On Monday October 28 Katrina Brabham and Robert Piemme spoke to the students of the "Management of Nonprofit Environmental Organizations" class, headed by Professor Ward Allebach.
About fifteen students were present.
Robert talked about the history of Green politics as a global movement, detailing its origins in the Pacific and Europe, the formation of Green parties around the world and their electoral success and the history of the Green Party of the United States.
Katrina spoke about the local party, its mission and activities, past elections and ballot access.
They both touch on the Green Party of Pennsylvania and issues such as healthcare, fracking and ballot access reform.
Their presentation lasted about twenty five minutes and was follows by twenty minutes of questions from students about fund-raising, membership, administration, cooperation with other third parties, the relation of the Green Party and Socialism, to name just a few.
For the past few years Professor Ward has invited the Green Party to speak to his class, along with other local environmental organizations.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania quarterly meeting will be held on November 16, from 11am to 3:30 pm, at the Friends Meeting House in Harrisburg.
The address and link for directions are found below.
Please join us as we review the 2013 election results and plan for 2014. There will be a campaign school running from 9 am to 5 pm. More details will follow.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Harrisburg Friends Meeting1100 North 6th St (at the corner of 6th and Herr Streets)
Harrisburg, PA, 17102-1403
Those in the Allegheny County area interested in attending can contact Robert at
412-784-0256 or email us at
info at gpoac.org
Minutes for the October 10, 2013 General Assembly Meeting. Click 'Read More' for the full minutes.
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Green Party calls “Healthy PA” a privatization scheme
Corbett’s proposal should be rejected by federal government
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA [www.gpofpa.org]) is calling out Governor Tom Corbett for once again playing politics with people’s lives, this time in the healthcare arena. Announced on September 16, Corbett's proposed “Healthy PA" would be a drastic diversion from the Medicaid expansion provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“The misleadingly named ‘Healthy PA’ moves in the wrong direction, toward privatization, which is good for corporations intent on making profit,” said Lehigh Valley Greens’ Martin Boksenbaum “not so good for people.”
As the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center [http://pennbpc.org/governor-corbett’s-‘healthy-pa’-plan-summary] states, "Individuals newly eligible for Medicaid with incomes from 0-133% of the
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