Honkala Joins Trans-Partisan Call For Election Investigation

  Honkala along with Greens, Republicans, and Democrats call for full investigation of intimidation and election fraud PHILADELPHIA, Pa — Numerous incidents of election fraud and voter intimidation were reported throughout the day of the special election, March 21, by voters, poll workers, and volunteers supporting the endorsed candidates of all three parties represented. Because of that, the Cheri Honkala campaign will join the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) and various local Democrats and Republicans in calling for an investigation into the anomalies and potential illegal actions that took place. An injunction will be filed to void the election and call for new special election. Continue reading

Green Party Candidate Casts Ballot In Contentious Philly Race

Long-time advocate hoping for an historic upset win PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— Early this morning, Cheri Honkala entered the Norris Square United Presbyterian Church to cast a write-in vote for herself for what would be the first Green Party representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Continue reading

Green Party congratulates Mark Webber and Cheri Honkala on the opening of his film "Flesh and Blood"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated filmmaker Mark Webber and his mother, Cheri Honkala, on the debut of his semi-autobiographical film "Flesh and Blood." The movie opened on March 11 to widespread praise from critics and audiences. Cheri Honkala, who plays a role in "Flesh and Blood," was the Green Party's 2012 vice-presidential nominee, running with Jill Stein. She is currently running as a Green for Pennsylvania State Representative in Philadelphia's 197th District, in a special election on Tuesday, March 21. Continue reading

Green Party calls Trump "criminally negligent" for reckless policies as the climate crisis worsens

Green Party endorses upcoming marches for climate justice in April WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders spoke out today about the environmental and public health threat posed by the Trump Administration's reckless industry-friendly actions, including attacks on regulations and Scott Pruitt's appointment to head the EPA. The Green Party has endorsed upcoming marches for environmental and climate justice, including the March for Science, April 22 in Washington DC; the People's Climate Movement March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate, April 29 in Washington DC; and satellite climate marches throughout the U.S. Continue reading

Greens Blast Racist Threat, Stand Behind Pree-Stinson

  Minneapolis, MN – The Green Party stands strongly behind our endorsed candidate for Minneapolis City Council Ward 3, Samantha Pree-Stinson, in the wake of a threatening racist note left on the fence at her home. The note said, "We know where you live," and used a familiar racist epithet. "We deplore this act of racism and threat to the safety of Samantha and her family," said Becki Smith, co-chair of the Minneapolis/5th District Green Party, which endorsed Pree-Stinson on Feb. 25. "We are standing behind her more strongly than ever against hate and intimidation." Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Philly candidate receives major 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 a national progressive political action organization, Our Revolution, and a local progressive group, Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks. Our Revolution, the group kicked off by 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, announced its endorsement for Honkala on Tuesday. Continue reading

Green Party of Delaware: Christina School District should vote yes on measure to designate its schools as sanctuary schools for the children of refugees and undocumented immigrants

Green Party of Delaware supports social justice and safety from persecution by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for all of Delaware's children regardless of immigration status or refugee status NEWARK, DELAWARE – The Green Party of Delaware published an open letter to the board members of the Christina School District urging them to reverse their February 14th decision to vote 'no' on a sanctuary measure that would have protected the children of undocumented immigrants and refugees. Continue reading

Green Party candidate will organize write-in campaign in Philly

Green Party Candidate in Philly Will Run As a Write-In Candidate After Supreme Court Ruling State Agency's Clerical Error Knocked Long-time Anti-Poverty Activist's Name Off the March 21 Special Election Ballot in the 197th District Continue reading

Philly Greens elect New Leaders

The members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) have elected new leaders. This election marks a major turn for Philadelphia's opposition to the two corporate Parties. Meeting at Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown, Green Party members elected a seven-person City Committee (think "steering committee") with only two incumbents. The other five new members have never before held elected leadership posts within the Green Party. The election was moderated by Kristin Combs, chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania. This new City Committee is significantly younger than the leaders they replaced. For instance, three of the new City Committee members are in their twenties. They are replacing leaders whose average age was 52 years. Continue reading

Green Party Urges Voters Betrayed By the DNC's Sharp Turn to the Right to Go Green

Greens renew their focus on grassroots resistance and local campaigns in 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders today reached out to voters frustrated and disappointed by the Democratic National Committee's vote against banning corporate contributions and Tom Perez's election as chair of the DNC. Continue reading