Contact Person: Chris Robinson
267-977-0570, [email protected]
PA Green Party Candidate to Meet Voters in House District #32
By Zarah Livingston, Green Party Candidate for PA House District #32
Hello. My name is Zarah Lvingston, and I am campaigning to be the PA Representative for District 32. I plan to meet the voters while knocking on doors in Oakmont, Penn Hills, Plum and Verona, and I am sure that we will build a close relationship.
I hope to be a Green Party representative who actually feels close to the community. Then, I will be able to formally address the ongoing gun violence with practical programs for youth and their parents. I plan to make it easier for my constituents to access public information, for example campaign records, public funds information, etc.
The things which really make me angry about Harrisburg are the continuing issue with gifts to legislators, which in my opinion gives people the capacity to kind of buy themselves out of trouble. Whether that’s in the format of handling things monetarily -- commonly called hush money -- or gifts from fossil fuel companies -- commonly called bribes.
I’m now along the journey of this campaign, however, where I will actually get to learn what all of you have been yearning to see fixed or beginning to be fixed in your respective areas. And yes, I may be YEARS younger than my counterpart, but my experience in community work (on my own free time) gives me perspective on how to talk and to truly converse with my neighbors.
When is the last time my opponent came out into the neighborhood? I plan to attend town meetings, block parties, and church socials.
To join the Zarah Livingston Campaign for PA House District 32, please visit her website, https://www.zarahforpa32.com/. You may follow Zarah’s campaign at @ZarahForPA32 and https://www.facebook.com/zarahforpa32
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Green Party of Pennsylvania
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
GPPA Communication Team
Chris Robinson, 267-977-0570 and [email protected]
Pittsburgh Green Party joins Stop the Station
Stop the Station is a coalition of local activist groups fighting for police accountability in the city of Pittsburgh, PA. It was initially formed in the summer of 2020 to fight the relocation of the Zone 5 Police Station to East Liberty at a cost of $3 million. There was a backlash from the community to the project and to the city’s lying that the decision was by popular demand. Since then, Stop the Station has gained much support and momentum. The Green Party of Allegheny County (GPOAC, https://www.alleghenygreens.org/) is a member of Stop the Station’s Community Control Coalition.
Riley Mahon, a Green Party activist, says, “Stop the Station has increased the scope of its demands, including an immediate halt to all police-related capital budget projects pending community review. It also supported the recent direct ballot initiatives in Pittsburgh to enforce Breonna’s Law and expand the power of the Civilian Police Review Board. Stop the Station now additionally pushes for a 50% decrease in police funding, which would essentially bring the police budget back to levels prior to the current city administration. The cut funding should be redirected towards democratically owned housing and social service.” For more information about Stop the Station, please visit https://stopthestationpgh.com/.
Perhaps most notable is the recently launched Community Control of the Police campaign, another push for a direct ballot referendum. The referendum will be whether or not to implement a piece of legislation, written by Congressional candidate and law professor Jerry Dickinson and a group of his students, to replace the current appointed and toothless civilian police review board. This legislation would create a new, independent, democratically elected board with the power to hire, fire, subpoena and otherwise discipline the police as well as control their budget. Essentially, the new body would function very similarly to the school board, but for the police department.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (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 visit www.gpofpa.org. Please follow GPPA on social media:
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