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.