Green Party in April: meeting to decide candidates and demonstration against fracking (join us!)

Two events coming up (visit http://gpop.org for the Green Party's website):

Earth Day Demonstration Against Fracking

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Dept. of Environmental Protection, 2 Main St., Norristown, PA

Notes: Demonstration at DEP to demand a ban on gas drilling. Stop polluting our drinking water as well as our waterways.

This demonstration has been called by the Green Party of Philadelphia and endorsed by Brandywine Peace Community, BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action, Citizens for Clean Water, Green Party of Delaware County, Green Party of Montgomery County, Protecting our Waters and Saint Vincent’s Peace and Justice Ministry.

For more info: Green Party of Phila. 215-243-7103 or gpop@gpop.org.

Green Party Of Phila. General Membership Meeting, 4/28/2011, 7:00 pm (open to public)

Date: Thursday April 28, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Next reminder: The next reminder for this event will be sent in 7 days, 4 minutes.

Location: Calvary Community Center, Samaritan Room, 2nd Floor

Street: 4740 Baltimore Ave., 48th Street entrance, in West Phila

City State Zip: Phila., PA

Notes: Proposed agenda includes nomination of candidates seeking election in City Council (Districts 1 and 8) and perhaps a challenger to Mayor Nutter for Mayor. Please come out to meet potential candidates, listen to their platforms, and decide if they should run for public office.

I would hope the Party would run someone for Council At-Large

In that race, you'd only have to beat a Republican. In a district race, you'll have to beat the Democrat. Much harder.

A real 2nd party

Better yet, if the Greens were to run someone for an at-large seat, which they'd have a good chance of winning, they would be able to use that seat as a platform to grow the party city-wide. Eventually, they might grow into the opposition party that the Republicans so manifestly do not want to be.

Hugh would be a terrific candidate for an at-large seat, and, there, he'd have an opportunity to help the Greens like few other people have had a chance to do nationally.

-Z

Hugh won't be running this time around,

as far as I know, but if a qualified candidate would like to run with us, that would be great. I know Hugh and others have made an effort to reach out to unions in the city, looking for candidates, but I've been out of the loop lately.

And actually, it's not unprecedented at all for Greens to win city council seats in major US cities. It's happened in Cleveland, San Francisco, Madison, Minneapolis, Boston, Portland (Maine), and other places. And it will happen here in Philly soon enough!

It's a shame, though, that candidates like Jeff Hornstein and Stephanie Singer think that the best thing to do is to stick with the dominant, corrupt party in this city. If they joined Cheri Honkala and Hugh, they could make a huge difference for the party and for the city.

Biggest prize yet, though

it's not unprecedented at all for Greens to win city council seats in major US cities. It's happened in Cleveland, San Francisco, Madison, Minneapolis, Boston, Portland (Maine), and other places.

Philly is considerably larger than all of those cities; therefore, winning an at-large City Council seat in Philly would be a *very* significant achievement for the Greens.

-Z

Agreed

Greens endorsing May Day celebration

Just got an email about this:

Title: May Day Rally & Family Celebration

Date: Saturday April 30, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Next reminder: The next reminder for this event will be sent in 7 days, 4 minutes.
Location: Elmwood Park Labor Monument
Street: South 71st Street and Buist Ave.
City State Zip: Phila., PA 19153
Phone: 215-243-7103
Notes: SPEAKERS **** MUSIC **** ENTERTAINMENT **** KIDS STUFF **** BBQ **** PICNIC ****
Join us to celebrate May Day, a day that is celebrated globally to honor all workers including those who were killed in the Haymarket Riot during the struggle for the 8-hour day. Sponsored by: The PA Labor History Society and PhilaPOSH. Endorsed by: The Green Party of Phila.
One of the speakers will be Cheri Honkala, Green Party candidate for Sheriff of Phila. Admission is free!

will be out of state, unfortunately

i'd love to be there, but I will be out of state for two weeks. And i agree with what stan and Zorro said: go for an at-large seat, defeat a republican, grow the party.

We'll also be having our monthly

Singapore dinner on May 7th, if you'll be back by then. Iris Marie Bloom from Protecting Our Waters will be speaking.

And you can join the Green Party of Philadelphia facebook group if you want to be facebook-invited to all our events.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197237940317556

Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=63257650672

Another event - this one May 5th!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187207281326016

Time
Thursday, May 5 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

More Info
Come here David Cobb speak about the Move to Amend campaign, which seeks to amend the Constitution to abolish corporate personhood.

Learn more at www.movetoamend.org

Cobb was the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate. Green Party Sheriff Candidate Cheri Honkala will also speak.

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