Green Party Nominates Glover for Governor, Prigg to run for Congress and Sweeney for State Senate
Boalsburg, PA – On Sunday, March 2, 2014, the Green Party of Pennsylvania approved nominations for three candidates to compete in the November general election. Longtime social entrepreneur Paul Glover will be at the top of the ticket as the Green Party candidate for governor.
Glover is founder of more than a dozen organizations and campaigns, including Ithaca HOURS local currency, the Philadelphia Orchard Project, and Citizen Planners of Los Angeles. He is author of six books on community economic development, and taught urban studies at Temple University. In 1978 he walked 400 miles across Pennsylvania, from the Delaware Water Gap to its southwest corner.
In a speech to convention-goers, Glover said “I have agreed to stand as the Green Party’s candidate for governor of Pennsylvania so that voters have the opportunity to select a governor who would ban fracking; shift subsidies from nuclear to solar, and from roadbuilding to rail, and from prisons to public schools.” Glover declared that he would “create 500,000 green collar jobs, promote progressive taxation, clamp down on commercial bank excesses, legalize marijuana and free its prisoners, protect forests and small farms.” He added that “Harrisburg needs a diet of less fat and more greens.”
Glover’s biography: http://www.paulglover.org phone: (215) 805-8330. His campaign details: http://www.glover4governor.com
The Green Party also approved the nomination of Tom Prigg from McCandless to run against Rep. Keith Rothfus in the race for U.S. House of Representatives, 12th District.
Prigg, a former 82nd Airborne paratrooper and neuroscientist, recently turned journalist to report stories on our government and our hard economic times. “It was the frustration of only observing and reporting that incited me on to run for Congress,” said Prigg. “I couldn't sit back anymore and wait for someone else to come up with a plan for the future.”
Jay Sweeney, from Falls Township, Wyoming County and current Green Party chairman, will run in the 20th Senatorial District of the General Assembly. “We're very excited about the upcoming campaign season,” said Sweeney. “We are pleased to offer a choice of candidates who are opposed to the direction the Commonwealth and the Country are taking. We are especially proud to offer candidates who oppose the hydrofracking process and the industrialization of our forests with which voters are increasingly expressing their displeasure.”
In other business, elections for Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Steering Committee at Large were held. Delegates to the Green Party of the United States and representatives to its committees were elected.
The GPPA State Committee also endorsed “Earth Day to May Day” http://globalclimateconvergence.org/, 10 days to change course, a campaign of action and education.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. The Green Party of Pennsylvania stands for grassroots democracy, social justice, sustainable economics, nonviolence, and ecology.
Attention: News Editor
For Immediate Release
Jay Sweeney 570-587-3603
Paul Glover 215 805-8330
Hillary Kane 267-971-3559
GREEN PARTY OF PENNSYLVANIA
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