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Jill Stein media coverage updates with links

While Jill Stein is still working on getting Federal Matching funds, some media outlets put out some articles with information regarding the campaign, ballot access, her views and the Green New Deal.

The Greens have voted on their nominee at a series of state primaries and caucuses. A total of four people have competed for the nomination, although not all of their names have appeared in every state primary or caucus. That group includes the ’80s sitcom star Roseanne Barr, who follows Stein with the second highest number of delegates. After Stein secured the necessary number of votes in the California primary earlier this month, Barr announced that she would leave the Greens to start a “Green Tea Party.” More recently, though, Barr’s campaign announced that she will continue to fight for the Green nomination, USA Today reported.

Whoever its eventual candidate is, the Green Party still has to work to get her name on the ballot in many states. At last count, the Greens had secured a place on the ballot in 21 states, including Massachusetts, and in the District of Columbia, and were in the process of petitioning to get on in 17 more, including Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire. In other states, the petitioning process has not yet begun.

Read More at Valley Advocate: Stein Leads for Green Nomination

The Federal Matching funds issue is becoming more important for her as the deadline draws near.

While it’s still entirely possible that the Greens will win their battle for matching funds at the last minute, it will require a significant quickening of the pace in the remaining states. Further complicating matters is that only the first $250 of a person’s donation counts towards matching funds qualification. So it’s not simply a matter of finding one or two donors to max out to the campaign in each of these states, but perhaps needing ten or more new people in each state to give $250 each.

Read More at Uncovered Politics: Jill Stein Struggling to Beat the Clock for Matching Funds

OpEdNews did a profile on her and many of her views, including support for the Green New Deal, which the Green Party has been pushing for several years now.

She would also put in place a Voter’s Bill of Rights that would guarantee us a voter-marked paper ballot for all voting and require that all votes are counted before election results are released. It would also replace partisan oversight of elections with non-partisan election commissions, make Election Day a national holiday and bring simplified, safe same-day voter registration to the nation.

With concern to the military and homeland security, Dr. Stein would repeal the PATRIOT Act and the parts of the NDAA that violate civil liberties. She would also call for a 50% reduction in military spending that includes the withdrawal of U.S. military bases from the over 140 countries in which our military is now located.

Read More at OpEdNews: Jill Stein: (Presumptive) 2012 Green Party Presidential Nominee

Jill Stein is a physician and activist from Massachusetts. She ran for Governor twice, and is currently seeking the Green Party nomination for President.

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Austin Battenberg

Austin Battenberg was born and raised as a Californian. After living for several years in Virginia, Austin now lives in El Dorado, California with his wife and son. A strong believer in individual rights and the non-aggression principle.


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  2. Deran Deran June 23, 2012

    Thank you, re the headline!

  3. paulie paulie June 23, 2012

    Glad you guys (and other people) are keeping things going here.

    I am feeling burned out myself, honestly, yet I feel an obligation to keep things going because I feel what we do here is needed.

    Anyone else reading, if you want to sign up, let us know.

  4. Joe Buchman Joe Buchman June 23, 2012

    @4 Austin — I’m still feeling new at this too, so same goes back for you too. Both for my posts here AND for my edits!



  5. Austin Battenberg Austin Battenberg Post author | June 23, 2012

    I take no offense. Anyone can edit mine any time if I make a mistake or do something that could be done better.

    Actually, in regard to @1, I did do the same thing to Gary Johnson I believe.

  6. Joe Buchman Joe Buchman June 23, 2012

    @ 1 and @ 2 — and for Austin. I agree and have changed the headline (and fixed a typo in Deran’s comment from “nedia” to “media”).

    It’s my first time editing another contributor’s headline or article OR a comment so advance apologies here if that wasn’t welcome or appropriate.


  7. Good Observation Good Observation June 23, 2012

    Great observation by Deran. I was thinking the same thing.

  8. Deran Deran June 23, 2012

    I am not a Green, and I am often critical of them. But, if someone put up a headline on a media outlet with something like Gary Johnson getting himzelf some media coverage, I would imagine Johnson supporters here on IPR would complain that the headline is disrespectful of their candidate.

    The article/post is it self is well written and full of interesting info and links, but the headline makes Dr. Stein sound like a “hick” that just fell off a truck full of potatoes.

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