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Occupy Fannie Mae on 8/1/1207.30.12


Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and Vice Presidential Candidate Cheri Honkala will both speak at this demonstration against home foreclosures. It will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 1, in center city Philadelphia at the office of Fannie Mae, 1835 Market Street.

Please join us there wearing green, and please forward this announcement to your friends and neighbors.

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PA: Prominent in National GP Politics07.27.12


 Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jill Stein Wins Green Party Presidential Nomination. Cheri Honkala of Philadelphia Chosen as Vice Presidential Nominee


Pennsylvania continues to be a prominent player in national Green politics.

On Saturday, July 14, the Green Party of the U.S. (GPUS, held its presidential nominating convention in Baltimore, MD. Jill Stein, a Boston physician and author, received the party’s nomination for President of the U.S. Stein chose Cheri Honkala, a Philadelphia family and anti-poverty advocate, as her Vice Presidential running mate.

Jill Stein,, has been organizing her candidacy around a Green New Deal. The plan is centered on an Economic Bill of Rights, including single-payer healthcare and free college tuition; a Green Transition, utilizing a jobs program through increased development of renewable energy; and Real Financial Reform, including the restoration of the Glass-Stegall Act. Stein also supports repeal of the Patriot Act and legalized cannabis. Stein spoke to the urgency needed to address global warming and abolish corporate personhood. Stein maintains that her agenda is easily funded through savings from for-profit health insurance, re-directing massive war spending and ending the practice of corporate welfare. (more…)

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7/21 – Green Night Out at 6pm07.15.12

Single Payer Healthcare after the Supreme Court Decision

Saturday, July 21

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Singapore Restaurant,,
1006 Race St., Chinatown, Phila. PA

GREEN NIGHT OUT welcomes Dr. Walter Tsou, who will discuss
“Single Payer Healthcare after the Supreme Court Decision”
at 6:00pm on Saturday, July 21.

Dr. Tsou teaches Family Medicine and Community Health
at the University of PA. and formerly the
Health Commissioner of Philadelphia.
He is a board member of Health Care for All PA,

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.
RSVP (seating is limited) to the
Green Party at 215-243-7103 and


grassroots democracy -- social justice -- nonviolence -- ecological wisdom

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6/26/12 General Membership Mtg. Minutes07.15.12



The meeting began promptly at 7:00 pm at Calvary Center for Culture and Community (CCCC),, 801 South 48th Street (at Baltimore Avenue) in West Philadelphia.

by Carol McLean, GPOP Membership Secretary, in Dave Butler’s absence.

Facilitated by Vivek Ananthan, GPOP Chair.

Welcome to West Phila. by Hillary Kane, GPPA Steering Committee.
Hillary pointed out that the Calvary Center, where we were meeting, houses the congregations of Calvary United Methodist Church, Grace Chapel Pentecostal Church, Kol Tzedek Synagogue, and West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship. “This kind of diversity is characteristic of the West Philadelphia community,” Kane said. “Welcome to those of you who travelled from elsewhere.” (more…)

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Greens: Knudsen Plan, Recipe for Disaster07.04.12


Greens Call Knudsen Plan a “Recipe for Disaster” for Philly Schools

“Grow up and deal with it,” said Mayor Michael Nutter to those who don’t like Thomas Knudsen’s School Transformation Plan. Knudsen, the chief recovery officer for Philadelphia ‘s School Reform Commission, recently proposed to close up to 40 schools by 2013, and another 24 within five years. Knudsen has proven credentials as a cost-cutter, most recently as chief executive of the Philadelphia Gas Works, but no experience in education.

Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, believe the Knudsen Plan is a recipe for disaster and call upon Nutter to withdraw his support for the proposal. (more…)

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