Green Party of Pennsylvania
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 12, 2020
Chris Robinson, Communication Team
215-843-4256 and [email protected]
PA Green Party Elects Delegates to Presidential Nominating Convention
On June 7, 28 Green Party of PA (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org) elected representatives from 10 county chapters participated in a virtual meeting to elect delegates to the Green Party U.S. (GPUS) Presidential Nominating Convention. They were joined by 12 observers.
Before the vote, GPPA members heard reports from their state steering committee and from the four Green Party team leaders. They also heard accounts of activity from the leaders of local GPPA chapters in Adams, Allegheny, Bucks, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. There are new Green Parties under construction in Berks and Dauphin Counties.
The GPPA members then elected eleven delegates to the GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention, which will be held online on Saturday, July 11. The PA delegates will vote to nominate the candidates who won the Green Party’s PA Presidential Caucus in April. In the first round, six PA delegates will vote for Howie Hawkins (New York), who won the PA Caucus, while five PA delegates will vote for Dario Hunter (California). Hawkins is currently leading with 155 delegates (192 are needed for nomination), having won 26 of Green Party state caucuses (out of 33 completed).
Among the elected delegates from PA will be Kristin Combs (Philadelphia), co-chair of GPUS; Hillary Kane (Philadelphia), treasurer of GPUS; Alan Smith (Chester), co-chair of GPPA; Beth Scroggin (Chester), secretary of GPPA; Jay Walker, chair of Green Party of Allegheny County; and David Ochmanowicz, chair of Green Party of Bucks County. Also elected as a delegate was Cheri Honkala (Philadelphia), the 2012 Green Party candidate for vice president of the U.S.
The GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention will be open to the public, streaming online beginning at noon on 7/11.
In 2001, the GPPA was a founding member of the GPUS, which now has 46 affiliated state parties, plus one in the District of Columbia (DC). In 2016, the GPUS had presidential ballot lines in 44 states plus DC, including the seven states with the largest population. The Green Party 2016 presidential candidate. Jill Stein, received 1.5 million votes (1.1%). Today, more than 125 Green Party members hold elected office, including 19 offices in PA.
The Green Party of PA (GPPA, https://www.gpofpa.org/) is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. For further information about GPPA, please visit www.gpofpa.org or email [email protected]. Please follow GPPA on social media: Facebook and Twitter.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
“Candidates Seeking the Green Party Nomination for President”
“Green Party of the United States to Hold Presidential Nominating Convention Online, July 11, 2020”
“Hawkins Wins PA Presidential Caucus” GPPA News Release, May 4, 2020
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