On Monday, November 21st two Greens, Dr. Titus North and Robert Piemme, spoke at a University of Pittsburgh Environmental Non-Profit class about the Green Party, environmentalism and elections.
Titus North was a Green Candidate in 2006 and 2008 for US Congress in PA's 14th district and the 2005 Green Candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh. He spoke about his past campaigns, the effects of war on the environment and the
The Green Party of Pennsylvania will holds a state committee meeting on Saturday, December 3rd in Breezewood, Pennsylvania from 11 AM to 4 PM.
The meeting will mainly focus on election strategy in 2012, but will also include plans for the upcoming State Convention in February and a review of the November 2011 Green campaigns.
We invite all Greens, progressives, environmentalists and everyone interested too attend.
Saturday, December 3 · 11:00am - 4:30pm
Holiday Inn Express
16503 Lincoln Highway (US 30)
In 2011 there was one Green Party candidate running for office in Allegheny County and a total of four Greens running statewide.
Office: Borough Council, Aspinwall PA
On the Ballot: Yes
Current Office: Inspector of Elections for Aspinwall
Election date: 11/08/2011
Number of Seats: 3
Number of Candidates: 4
Length of Term: 4
Office: Sheriff of Philadelphia
On the Ballot: Yes
Current Office: None
Election date: 11/08/2011
Number of Seats: 1
Number of Candidates: 3
We will hold our regular, monthly meeting for December on Thursday, December 1st from 7 to 9 PM. We invite all Greens, as well as supporters, friends, activist and first time visitors to attend this gathering.
A copy of the agenda is posted below. As always, we will have some refreshments. Please join us if you are able.
Thursday, December 1, 2011/ Starts 7PM Ends 9 PM
Where- Citizens Power building, located at 2121 Murray Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2105 (on the second floor) from 7 to 9 PM
Dear friends of the Green Party of Allegheny County,
we are working on a brand new website that will include regular articles, updates on our events and gatherings, local progressive news and will feature a blog, photos, videos and much more.
We are asking for your help in two ways:
1.The GPoAC is putting together a newsletter and we are looking for a name. Several ideas have been submitted to us so far. If you have a suggestion, please let us know! In December we will have a consultative poll to see what name(s) are the most popular and will choose a name at our December 1st meeting.
2.Secondly, we are looking for current members of the Green Party to share their story of why they are Greens. We are asking people to submit their own personal story of why they choose to be “Green”, how they came to join the Green Party, their involvement in progressive action -in short a mini biography of “Why I Am a Green.” These stories will be posted on our newly updates website. We also ask that you send us a photo of yourself to include in the story.
Thank you very much,
Secretary, Green Party of Allegheny County
_ Robert Piemme, current secretary of the Green Party of Allegheny County, ran for one of three seats on the Borough of Aspinwall Council against three other candidates.
Mr. Piemme has lived in Aspinwall since 1997 with his family and joined the Green Party in December 2009.
Running against three incumbents, two Democrats and a Republican, he focused his campaign on key town issues: traffic/ street layout issues and tree removal. Mr. Piemme also spoke out against what some residents saw as unfair ordinances.
The following is a newspaper article taken from the Post Gazette
House panel OKs drilling rules
Local ordinances would be voided under plan put forth by Republicans
Thursday, November 03, 2011
By Laura Olson, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG -- Local rules for gas drilling would be null and void under the Marcellus Shale legislation swiftly approved by a House panel on Wednesday, highlighting a key obstacle in crafting a drilling oversight measure.
The bill's party-line vote immediately drew criticism for the meeting's hasty announcement hours after a draft of the measure was posted on the General Assembly's website.
Help a local Green candidate in Allegheny County get elected!
Robert Piemme, the current Secretary of the GPOAC and a long time peace, disarmament and UNICEF activist is running for a seat on Aspinwall borough council, the town where he has lived since 1997. He is one of four candidates (two Democrats and a Republican) running for three 4 year term seats.
Mr. Piemme has received positive results from his campaign and was recently featured in the October 27th issue of the Herald Newspaper.
We are looking for volunteers to help past out campaign cards outside the voting stations in Aspinwall on election day, Tuesday November 8th. Even you can only volunteer for an hour, it is deeply appreciated. Voting is from 7 AM to 8 PM. Results should be in by 9 PM. A small gathering, with refreshments, will be held at Robert's house from 7:30 to 9:30.
If you are interested, please contact Robert at 412-784-0256 or email him at rob.piemme at yahoo.com
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