

100 East Mermaid Lane
Easily accessible via Septa L or 23 Bus.

Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org)
will hold its monthly General Membership Meeting.
Please attend to contribute your ideas about building the Green Party.
 
Election of Green Party City Committee
There are seven offices on the Green Party City Committee.
Eleven Green Party membes have been nominated for these offices.
Nominations remain open.
Green Party members will then elect a new Philadelphia City Committee.

 

Election of Delegates to Green Party of PA
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org) meets quarterly.
Philadelphia has 12 delegates to the GPPA.
 Green Party members present will elect delegates to GPPA for a one-year term.

We look forward to your participation.
This meeting is open to the public with no admission charge.
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Green Party Opposes Restrictions on Community Gardens02.15.13

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) strongly opposes any changes to current zoning for community gardens. Neighborhoods depend upon these gardens for healthy food and a greener environment, but their very existence may be severely impacted during the current session of City Council.

Councilman Brian O’Neill, 10th District, has introduced City Council Bill 120917, legislation that seriously restricts community gardens and market farms in residential/commercial districts (CMX-2). Ironically, of all the council districts, O’Neill’s has the least amount of this land type, yet he remains tight-lipped about his rationale for this bill. (more…)

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Green Party: “Sandy Hook Principles: good but insufficient”02.15.13

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) welcomes the national conversation on gun violence that has begun since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is a long-overdue development in the country with the highest rate of firearms deaths in the developed world. The Green Party considers Mayor Michael Nutter’s proposed Sandy Hook Principles a good but ultimately insufficient contribution to that conversation.

The current conversation, and the foundation of these principles, revolves largely around conversations about increased background checks, mental health issues, and high-powered and high-capacity weapons, such as assault rifles.  Chris Robinson, a member of the Green Party’s City Committee, explained, “These weapons are great at grabbing headlines when used to commit mass violence, but the national conversation fails to address the sort of daily gun violence that plagues cities like Philadelphia, which has seen more than 300 murders every year since at least 2007, according to Philadelphia Police Department statistics. Most of the death here are the result of handguns, not assault rifles.” (more…)

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