Jill Stein answers science questions

CNN recently sent a series of science-related questions to Jill Stein for a feature story. Here are the questions with Dr. Stein's full, unedited answers, including links to research she cited. What is Dr. Stein’s explicit position on vaccines and her concern with the FDA and CDC? Vaccines are a critical part of our public health system. I have always been pro-vaccine, and in fact as the only candidate who supports universal health care as a right, in effect, I am the most pro-vaccine and pro-health candidate in this race. Vaccines prevent serious epidemics that would cause harm to many people and that is why they are a foundation to a strong public health system. Polio is an important example. So is H Flu - a bacteria that caused serious illness, including meningitis, in 20,000 children a year in the US, before development of the H flu vaccine. Continue reading

Jill Stein helps with relief efforts for Louisiana flood victims

The devastating rains and floods continue to haunt Louisiana. Jill Stein arrived in Baton Rouge on Sunday to aid relief efforts for residents affected by the record-breaking flash floods that have hit the region in the last several days. The floods are said to be the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since superstorm Sandy. Upon arrival she met with Louisiana Green Party officials to get an update on the situation, and to discuss how the national campaign can assist with mobilizing more resources to support relief efforts. Continue reading

What Really Happened at the DNC

August 2, 2016 If you had hopped onto social media for just a minute, you would have heard that the political revolution took a turn during last week's Democratic National Convention. Continue reading

Jill Stein Selects Human Rights Activist Ajamu Baraka as Vice-Presidential Running Mate

Green Party presumptive Presidential nominee Jill Stein has offered her vice-presidential bid to international human rights scholar and activist Ajamu Baraka.  "I am honored and excited to announce that my running mate in the 2016 presidential election will be Ajamu Baraka, activist, writer, intellectual and organizer with a powerful voice, vision, and lifelong commitment to building true political revolution,” Stein announced.  "Ajamu Baraka is a powerful, eloquent spokesperson for the transformative, radical agenda whose time has come - an agenda of economic, social, racial, gender, climate, indigenous and immigrant justice. Ajamu’s life’s work has embodied the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," Stein continued. "In this hour of unprecedented crisis, we are honored to lift up a unified movement for justice in the only national political party that is not held hostage by corporate money, lobbyists and super-PACs. We look forward to bringing this agenda for justice to the American people in the exciting race ahead." Continue reading

We broke the internet!

There's only one way to say this - in the last week, our campaign has gone viral."Jill Stein" has been a trending topic on Facebook for at least 4 of the last 7 days, and over 90,000 new people have liked my Facebook page. Know what that means?We got more new followers in the last week than Hillary Clinton! Continue reading

Jill Stein's Statement on the Tragedy in Nice, France

Our hearts are breaking once again for victims of violence: this time, the eighty-four dead and several more injured in the horrific attack on Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France. This despicable assault, as well as others in the Middle East, Africa, and in our own country, must lead us to redouble our efforts to put the world on a path of nonviolence even as we try to intercept those planning to commit such heinous crimes. Both our nations, as well as many others around the world, are caught in a deadly spiral of polarized, random, often racialized violence that is terrorizing our nations from the inside. We are caught in the middle of escalating responses from terrorists and demagogues who wish to fan the flames of hatred, and governments who are quick to sacrifice liberty for security. But the truth is that no amount of walls, watch lists, checkpoints, or racial profiling will put an end to attacks like the one in Nice, or the recent spate of similar lone-wolf attacks that have brought the fear and terror of war and violence into our daily lives. Continue reading

Green Party of Washington Secures Presidential Ballot Line for November General Election

On Friday, July 8, the Board of Elections verified the Green Party of Washington's petition to secure ballot lines for its candidates for the November general election. The party filed 1385 signatures to cover the 1000-signature threshold necessary for the party to be placed on the ballot. Jill Stein, presumptive Presidential nominee of the Green Party, said: "I am so grateful to the volunteer petitioners and to everyone who took the time to sign our petition. This is what democracy looks like." Continue reading

Letter to Cornell Brooks of the NAACP

Dear Mr. Brooks, First, please allow me to congratulate you on the eve of the 2016 NAACP Annual Convention for the important contributions made by your iconic organization in the past year and throughout its long and distinguished history. The NAACP today remains one of the most important voices on Civil Rights in the American political landscape, period. Continue reading

Cornel West: "We need change - that's why I'm supporting Jill Stein"

In an article published in The Guardian today entitled "Obama has failed victims of racism and police brutality", Dr. Cornel West, American philosopher, academic, social activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, publicly expressed his support for Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein: "This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist catastrophe, and Clinton, a neo-liberal disaster. That’s why I am supporting Jill Stein. I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race – because we’ve got to get beyond this lock-jaw situation. I have a deep love for my brother Bernie Sanders, but I disagree with him on Hillary Clinton. I don’t think she would be an “outstanding president”. Her militarism makes the world a less safe place. Clinton policies of the 1990s generated inequality, mass incarceration, privatization of schools and Wall Street domination. There is also a sense that the Clinton policies helped produce the right-wing populism that we’re seeing now in the country. And we think she’s going to come to the rescue? That’s not going to happen."   Continue reading

Jill Stein responds to Sanders' endorsement of Clinton

I join millions of Americans who see Hillary Clinton's campaign as the opposite of what they and Bernie Sanders have fought for. Despite her penchant for flip flopping rhetoric, Hillary Clinton has spent decades consistently serving the causes of Wall Street, war and the Walmart economy. The policies she fought for - along with her husband and political partner, Bill Clinton - have been foundations of the economic disaster most Americans are still struggling with: the abuses of deregulated Wall Street, rigged corporate trade agreements, racist mass incarceration, and the destruction of the social safety net for poor women and children. The consistent efforts of the Democratic Party to minimize, sideline, and sabotage the Sanders campaign are a wake up call that we can't have a revolutionary campaign inside a counter-revolutionary party. Continue reading