Third parties, independent parties – whatever you call them – all tend to draw pointed reactions from political activists. Are they simple distractions or brave bulwarks of democracy, regardless of the number of votes they garner?
The League of Women Voters of Abington-Cheltenham-Jenkintown is holding a panel discussion, “Where ARE the Third Party Candidates on the PA Ballot?” this Sunday, Sept. 20, as part of their Fall Kick-Off.
The event is being held at the auditorium in Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway in Jenkintown (next to Whole Foods) from 4 to 6 p.m. (social hour from 4 to 5 p.m.).
The panel, which is set for 5 p.m., will comprise lawyers Oliver Hall, founder and executive director of The Center for Competitive Democracy, and Paul Rossi, who represented the Green and Libertarian Parties in a recent successful lawsuit that overturned a burdensome signature requirement for independent parties to gain ballot access in PA.