Honkala to file suit in Federal Court to void election

Earlier today Samuel C. Stretton sent notice to the Philadelphia Elections Commission his intention to file suit in Federal Court to void Tuesday's Special Election in North Philadelphia. The suit is being filed on behalf of Green Party candidate Cheri Honkala. Some of what voters had to face on Tuesday can be found here. Continue reading

BREAKING: Honkala Campaign Warns of Voter Intimidation

Calls on District Attorney and City Commissioners to uphold election integrity PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Earlier today, Cheri Honkala got word of voter intimidation and irregularities taking place during the special election in the 197th district. Continue reading

Philadelphia's Latino Clergy to Endorse Cheri Honkala

Long-time Activist Enters Special Election Race and Picks Up National Endorsements PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Cheri Honkala, a well-known Kensington-based anti-poverty activist and candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 197th district has been endorsed by pastors who lead Latino congregations in this heavily Spanish-speaking district. Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: Philadelphia's Community Leaders Back Cheri Honkala

Long-time Activist Enters Special Election Race and Picks Up Support Cheri Honkala, a well-known Kensington-based anti-poverty activist and candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 197th state legislative district, will be endorsed by pastors who lead Latino congregations in this heavily Spanish-speaking district, as well as community and labor leaders. Continue reading

It's Time to Sign Up to Help Cheri Honkala WIN

An important message for all who want to support Cheri Honkala's bid for State Representative in the 197th less than one week away! On Tuesday March 21 we will be mobilizing Greens from Philadelphia & surrounding counties -- some are planning to travel from as far away as Lancaster and York -- to volunteer at the polls for this historic special election. Continue reading

Hawkins anticipates run for mayor of Syracuse, his third in as many decades

It's not official yet, but Syracuse Green Party stalwart Howie Hawkins expects to join the crowded field running for the mayor of Syracuse. Hawkins hopes the third time could be the charm in his races for mayor; this will be the third decade in a row if he chooses to enter the race. "In the '90s it was a struggle to get on the ballot and even get in the debates," Hawkins says. "We were not taken seriously by the media, the public thought we were Greenpeace, not the Green Party. By the 2000s we got in the debates, and people thought we had some good ideas, and our votes started rising." Continue reading

Alex White is running for Rochester Mayor

Another candidate and a familiar name in local politics will announce he’s running for Rochester Mayor. Alex White will officially announce on Thursday that he will be a candidate. He has run for mayor twice before on the local Green Party Line. Continue reading

Cheri Honkala needs volunteers

Cheri Honkala, our 2012 Vice Presidential candidate, is running for a seat in a special vacancy in the Pennsylvania State House and needs your help leading up to Election Day on March 21, 2017. The incumbent, Leslie Acosta, resigned early in January when reports finally surfaced that she had pled guilty LAST MARCH on corruption charges. The previous incumbent was also forced to resign early due to a corruption conviction. Continue reading

Platt announces run for Albany Mayor

Remarks by Dan Platt of the Upper Hudson Green Party announcing his decision to run for Mayor of Albany, New York. We are at a truly historical moment in this country and in this city. It is time to move away from holding people's feet to the fire and get right to throwing the rotting system itself into the fire. Continue reading

Immigrant Justice for New Jersey!

Seth Kaper-Dale for New Jersey Governor We've had our work cut out for us lately, haven't we? In response to Trump's initial flurry of Executive Orders, hundreds of people from around our state joined a vigil I led at Reformed Church of Highland Park. Rabbis, imams, and community leaders reminded us of our calling to defend all people, and that right now this means defending refugees and immigrants. That vigil resulted in the creation of a rapid response team, D.I.R.E. (Deportation and Immigration Response Equipo), launched publicly last Thursday, in a packed meeting broadcast by Wall Street Journal and international press. Continue reading