President Should Welcome Pope With Act Of Climate Penance: Ending Fossil Fuel Leases On Public Lands

President Should Welcome Pope With Act Of Climate Penance: Ending Fossil Fuel Leases On Public Lands Los Angeles, September 22 Dr. Jill Stein called today for President Obama to welcome Pope Francis to the United State by announcing that he was halting the leasing of public lands to extract oil and gas. Stein also said that the US and China should mutually agree to impose a carbon tax before the Paris climate change summit in December. “The President should welcome the Pope with an act of climate penance. Stopping leases for fossil fuels on public lands is the single biggest step a President could take to reduce climate change without the need for Congressional approval. He should also finally say no to the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Stein, who is seeking to run again as the Green Party nominee for President. Continue reading

Candidate Stein: Republican Presidential Spectacle More Debacle Than Debate

Candidate Stein: Republican Presidential Spectacle More Debacle Than Debate Los Angeles, September 18 Pausing during a campaign swing through Southern California, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called the recent Republican debate a glaring example of voter manipulation. “The Republican debate provided a glaring example of what’s wrong with U.S. Presidential debates, and shed light on a democracy on life support,” said Stein. Stein observed, “Let’s be clear. This was a sham debate. With debaters backed by super PACs, or in the case of Donald Drumpf, super rich themselves, the participants represent a tiny slice of the political spectrum - the billionaire-friendly slice. The audience that provided the appearance of enthusiastic public approval should not be mistaken as representative of the public, given that tickets for the event were not even available to the public. And Republicans from the get go account for a small and shrinking portion of the American electorate, registering 21% in a recent Wall Street Journal poll.” Continue reading

Stein Launches Petition to End “Mockery of Democracy”, Open the 2016 Presidential Debates

Stein Launches Petition to End “Mockery of Democracy”, Open the 2016 Presidential Debates September 16, 2015, Boston Dr. Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, announced today the launch of a petition for meaningful, inclusive presidential debates in the 2016 general election. Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested, handcuffed, and chained to metal chairs for 7 hours at an undisclosed detention facility in 2012 for attempting to enter the Hofstra University campus in order to listen a Presidential debate from which she had been excluded. Stein commented, “People have had enough of the mockery of democracy we’ve come to expect from the Presidential debates. By restricting these critical encounters to the Democratic and Republican nominees, the Commission on Presidential debates excludes the views of 50% of Americans, who do not identify as Republican or Democrat.” According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll in July of 2015, 29% of voters identify as Democrats, 21% as Republicans. “Restricting debates to the political establishment ensures that the corporate sponsors of both parties - big finance, fossil fuels, insurance, big pharma and war profiteers - will be the real winners of these contests,” Stein said.  Continue reading

Jill speaks with Jesse Ventura about opening the debates!

“The American people deserve to hear about real solutions from candidates and parties that are not bought and paid for by the economic elite – solutions like Medicare for All providing health care for everyone as a human right; abolishing student debt and making public higher education free; enacting a Green New Deal to put everyone back to work greening the economy, turning the tide on climate change, and making wars for oil obsolete; creating a welcoming path to citizenship; and ending police violence, the racist war on drugs, and mass incarceration.” -Dr. Jill Stein"Dr. Jill Stein, you and I are on the same page we have the same beliefs, we need to destroy these two (Dems & Rep) parties, and get new leadership in the this country to go in a new direction!" -Jesse Ventura  Continue reading

The Best Candidate for Minorities, Women and All of Us.

"The below evaluation of second-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders suggests that Sanders and Stein hold the greatest promise as presidents."   Continue reading

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