CV: The Pennsylvania Green Party will convene in Wilkes-Barre next week to nominate candidates for governor and U.S. Senate. "I'm really excited and flattered that the Northeast was chosen, because I’m proud of my party and I'm proud of Northeastern Pennsylvania," said Wilkes-Barre political activist Carl Romanelli Jr. The Pennsylvania Green Party has grown to almost 17,000 members, 432 of them in Luzerne County alone, Romanelli said. Romanelli and Jay Sweeney, chairman of the Wyoming County Green Party, organized the convention, themed 'Peace is Patriotic: A Green Party Plan for American Security. " The event is open to the public, and the goal is to promote the Green Party and its anti-Iraq war platform.
I think this is great. I can't remember any political party having a state convention in W-B. I just might check out the Friday night cocktail party.
Schedule of Events highlights
Main Ballroom at the Genetti's
9:30 am Opening Ceremony - Skip Mendler - Wayne County
10:00 am Ballot Access Coalition/Voter's Choice ActDiscussion will include the recent Ballot Access Lawsuit Bob Small - Delaware County, Ken Krawchuk - Libertarian Party
Ken Krawchuck provided most of the fun in the last round of governors debates.
10:45 am Democracy Rising - Kathleen Daugherty - Co-Founder Democracy Rising Pa
11:30 am Counter-Recruiting and the Selective Service Law - Victoria Ross - Susquehanna County
1:30 pm Poetry Reading - Jim Spak Poet/Activist (Host) - Luzerne County
Jim Spak reading poetry? He may outdo the Vogons:
Saturday Evening Speakers
6:00 pm Carl Romanelli - Luzerne County Green Party "Columbia and the Need for a more Enlightened Foreign Policy"
7:00 pm Malik Rahim- "Katrina Response and the Continuing Struggle Against Racism"
8:00 PM Featured Speaker - Michael Berg The father of Nicholas Berg, who was executed in Iraq. Michael Berg is running for Congress in Delaware as a Green. He will tell his story and why he is running as a Green.
Sunday February 26
9 am - Noon Green Party Business Meeting
Noon - Lunch - Speaker Kevin Zeese - An Independent Unity Run for Senate - Peace, Justice, Democracy and Prosperity
1 - 4 pm Nominations
20 minutes ago