Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be speaking in Columbia, SC, on Tuesday, October 4th. The event, sponsored by the South Carolina Green Party, will be held at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The public is invited.
Also invited to the event are the six other Green Party candidates in South Carolina: Thomas Dixon (U.S. Senate), Dimitri Cherny (U.S. House, District 1), Arik Bjorn (U.S. House, District 2), Prince Charles Mallory (U.S. House, District 6), Mal Hyman (U.S. House, District 7), and Scott West (S.C. Senate, District 20).
Stein, a Harvard University trained physician, has been traveling the country calling attention to issues such as student-debt, single payer healthcare, and environmental protection. These critical issues are being ignored by the other presidential candidates who are spending their time hurling insults at each other, or showcasing their ignorance of foreign affairs.
Stein's campaign is centered around the "Green New Deal". "This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams - it’s in our hands."
Despite her exclusion from the first debate by the Commission on Presidential Debates, Dr. Stein’s voice was heard by millions that night. In a recent article published in The Hill, Dr. Stein said "We accomplished a historic breakthrough during the debate, by using cutting edge social media tools to insert my voice live into the debate in real time. Using Facebook, Twitter and Periscope we were able to reach approximately 15 million voters — and that number is still rising as people share posts, tweets and videos with their friends and family. 'Jill Stein' has been trending at #1 on Facebook, and Google searches have spiked — one of the top search phrases being 'How do I vote for Jill Stein?'".
Ajamu Baraka, her Vice-Presidential running mate, is the founder of US Human Rights Network, and is recognized internationally for his work. The Stein / Baraka campaign has been endorsed by Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, Oscar winning film director Oliver Stone, and Professor Cornel West.
The event is free and open to the public.
- October 04, 2016 at 3pm – 5pm
The Lourie Center
1650 Park Cir
Columbia, SC 29201
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