News Updates

Appellate Court Goes Green?

posted Aug 30, 2017, 9:23 AM by J. Isaacs

Philadelphia Public Record, August 12, 2017:

In a first for Pennsylvania’s Green Party, a Superior Court candidate will be carrying its banner in the fall general-election campaign. The campaign to elect Jules Mermelstein to the Pennsylvania Superior Court has announced that thanks to the efforts of volunteers across 44 counties, he will be on the ballot for Nov. 7.

More than 4,300 Pennsylvania voters submitted their signatures for the campaign to nominate Jules for Judge. On July 28, nearly double the signatures needed to place Mermelstein on the ballot were submitted. None were challenged over the following days.
Mermelstein has worked as an attorney, and both as a high-school and college government teacher. He spent more than two decades teaching Sunday school to teens and was elected five terms as a township official. In two of Mermelstein’s bids for Upper Dublin Township Commissioner, he was endorsed by both major parties. Now, as a Green Party candidate, Mermelstein believes he will bring much-needed nonpartisan integrity to a judicial system that he sees as plagued by corruption.
“As a former criminal defense attorney,” Mermelstein told Green Party members from around the U.S. at a recent national conference, “I am fully aware of the racism inherent in that system. I actually argued a case once to a judge that the Commonwealth hadn’t proven my client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and his response from the bench in open court was, ‘The fact that your client’s Black makes it worse.’ I took that appeal actually to the court I’m running for and got an order for a new trial before a different judge.”
Mermelstein has vowed to travel tirelessly across the state to press his candidacy.

Green Candidate to Hold Town Hall in Quakertown PA

posted Jul 13, 2017, 9:27 AM by J. Isaacs   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 9:31 AM ]

Hamer Rodriguez, candidate for Quakertown Borough Council, will hold his first town hall meeting on Sunday, July 16 at 7 pm at Faith Covenant Church, 109 SW End Blvd, Quakertown.  For more information visit his website here!

Green Party Statewide Candidate for Superior Court Judge Podcast Interview

posted Apr 1, 2017, 5:29 AM by J. Isaacs   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 5:36 AM ]

On March 7th, Jules Mermelstein was interviewed by Caitlin Johnstone, previously a writer with The Inquisitr and now owner of Newslogue.comIn the interview, Caitlin asks about the "DemExit" movement and Jules' reasons for going Green after five terms as a Democrat. Coming from the unique swing state of Pennsylvania, Jules recaps the fascinating turn of events during the general election, and what he hopes to do with his position on the Superior Court if elected on November 7th. 

The podcast can be heard here:

Cheri Honkala Endorsed as PA State Representative for the 197th Philadelphia Special Election

posted Jan 30, 2017, 9:15 AM by Sheri Miller

 This weekend Green Party of Pennsylvania endorsed Cheri for the 197th

Philadelphia - Tuesday, March 21st there will be a special election to replace convicted Democrat Leslie Acosta as Representative of the 197th Legislative District. 

Cheri Honkala, American anti-poverty advocate, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU), co-founder and National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign seeks to fill that position.

Green Party of Pennsylvania as well as the Green Party of Philadelphia have endorsed Cheri and we are campaigning now to run in that special elections

Volunteers, please contact the campaign or the PA State Green Party.

Strong showings at the state level lead Greens to official political party status in PA

posted Jan 6, 2017, 6:04 PM by Green Wave   [ updated Jan 6, 2017, 6:04 PM ]

Jay Sweeney and Kristin Combs received enough votes to in the recent election to move the Greens back into political party status in Pennsylvania.  This means that "Green Party" will now be one of the options when people register to vote.  

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