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

Join Jill Stein in Philly during the DNC to keep the revolution going!

People across America are standing up against a rigged political system. Millions are angry and disgusted with the corruption on full display during the Democratic primary, with the Democratic National Committee blatantly paving the way for Hillary Clinton’s selection. So at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the streets will be filled with fed-up Americans demanding their voices be heard. And whenever Americans rise up to demand real democracy, you can bet Greens will be there. Will you join me and campaign supporters in the streets of Philly on July 25 during the DNC as we march and rally for an America that works for all of us? Continue reading

Help us get on the ballot in Georgia!

With less than a week to go, we have just 5,500 of the 12,500 signatures we need to gather in Georgia by July 12th - that's next Tuesday. We really need a few heroes to join our valiant petitioning team for the home stretch. Will you step up to the plate to help gather signatures - and make sure we don’t miss getting on the ballot in Georgia? Continue reading

Georgia Ballot Access Drive Needs Your Help

Until now, Georgia has been beyond our reach. Georgia voters have been denied choice. But history is about to be made. With your help, we will be on the Georgia ballot because of a federal ruling that’s still so new the ink is barely dry! We have 7 days to finish collecting 15,000 signatures to put Jill and other Greens on that ballot. And we need your help. Continue reading

Stein calls Britain Vote a Wake-up Call

The Brexit vote is a direct result of the effects of neoliberalism on economically stressed voters harmed by decades of austerity, corporate free trade and globalization that serves the economic elite. The deplorable and dangerous anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-refugee anger that neoliberalism generates can only be effectively ended through the construction of a new, more democratic, ecological, and socially just Europe. In this, I strongly support the work of the Green parties of Scotland and of England and Wales in working with progressive forces for a new European democracy to stand against both neoliberalism and neofascism In reality, immigrants are themselves refugees from neoliberal militarism and economic domination – and have been forced to flee their homelands in search of safety and economic survival. The only answer to this crisis is truly progressive policies – fair trade agreements, economic equality and security including the right to a job at living wages, health care and education as human rights, the cancellation of student debt, and respect for the needs and rights of immigrants. We must honor diversity and stop causing the immigration crisis through predatory economic and military policies of neoliberalism.  In order to achieve progressive policies that can address the growing crisis, we must also demand real democracy, both in the EU and the US. Only then can we begin to create an America and a world that works for all of us, that puts people, planet and peace over profit. Continue reading

Jill Stein Opposes Supreme Court on Immigration

Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee for President, harshly criticized the Supreme Court decision today that blocks President Obama's effort to protect more than 4 million undocumented immigrant parents from the threat of deportation "Our nation of immigrants needs a just immigration system that won't allow the ruling elite to divide working people. That means halting deportations, passing the DREAM Act, and creating legal status and a path to citizenship for hard-working, law-abiding undocumented immigrants," said Stein. Stein said if elected President, she would seek to reinstate the administrative protections against such deportations and appoint a US Supreme Court Justice that would uphold the constitution and protect the needs of average people. Continue reading