Archive for February, 2013

Upcoming Events – “Why Pennsylvania Needs a Green Party” February 14, 2013

If you think that the Republicans and Democrats are not addressing the real problems facing our nation, then you should come and hear about a genuine alternative. Carl Romanelli, the Chair of the PA Chapter of the Green Party, will speak on “Why Pennsylvania Needs a Green Party”. His talk will be on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7 pm on the campus of SRU, Spotts Auditorium.

Mr. Romanelli has said, “Much is said about the influence of special interest money in politics, but rarely does anyone point out that the WORST of the special interests are the Republican and Democratic parties … As one party is elected out of office, our so called leaders walk out of Congress and into lucrative positions with the lobbies and then the “new” elected officials move from K St to Congress under the illusion of change.”

The Green Party’s name refers to their original and ongoing concern for a sustainable environment in all of its facets.  Carl says, “Sustainability is the idea that policy and economy be designed to last, and to be in areas of economy that we really need. For example, we believe that single payer health coverage is sustainable and allows the economy to produce jobs where they are needed, in health care rather than insurance.

Carl Romanelli has held several positions in the Green Party locally and nationally and has served as a delegate to international conferences. He ran for the Senate in 2006. He is originally from the Wilkes-Barre area and has two sons.

This lecture and discussion is sponsored by Sustainable Slippery Rock, a central clearing house of organizations in the area that foster sustainability, and the Political Science Dept of SRU.