A representative of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) testified against the stop-and-frisk policy at Philadelphia City Council hearings on Tuesday, December 14. Stop-and-frisk has been enforced by Mayor Nutter, City Council, and the police for the last three years. Stop-and-frisk involves a police officer running his or her hands along the outer garments to detect any concealed weapons.… Read more ...
The following is an open letter written, sent to various Philadelphia unions and published by Hugh Giordano, a union organizer and Green candidate for state representative in Philadelphia who received over 18 percent of the vote in a 3-way race this year. I, Ross Levin, worked on Giordano’s campaign as a volunteer and continue to volunteer for the Green Party of Philadelphia.… Read more ...
There will be a meeting of the state party’s committee, a fundraiser dinner featuring Green Party activist Mike Nance answering the question, “Was Hericletus right?” and a pancake breakfast the next morning at the house of Green Party activist Hillary Kane, which is part of an effort to form a new West Philadelphia Greens group. … Read more ...
At Hugh Giordano’s election night party in Philadelphia, there were two volunteers from this effort present, collecting signatures. Incidentally, the numbers for Hugh’s race are wrong in the article below. He actually got about 18 percent of the vote and came in about 2 percent behind the Republican. Now, from the website In Defence of Marxism:
Unfortunately, the labor movement leaders did not offer any alternative to voting for the parties of the rich.
From the Hugh Giordano campaign in Philadelphia (I volunteered for Hugh’s campaign, and he received about 18 percent of the vote, while winning a few precincts):
To My Supporters,
I have sat back and thought about what to say, and all I can say is – Thank you! Thank you to all the thousands of citizens who opened up their mind up and didn’t just vote “A straight corporate ticket.”… Read more ...
I am a volunteer for Hugh Giordano’s campaign for state legislature in Philadelphia, and today we had some interesting events unfold. What I’m writing here I know from talking to Hugh and one of our campaign workers.
The campaign worker was in the Philadelphia neighborhood Wynnefield, and she noticed that some of Hugh’s signs which he had just put up the night before were missing. … Read more ...
Green Party offers viable alternatives in tomorrow’s election
As the exchange of missives between the two large corporate-dominated
parties intensifies while the campaign season for the November 2010 general
election winds down, the Green Party of Pennsylvania continues to offer a
viable alternative that puts people before profits, and forwards a prospect
of real change instead of the tiresome rhetoric and empty promises of the
status quo.… Read more ...
Hugh Giordano, the independent Green Party candidate in the 194th District is making waves in this election and continues to shock and amaze. This week, the Green Party candidate made a huge announcement in which Giordano promises to give back 10 percent of his salary to the school system.
“When I get elected, I’m excited to go to Harrisburg and seek out progressives—Democrats, Republicans, whatever. We need to build alliances and actually get things done,” the Roxborough resident said from Crossroads Coffee House on Ridge Avenue.
When threatened with a legal challenge to the signatures on the nominating petitions, third party candidates do not have the necessary funds to fight back, said Bonita Hoke, executive director of the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.
“It is all too easy for major party candidates, with access to large sums of money, to successfully challenge the nomination petitions of minor party candidates who may lack the resources needed to defend their candidacy and pay the fines if the challenge is successful,” said Ms.