Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala interviewed by Democracy Now

Prior to the Green Party national convention, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and her choice for VP Cheri Honkala were interviewed by Amy Goodman on the War and Peace Report on Democracy Now.

“We need big solutions, you know, not solutions around the margins. We really need to end unemployment. We need to put 25 million people back to work with good-paying jobs,” says presumptive presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein, who is running on a platform called “the Green New Deal” that emphasizes economic justice, tough financial regulation, the repeal of Citizens United and a transition to a “green economy.” The Green Party expects to be on the 2012 ballot in at least 45 states and plans to spend approximately $1 million on its campaign.

Watch the Interview or read the transcript at Democracy Now: Green New Deal: Organizer, Physician Jill Stein Poised to Win Green Party’s Presidential Nomination

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She ran for governor against Mitt Romney in the state of Massachusetts. She is running for President for the Green Party.

Cheri Honkala is National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, one of the country’s largest multi-racial, inter-generational movements led by the poor and homeless. Honkala joined the Green Party in 2011, when she ran for Sheriff of Philadelphia.

Visit the Jill Stein for President campaign website here.

6 thoughts on “Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala interviewed by Democracy Now

  1. Ross

    This story could be amended. The whole show, which is broadcast nationally on TV and radio, was based in Baltimore because of the Green convention (which is going on now but won’t nominate presidential candidates until Saturday).

  2. Austin Battenberg Post author

    How do you want me to fix it? If one of the other mods can do it that would be awesome. I’m going to bed. Otherwise I’ll adjust it in the morning.

  3. Lake, forwarding / presenting

    First page of Localnet.com lead off page

    “Mass. doctor awaits Green Party’s presidential nod —— BRIAN WITTE – The Associated Press

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor a decade ago is poised to do it again, this time as the Green Party’s presidential nominee.

    Jill Stein, an internist from Lexington, Mass., acknowledges that her candidacy is a super long shot.

    ……. she notes that a growing number of people are expressing frustration with the two major political parties and she cites the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example of that.

    “People are not wedded to these parties …………”

  4. Ms Koali

    I don’t like the word POOR – it is a throwback, generalized and a embarrassing to children. Want to see what labels it creates look at the Thesaurus in Dictionary.com.
    Many lacking basics in one area but have security in another area of their finances.
    Not used in current times, nor has been for some time.
    Words are important and being labeled POOR will not get the individuals need addressed.
    I wouldn’t put that stigma on anyone today~ I would look critically to their need. Children suffer from such categories. Let us use more defining words and causes : class ism. Thanks.

  5. MLB

    Responsible middle-class and working class voters — the folks who have struggled to pay their bills while keeping their heads above water — are more likely to rally to Darcy Richardson and the Reform Party than Jill Stein’s sputtering campaign.

    Stein’s claim to fame was running for governor of Massachusetts against Mitt Romney, the one per center, a decade ago. Richardson polled over 100,000 votes against President Obama in the past few months…

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