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Green Party offers viable alternatives in tomorrow's election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2010
I.K. Samways, email@example.com, 412-215-9161
Katrina Brabham, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-323-9577
GREEN PARTY OF PENNSYLVANIA
As the exchange of missives between the two large corporate-dominated parties intensifies while the campaign season for the November 2010 general election winds down, the Green Party of Pennsylvania continues to offer a viable alternative that puts people before profits, and forwards a prospect of real change instead of the tiresome rhetoric and empty promises of the status quo.
"Our six candidates have worked very hard to knock on doors and hit the ground with a message of optimism and future-focus that Pennsylvanians are receiving as a much-needed breath of fresh air," says I.K. Samways, the Chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania. "The specter of Bonusgate left a lot of dispirited and disillusioned voters in and around Philadelphia, and we've responded by offering the very forward-looking and groundbreaking State House campaigns of Ed Bonsell in Montgomery County, Skip Moyer in Bucks County and Hugh Giordano in Philly proper to give voters some much-needed alternatives. Hugh in particular could well make history by winning in a very heavily Democratic district (the 194th) or at least giving them a very serious run for their deep-pocketed, corporate-dominated money. Up in the Lehigh Valley, Dr. Rex D'Agostino has been endorsed by Clean Water Action and is turning heads with his innovative ideas for clean energy policies that would send the oil and gas companies packing to a more appropriate place far removed from the corridors of power in Harrisburg." As Moyer points out, "There are so many solutions we do not use."
The Green Party and its candidates, indeed, are focusing squarely on issues of importance to the well-being of Pennsylvanians and their reality on the ground. For instance, the wrangling in Harrisburg between Governor Ed Rendell and the Republican legislative caucus over Marcellus Shale extraction comes as small comfort to those residents of Pennsylvania whose future health and safety is at stake. "Ed Rendell and the General Assembly quibble over an extraction tax while our water resources are squandered and our communities divided. We need a 21st Century clean energy policy," remarks Jay Sweeney, who is running for State House in the 111th District in northeastern Pennsylvania. "We do not need to destroy the earth and our environment to meet our energy needs. No more drilling! No more fracking! No more mountain top removal!"
Ed Bortz, who is running for U.S. Congress in the traditionally Democratic 14th District in and around Pittsburgh, wants to lift the fog in Washington that has descended upon that city thanks to the corporations and lobbyists who virtually own the U.S. Capitol. "As your Congress person from Pittsburgh, I will confront the Corporate Parties in Washington who mortgage our futures and well-being of our children and grandchildren by blindly dumping trillions of our tax dollars on war and Wall Street bailouts," he resolutely indicates. "Our nation needs to fund a 21st Century educational system, transit, green energy projects, housing, and healthcare for everyone... this is where sustainable jobs can be created."
The Green Party of Pennsylvania proudly offers the following six candidates as more than worthy choices to bring meaningful change to the cultures of complacency, corruption and inertia in both Washington and Harrisburg:
For the U.S. House of Representatives:
Ed Bortz, District 14 (Pittsburgh and environs),
For the Pennsylvania General Assembly (State House):
Ed Bonsell, District 53 (Montgomery County), www.edbonsell.com
Jay Sweeney, District 111 (northeastern PA), www.jaysweeney.org
Skip Moyer, District 145 (Bucks County), www.newmenu.org/charlesmoyer
Rex D'Agostino, District 183 (Lehigh Valley), www.rexdagostino.com
Hugh Giordano, District 194 (Philadelphia), www.hughgiordano.com
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. The Green Party of Pennsylvania stands for grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecology.
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