Jill Stein receives nomination from Green Party for President

On July 14, 2012, Dr. Jill Stein, candidate for President for the Green Party received its nomination and will proceed to the general election with running mate Cheri Honkala.

Stein won 193.5 delegates, compared with 72 for comedian Roseanne Barr, who did not attend.

Stein hopes the party will qualify for the ballot in at least 40 states; the total now stands at 21.

Stein has been running for office in Massachusetts for the past decade. In the 2002 race against Romney, she won only 3 percent of the vote. She made unsuccessful runs for secretary of state in 2006 and governor again in 2010.

Read the rest at the San Francisco Chronicle: Green Party candidate facing Romney again

Watch the acceptance speech below.

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.

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.

Visit the Jill Stein for President campaign website here.

22 thoughts on “Jill Stein receives nomination from Green Party for President

  1. Mark Axinn

    Congratulations to Dr. Stein.

    The Green Party has ballot status for the first time in New York due to the hard work of Howie Hawkins and his supporters in 2010.

  2. Gene Berkman

    Jill Stein is not the only third party candidate with a connection to Mitt Romney. Justice Party founder Rocky Anderson endorsed Mitt Romney for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, when Mitt beat Jill Stein (among others).

  3. Pro-Democracy

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  4. Austin Battenberg Post author

    I was busy over the weekend, so I didn’t really post anything. This should have been posted on Saturday though. Sorry folks.

    But @2 is correct that we do need some actual members of the Green Party to contribute here. I don’t think I do them justice because of my inherent bias towards libertarianism.

  5. Krzysztof Lesiak

    Also is the SF Gate piece the only coverage they got besides CSPAN? I’m pretty sure the CP and definitively the LP got substantially more press time than that.

  6. Austin Battenberg Post author

    The Green Party Watch website only linked to articles we already linked to, including the Democracy Now interview and the CSPAN speech.

    The CBS article was posted when Cheri Honkala was announced as Stein’s running mate before the convention.

    When I get a chance, I will post the interview with Cheri on the Philadelphia Weekly. That one is pretty good.

  7. upstartgreen

    I have been active with the Green Party since 2005.
    This is the most mainstream coverage I have seen the Greens get. Me thinks the Media is not thrilled about either one of the Duopoly’s candidates.

  8. Pete Healey

    #4, the Green Party of New York State achieved ballot access with the Al “Grandpa” Lewis campaign in 1998. They lost it in 2002 when they decided to run a Socialist candidate who until that time had not worked within the party. They failed again in 2006 and succeeded in 2010 mainly thanks to Andrew Cuomo who drove disaffected Democrats by the thousands to the Greens.

  9. Pad Thai

    LP would have kept ballot access too if they hadn’t been split into two parties with one of them waging a smear campaign against the other one.

  10. Pete Healey

    It’s entirely possible that the Libertarian Party actually achieved ballot status but all their votes in NYC weren’t counted. It’s not likely that the vote counts of all minor parties in NYC will ever be complete.

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