Legal Defense Fund

$1,735.18 raised
GOAL: $5,000.00

Help us build the Legal Defense Fund

The Green Party of Pennsylvania has filed a case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in order to place candidates on the November ballot without the requirement to gather signatures on nominating papers.  This is necessary to ensure that candidates will not be disenfranchised from seeking elected office nor voters be deprived of selecting candidates that represent their true values.

During the necessary stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures that are in effect during the COVID-19 emergency it is irresponsible to engage in an activity such as collecting signatures for nominating papers which could potentially spread a highly contagious and fatal disease.  Therefore, the Green Party of Pennsylvania is demanding that the Pennsylvania Department of State provide relief to the traditional requirements of ballot access for minor parties and political bodies.

Legal cases are costly and that is why the Green Party of Pennsylvania is building a Legal Defense Fund.  It is our goal, and hopefully yours, that the COVID-19 emergency does not rob Pennsylvania citizens of their political choices or weaken our democracy.  For those who believe in grassroots democracy and providing more choices in our elections please consider donating to the Legal Defense Fund!

Your donation to the Legal Defense Fund will be used to pay for legal counsel relating to this specific case and in the event that we receive more than what is required for this situation we will save those funds for future legal representation on behalf of ballot access.

Thank you for supporting democracy and the Green Party of Pennsylvania!