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October 18, 2012 | Associated Press
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Cheri Honkala, a veteran Philadelphia antipoverty activist and Green Party vice presidential nominee, was arrested along with her running mate as they tried to enter the debate site Tuesday afternoon. Police said that Honkala and Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, were charged with disorderly conduct. The Green Party said in a statement that Stein and Honkala were walking with supporters toward the Hofstra University campus when they were met by uniformed police officers.
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October 22, 2002 | By Chris Gray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Morrill, the Green Party's first gubernatorial candidate to make the Pennsylvania ballot, carries no illusions about how he'll do when the votes come in on Nov. 5. It will be a crushing defeat. But the longtime West Reading community activist has been telling audiences at college campuses and rallies around the state that he will hold a victory party on election night - to celebrate a third party that he believes is coming into its own. "For me, it's not about winning the governor's office," he said.
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July 12, 2012
Cheri Honkala, a welfare-rights activist and former candidate for Philadelphia sheriff, was selected as the running mate for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who announced her choice Wednesday. "Ever since deciding to run for president, I've been thinking about who would have the strength and courage to take up this fight with me," Stein said on her campaign website. "Cheri Honkala has shown tremendous perseverance and leadership, despite remarkable odds. Her selflessness and demonstrated capacity to inspire make her the perfect vice presidential candidate to help me reclaim democracy.
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August 25, 2006 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite two court setbacks in the last two days, Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Carl Romanelli said yesterday he will continue fighting to appear on the November ballot and expects to prevail. Pennsylvania Democrats - who say Republicans are aiding Romanelli in hopes he will siphon votes from Bob Casey's challenge to Republican Sen. Rick Santorum - have challenged the validity of voter signatures collected by the Green Party. The Democrats hope to prove that the Green Party does not have enough valid signatures for Romanelli to get on the ballot.
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August 21, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Ralph Nader has joined Bob Dole and Ross Perot as endorsed presidential candidates a week before Bill Clinton makes it a foursome. Waving green-and-white flags resembling U.S. flags, but spotted with sunflowers instead of stars, members of the tiny Green Party gathered here to nominate consumer activist Nader. Nader, 62, responded Monday night with a rambling speech blasting corporate tax breaks and urging the young to get involved in politics. "It's time this country has a political alternative, a progressive mainstream that defends consumers and workers against corporate welfare," Nader told the 350 people at "Green Gathering '96. " They rose to their feet to wave placards and chant "Go Ralph, go!"
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September 8, 2012 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jill Stein, a physician and environmental health advocate from Massachusetts, is running for president on the Green Party ticket. One of several third-party contenders, Stein, 62, is on the ballot in 34 states and is seeking ballot status in 15 others (she's a write-in in Georgia). Cheri Honkala, the Philadelphia advocate for the homeless and an antipoverty crusader, is Stein's vice-presidential running mate. Neither Stein, nor Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson have been invited to participate during this season's debates.
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June 26, 2000 | By Maria Recio, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Ralph Nader, for years the grim-faced bearer of warnings to consumers, responded to Green Party delegates who nominated him for president yesterday with the smiling, hand-waving, baby-kissing enthusiasm of a seasoned politician. Nader handily won the party's nomination against two little-known rivals and immediately promised the convention crowd of more than 1,000 that he would wage a competitive fight against the Democratic and Republican candidates. "America wants a change - a change from the dominance of the two major political parties which offer little more than Band-Aids for the nation's problems of health, child poverty, job security and a multitude of other ills that linger from election to election without solution," said Nader, who was also the party's candidate in 1996 but who barely campaigned.
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August 24, 2012
HARRISBURG - The Green Party has gotten its national ticket onto the Pennsylvania ballot. State elections officials on Thursday approved placing the names of Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala on the ballot as the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates. Stein is a Harvard-educated physician who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor in 2002. Honkala is a longtime citizen activist in Philadelphia. Officials approved the party's nomination petitions this month, but paperwork confirming that Stein and Honkala are the candidates was not finalized until Thursday.
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October 9, 2012
Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. SUNDAYS are for laundry in Cheri Honkala's Kensington rowhouse, but this Sunday she's sidetracked, sitting on a comfy red loveseat, chatting with some friends. They're discussing how Honkala, 49, a well-known advocate for the poor and homeless, hopes to become one of the nation's most powerful people next month. She's the Green Party's vice-presidential candidate. "I really need to do laundry," Honkala says, her cellphone ringing constantly.
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July 15, 2012 | By Brian Witte, Associated Press
BALTIMORE - A doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor a decade ago won the chance to challenge him again on Saturday, this time as the Green Party's presidential nominee. Jill Stein, an internist from Lexington, Mass., acknowledges that her candidacy is a super long shot. Still, she notes that a growing number of people are expressing frustration with the two major political parties, and she cites the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example of that. "We are in it to win it, but we're also in it to build it, and those are both wins in my book," Stein, 62, said in an interview at the Green Party's convention in Baltimore.
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September 14, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Open debates to Johnson, Stein I agree with Michael Smerconish's column advocating opening up the presidential debates to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, but also to the Green Party's Jill Stein ("Open debates to Libertarians," Sunday). I expect that most people are tired of the litany of lies and might be willing to hold their noses while voting for either of the main candidates. I want to go a step further and vote for Stein, a competent, honest, intelligent, and caring candidate, and her vice presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka.
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August 9, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Give third parties some coverage Why does the Inquirer continue to pretend there are only two parties running candidates for president ("Pa. ballot will include five parties," Wednesday)? Your coverage has made it clear that the majority of potential voters don't want either one. The Libertarian Party has its strongest ticket ever with former Govs. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts. There will be numerous other choices on Pennsylvania's ballot and candidates who can be written in. The missing ingredient for informed choices in November is sufficient media coverage.
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July 30, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Justine McDaniel, and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
In the end, it was hardly Days of Rage. After protesters breached security fences, blocked entrances, and stood, hundreds strong, outside the Wells Fargo Center each night of the Democratic National Convention , police and delegates braced for another evening of raucous demonstrations as Hillary Clinton prepared to take the stage Thursday. A crowd of upwards of 500 did, indeed, swell again outside the convention site Thursday night, and chanted "Feel the Bern" near the security fences.
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July 28, 2016
Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was an obvious choice for a convention striving to be one - and much more apropos than his "America," the adopted theme of the Bernie Sanders insurgency. Fans couldn't help but notice, however, that Simon had chosen a number that was sung by his estranged former partner Art Garfunkel, of whom he recently told NPR, "Quite honestly, we don't get along. " Simon's rendition was in that way analogous to the Democratic National Convention: a paean to building a bridge sung over the unmistakable crackle of a burning one. Much depends on the Democrats' ability to cobble together this particular piece of infrastructure.
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July 28, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITER
A crowd of "Bernie or Bust" supporters shifted their cheers Tuesday to Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who stepped onstage near City Hall and into the space between the victorious Clinton camp and the loyalists determined to keep the Sanders movement alive. "Our hearts are with him, our hearts are with you," she told a cheering crowd. "Whatever happens, you know my campaign is here. " The group of passionate Sanders loyalists represented a faction of his camp that says it would go Green in November without Sanders, ignoring Democrats' fears that Donald Trump could win the presidency if the party splits.
NEWS
June 3, 2016
By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan Is it time for a third party? This question is asked every four years, but it is moot. A third-party candidate representing the Libertarian Party will be on the ballot in all 50 states. There will also be a Green Party candidate on the ballot in many but not all states. So that's four parties. The real question is whether there is a hill of beans' worth of difference between the two major parties. Maybe what we really need is a viable second party, because from any objective point of view, the Republicans and the Democrats care about only one thing: the acquisition of power.
NEWS
January 20, 2016
FOR SOME PEOPLE, politics is easy as baseball. Participants have "positions" and wear a team uniform - Democratic Party blue, Republican Party red, Green Party beige. (Just kidding - green.) For other people, politics is as indecipherable as algebra, except that in algebra, values are constant. They don't shift with the political winds. This year's alarming bumper crop of presidential candidates has made it exciting for political junkies, but the explosion of Republicans seeking the presidency has confused people who don't have the time (or the interest)
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October 20, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
As most political races in Philadelphia (the mayor's fray, for one) slide toward sleepy Nov. 3 conclusions, voters may want to remember that not all is said and done. The competition is still thriving for two City Council seats, spots reserved by law for the minority party. Traditionally they are held by Republicans, and incumbent Councilmen David Oh and Dennis O'Brien are hoping that holds true. But a contingent of outsider candidates is working against the tide, trying to capture the same wave that in the May 19 primary led to the ouster of two Democratic councilmen who had party backing.
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October 3, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh's efforts to raise money for his reelection campaign have turned into something of a hot mess. A disagreement over who may have botched the wording of those fund-raising efforts had Oh and his own campaign consultant each reaching out Thursday to complain to the Philadelphia Board of Ethics. Oh, a Republican seeking a second term as an at-large councilman, was most concerned about how a GoFundMe.com appeal to campaign donors was worded. That website, which was deactivated Thursday, said donors who pledged $250 or more would get "A chance to meet Councilman David Oh and his staff as they prepare for an exciting day in the Council's chambers.
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August 5, 2015 | Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The deadline for independent candidates to file petitions for the November election passed Monday with a handful of candidates saying they hoped to beat the odds in a city with a virtual one-party rule. In the mayor's race, Democratic nominee Jim Kenney and Republican nominee Melissa Murray Bailey are being challenged by, among others, a Mount Airy newspaper publisher and a Walmart employee from Germantown. A former member of Mayor Nutter's administration and a science teacher are among those joining the City Council at-large fray.
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