Jill becomes first presidential candidate to speak at University of Illinois this year

The Daily Illini, March 3, 2016

Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate, Visits University

by Michael Semaca

Jill Stein, the Green Party’s leading candidate for the 2016 presidential election, spoke at the University on Wednesday night, promoting her party’s political values.

Stein, the only presidential candidate to visit the University this election cycle, has been involved in green politics for more than fifteen years. She ran for many offices in her home state of Massachusetts, and was the Green Party’s nominee in the 2012 presidential election. She said she believes is that massive changes need to be made to America to make the world a better place.

“We need really deep systemic change.” Stein said. “And a different way forward based on democracy, justice, and human rights, and a different kind of world that puts people, planet and peace over profit, instead of profit over everything else.”

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