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Greens to Meet on 9/2709.26.12

Greens to Meet



Thursday, September 27



7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
    100 East Mermaid Lane
Easily accessible via Septa L or 23 Bus (exit at Mermaid Lane). 
    Philadelphia, PA 19118 

215-243-7103 and


    Please join us to discuss
The Green Party Presidential Campaign and
Peace Activities during October.The 2012 Presidential Campaign has become very exciting since GPOP last met.
The Stein/Honkala Campaign has earned federal matching funds.
The first CNN presidential poll clocked the Green Party vote at 2.4 percent.

That’s 2.4 million people voting Green in 2012!
You can help boost this rating.

You can help build name-recognition for the Green Party.
You can help Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala get 10 percent of the vote.

The peace movement in Philadelphia will have many
events in October, which will protest the
11th Anniversary of the U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan

Space for Peace Week


The Green Party is the Peace Party.
Please join us to learn more about how you can demonstrate.

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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Stein/Honkala Campaign Kickoff09.14.12

 Philadelphia KICKOFF for the
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala Campaign

The Philadelphia Stein/Honkala Campaign will KICKOFF their
Green Party Presidential drive at
7:00 pm on Friday, September 21, at the
William Way Community Center,,
1315 Spruce Street in Center City.

The Green Party is running Dr. Jill Stein for President and
Philadelphia’s own Cheri Honkala for Vice President.

Learn more about the Stein/Honkala proposal for a Green New Deal.

 Confirmed speakers:

Cheri Honkala, Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate

Carl Romanelli, Chair, Green Party of Pennsylvania

Dr. Walter Tsou, Former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia

Chris Robinson, City Committee, Green Party of Philadelphia

 The Green Presidential Kickoff will include
light refreshments, music, speakers and political discussion.

Please join us.
This event will be open to the media and the public.

For more information, please contact the
Philadelphia Stein/Honkala Campaign at
215-243-7103 and


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Money Out of Politics, 9/809.03.12

Money Out of Politics

 Saturday, September 8

 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

 GREEN NIGHT OUT welcomes Alex Sheppard,
who will discuss “Money Out of Politics”
at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 8.,
which also meets as the Money Out of Politics Working Group for Occupy Philadelphia. 
They were part of a Money Out of Politics Coalition that got Philadelphia’s City Council
to pass a resolution calling for getting money out of politics and overturning Citizens United. 
Sheppard will lead a discussion about how getting money out of politics
is the FIRST problem Americans need to tackle in order for
Congress to truly address the other problems we face. 
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

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Winning labor’s battles requires independent politics09.03.12

The following statement was released on August 29 by Green Party candidate for President, Dr. Jill Stein,

Statement By Jill Stein.

I welcome and endorse the AFL-CIO’s campaign to finally fulfill President Roosevelt’s 1944 call for a second, Economic Bill of Rights, including the rights to jobs, living wages, labor unions, voting rights, health care, education, and retirement security.

As the Green Party candidate for President, my Green New Deal platform already has specific proposals to secure these rights.

Jobs: Employ the unemployed in public works projects and federally-supported community-controlled cooperatives and other enterprises;

create 25 million green and pink jobs.

Living Wages: Raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage.

Labor Law Reforms: Repeal the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act, outlaw permanent striker replacements, and authorize majority card check union recognition.

Voting Rights: Pass the Right To Vote Amendment to establish an affirmative constitutional right to vote and accurate vote counting.

Corporate Power: Pass a constitutional amendment to repeal the corrupting court-ordered doctrines that corporations are people and money is speech and establish that corporations and election campaign finance can be regulated.

Health Care: Enact single-payer Medicare for All.

Education: Forgive student debt and provide tuition-free public education from pre-school through graduate school.

Retirement Security: Eliminate the cap on Social Security taxes for high incomes in order to secure Social Security’s indefinite fiscal sustainability. (more…)

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Cheri Honkala, VP Candidate For Green Party, Visits “Romneyville”09.03.12

The Green Party Vice Presidential candidate, Philadelphia based activist Cheri Honkala, was in Tampa on Friday, August 25, to discuss her fledgling campaign. Founder of the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign,, Honkala was also here to talk up the group’s protest that will take place on the first day of the Republican National Convention, Monday, August 27.

Although she says that she never imagined she would be on a presidential ticket, Honkala has campaigned for office before, running for Sheriff of Philadelphia last year. (more…)

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