Invitation to Green Party Presidential Forum

 The Green Party of Philadelphia invites you to our Presidential Forum on January 23 at 7 pm, held both on Zoom and in person at 3074 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134. The forum will address pressing societal issues, including housing, addiction, family separations, incarceration, disabilities, and the challenges faced by English-as-a-second-language immigrants.

The Presidential Forum participants include:

Jasmine Sherman

Randy Toler

Daví (DeShaun Davis)

Jorge Zavala

(Jill Stein invited, awaiting confirmation)

Presidential Candidate Jasmine Sherman, known for their dedication to marginalized communities, will speak. Sherman has led Greater Charlotte Rise, a mutual aid organization, for over 6 years.

This event offers a platform for engaging with community concerns. Attendees, whether in person or on Zoom, can ask direct questions and expect substantive answers.

Event Details:

Date: January 23, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign’s Office, 3074 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134

Jasmine Sherman for President
Nisha Gooch



  • Political Issues

More Green Facility Groundbreaking in Nusantara as Investors Are Optimistic

NUSANTARA, Indonesia, Dec 22, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Indonesia’s new capital city, Nusantara, in East Kalimantan, is developing fast as more construction of green infrastructure and facilities has been launched this year.

The ongoing infrastructure development in Indonesia's new capital city located in Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The fourth wave of construction is underway amid ongoing infrastructure development in Indonesia’s new capital city Nusantara, in East Kalimantan. [IMAGE: ANTARA FOTO]

On Wednesday (Dec 20), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) launched the fourth wave of project construction in Nusantara, including green buildings developed by the government and private parties (PPPs). The President also inaugurated the first stone laying at the Central General Hospital (RSUP), opening construction in the Nusantara Superblock.

Nusantara will be green, sustainable, and resilient. The Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) is emphasizing a green city concept, for which the government has mandated 65 percent of Nusantara’s area as tropical forest, 10 percent for green and food production areas, and 25 percent for urban areas.

Widodo said all parties are enthusiastic about building facilities in Nusantara’s business, health, and sports zones. The series of groundbreakings are carried out to encourage all parties investing in Nusantara and the developers to start construction immediately.

Project construction that has been started includes the presidential and vice presidential palaces, ministerial housing complex, housing for state apparatus and military/police members, Bank Indonesia (BI) office complex, and the Mentawir nursery.

Other projects include a solar power plant to generate electricity for the capital city, the construction of the PSSI National Training Center supported by FIFA, and supporting infrastructure such as an airport, three private hospitals, one general hospital, an international school, a local elementary school revitalization, hotels, apartments, a shopping center, and a toll road connecting Balikpapan to Nusantara.

One of the prominent green projects is the five-star Hotel Nusantara, which has progressed 34 percent to date. The hotel, with nine floors and 191 rooms, has an area of 20,164 square meters with a building height of 43.10 meters.

The government has estimated that infrastructure development in Nusantara requires a budget of Rp466 trillion (around US$ 30 billion). At least 20 percent of this infrastructure budget will come from the government, while 80 percent is expected to come through Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes.

The Indonesian government also opens its doors to foreign investors who want to invest in Nusantara. Indonesia lauded the fast movement of several domestic investors to invest and start development in the capital city area. The President conveyed this during the groundbreaking of the Pakuwon Nusantara superblock in early November.

The President said that at least 130 investors from Singapore have come to see Nusantara in person, as well as investors from South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates. He believes many more investors will come to experience Nusantara as it develops, especially after the toll road and airport are completed.

Issued by:
Ministry of Communication and Information (KOMINFO)
Written by Kenzu Tandiah, Edited by Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
Copyright (c) Antara 2023

Topic: Press release summary

Charles D Green Jr’s New Book, “34 But Dealing with Eighteen,” is a Fascinating Tale That Explores the Highs & Lows Every Young Man Faces Throughout Their Life’s Journey

 Fulton Books author Charles D Green Jr has completed his most recent book, “34 But Dealing With Eighteen: Every Young Man’s Struggle”: a compelling tale based around the author’s own experiences that brings to life the situations that young men experience on a daily basis between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four.

An Arkansas native, Charles Green currently leads operations for the Young Leaders of Today’s Dream organization (YLTD). Through this platform, he has provided leadership to teens and young adults, and has spoken to high schools, colleges, and small groups about continuously improving their life through strategy, consistency, and following God.

Based on realistic circumstances, situations, and life’s vicissitudes, Charles Green’s indispensable fictional story gently displays life’s lessons of a young man and how they ultimately serve as the pathway to triumph. Charles’s soliloquy is from the perspective that continuous growth is a result of mistakes, evaluation, course correction, and moving forward with faith in God.

Charles shares, “From inception to completion, each chapter enables the reader to identify with themselves: a son, a stepson, an adopted son, a nephew, a cousin, a brother, or a father that is searching for a path with less bruises. We come to find that each circumstance within this book is not a coincidence but a building block of self-evaluation, reflection, and becoming better. Some have said that self- evaluation is one of the most difficult tasks for a person, but without it, we bypass opportunities of becoming or acquiring the things of God. True growth is when there is an adamant critique for both sides of the coin.”

Published by Fulton Books, Charles D Green Jr’s book is an opportunity to self-reflect and remember the lessons learned while growing up in southwest Arkansas. Expertly paced and thought-provoking, “34 But Dealing With Eighteen” welcomes readers from all walks of life to consider various lessons, and serves as a reminder that each young man has the opportunity to be great.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “34 But Dealing With Eighteen: Every Young Man’s Struggle” online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

Please direct all media inquiries to Author Support via email at or via telephone at 877-210-0816.

Fulton Books
Media Relations



  • Books

Governor Green and announce housing support for Maui

Key Takeaways

– will provide free, temporary stays for at least 1,000 people displaced by the wildfires in Maui.
– will work with nonprofit organizations like Maui Economic Opportunity and Global Empowerment Mission to connect people to stays.


Governor Josh Green, M.D. and have announced a commitment to provide free, temporary stays for at least 1,000 people displaced by the Maui wildfires. will work with its network of Airbnb Hosts and organizations in the state of Hawaiʻi to connect people to temporary housing in the coming days and weeks.

We are so incredibly appreciative of the outpouring of community support for Maui in offering their properties to house those deeply affected by the Maui fires. This is aloha in action.

Governor Green

With thousands in need of temporary housing following the devastating wildfires in Maui, will work with nonprofit organizations like Maui Economic Opportunity to connect people with temporary housing. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis.

Since the fires began, has been in close conversations with Governor Green, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Human Services, and the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency to assess needs on the ground and determine how best to provide support. Based on the guidance received, is working to connect people impacted by the wildfires with emergency stays in parts of Maui and the surrounding areas that are deemed safe. These stays are funded by Airbnb, Inc., donors to, and the generosity of Hosts.

How it will work

Stays for people in need of temporary housing will be facilitated by Airbnb staff volunteers, Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO), Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), and other trusted nonprofits and government entities, who will review the eligibility of potential guests and help connect them with stays.

We are so grateful for our collaboration with Weve been on the ground in Maui since day 2 of the historic fires. The most important need here is housing. This short-term housing program gives families an ability to leave shelters and start the stabilization and healing process for the next phase of their lives.

Michael Capponi, Founder and President, Global Empowerment Mission

How to help

Governor Green and urge compassionate people interested in supporting this effort to:

  • Offer a place to stay: Anyone with a home or spare room in the state of Hawaiʻi can make it available to survivors for free or at a discount by signing up with
  • Donate to You can also donate to and help fund emergency stays. 100 percent of donations go toward covering the cost of temporary stays for survivors of the wildfires and other crises.

Affected residents does not currently accept requests from individuals for direct emergency assistance. All stays for displaced residents will be coordinated through Airbnb.orgs network of trusted nonprofits and government entities.

The commitment in Maui is part of Airbnb.orgs work to support communities impacted by natural disasters and large-scale crises around the world.

To learn more about and how to support survivors of the Maui wildfires, visit

About Airbnb

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed over 1.5 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.


Airbnb.orgis a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world.Airbnb.orgoperates independently and leverages Airbnb, Inc.s technology, services, and other resources at no charge to carry outAirbnb.orgs charitable purpose. The inspiration began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This sparked a movement and marked the beginning of a program that allows Hosts on Airbnb to provide stays for people in times of need. Since then, the program has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, asylum seekers, andfrontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Hosts have offered to open up their homes and helped provide accommodations to 100,000 people in times of need.Airbnb.orgis a separate and independent entity from Airbnb, Inc. Airbnb, Inc. does not charge service fees forAirbnb.orgsupported stays on its platform.

Flashing Blue or Green Vehicle Lights? What Do They Mean and Who Is Legally Authorized To Use Them?

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn.July 22, 2023PRLog — What do you do when a vehicle with a blue or green flashing light is behind you? Too many cars these days are not reacting to the blue or green lights in fire and ambulance volunteers’ vehicles the same way they would to a siren or emergency vehicle, says Max Sabrin, Deputy Chief/Public Information Officer (PIO) with the Connecticut Fire Police (CFP) organization.

In fact, safely pulling over when you see these flashing emergency lights of first responders has become more of an issue, he suggests, because more drivers seem unfamiliar with how local emergency services operate, especially volunteer fire and emergency medical services.

That’s why the “Blue Light/Green Light Move To The Right” campaign is urging motorists to do their part to help first responders get to the firehouse, ambulance facility, or the scene of an accident, fire, or other emergency.

The “Blue Light/Green Light Move To The Right” campaign reminds motorists that when they’re safely checking their rear-view mirror if they spot an ordinary-looking car flashing a green light (for EMS/ambulance volunteers) or a blue light (for fire department volunteers) to safely pull over whenever possible to let them pass.

These flashing blue or green emergency lights are authorized to the volunteers who staff most of the first responder services available in Connecticut. While these flashing lights are considered “courtesy lights” and by law do not require you to safely pull over for first responders, says Sabrin, it is considered a courtesy to do so to allow these volunteers to get to those in need of their help.

“Some drivers can seem unaware of all that’s going on around them and that’s a dangerous situation for the driver, other people on the roadway, and for our first responders,” explains Sabrin. “That’s why we as first responders strongly urge defensive driving techniques — to always be aware of your surroundings, to slow down, stay off your phones, and accept conditions where the volume of traffic is high,” says Sabrin.

Careless driving can result in accidents and injuries so always be aware and alert whenever you get behind the wheel. Sabrin also warns that careless pedestrians may step out into traffic or be looking at their smartphones, not the surrounding traffic, and that can be extremely dangerous.

Failing to be aware of your surroundings can be dangerous to you and others. Remember: the next time you see a flashing blue or green emergency light of a first responder’s vehicle, that volunteer could be going to help your neighbor, your friend, or your relative — because every second truly counts in an emergency!