Presidential Candidate Stein: 10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Is An Ongoing Emergency, Not A Recovery

Presidential Candidate Stein: 10 years After Katrina, New Orleans Is An Ongoing Emergency, Not A Recovery Calls For Remedy To A National Crisis. New Orleans - August 31   Completing a visit to 10-year Katrina anniversary events, presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein declared “New Orleans is a microcosm of the crisis of economic, ecologic and racial injustice in America. Much like the rest of the country, the fortunate few in New Orleans are in recovery. But vast numbers are in a continuing state of struggle, with no end in sight. For so many, the Grand Recovery is in reality a Grand Larceny. This is the neoliberal hurricane that’s blowing in every household and family of the 99% across the United States.” “I had the honor of meeting some of the everyday heroes fighting for survival at the center of this perfect storm, including some of the inspirational co-founders and former volunteers of the Common Ground Collective. I met with tireless activists fighting for jobs, for housing and against police violence and vigilantism.   Unemployed workers spoke of the stark injustice of a city covered in construction projects, where African Americans are almost universally denied work in the rebuilding effort. Stein commented, “The bottom line is a privatized city being rebuilt in the interests of developers, with a black-white income gap that has grown by more than a third, an unconscionable black unemployment rate of over 50%, and child poverty rate of 40%, well above the disgraceful national average.” Continue reading

Presidential Candidate Stein Declares Climate Emergency, Calls For Immediate Halt In New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure, & Massive Green Jobs Creation

Speaking at the Boston GreenFest at City Hall Plaza Friday afternoon, Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein stated that the threat of climate change to the nation requires an immediate declaration of a national emergency similar to that which followed the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. “The threat to our nation requires a wartime level of mobilization to rebuild our energy infrastructure and set an example that the world can follow”, Stein said. “We can no longer afford to spend our money on exploration, extraction and infrastructure development for polluting fossil fuels - because this only makes the climate crisis worse”, according to Stein. “Starting immediately, we must redirect our investments into renewable energy and energy efficiency to achieve 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.  In doing so we can not only turn the tide on climate change, we can create millions of green jobs and make wars for oil obsolete.” Continue reading

THE PITT NEWS: Third party politics: Do you really know where you belong?

Written by Rebecca Tasker for The Pitt News, the University of Pittsburgh student newspaper I sat there, staring at my phone’s browser in shock. My results were in — and contrary to what I had strongly believed since I had first learned the definition of the term, I wasn’t a Democrat. According to a political alignment quiz, I was actually a member of the Green Party. My heart slumped to my stomach as I realized that something I had considered an essential part of myself was apparently a lie. I vaguely remembered hearing about the Green Party as part of English politics, but I didn’t even know what the Green Party stood for. But during my research, I realized that their frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential election — Jill Stein —  was exactly who I wanted as a candidate. The more I dug into the Green Party, the more I realized what I had been missing from the Democratic Party. The Green Party is dedicated to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing. It is attempting to renew democracy without corporate donors. I quickly realized I had been missing the whole point of being a good voter and citizen — rather than finding the right party for me, I was satisfied with forcing my views to fit the party I thought I belonged to. Continue reading

Time To Reject The 'Lesser Evil' & Stand Up For The Greater Good

Americans are growing weary of the status-quo: choosing between a duopoly of Wall-Street owned parties. MintPress editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh interviews Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein on how alternative voices during elections are purposely excluded because of their anti-corporation and anti-war stance on politics. Continue reading

The Climate Change Pledge Hillary Refuses To Sign

To break the carbon barons’ grip over America’s response to this crisis, The Nation calls upon all 2016 presidential and congressional candidates to make and honor the following pledge: In the name of protecting our country and the world from the growing dangers of climate change, I will neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company. The Nation asked each of the major declared presidential candidates in the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties if he or she would make and honor this pledge. Only two have responded affirmatively: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Green candidate Jill Stein. Two other Democratic candidates, Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee, said they supported strong climate action but would not sign the pledge. Hillary Clinton, like the 14 Republican candidates contacted, did not reply.Read the full article from the Nation below. Continue reading

Official Launch Video

  The Official Launch video for the Jill 2016 Campaign. Continue reading

An Age of the Statistically Unlikely": An Interview With Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Candace Bernd, TruthoutGreen Party candidate Jill Stein officially announced she is running in the 2016 presidential race on June 22, during an interview on Democracy Now!. She held a campaign kickoff event the following day at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where antiwar activist Medea Benjamin and racial justice activist Marsha Coleman-Adebayo introduced and endorsed her campaign. The main planks of Stein's presidential platform include a "Green New Deal," ending mass incarceration and police brutality, a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, a single-payer health-care system, universal public education and the abolition of student debt, breaking up big banks and nationalizing the Federal Reserve, initiating a global treaty to reverse climate change and ending extreme forms of extraction. Continue reading