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Green Party Members say, “Fund schools without property tax increase”

The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) objects to Mayor Michael Nutter's budget for Fiscal 2016 because it heaps the cost of school services upon poor and working people. Meeting on April 22 at Cavanaugh's Restaurant in University City, Green Party members rejected Nutter's proposed tax increases and urged Philadelphia's City Council to tax the wealthy to pay for the public education of future citizens. Read more>>

Green Party of England and Wales candidate Andrew Boswell elected to city council

Breaking News: Voters in the city of Norwich have elected Green Party of England and Wales candidate Andrew Boswell to city council. Boswell took over 56% of the popular vote, becoming the new representative for Nelson ward. The victory means there are now 15 Green Party councilors elected in Norwich!

Walt Nestler’s Tour de District

A newly released video from the campaign provides a summary of the thought-provoking “toxic tour” of the 18th NY City Council District hosted by Walt Nestler. The video follows the route of this bus tour as it makes stops at various contaminated sites. At each stop, Walt explains what the issues are and what should be done.
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Howie Hawkins Submits Over Double Signatures Needed

Says Events Since He Announced Last Month Underscores the Reasons for Electing a Green Party Member to Common Council

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for 4th District Councilor, today submitted an independent nominating petition with 531 signatures, more the double the 253 needed for a position on the ballot for the November 3 general election.

"When I announced my candidacy a month ago and called for a stronger living wage law, I noted that it was shameful that the parking garage workers had to sue the city to get their living wage. Two weeks later we found out that the city administration had found a loophole in the living wage law and last April cut the parking garage workers‚ wages by two dollars below the living wage standard. We have not heard one word of protest from any of the common councilors, including the Democratic incumbent in the 4th district, Thomas Seals, for whom the living wage is supposed to be his signature issue. This development underscores the need to elect a Green to the city council who is independent of the Democratic majority and will not be silent and just go along with the Democratic administration, no matter what it does," Hawkins said.

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