Category Archives: Green Party

Jill Stein: It Is Time for a Second American Revolution

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The following is a press release published on July 4th, 2016 on the campaign website of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein:

On July 4, politicians declare their love for the American Revolution and democracy, while doing their best to oppose both at home and abroad.

The 2016 Presidential election provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to win independence from the rule of the 1%.

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Green Party of Ohio US Senate and US House candidates pledge support for Dr. Stein legislative agenda

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From GP.org, July 1st, 2016:

Cleveland OH: Green Party of Ohio Senate candidate Joe DeMare and House candidates Joe Manchik and Derrick James Hendricks have announced their full support for the legislative agenda laid out by presumptive Green Party of the United States Presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein.

Dr. Stein’s “Power to the People Plan” lays out an ambitious agenda including: moving to a 100% renewable energy economy by 2030; creating living wage jobs for every American who needs them; and establishing a universal, single payer public health care system.… Read more ...

Green Party reaches out to Sanders supporters

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From GP.org (H/T IPR’s Paulie Frankel):

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party is reaching out to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in a letter written byMargaret Flowers and James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

Excerpts from the letter are appended below.… Read more ...

Green Party publishes appeal to Black Lives Matter supporters

From the Green Party’s website, June 28th, 2016: 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party has published an appeal to supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, written by Margaret Flowersand James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

The letter encourages “all people who care about protecting and empowering black lives to work with us to build political power outside the corporate duopoly through the Green Party” and invites Black Lives Matter supporters to attend the Green convention.”

The letter is addressed to Black Lives Matter supporters instead of the movement itself, out of respect for the movement’s nonpartisan nature and decision not to endorse parties and candidates.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party Submits Petition to State to be Recognized as a “New Party”

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From Jill2016.com, June 27th, 2016:

Today, Monday, June 27, the Illinois Green Party will be submitting petitions to gain ballot access as a party and for candidates Jill Stein for President,William Kreml for Vice President,Scott Summers for US Senate, andTim Curtin for State Comptroller.… Read more ...

The Green Party of New Jersey congratulates workers, but demands more from the State Legislature on the minimum wage

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From the Green Party’s website, June 25th, 2016:

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Green Party of New Jersey congratulates workers, but demands more from the State Legislature on the minimum wage. The New Jersey State legislature missed a critical opportunity to immediately improve the living standards of working people throughout the state when it voted on S-15.… Read more ...

Jill Stein calls Britain Vote a “Wake-up Call”

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From Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s website, June 24th, 2016:

NEED TO UNITE WORKERS AND IMMIGRANTS

The vote in Britain to exit the European Union (EU) is a victory for those who believe in the right of self-determination and who reject the pro-corporate, austerity policies of the political elites in EU.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Opposes Supreme Court Ruling on Immigrants

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From Jill2016.com, June 23rd, 2016:

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.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Calls Latest Gray Verdict “A Sickening Miscarriage of Justice”

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From Jill2016.com, June 23rd, 2016:

Stein Calls Latest Gray Verdict “A Sickening Miscarriage of Justice and Horrific Case of Police Violence.”

In response to the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., who was facing the most serious charges of the six officers indicted in Gray’s death, presidential candidate Dr.Read more ...

Jill Stein Statement on “Failure of Senate to Pass Common Sense Restrictions on Gun Violence”

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Jill2016.com, June 20th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

“Today the Senate decided to continue to be an accomplice to domestic terror of all stripes – whether motivated by racism, homophobia, anti-immigrant bias, misogyny, pseudoreligous fervor, or violent psychopathology.

“Congress has given a thumbs up to mass murder for decades, with over 80 people dying each day from needless gun violence, by allowing easy access to dangerous assault weapons and refusing to require universal background checks.… Read more ...

Politico: Think You’ve Got It Locked, Hillary? Meet Jill Stein.

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By Bill Scher, Politico.com, June 19th, 2016:

After an anxiety-inducing and divisive primary, Democrats are starting to breathe easier. Bernie Sanders, while not formally conceding to Hillary Clinton, has turned his fire on Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the darling of the left before Sanders, has effusively endorsed Clinton. So at last the presumptive nominee can hope to gather in all those unhappy Bernie voters and lead a united Democratic Party in the fall, right?

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Jill Stein “Observes Juneteenth with a Call for Racial Justice and Reparations for Slavery”

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From Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s website, June 18th, 2016:

(Philadelphia, PA) Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee for President, participated today in the Juneteenth observances in Philadelphia. The day marks when slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865 first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation from union soldiers.… Read more ...