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Archive for December, 2012

You’re Invited – Holiday Party, Dec. 1512.09.12

 HOLIDAY PARTY

 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

 3:00 P.M.

5031 CATHARINE STREET
WEST PHILADELPHIA

Good food and drink with

CHERI HONKALA,

Green Party Candidate for

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
Come find out what’s next for Cheri. 

If you can’t make this fun-filled afternoon, please offer a
PayPal donation to the Green Party of Pennsylvania’s
2012 campaign expenses at
http://www.gpofpa.org/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=4 

You may also send a check or money order
made out to “GPPA Campaign” to
Hillary Kane, 5031 Catharine Street, Phila. 19143

For more information, please contact 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org.

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Greens Applaud Legalization of Marijuana12.09.12

Greens Applaud Legalization of Marijuana

On November 6, Colorado and Washington State legalized the use marijuana. “The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) applauds the citizens of Colorado and Washington who voted to completely legalize marijuana use,” said Glenn Davis, at-large member of the GPOP City Committee. “These referenda bring Colorado and Washington into step with 13 other states which have already legalized the recreational use of marijuana.”

“Like alcohol prohibition before it, the criminalization of cannabis is a failed federal policy that delegates the burden of enforcement to the state and local police,” said Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (www.norml.org). “How did America’s ‘Nobel Experiment’ with alcohol prohibition come to an end? When a sufficient number of states enacted legislation repealing the state’s alcohol laws. With state police and prosecutors no longer enforcing the federal government’s unpopular law, politicians eventually had no choice but to abandon the policy altogether. History now repeats itself!” (more…)

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Drone War Research – Green Night Out12.09.12

Drone War Research on University Campuses

At Green Night Out on December 1, Marge Van Cleef led a discussion about drone war research on university campuses. Van Cleef, an organizer for Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, www.wilpfus.org, explained that drone warfare is targeted killing of people who have never been charged, tried or found guilty of any crime. Often, more people are killed by a drone than the person who is being targeted.

Van Cleef is currently organizing opponents of drone research on the campuses of University of Pennsylvania (UofP) and Drexel University. On the UofP campus, the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory is paid more than $10 million/year by the U.S. for research. One aspect of her organizing involves Death Walk vigils on the first Saturday of each month on the UofP campus. (more…)

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Minutes – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 11/28/1212.06.12

 MINUTES – GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA (GPOP)

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, November 28, 2012

This meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 801 South 48th St. in West Philadelphia.

Facilitated by Erin Worrell, GPOP City Committee member.

Welcome to West Philadelphia Glenn Davis, GPOP City Committee member.

In attendance:Merrill Clampet-Lundquist (Ward 27); Kristin Combs and James Manuel (Ward 31); Bernadette Cronin-Geller (Ward 21); Belinda Davis (Ward 9); Glenn Davis (Ward 4); Alex Gillett and Hillary Kane (Ward 46); John Gonzalez (Ward 19); Cheri Honkala (Ward 18); Richard Kane and Erin Worrell (Ward 8); Carol McLean and Chris Robinson (Ward 5); Charles Sherrouse (Ward 54); and Bob Smith (Delaware County). (more…)

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Analysis of 2012 Philadelphia Election Day Returns for Stein/Honkala12.02.12

– by Chris Robinson, Green Party of Philadelphia, City Committee at Large.
This white paper looks at the election returns for Jill Stein for President and Cheri Honkala for Vice President on Tuesday, November 6, in Philadelphia County, PA. The numbers come from two sources: Voter Registration Lists for the General Election and City Commissioners’ Election Results.

As of November 13, Stein and Honkala had received 422,017 votes nationwide (0.31 percent). In PA, Stein and Honkala had received 20,552 votes (0.35 percent), slightly better than their national average. In Philadelphia, Stein and Honkala had received 2,021 votes (0.31 percent), a very average vote total.

The Philadelphia Stein/Honkala Campaign recruited 35 poll volunteers who were assigned to 69 polling places out of the total 1,683 polling places. At their request, three of the volunteers were assigned to work at a polling place other than where they voted. Eight of the volunteers were Democrats, 4 were Independents, and 23 were Greens. Six of these volunteers did not show up. Three of these no-shows were Democrats, and three of them were newly registered Greens. (more…)

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