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Glenn Davis Files for Philadelphia City Commissioner

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From a political website: On August 3, Glenn Davis filed nomination papers to be the Green Party's candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner, the office that oversees elections. Davis is the chair of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP).

After filing, Davis said, "Philadelphia now has a choice. No one has to vote for the corporate parties. They can now vote for the Green Party candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner. When elected, I will expose corruption in the election system, register more new voters -- especially young voters -- and hold neighborhood informational meetings to encourage voting."

Glenn Davis is running for City Commissioner with six objectives: open all elections to minor parties, end corruption in regulation of elections, a paper record of votes at every polling place, decent pay for polling place officials, registration and education of new voters, and instant run-off voting to achieve majority rule.

"Glenn Davis will engage the neglected voters -- young people, returning citizens, and those who have been alienated from voting by corrupt officials and faulty machines," says Paul Glover, last year's Green Party candidate for governor of Pennsylvania.

Julian Robinson, a sophomore at Community College of Philadelphia and a member of the GPOP City Committee, is working for Glenn Davis' campaign "because I believe in his campaign. I believe that we should have more youth involved in the voting process. Not enough youth vote or run for office. Glenn will reach out to them. I also would like to get rid of the 'Party' button, so that people will vote for individual candidates."

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Another volunteer with the Davis Campaign is Jeremy R. Griffin, a sophomore at Kutztown University, who collected many nomination signatures for Davis. Griffin is an environmental activist and a docent at Wild West Philly. He is working on the campaign for Glenn Davis because, "I am not for the politics of the two corporate parties. As a registered Green Party member, who lives in Philadelphia, I believe that Glenn Davis is a man with truth and morals who I can get behind."

Glenn Davis is a 45-year-old father of three, born and raised in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia. He is on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project. Davis is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has served as the vice-president of Shepard Recreation Advisory Council.

Davis has been active in DecarceratePA, and he walked from Philadelphia's Love Park to the State Capitol in Harrisburg as part of the DecarceratePA march to stop Graterford Prison's expansion.

"Vote for Glenn Davis for Philadelphia City Commissioner," said Cheri Honkala, the Green Party candidate for sheriff in 2011 and for vice president in 2012. Honkala continued, "a vote for Glenn Davis will demonstrate that you are serious about real change in the vital area of clean elections."

Contributions for Glenn Davis' Campaign for Philadelphia City Commissioner may be made here, or by sending a check or money order to "Friends of Glenn Davis," c/o Treasurer Hillary Kane, 5031 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143.
The Green Party is an independent political party based upon grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence and ecological wisdom. For more information about the Green Party, please contact 215-243-7103.

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Chris Robinson is a graduate of Central High School (#219) in Philadelphia, PA. He lives in Germantown and has been an at-large member of the Green Party of Philadelphia (www.gpop.org) City Committee since 2011. Chris Robinson is also a member (more...)
 

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