Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, at Break Free Pacific North West Indigenous Day of Action, March Point, Anacortes, WA.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says the two-party system is broken, and that we should vote our values, not our fears. Video courtesy of AJ+.
Vice, May 23, 2016
How the Green Party Is Cashing In on the Bernie Sanders Revolution
by John Surico
The merch line at the Left Forum -- an annual lecture series for the progressive- and radical-minded, held this weekend at New York City’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice -- was stocked for the revolution. Scattered copies of proto-liberal books, like Michelle Alexander’s New Jim Crow, and Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine littered the table, next to rows of Che Guevara gear and pro-Palestine paraphernalia. Alongside the expected swag, stacks of shirts were emblazoned with the newest symbol of the American far left: the bushy eyebrows and mad-scientist mop of Bernie Sanders.
“The Left Forum is usually about one thing every year,” said Scott Caplan, a 59-year-old activist who serves as an officer for an array of Democratic clubs in New York. “For the past few, it’s been Occupy Wall Street. But this year, it’s Bernie.”
“Not necessarily all pro-Bernie,” he added. “Just what to do about him.”
Jill Stein, May 19, 2016
I had an incredibly inspiring weekend, which I want to tell you all about.
But first, some bad news: April 2016 was the hottest April on record - the 7th straight month to break global heat records, and the 3rd straight month to break them by record margins.
2016 is on track to be the hottest year ever, if temperatures continue to soar above the current hottest year on record: 2015.
US government agencies are now warning that if current trends continue, sea levels may rise 9 feet by 2050 - with devastating consequences for the massive numbers of people now living in coastal areas.
The New York Daily News, May 17, 2016
Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein slams the system, law-breaking Obama, “Frankenstein” Trump and “corporate” Hillary Clinton
by Gersh Kuntzman
The American electorate is angry. Two parties are nominating candidates with historically high negatives. Everyone is crying out for another choice on the ballot.
So why is the Green Party candidate polling at 2%?
That was my first question to that very Green Party candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, in the midst of an election season that reveals a weird disconnect in our politics: the system is broken, yet voters don’t seem to want it fixed.
“I’m at 2% because the political system is designed to suppress political opposition,” Stein said, predictably. “I’m talking about the money it takes to get on the ballot, the rules of ballot access, the rules of debates in which the Democratic and Republican parties control the presidential debate commission itself. When you factor in corporate collusion, it difficult to be heard.”
Romper, May 16, 2016
Why Are Bernie Sanders Supporters Voting For Jill Stein? She’s An Anti-Establishment Choice
by Becky Bracken
As Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' run for the Democratic nomination is all but symbolic at this point because of delegate math, his supporters are increasingly rejecting the idea of shifting their support to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Instead, they're taking a close look at Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate. So why are Bernie Sanders supporters supporting Jill Stein? Because she's not Clinton, who has all the baggage of decades of being labeled as "corrupt" by her foes and the media and a less-than-inspiring campaign style. Stein has also been pretty smart about seeing an opening to court Sanders' enthusiastic legions of followers who deeply believe that a political revolution is the only solution to the problems facing America.
Stein reached out to Sanders after his loss in the New York primary, which dealt his candidacy what many viewed as the final delegate death blow. She wrote an open letter asking Sanders to join her on a unity ticket, slamming Clinton and the Democratic National Committee for rigging the system against his campaign, according to her website:
The Rock Newman Show on WHUT-TV, Howard University Television, in Washington, D.C., interviewed Jill Stein about her presidential campaign. The complete video runs 58 minutes.
MintPress News, May 11, 2016
Jill Stein And The Green Party Set To Break Out In 2016
by Aaron Posey
Both the Republican and Democratic parties have all but decided upon their nominees for the 2016 presidential race. But with the presumptive nominees being the likes of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many voters, and even top GOP members, are voicing their concern over a lack of real options.
For the more progressive voters not represented by these candidates, there is hope.
Dr. Jill Stein is currently in the process of securing her second consecutive nomination with the Green Party. Although her 2012 candidacy yielded a small percentage of the popular vote with 0.36%, the 469,627 people who punched her name on the ballot or wrote her in helped her become the most successful female presidential candidate in U.S. history.
Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she supported the call by religious, labor, civil and independent political leaders for a Jubilee to reduce and restructure Puerto Rico’s debt.
Stein supports extending bankruptcy laws to cover Puerto Rico, a protection that already exists for individual states. Stein also noted that as a commonwealth, Puerto Rico is unable to access various international debt relief programs.
The Brunswick Times Record, May 10, 2016
Green Party candidate offers views
Makes stop in Brunswick
by Douglas McIntire
Green Party presidential candidate and physician Jill Stein made a swing through Brunswick on Friday, before heading to the Maine Green Independent Party convention in Portland on Saturday. Recruited into the party in 2001, Stein made a run for the White House in 2012, garnering more votes than any other female to run for the Oval Office.
Speaking at a private residence on Page Street, where the atmosphere was light and informal, Stein said that leading up to the 2012 nomination, “I wanted nothing to do with politics or any political party up until then.”
The Harvard-educated Massachusetts resident said she became active politically as a doctor after seeing conditions like asthma, obesity, cancers, learning disabilities, heart attacks and strokes become epidemics.