Jill to Oregon Audience: "Fight for the Greater Good"

The Corvallis Gazette-Times, January 22, 2016

Stein Wants Corvallis to Go Green

Green Party presidential hopeful Jill Stein spoke to a receptive audience of about 100 people in Corvallis on Thursday night, urging them to quit voting for “the lesser evil” and cast a ballot for genuine political change.

Stein, a Massachusetts physician who was the party’s nominee in 2012 and will seek the nod again at the Green nominating convention in August, gave an hourlong stump speech at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

She spent some of that time laying out her platform, which is built around the traditional Green Party values of environmentalism, nonviolence and social justice. But she devoted most of her talk to persuading voters who feel trapped by the two-party system that a third-party candidate like her could actually win -- eventually.

Jill Stein: "Tireless, Fearless, and Just Won't Stop"

University of North Carolina Asheville Blue Banner news editor Larisa Karr interviewed Jill during her November campaign tour of the state. The Blue Banner has now posted the video and full transcript of the interview.

 

Dr. Jill Stein is tireless, fearless and just won’t stop. In between campaigning in the United States and going to Paris to attend the recent COP21 conference, the Green Party Presidential Candidate sat down with the Banner last semester to discuss student loans, America’s foreign policy, and why she was handcuffed to a chair for hours during the last Presidential debate.


Six Months Ahead of Schedule, Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein Has Qualified For Federal Matching Funds

January 12th, Boston, Massachusetts

Today Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced that she has raised enough money to qualify for federal matching funds for the 2016 presidential race.

The announcement followed an intense week of fundraising in which Stein volunteers manned virtual phonebanks and solicited support via email and Facebook appeals.  Their goal was to reach a threshold of $5000 in matchable funds from at least 20 states. On Wednesday, volunteers cheered as the last seven states crossed the finish line, giving Stein a total of 21 qualified states.

Stein qualified for matching funds almost six months earlier than in the 2012 race. 

Once the Federal Election Commission approves the paperwork, all donations received by Stein will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a limit of $250 per donor.

Stein Declares Rahm Emanuel Must Go. Lambasts Key Role of Democrats In Enabling Police Killings of People of Color

Lexington, Massachusetts, Jan. 2, 2016.

Today Dr. Jill Stein joined the growing majority of Chicagoans now calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation after the video tape of the brutal police slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald became public following a recent court order for its release. “Rahm Emanuel has presided over years of extraordinary violence by the Chicago police. Now he is deeply implicated in the 400-day cover-up of a savage police killing, which enabled the Mayor’s 2015 re-election to proceed without the firestorm of protest the video has now unleashed.

Following his re-election, the Mayor himself gaveled through the City Council a $5 million dollar settlement that included silencing the McDonald family. His actions starkly embroil him in a police murder cover-up he either knowingly participated in, or was negligent for not knowing about. Sweeping murder under the rug is behavior we should associate with bygone Chicago Mafia, not the current Chicago mayor. All of this warrants Emanuel’s immediate departure from office, as well as a full investigation.”

As Extreme Weather Death Soars, Congress promotes fossil fuels

As Extreme Weather Deaths Soar, Dr. Jill Stein Decries Climate-Destroying Budget. Calls for Emergency Transition to Renewables.

Despite the claims of a new climate accord in Paris, U.S. political leaders have continued to promote a massive expansion of greenhouse gas emissions while scores were killed this weekend by extreme weather.

“The Obama administration has given us a lot of hot air over climate change. While world leaders in Paris were proclaiming the end of the era of fossil fuels, Obama was giving the green light to a major pipeline project exporting fracked gas and signed off on a Congressional deal to lift the ban on exporting oil,” noted Dr. Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President.

Stein is calling for a Green New Deal to create an emergency transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. The plan includes public control and ownership of a decentralized energy system while ensuring jobs and equity for existing fossil fuel workers and communities most impacted by climate change. This transition pays for itself in savings from public health impacts alone, given the enormous economic benefits of preventing asthma, heart attacks, strokes, cancer and other diseases tied to fossil fuel pollution.

 

As Extreme Weather Deaths Soar, Dr. Jill Stein Decries Climate-Destroying Budget. Calls for Emergency Transition to Renewables

December 30th, Lexington, Massachusetts

Despite the claims of a new climate accord in Paris, U.S. political leaders have continued to promote a massive expansion of greenhouse gas emissions while scores were killed this weekend by extreme weather.

“The Obama administration has given us a lot of hot air over climate change. While world leaders in Paris were proclaiming the end of the era of fossil fuels, Obama was giving the green light to a major pipeline project exporting fracked gas and signed off on a Congressional deal to lift the ban on exporting oil,” noted Dr. Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President.

Breathtaking 2015 behind us! World-changing 2016 ahead!

Season’s greetings from the campaign trail! After the whirlwind of the last 2 months, including 7 states and 2 international gatherings, it’s clearer than ever that the peaceful rebellion is gathering steam.

I’ve never seen so many people ready to break free of the corrupt two-party system, and work together to build an independent political movement for people, planet, and peace over profit.

As urgently as we need this movement – it’s also clear that it will only happen if people like you and me make it happen together.  We are now on the verge of qualifying for federal matching funds, which will massively increase our campaign’s ability to reach the millions of Americans who are looking for a new political home!

Will you give what you can today to help me power up my campaign for 2016?

To clarify the historic opportunities ahead, let me share some excitement from the campaign trail:

Look out Hillary! Presidential candidate intends to be Bernie supporters' Plan B.

Photo Gallery: Jill in Paris and Moscow

Here are some great photos of Jill from the COP21 climate change summit in Paris and the RT 10th anniversary gala in Moscow in December.

 

ph01_Jill_Bataclan.jpgJill Stein experiences a somber moment as she brings flowers to the the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where gunmen opened fire on concert goers on November 13.

"Acts such as this run counter to our every value as a civilized people" Stein said. "We must redouble our efforts to stop the descent into violence and to empower forces of peace and understanding that will ultimately triumph over terrorism."

The Young Turks: Jill Stein on Bernie, Hillary, and the Green New Deal

Upon coming back from COP 21 in Paris and Moscow. Dr. Jill Stein was invited to sit down with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks for an in-depth interview. They discussed everything from Bernie Sanders to the two party corporate duopoly to Israel and Jill's plan of people, planet, and peace over profit in The Green New Deal.