Sunday, September 10, 2006

Green defense in City Paper

Growing Green

In “Political Deform” [Aug. 16], Chris Potter chooses to mock the Green Party, quoting someone who is no longer a Green.

He should have interviewed Ed Boortz, Allegheny County party secretary, and Titus North, candidate for Congress in the 14th Congressional District, who spent last week in Harrisburg explaining to a judge how they spent day after day along with other Green Party members, collecting thousands of signatures, working hard to see they were meeting requirements. Potter does not focus on the injustice of denying a voice to people who feel betrayed by Democrats and Republicans, held hostage to the “military-industrial-petrochemical-nuclear complex” for the past 50 years.

In spite of this, the Green Party of Allegheny County continues to grow, and we are waiting for an intelligent analysis of the present system that will bring about campaign reform by the local media.

— Liz Hughes, vice-chair
Allegheny County Greens

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