Jill Stein to Participate Real-Time in First Presidential Debate, Using Social Media to Take Her Case Directly to the American People

Jill Stein to Participate Real-Time in First Presidential Debate, Using Social Media to Take Her Case Directly to the American PeopleDespite being excluded from the Hofstra debate stage, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein will engage in real time with the official debate, making her case directly to the American people before, during, and after the televised debate via an unprecedented and innovative social media experience presented in partnership with Twitter (http://www.twitter.com). Continue reading

Despite Exclusion from Hofstra Debate Stage, Jill Stein Will Participate in First Debate by Making her Case Directly to the American People

Hundreds of supporters of Dr. Jill Stein will be attending the venue of the first presidential debate at Hofstra. They will seek to escort Stein to the debate venue. If she is prevented from participating in the debate, supporters will hold a "People's Debate" outside of the Hofstra venue. Some have pledged to engage in dignified non-violent civil disobedience as a way to protest the Commission on Presidential Debates. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka statement on the death of Keith Lamont Scott

Stein/Baraka statement on the death of Keith Lamont Scott and protests in Charlotte, NC - the demand is simple: stop the killing. Our hearts are breaking once again. Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled father of seven, was reportedly killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday while sitting in a car reading a book. This gut-wrenching incident follows the death of Terence Crutcher earlier this week, who was killed by police with his hands up next to his car. Continue reading

Jill Stein Continues to Call for Open Debates Despite Commission Decision

In a predictable decision, the Democratic and Republican Parties have insured that only their voices will be heard by the American people. How? Through their private corporation named the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The CPD was created to ensure the debates serve the interests of the two-party system, and it is working precisely as intended. Continue reading

In Maine, Dr. Jill Stein Praises Statewide Ranked Choice Voting Initiative as Model for the Nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 14, 2016 Contact: Meleiza Figueroa, Press Director - press@jill2016.com In Maine, Dr. Jill Stein Praises Statewide Ranked Choice Voting Initiative as Model for the Nation PORTLAND, MAINE (Sept 14) - Dr. Jill Stein continued her campus tour of the Northeast today with two stops at University of Maine in Orono and University of Southern Maine in Portland. She hailed Maine as being on the cutting edge of critical reforms to the voting system with the statewide Ranked Choice Voting initiative, Question 5, that will be put before voters in November. Stein noted: “Voters across America are frustrated by our broken voting system. The problem is that our current voting system is forcing some people to feel they must vote against the candidate they dislike the most rather than for the one they like the most. Ranked choice voting is a solution to this problem, and Maine is leading the charge to give voters more choices in our elections.” Continue reading

Jill Stein responds to Russian environmentalists

September 10, 2016 Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, responded today to an open letter from Russian environmentalists Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezhda Kutepova: Dear Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezhda Kutepova, First of all, thank you for your courageous actions to protect our planet and fight for political freedoms. Those who stand against entrenched political and economic power often face retaliation from the elites who are leading us into economic, social and ecological crisis. Sadly, this is true in the United States as well as in Russia. Continue reading

Ajamu Baraka supports nationwide prison strike to abolish slavery and win human rights for inmates

Today, inmates are beginning a nationwide strike to abolish slavery in the prison system. With the largest prisoner population in the world, it is a strike that forces us to challenge the United States' domestic human rights record. Forcing people to work for little to no pay is slavery. Plain and simple. The barbaric treatment of inmates reflects the backwardness of a system that has refused to recognize the inherent dignity of all people. To be treated with a minimum standard of basic human rights (regardless of whether or not you have been convicted of a crime) is a birthright that ALL of us must fight to guarantee. Hoping to make this strike one of the biggest in history, prisoners around the country are taking their power back and I stand fully in support of the strike. Continue reading

Green Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein will make campaign stop in Des Moines on Sunday

On Sunday, September 11th, Dr Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Presidential Candidate, will be making a campaign stop at the State Capital building in Des Moines. The rally will be held on the West Terrace beginning at 3:00 pm. Continue reading

Protest at Clinton Headquarters on Thursday Sept. 8 to Demand Open Debate

Four Candidates Capable of Winning Majority of Electoral College Should Be Included in Debates A protest will be held in front of the campaign headquarters of Hillary Clinton, calling upon her to support the inclusion in the upcoming presidential debates of all the candidates on enough ballots to win the Electoral College. Continue reading

Labor Day: Time to Reflect on Economic Reality and Remake Our World

On this Labor Day, working people are experiencing an economic emergency. The economy is rigged to allow the rich to get richer while ordinary Americans are thrown under the bus. The economy is controlled by two corporate parties that have created an economic crisis, and a crisis in democracy. We need to reflect on what we must do to transform economic and political systems so they serve the people, not just the elites. As the nominee of the only political party of, by, and for working people, I take this moment to take stock and explain how electing Greens to office will improve the lives of working people. Continue reading