Green Party of Pennsylvania
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Chris Robinson, Communication Team, 215-843-4256 and [email protected]
Jenny Isaacs, [email protected]
PA Greens to Recruit Exciting Candidates
The Green Party of PA (GPPA) is seeking exciting candidates to run for state legislature and statewide elected positions in 2020. Individuals need not be currently registered Green to apply. GPPA Green Wave Team Leader Jenny Isaacs of Doylestown, says, "For activists already organizing around local and state issues -- like opposing fracking, pipelines, and toxic waste infrastructure, while promoting a living wage, affordable housing, and education equity -- the 2020 elections afford an opportunity to insist that candidates from the traditional duopoly address progressive alternatives."
"A good example of this," explained Chris Robinson, a Green Wave activist from Philadelphia, "is the impact that the Green New Deal has had upon the Democratic Party. The Green New Deal was originated by a Green Party candidate for Governor of New York in 2010. It was then expanded by Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President in 2012 and 2016. Talk of a Green New Deal to combat the effects of climate change has now spread to many corporate party candidates for elected office. I am looking forward to working in 2020 with Green Party candidates who will bring creative problem-solving to the many troubling aspects of our Pennsylvania community."
Isaacs, who is also chair of the Green Party of Bucks County, points out that across the country hundreds of Green Party candidates will be challenging the two corporate parties in 2020. She adds, "We seek individuals from all walks of life and class backgrounds to run on behalf of the Green Party, especially candidates who are under-represented in elective office. We believe voters will be excited by electoral races that include a bold Green Party vision based on our 4 pillars of peace, social justice, grassroots democracy and ecological wisdom."
GPPA is already notable for its electoral success at the municipal level. According to data available from the national Green Party, GPPA ranks second for the number of elected Green Party office-holders. Only California has more. Since 2016, the GPPA has had a regionally-based electoral committee, called “Green Wave,” which assists candidates in navigating all aspects of successfully appearing on the general election ballot, including creating a candidate committee and complying with financial disclosure regulations.
The GPPA will hold its next meeting at noon on Saturday, September 14, at the Saint John Lutheran Church, 216 North McAllister Street in Bellefonte, PA. The meeting is open to the public and prospective candidates are encouraged to attend. Green Wave leaders stress that it is now time to begin the process. Green Party candidates will ideally have a campaign structure in place before the end of 2019. For more information, interested individuals are encouraged to visit with Green Wave, http://www.greenwaveofpa.com/, or to contact [email protected].
The Green Party of PA (GPPA, https://www.gpofpa.org/) is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. GPPA candidates promote public policy based on the Green Party four pillars: grassroots democracy, nonviolence, ecological wisdom, and social justice/equal opportunity. For further information about GPPA, please visit www.gpofpa.org or email [email protected]. Follow GPPA on social media: Facebook and Twitter.
For More Information:
“Its Time for a Green New Deal,” https://www.gp.org/green_new_deal;
“The Green Party’s Four Pillars,” https://www.gp.org/the_four_pillars; and
“Greens in Office,” https://www.gp.org/officeholders.
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