Dr. Jill Stein Blasts Trump Campaign’s Effort to Delay Michigan Recount at Taxpayers’ Expense

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 1 Michigan Recount Expected to Move Forward After Delay Caused by Frivolous Objection  (Lansing, MI) – In response to this afternoon’s filing of an objection to recount nearly 4.8 million votes cast for President in Michigan, Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign, which filed the historic request yesterday, blasted the objection as a “shameful” and “outrageous” attempt to undermine democracy. The objection from Donald Trump’s campaign will add significant costs and confusion to a recount that is already being obstructed by some in order to keep voters from verifying the accuracy, security and integrity of the election. Continue reading

As Grassroots Demand for Historic Recounts Grows, Jill Stein Files for Election Recount in PA

  $6.2M raised in just four days to pay cost of first-ever presidential election recount in multiple states; Average donation $45 Campaign to verify the vote building powerful volunteer base to support, monitor recounts in PA, WI, MI Fueled by a dramatic outpouring of grassroots support by voters across America, Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign to demand recounts in three states gained momentum today as recount requests were filed by Pennsylvania voters in more than 100 precincts across the state. The campaign expects recount requests to be filed in many more precincts in the Keystone State in the coming days. Pennsylvania state law requires that three voters in each precinct must submit an affidavit requesting a recount for that precinct. Continue reading

Wisconsin Increases Recount Filing Fee to Outrageous $3.5-million

Friends, I have an important message for you. We need your help to stand up to the powerful forces trying to block our recount campaign for citizen democracy. We received word yesterday that the final estimate for the filing fee for the recount in Wisconsin is $3.5 million – an outrageous cost increase from the initial estimate of $1.1 million that was given to us by WI state elections officials based on the last statewide recount. But thanks to over 130,000 small donors like you, we have enough money in hand to pay this fee and move forward with the recount! But because of this exorbitant fee increase – bringing the total money required for recounts in all three states to $9.5 million – we need your help. We’re not there yet, and we need every last penny to reach the $9.5 million benchmark. To support the recount efforts, go to www.Jill2016.com/recount and donate today. And share this video on Facebook and Twitter – we can’t let our voices be silenced by this obstruction to this citizen’s movement for a transparent and accountable vote.  Continue reading

Call for Volunteers for Stein Recount effort in Pennsylvania

STEIN RECOUNTFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2016 CONTACT: jordan.brueckner@berlinrosen.com  Thousands of volunteers needed to ensure integrity of election system In advance of the efforts by Stein Recount—led by 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein—to request a recount of the 2016 presidential election vote in Pennsylvania, the campaign is urging concerned voters from every county in the state to volunteer to request recounts at their county board of elections, as required by Pennsylvania state law. To conduct a comprehensive recount statewide, state law requires three concerned voters in each election district to submit an affidavit to their county board of elections requesting a recount. Voters interested in submitting an affidavit will be provided with language to do so and can sign up at http://www.jill2016.com/recountpa. Continue reading

Jill Stein Files Recount Petition in Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 25, 2016 MADISON, WI - At 3:09pm Central Time, attorneys on behalf of Jill Stein electronically filed a recount petition to request a recount of the 2016 presidential election vote in Wisconsin, as part of a bid to demand recounts in the three states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Receipt of the filing from the Wisconsin Elections Commission was confirmed at 3:45pm. The filing fee for the recount request in Wisconsin is estimated to be approximately $1.1 million. After opening a fundraising drive on Wednesday, the campaign raised the needed funds for Wisconsin within a matter of hours. So far, over $5 million has been raised from over 110,000 donors with an average of $45 each. Total costs are expected to be approximately $7 million dollars. Continue reading

“Death” of Trans-Pacific Partnership Declared a Victory for People Power

WASHINGTON, DC - Activists celebrated the announcement from Congressional leaders that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a highly unpopular corporate trade agreement, would not be acted upon by legislators during the lame-duck session of Congress. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not act upon it, and House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted they did not have the votes for the deal to pass in the House.   Continue reading

Unite and Fight: Empathy, Appreciation, and a Call to Action

Jill here - I am writing to share my thoughts with you as we grieve together this morning after Donald Trump’s election.I want to acknowledge the very real pain that so many Americans are feeling. We cannot and will not concede to what a Trump presidency represents for people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBT folks, the poor and working people.We call on all Americans to stand together with oppressed communities and demand that Trump respect the human rights and dignity of all people in our society and our world. We must stand with people of color, with immigrants and Indigenous people, with Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ people, women, and all whose rights are threatened. Solidarity must be our guiding principle. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Campaign Calls for Immediate Resistance to Trump and the Failed Two-Party System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 9, 2016 The Stein/Baraka campaign calls for sustained and organized resistance to president-elect Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States. They expressed their solidarity and empathy with those who are traumatized by the election results, and called for an honest and sober reckoning of the collusion between the political establishment and corporate media that led to Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton."A New York Times poll reveals that 82% of Americans are literally ‘disgusted’ by this election," said Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate. “This election is a reaction to what voters see as a toxic and corrupt political establishment and represents a wholesale rejection of it. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sabotaged Bernie Sanders, who by all accounts would have easily trounced Donald Trump. Because of Wikileaks, we also know that the DNC actively colluded with corporate media to elevate Donald Trump as a ‘Pied Piper Candidate’ to encourage the most extreme elements of the Republican party,” she said. Continue reading

Jill Stein Files FEC Complaint Against Trump, Clinton for Illegal Super PAC Coordination

Today, Monday November 7th, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a complaint at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC, against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for illegal coordination with their Super PACs. Under current FEC regulations, Super PACs, known technically as “independent expenditure-only committees” and colloquially as “dark-money groups,” may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals, but are not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates. Such coordination would be functionally equivalent to an in-kind donation to the campaign from these dark-money groups. Continue reading

An election illegally rigged against the 99%: Jill Stein files legal complaint against Clinton and Trump campaigns for violating Super PAC laws

Today Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a legal complaint before the Federal Election Commission against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns for having illegally coordinated with Super PACs in violation of campaign finance laws.Stein’s complaint outlined a body of evidence indicating that the Clinton campaign has improperly coordinated activities with Super PACs such as Correct the Record, Priorities USA Action, and American Bridge 21st Century, while the Trump campaign has improperly coordinated activities with Super PACs such as Rebuilding America Now, Make America Number 1, and Great America PAC. Continue reading