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Does Pa’s ballot access system help exclude independents from debates?

Does Pa’s ballot access system help exclude independents from debates?

Paul Glover got an email on January 23 telling him he still wasn’t registered for the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit — and to, you know, get on that. The summit, which took place February 28-March 1 in Harrisburg, promised numerous left-leaning speakers from all over Pennsylvania, and the country; as well as a gubernatorial primary debate and a Lt. governor’s...

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Northwest Philly activist faces uphill battle as Green Guv candidate

Northwest Philly activist faces uphill battle as Green Guv candidate

While the Democrats met in Harrisburg for the annual Progressive Summit this weekend, the Green Party met in State College where they nominated Paul Glover, the Northwest Philly activist and “social entrepreneur” we’ve been telling you about since the beginning of the year. Now, Glover will have to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot—and...

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Most Dem Guv candidates oppose Pa. ballot access

Most Dem Guv candidates oppose Pa. ballot access

Pa.'s Democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered at this weekend's Progressive Summit All Democratic gubernatorial candidates, except one, had a message this weekend for third party candidates who face objectively tougher obstacles to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania: Get bent. The candidates convened Friday evening at the Pennsylvania Progressive...

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Patch Adams endorses Northwest Philly Green candidate for Governor

Patch Adams endorses Northwest Philly Green candidate for Governor

Patch Adams Remember we introduced you to Paul Glover, the Northwest Philly community organizer who is likely to represent the Green Party on this year’s ballot for governor? This week, he was endorsed by Patch Adams, the physician, clown, and social activist perhaps best known for the 1998 film based on his life starring Robin Williams. “Is this the first...

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Cheri Honkala’s computer reportedly confiscated by Customs

Cheri Honkala’s computer reportedly confiscated by Customs

According to the Green Party of Pennsylvania, Philly activist and former vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala had her laptop confiscated by customs agents and doesn’t expect to see it again. “I attended my son’s wedding and went through customs and my computer was ripped off in customs, I don’t have time to cry about it,” the Kensington...

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Meet potential Green Party gov candidate Paul Glover

Meet potential Green Party gov candidate Paul Glover

Image: Facebook Pennsylvania’s next governor could ban fracking all together. That governor could enact a more progressive income tax and shift funds from prisons to education; expand solar tax credits and attempt to enact local, community currencies. That governor could be a person who once walked from the United States’ east coast to its west coast...

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PA third party ballot access fight takes another step

PA third party ballot access fight takes another step

Notice any green? Us neither. A legal brief was recently filed on behalf of the Constitution, Green and Libertarian parties of Pennsylvania, who are fighting for equal access to the state ballot. The brief, filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, challenges the state’s right to force independent candidates kicked off the ballot to pay their opponents’...

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Greens, independents, plan new push for Pennsylvania ballot access

Another legislative season will soon begin in Pennsylvania, and the state Green Party is still attempting to pressure a vote on a bill that would allow third-party candidates for state office easier access to the ballot. Their latest tactic: an online petition to pressure Harrisburg into a vote. Then, say supporters, there’s more to come. The petition asks...

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Cheri Honkala Helps Found ‘Green Shadow Cabinet’

Cheri Honkala Helps Found ‘Green Shadow Cabinet’

Stein and Honkala (via Facebook) Coinciding with Earth Day, the Green Party—led by former presidential ticket Jill Stein and Philadelphia activist Cheri Honkala—have formed what they’re calling the “Green Shadow Cabinet” of the United States: a collection of about 100 people who plan to release statements and respond to goings-on in the U.S. government...

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Third Party Ballot Access Bill Reintroduced

There are some state legislative fights that seem to have been going on forever. And the effort for Pennsylvania ballot access is one of them. Currently in Pennsylvania, as Philadelphia Weekly has investigated in the past, third-party candidates get the shortest end of the stick when attempting to get on the ballot for statewide elections; they’re often...

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