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Occupy Inauguration Weekend 

 

Tune in all day on Saturday, January 21st as we "Inaugurate the Resistance" on Facebook Live and here on the Jill2016 site.

You resisted  the neoliberalism of Hillary Clinton and the neofascism of Donald Trump. Thank you! The resistance against Trump and the failed corporate two-party system continues even before he is inaugurated, and will continue afterwards as well.

The recounts in MI, PA and WI helped to reinvigorated the movement for election integrity. We will continue to fight to ensure that every vote counts.

In addition to the recount we are resisting corporate rule through protest.

On January 20th, we will join thousands of people and organizations from around the country in Washington DC to Occupy Inauguration - sending a message to Trump that we reject his dangerous presidency from the very start.

On January 21st - day one of the Trump administration - we’ll be on Facebook Live with an all-day online forum featuring Greens, social movements, and progressives, sharing resources and inspiration to support resistance and transformation.

We do not consent to Trump’s regime of hate, fear, and corruption.  

We will oppose oligarchy with democracy. And we will build an unstoppable movement whose time has come, to put people, planet, and peace over profit.

Join us! Please see schedule of this coming weekend’s events below

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Fri​, Jan 20 - Occupy Inauguration

9:30am ET Rally at Malcolm X Park (aka Meridian Hill Park)

2400 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009​.

Speakers include:

Jumping Buffalo (Standing Rock)

Asa Khalif (Black Lives Matter)

Charles Eisenstein (​author, ​Gift Economics)

Jill Stein (​2016 Green Party Presidential Nominee)

​George Friday (Move To Amend​)

Daniel Curcio (The Equality Coalition)​

Head Roc - ​(Rap Artist named "Mayor of DC Hip Hop")

IIYC Reps​ (International Indigenous Youth Council)

Red Dawn Foster (Standing Rock, #FreeRedFawn)

Lindsey Disler ​(​United ​Students Against ​Sweatshops​)

We will then march to McPherson Square, located at intersection of 5th St & K Street N​W​, Washington, DC and rally with our colleagues from Disrupt J20 at a "Festival of Resistance."

There will be additional speakers, musicians, poets and performers. The marches and rallies will be peaceful, and have permits issued by the National Park Service and the DC Police.

12:00pm ​ET Inaugural Address by soon to be President Trump

Immediately afterward Jill Stein and Seattle City Council member Kshama ​will deliver "The People's Response," which can be viewed on the Green News Network. Tune in online to hear these powerful women at https://www.facebook.com/drjillstein

Sat​​, Jan 21

 

10:00am-5:00pm ET - "Inaugurate the Resistance"

Jill, her running mate Ajamu Baraka, and campaign manager David Cobb will co-host a "Movement Telethon" brought to you by the Green News Network.

Tune in online to https://www.facebook.com/drjillstein​ ​to hear voices from across the movement​. ​

 

5:30pm-7:30pm ET - "Inaugurate the Resistance: How Do We Defeat Trump, Right Populism *and* Neoliberalism?"

The entire event will be streamed live on Jill Stein’s Facebook page
Located at Alma's Temple, located at 1315 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Space is limited, buy your ticket online now here!

Confirmed speakers are Jill Stein, Kshama Sawant, Chris Hedges, Chase Iron Eyes, and Tim Canova.

Building our political power is a key element of the political revolution we so desperately need, and so richly deserve. We build real power through elections, through protest and through resistance.

Thank you for supporting our campaign. And please continue to support the Green Party as we struggle against corporate rule to put people, planet and peace over profit.

It’s in our hands,

Jill Stein


 

In 2017: Occupy. Resist. Build Power.

occupyinauguration.jpgThe 2016 Presidential election has left our nation reeling.

Donald Trump’s shock victory is the result of the massive failure of the corporate two-party system, which imposed a whiteout on progressive and independent campaigns while producing the most disliked and untrusted major-party candidates in history.

This toxic election has delivered a uniquely toxic result: right wing extremists, bigots and blowhards will take control of government starting in January, casting a distressing shadow over our future.

As the two-party system hits rock bottom, momentous grassroots struggles are being waged outside the political establishment: at Standing Rock, in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for 15,and more. In these emerging political spaces, we can make this breaking point for the establishment a tipping point towards a new politics for people, planet, and peace over profit.

Greens are uniquely positioned to help lead the way.  

From Dreamers and student debtors to pipeline resisters, people are building their voices and power in the streets. Our campaign was honored to stand with these movements on the frontlines.

Together, we can build a powerful force to resist Trump and reclaim power for the people.

Greens emerged stronger than ever from this election: tripling our vote count from 2012, retaining ballot status in a record number of states, gaining countless new chapters and carrying extraordinary momentum into this year’s local elections season. We can build on the successes of local Greens, from Richmond, CA to New Paltz, NY, to protect our communities against Trump while cultivating the kind of organization and defiant leadership that the American people desperately need.

Help us kick off the resistance in January at Occupy Inauguration!


On January 20th, we will join thousands of people and organizations from around the country in Washington DC to Occupy Inauguration - sending a message to Trump that we reject his illegitimate presidency from the very start.

On January 21st - day one of the Trump administration - we’ll be on Facebook Live with an all-day online forum featuring Greens, social movements, and progressives, sharing resources and inspiration to support resistance and transformation.

We do not consent to Trump’s regime of hate, fear, and corruption.  

We will oppose oligarchy with democracy. And we will build an unstoppable movement whose time has come, to put people, planet, and peace over profit. Join us!

Why the Green Party Continues to Demand Presidential Recounts 

And how we are working to make our electoral system work for all of us.

By David Cobb
The Nation, December 21, 2016

Election_recount_ap_img.jpgPresidential recounts are not about changing election results. At least, that is not their primary purpose. At their core, recounts are about ensuring confidence in the integrity of the voting system.

It is unfortunate, if not all that surprising, that the two largest corporate-controlled political parties have chosen to stand in the way of these grassroots-demanded recounts—in the case of Republicans, actively blocking them in the courts; in the case of Democrats, capitulating in their refusal to push for them. In an election marked by so many irregularities, public distrust and outright evidence of hacking, Americans deserve to know now more than ever that the election was accurate and secure.

That is the ultimate goal of this and every recount: to restore confidence in our elections and trust in our democracy.

Consider the 2004 recount, for example. As the Green Party candidate for president that year, I led efforts to organize recounts in Ohio and New Mexico, in the wake of widespread complaints about the obstruction of legitimate voters, mostly in majority-black precincts, and tampering with computer voting machines on Election Day. The Libertarian nominee Michael Badnarik supported our efforts, but the Democrats, led by nominee John Kerry, were silent. 

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Listen to the December 13 Press Call


Jill Stein has done the nation a tremendous public service

By Jonathan S. Abady and Ilann M. Maazel, Washington Post, December 15 at 7:57 PM

Election_Recount-c5e97-1972.jpgJonathan S. Abady and Ilann M. Maazel are partners in the New York law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and are lead counsel for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort.

As lead counsel in Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s quest to have votes recounted in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, we have been in court for the past two weeks trying to verify the integrity of the election and make sure that no one hacked our democracy. Some have cast Stein as a spoiler, or alleged that the recounts were futile, because they didn’t change who won the election.

But the recount would only be futile if we, as Americans, ignored the lessons of the past weeks and preserved the status quo that is our broken voting system.

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Op-Ed: Recounts should be the norm, not the exception

By Carsten Schürmann, Jari Kickbusch
Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2016

la-bmacdonald-1480703031-snap-photo.jpgJill Stein, her supporters and a group of experts struggled mightily to get proper recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. They were accused of paranoia and of simply wasting time.

Why is it so difficult, and so controversial, to get the results of a U.S. presidential election inspected and verified? Audits should be mandatory in all states; in fact, they’re part of the foundation of a healthy democracy.

Recounts not only are important for finding proof that voting machines were misconfigured or hacked. In a meaningful recount, evidence representing the voter’s intent is compared against the published vote totals. Even if a recount proves that everything went as intended, it’s a way to reassure the public — especially the losing side — that the announced winner of the election is legitimate. 

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Recount Updates


occupyinauguration.jpgThe 2016 Presidential election has left our nation reeling.

Donald Trump’s shock victory is the result of the massive failure of the corporate two-party system, which imposed a whiteout on progressive and independent campaigns while producing the most disliked and untrusted major-party candidates in history.


This toxic election has delivered a uniquely toxic result: right wing extremists, bigots and blowhards will take control of government starting in January, casting a distressing shadow over our future.

As the two-party system hits rock bottom, momentous grassroots struggles are being waged outside the political establishment: at Standing Rock, in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for 15,and more. In these emerging political spaces, we can make this breaking point for the establishment a tipping point towards a new politics for people, planet, and peace over profit.

Greens are uniquely positioned to help lead the way.  

From Dreamers and student debtors to pipeline resisters, people are building their voices and power in the streets. Our campaign was honored to stand with these movements on the frontlines.

EMERY CELLI BRINCKERHOFF & ABADY LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW
600 FIFTH AVENUE AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER 10 TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10020

 

December 23, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Re: Election integrity

Dear Attorney General Lynch:

We are counsel to Jill Stein and the Stein Campaign in connection with the recounts she sought in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. We write to urge the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the integrity of our nation’s election system generally, and our nation’s voting machines specifically, based on the information we discovered in the course of this representation. The attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error, especially in under-resourced black and brown communities, and vulnerable to tampering and hacking. The recount also found that the states’ efforts to protect their systems may be insufficient, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color. Each of these grave concerns warrants federal intervention.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 13 2016 

With Multi-State Presidential Recount Over, Stein Campaign Ends Fundraising Drive

Historic Push Raises Over $7.3 Million from 161,000 Small Donors in Under Three Weeks;

Average Donation of $45

(New York, NY) – The Stein campaign announced this morning that it has ended a historic two and a half-week fundraising drive that paid for presidential recount efforts in three states: Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The grassroots push raised an approximate total of $7.33 million from nearly 161,300 donors across the nation, representing the largest-ever people-powered effort to verify the vote of a presidential election in American history. The average donation was $45.43, with roughly three-quarters of all donations under $100.

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 12, 2016

The below statement can be attributed to Dr. Jill Stein:

“With the recount finished in Wisconsin, we applaud the countless workers and observers who helped ensure a full recount throughout the state. We however remain disappointed that not all counties conducted a full hand recount, which is considered the “gold standard.” While we were able to beat back efforts by Trump and the GOP to stop the recount, the refusal by some of the largest and most important counties in the state to conduct a hand recount, undermined the ability to get an accurate recount. In fact, Milwaukee County, the largest and the most socio-economically, racially and ethnically diverse county in the state, declined a hand recount, and given the discoveries in Michigan, it is imperative to examine if voters in that county encountered machine errors, manipulations and voter issues on Election Day.

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 12, 2016

New York Times: Recount Rules ‘Arcane and Confusing,’ a ‘Political Horror Show’

As Doubt Over Security, Accuracy of Election Mounts, Stein Calls for President’s ‘Full Review’ to Include All Serious Threats to Election Integrity

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Stein campaign today said it was disappointed in a federal court ruling Monday morning blocking a hand recount and forensic audit of Pennsylvania’s error-prone electronic voting machines, effectively disenfranchising millions of Pennsylvanian voters, especially communities of color. The decision by U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond follows a lawsuit filed by the Stein campaign that read: “[The state’s] incomprehensible, labyrinth, and impossibly burdensome election regime is a disaster for ordinary voters. Were Pennsylvania votes counted accurately? That truth is not difficult to learn: simply count the paper ballots in optical scan districts, and permit forensic examination of the voting systems in [touch-screen] districts.”

“Pennsylvania’s election system is stacked against voters. Both the technology by which voters cast ballots, as well as the byzantine and burdensome laws determining recounts in the state, are a national disgrace,” said Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party candidate for president. “The process underway in Pennsylvania this week is hardly an effective or comprehensive recount. Despite citizens across this state stepping up and demanding their right to verify the vote, every obstacle imaginable – legal, bureaucratic and political – has been thrown in their face. Pennsylvanians’ constitutional and civil rights to have their voices heard and their votes counted have been stripped from right under them.”

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 12, 2016

New York Times: Recount Rules ‘Arcane and Confusing,’ a ‘Political Horror Show’

As Doubt Over Security, Accuracy of Election Mounts, President Orders ‘Full Review’ of Hacking

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Stein campaign today said it was disappointed in a federal court ruling Monday morning blocking a statewide hand recount and forensic audit of Pennsylvania’s error-prone electronic voting machines, effectively disenfranchising millions of Pennsylvanian voters, especially communities of color. The decision by U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond follows a lawsuit filed by the Stein campaign that read: “[The state’s] incomprehensible, labyrinth, and impossibly burdensome election regime is a disaster for ordinary voters. Were Pennsylvania votes counted accurately? That truth is not difficult to learn: simply count the paper ballots in optical scan districts, and permit forensic examination of the voting systems in [touch-screen] districts.”

“Pennsylvania’s election system is stacked against voters. Both the technology by which voters cast ballots, as well as the byzantine and burdensome laws determining recounts in the state, are a national disgrace,” said Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party candidate for president. “The process underway in Pennsylvania this week is hardly an effective or comprehensive recount. Despite citizens across this state stepping up and demanding their right to verify the vote, every obstacle imaginable – legal, bureaucratic and political – has been thrown in their face. Pennsylvanians’ constitutional and civil rights to have their voices heard and their votes counted have been stripped from right under them.”

For Immediate Release: Saturday, December 10, 2016

 

Hundreds Protest in Detroit: ‘Fight Goes On’ to Protect Voting Rights, Reform Election System

Stein: “Political Cronyism, Bureaucratic Obstruction, Legal Maneuvering Have Run Roughshod over Democratic Process” 

New York Times: Recount Rules ‘Arcane and Confusing,’ a ‘Political Horror Show’

(Detroit, Michigan) – Hundreds of Michigan voters across the state descended on downtown Detroit this afternoon, vowing to keep fighting for a voting system that is accurate, secure and just, following the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision Friday evening to deny a recount appeal. Joined by Dr. Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party candidate for president who initiated the recount in Michigan, protesters said that the numerous irregularities uncovered during three days of the recount provided significant evidence that voters in Michigan – particularly communities of color – may have been massively disenfranchised during the election.

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 9

The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Jill Stein:

“Although we are deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the Michigan Supreme Court not to hear our appeal that would have allowed Michigan’s recount to finish, we are not surprised given the political motives of the majority. The fact is that in Michigan, political cronyism, bureaucratic obstruction, and legal maneuvering have run roughshod over the democratic process. The importance of this recount has been reiterated every step of the way, including by Judge Mark Goldsmith who said that recounts are a way to ensure the ‘fundamental right to vote, and to have that vote conducted fairly and conducted accurately, which is the bedrock of our nation.’ A recount should not be this difficult or controversial. It should be automatic. If you take out money from a bank, the teller counts it twice - and the second time, they count it in front of your eyes. It should be well understood that something as important as a presidential election requires a basic level of quality assurance and verification. 

“The purpose of this recount was to validate the vote and restore confidence in elections, yet the three days of recounts unearthed serious flaws in our voting system and today’s decision creates more cause for unease. Eighty-seven optical scanners failed on Election Day in Detroit, many in communities of color - and due to state law, almost half of Detroit’s votes can’t even be recounted. We need to examine how the use of poorly maintained, antiquated voting machines in underserved communities results in a de facto ‘Jim Crow’ situation in which potentially thousands of poor voters and voters of color may be disenfranchised. The protracted resistance to a recount only reinforces the perception that Donald Trump’s cronies and the entrenched powers in the state either benefit from this broken system or have something to hide. Despite today’s ruling, we will continue to fight for the hard-fought, hard-won civil voting rights of all Americans and urge leaders and legislators to use the lessons learned in this process to ensure a more just, accurate and reliable voting system.”

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 9 

Dr. Jill Stein Responds to Announcement of 'Full Review' of Election Hacking: “Underscores Critical Need for this Recount Right Now” to Protect Constitutional, Civil Rights 

(December 9, 2016) -- Amid increasing doubt over the security, accuracy and fairness of the U.S. election system, President Obama this morning took the extraordinary step to order a "full review" of hacking-related activity aimed at disrupting the 2016 presidential election. Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate who is spearheading the country's first multi-state presidential recount out of concern for the integrity of the voting system, issued the following response:

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 8 2016 

Michigan Voters, Stein Campaign Decry Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights in Michigan from Trump, State Republicans  

Stopping Recount Severely and Disproportionately Disenfranchises Communities of Color 

At Rally, Supporters Demand MI Supreme Court Restart Recount and Protect Voting Rights 

(Lansing, Michigan) – Outraged by last night’s decision to shut down the recount, Michigan voters across the state demanded that the state Supreme Court fulfill its duty to uphold the rights of Michigan citizens and consider an appeal filed by the Stein campaign yesterday to continue Michigan’s recount. Protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Lansing to call for reforms to Michigan’s broken voting system, arguing that the numerous irregularities uncovered during the recount provide significant evidence that voters in Michigan – particularly in communities of color – may have been massively disenfranchised.

“What is going on in Michigan is a national disgrace. We will not stand by while Donald Trump and state Republicans shamefully attack our democracy and undermine our constitutional and civil rights,” said Lou Novak, a Detroit resident and recount volunteer who spoke to supporters at rally in Lansing this afternoon. “The discrepancies we’ve discovered while counting votes thus far are precisely the reason we need a recount in the first place. We will not back down from this fight now – no matter what it takes. The Michigan Supreme Court must do its job and re-start the recount.”

In three days since the recount began, numerous irregularities and red flags surrounding the integrity of Michigan’s election have surfaced. Reports suggest that as many as half of Detroit votes – and many more in surrounding urban areas – were ineligible for a recount due to an antiquated state law that says a precinct cannot be recounted if the poll book and ballot box numbers fail to match. In 392 of 662 precincts in heavily Democratic Detroit, or 59 percent, the number of ballots in precinct poll books did not initially match those of voting machines printout reports. As the Detroit Free Press summed it in a headline Tuesday: “The list of problem precincts continues to grow during Michigan’s recount.” 

Greens Demand Recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

The Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. We are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and to support voter-initiated recounts in Pennsylvania -- three states where the data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals. 

election_integrity_720-2.pngTo give you a sense of the problem, some voting machines used in Wisconsin were banned in California after they were shown to be highly vulnerable to hacking and malicious programming due to lacking security features. 

"After a divisive and painful presidential race, in which foreign agents hacked into party databases, private email servers, and voter databases in certain states, many Americans are wondering if our election results are reliable. That's why the unexpected results of the election and reported anomalies need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified. We deserve elections we can trust." -- Dr. Jill Stein.

This is about more than the results of this one election. This is about protecting our democracy and ensuring that "We the People" can have confidence in reported results.

 We need your help to make sure your votes were counted accurately on Election Day. Please donate now to help maintain integrity in our elections. 

This effort to ensure election integrity is in your hands! In true grassroots fashion, we're turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen.