Jill tells Truthdig that Sanders supports want an alternative

Truthdig, April 28, 2016 An Alternative After a Likely Bern-Out: The Green Party’s Jill Stein by Bill Boyarsky Continue reading

Sanders' supporters will go for Green Party

Clinton, Drumpf, Sanders or Stein: Four different directions PressTVApril 27, 2016 US Republican presidential candidates, particularly Donald Drumpf, fear Bernie Sanders the most as their possible Democratic challenger, but Sanders is not revolutionary given his support for American wars of aggression, an American political analyst and activist says. Continue reading

Brown University columnist urges vote for Jill

Brown Daily Herald, April 27, 2016 Scylla and Charybdis: The Case for Jill Stein and the Greens by Glenn Yu Continue reading

Salon covers Jill's outreach to Sanders

Salon, April 25, 2016 Jill Stein pens open letter to Bernie: Green Party presidential candidate invites Sanders to “cooperate on political revolution” “The Democratic machine has launched an unjust attack on your campaign,” Stein writes to Sanders By Sophia Tesfaye While overly presumptive Republican presidential candidates rushing to announce potential vice presidential running mates, one presidential candidate is openly courting the idea of a bipartisan unity ticket. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, wrote an open letter to Bernie Sanders, asking the Independent Vermont senator to consider ditching his attempt to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for a real “revolution for people, planet and peace” alongside Stein. Stein, who has long called on Sanders to join forces with her in the interest of their “shared goals,” wrote to Sanders over the weekend: “I invite you to join me in pushing the boundaries of that system to a place where revolution can truly take root.” Continue reading

Stein, Green for President, invites Sanders to cooperate on political revolution & real democracy

Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she had reached out to Senator Bernie Sanders following the NY primary to discuss ways they and their campaigns could work together to win a progressive political revolution in the United States. Stein released a copy of a letter she sent yesterday to Senator Sanders. Continue reading

Stein calls for total divestment from fossil fuels at UMass Amherst rally

University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian, April 21, 2016 Jill Stein calls for total divestment from fossil fuels at Divest UMass rally Wednesday by Stuart Foster Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke at a rally hosted by the University of Massachusetts Campaign for Fossil Fuel Divestment outside of the Whitmore Administration Building Wednesday. Stein said she was honored to be present at the rally held by Divest UMass, which is demanding the divestment of UMass investments from the top 200 publically traded fossil fuel companies, and said that all institutional change emerges from social movements. “It has always taken the younger generation to see the world as it really is,” said Stein, a physician who was the Green Party’s presidential nominee in the 2012 election. “It takes the fresh vision and vitality and unstoppable vision you have to really move us forward.” Continue reading

On Tax Day, Stein Calls for Massive Cut in Dangerous, Bloated Military Spending

“The best way to reign in wasteful federal spending is to slash the dangerously bloated military budget by at least 50%,” said Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President. In addition to bankrupting us financially and morally, the inflated military budget has created a trigger-happy foreign policy, leading to disastrous military interventions and regime change. In the Middle East, this has produced failed states, mass refugee migrations, and ever-worsening terrorist threats. Stein added, “Instead of needless and destructive wars, that make us less safe not more safe, it’s time to bring our tax dollars home to rebuild America. We can build real security funding schools, creating jobs, providing universal healthcare, repairing our infrastructure and funding the transition to 100% clean renewable energy.” Continue reading

Jill tells CNN that Democrats "march toward the right"

CNN.com, April 15, 2016 Jill Stein: The Democratic Party "fakes left," marches right by Eli Watkins There’s an independent senator -- a democratic socialist, no less -- with climate change on the brain making a real play for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton, who exudes establishment politics. What’s the Green Party, which has been railing against the Democratic Party for years, to do in the year of Bernie Sanders? For Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential nominee and current candidate, the answer seems to be keep on going. “Forward movement is a good thing, but I always include that it’s not enough, and we have to have a base where we can truly build,” Stein told CNN. “That cannot be done inside of the corporate, establishment political parties.” Continue reading

Stein Glad Sanders Supports a More Just US Approach to the Middle East

April 15, 2016, Boston, MA – Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said today that she was pleased that Senator Sanders yesterday echoed her repeated call for a more just approach by the U.S. in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading

Stein supports striking Verizon workers

April 14, 2016 Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, released the following statement today in support of striking Verizon workers: “We stand in solidarity with the 40,000 Verizon workers who are challenging corporate greed. Too many American companies have joined in the global race to drive workers’ wages and living standards to the bottom. As President, I will strengthen the right of workers to unionize and to stand up to corporate greed,” said Stein. Stein pointed out that it was time for workers and unions to support independent politics, rather than blindly supporting Democratic Party politicians even when they support anti-worker initiatives such as NAFTA and the TPP, or fail to follow through on their promises to workers as Obama did after the 2008 election. Continue reading