Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Honkala for Sheriff campaign in Philadelphia expects thousands of small donors, legal challenges, and more

From the Philadelphia Public Record (H/T to Chris Robinson):

Neither Democrat State Rep. Jewell Williams (D-N. Phila.) nor Republican Joshua West may be aware, and most voters won’t know until the week before Nov. 3, Cheri Honkala, the feisty, nationally renowned crusader for the homeless, will be also seeking the office for Sheriff, on the Green Party ticket…

If she is elected, she believes it won’t be long after she will find herself escorted to prison by State Troopers wearing the badge of the County Sheriff.

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Green Party of Philadelphia endorses Richie Antipuna for City Commissioner

Press release from the Green Party of Philadelphia:

By Chris Robinson

Green Party members and friends met on May 26 to discuss their current and future elector campaigns and other actions designed to mobilize the voting public.

Cheri Honkala spoke about her campaign as the Green Party candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, www.cherihonkala.com.

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Update on Cheri Honkala’s Green campaign for Sheriff of Philadelphia

The Green Party of Philadelphia’s candidate for Sheriff, long-time activist Cheri Honkala, recently opened an official campaign office.  Other news from the campaign is also below the fold, including a protest against the current Sheriff of Philadelphia resuming sheriff’s sales.

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Three upcoming Green Party of Philadelphia events

The Green Party of Philadelphia has three events in the next two weeks.  First, they will be demonstrating against fracking on Earth Day.  Next, they will be holding a monthly meeting.  Finally, on May Day they will be having a community celebration.  More details below.

Earth Day demonstration at the local Department of Environmental Protection:

Citizens opposed to gas drilling will hold an Earth Day Demonstration Against Fracking, at 4:00 p.m.

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Videos from Green Party of Monmouth County, NJ regional conference on healthcare and labor

Below are videos posted on Youtube from the Green Party of Monmouth County.  On February 27th, they hosted a regional conference on “the Greens, labor, and healthcare,” featuring speakers and performers including Hugh Giordano of the Green Party of Philadelphia, folk singer Tom Neilson, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party of New York, and Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program.… Read more ...

Former Philadelphia Green loses special election for state representative, as a Republican

The former vice chair of the Green Party of Philadelphia, and their 2007 candidate for city commissioner, Lewis Harris recently lost a special election for state representative, getting six percent of the vote in a two way race.  He ran as a Republican.

From The Daily Times:

Harris is the current chairman of Wharton Centre Inc.

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Cheri Honkala, national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, to run for Philadelphia Sheriff with the Green Party

Although the official announcement will not come until February 17th, the following was posted on the blog of veteran activist Cheri Honkala‘s son, who is himself a somewhat famous actor:

This is my mother Cheri Honkala. My mother and I were homeless for a couple years when I was 10 years old.… Read more ...

Green Party of Philadelphia endorses city council resolution against hydrofracking, seeks more action

From Philly Now:

Inappropriate analogies aside, the Green Party of Philadelphia has put out a statement on the moratorium (they’re for it), of which we’re pulling some parts:

Philadelphia’s Green Party leaders voted to endorse the proposed City Council Resolution, Belinda Davis, acting GPOP treasurer, who attended Council’s hearing in September, hailed the moratorium on fracking.

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Open letter from Hugh Giordano, Green, to labor: ‘What Labor MUST do to WIN!’

Hugh Giordano – 2010 Green candidate for state representative in Philadelphia who got 23 percent of the vote in the city, union organizer, and Green Party of Philadelphia City Committee member – is sending the following two-part open letter to every union in the city of Philadelphia:

… Supporting the Democrats and Republicans!
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Keepin busy with the Philly Greens – a march, a dinner, a meeting, and a concert

Ross Levin at Op-Ed News (H/T Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch):

The quickly growing Green Party of Philadelphia has a community dinner, citywide meeting, and fundraising concert with folk singer Tom Neilson/the bard insurgent all coming up in the next few weeks. We’re also supporting a march to end foreclosures in Philadelphia on Monday.… Read more ...

Two Green Party of Philadelphia events in January

The Green Party of Philadelphia will be holding two events this month, a “green night out” with activist Jasmine Rivera and a party meeting.  Information from the party is below.

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Green Party of Philadelphia
www.gpop.org

GREEN NIGHT OUT

Saturday, January 22, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an endless supply of

vegetarian Chinese food.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Weekly on Hugh Giordano: ‘It’s Easy Being Green (With Help of Labor Unions)’

From Philadelphia Weekly (read the whole thing here):

Hugh Giordano, a 26-year-old, Roxborough native and food workers’ union organizer for UFCW Local 152, ran on the Green Party ticket against Democrat Lou Agre for a seat in the 194th. He lost, but garnered 18 percent of the vote (23 percent in Philly)—an unprecedented number for a third-party candidate.

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