New Leaders Vow to Expand PA Green Party

Green Party of Pennsylvania



Monday, January 23, 2023



Chris Robinson, Communication Team Co-Leader

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New Leaders Vow to Expand PA Green Party

On January 8, fifty delegates and friends of the PA Green Party State Committee (GPPA, met online to elect their 2023 Steering Committee. The Green Party members present hailed from  Philadelphia and Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Monroe, Montgomery, Wayne and Westmoreland Counties.

GPPA Co-chair Jay Ting Walker (Allegheny), who was halfway through a two-year term in office, had proposed a plan to expand the GPPA’s membership and influence. This plan, “GPPA 2023 Goals,” was adopted by the party in November 2022, and will be implemented by the newly elected Steering Committee. It calls for organizing well-functioning Green Parties in ten PA counties.

In explaining his plan, Walker said, “My intention is for the Steering Committee to be focused on implementing the 2023 Goals. With our 2023 Goals, county delegates to the GPPA state committee will focus on a return to the basics of organizing. We will build up our county parties so that we can better act on the issues we care about, while supporting Green Party candidates around the Commonwealth."

In explaining his role in implementing GPPA 2023 Goals, Joseph U. Murray (Berks), the new GPPA Secretary said, “As Secretary my role will be to keep all steering committee members fully informed of all meetings, minutes for each meeting and documenting team leaders reports for the State Committee and party membership. I will also assist the co-chair and team leaders in our goal work as needed.”

Two of the three newly-elected Steering Committee Members at Large explained their roles: 

Theron Gilliland Jr. (Allegheny) said, “For years the GPPA could boast of an incredible Communications Team, and the time is ripe to revitalize the other Teams in support of the county parties across the state. The new Steering Committee has considerable enthusiasm to tackle these challenges, and I personally hope to focus my energies on the Core and Greenwave Teams."

James E. Rasmussen (Beaver) said, “It’s important to keep moving GPPA forward and while activism remains core to our mission, we also have to build our voting base to win elections. I believe the GPPA 2023 Goals will begin that process and look forward to working with Jay Walker and other party members to achieve them.”

The Green Party of PA (GPPA, is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. GPPA candidates promote public policy based on the Green Party’s Four Pillars: grassroots democracy, nonviolence, ecological wisdom, and social justice/equal opportunity. For further information about GPPA, please email [email protected]. Please follow GPPA on social media: Facebook,; Instagram,; and Twitter,


For more information, please see:

 “2023 GPPA Goals,” Green Party Statement, November 11, 2022,

“PA Green Party Elects 2022 Steering Committee,” GPPA News Release, January 14, 2022,

“Introducing the New Leaders of PA’s Green Party” by Beth Scroggin and Tina Olson. GPPA News Release, January 19, 2021, 

“PA Green Party Elects New Co-chair,” GPPA News Release, January 20, 2019, 


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