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Friday, September 28, 2012

USA Today Newspaper covers Doctor Jill Stein Green Party Presidential candidate

Meet Doctor Jill Stein - Green Party candidate for U.S. President

Jill Stein is a doctor. Jill Stein is not just a medical doctor. Doctor Jill Stein is a Harvard Medical School honors graduate.  Housewife. Mother. Odds are high that Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party is on the ballot in your state. Dr. Steins party has rocked the vote in the past. But you've heard too little about of Dr. Jill Stein, because talking about medical Doctor Jill Stein, Green Party,  doesn't fit much of the corporate - bought and paid for warmonger whores -press's election-coverage agenda. 

She's Dr. Jill Stein, nominee of the Green Party.  Doctor Jill Stein, Green Party is on the ballot already in 38 states, accounting for 85% of voters, and expects to be on most of the rest by Election Day. But even though the Green Party has gotten plenty of attention before (remember Ralph Nader in 2000?), most of the press doesn't seem very interested in covering Doctor Jill Stein, Green Party.  No surprise.  They have not been paid.  And that's too bad, because the Green Party and Doctor Jill Stein of the Green New Deal has some interesting ideas. 

 I talked with her last week and asked for three things she'd do if elected.

First, she said, she'd bring back job programs like the New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), so that unemployed people could do something useful instead of just drawing government benefits. "If you don't have work, you'd go to an employment office, not an unemployment office, and you'd get a job, not sit home, depressed, with a check."

On health care, she'd extend Medicare to everyone, which she said would "save trillions of dollars" by eliminating the "health insurance bureaucracy."

On education, she said she'd make public higher education free to everyone and bail out student loan debtors. ("We know higher education pays for itself," she says, citing the GI Bill).

And, because three things weren't enough, she added that she'd downsize the military to below its 2000 funding levels and avoid "hypermilitarism," from which, she says, "we are getting a lot of blowback right now."

She also favors ending the Patriot Act, and rolling back the civil-liberties infringements of both the last two presidential dministrations — the latter, she says, being worse than previous in many respects.

Provocative stuff, but she's not attracting enough coverage. Doctor Stein puts that down to fear that if she got more attention, her candidacy would pull votes from the clear favorite in the race for many in the press.

"Ninety million eligible voters are expected to stay home because they don't want to vote for either of the two larger parties" she observes. "Americans are chomping at the bit for more choices. Don't they deserve more choices?"

Stein says the anti-Green Party effort is "mostly an effort to silence political opposition," by the two larger parties. "The mythology is essentially a fear campaign designed to drive people back into the establishment fold. This politics of fear has delivered everything we were afraid of: A President who will attack our civil liberties, launch war overseas, limit immigration? What have we gotten with the incumbent? War, drone attacks, troops (even) in central Africa. The Incumbent has deported more immigrants in three years than Bush junior did in eight. The politics of fear has delivered everything we were afraid of."

There's not much fear in Jill Stein. I have mixed views on her positions: Replacing unemployment compensation with work seems right to me — we still use the buildings the WPA built. What will future generations have to show for today's extended unemployment checks? And I'm happy to repeal the Patriot Act, since I was against it to begin with.

Some of the other proposals look fiscally unrealistic. But that's something for voters to decide — if, that is, they ever get a chance to hear about them. It seems unfair for the press to decide what voters don't need to know. Maybe she'll get more attention between now and November. In the meantime, there's more on her website at

Remember: There's nothing in the Constitution limiting us to two parties. The two parties we have just like things that way. 

Glenn Harlan Reynolds is professor of law at the University of Tennessee. He blogs 

28 sep 12 @ 11:45 pm edt          Comments

The Green New Deal - achievable goal

The Green New Deal: Lofty Green Party rhetoric from Doctor Jill Stein, Green Presidential candidate and achievable goal & job creator

There is a a positive third choice for President of the United States this year. Green Party candidate Doctor Jill Stein. 

Green Party candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, has put forth the idea of a Green New Deal, which includes an Economic Bill of Rights, and a fullemployment program for every American searching for work.

The Economic Bill of Rights was first put forth by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his 1944 Inauguration Address. In his speech, Roosevelt identified eight 'rights' which he thought every American should have. The list includes the right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries, shops, farms, or mines of the nation and the right to earn enough to provide adequate food, clothing, and recreation. This idea of economic freedom was continued by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Era when King said that it was the governments responsibility to 'acknowledge its debt to the poor, or it will have failed to live up to its promise to insure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to its citizens' 

 One of the biggest concerns about the lofty rhetoric, is how would it all work? Dr Stein provided the answer when she said, 'The idea is to provide national funding to local communities who would then engage in a participatory community process to decide what their priorities were for becoming sustainable ecologically, economically, and socially.' She also goes on to say that the disbursements would be tied to state unemployment rates, with states having higher rates receiving more federal funds.

The other big concern is how will the plan be paid for? Dr. Stein has often stated, '{the plan} would be paid for by prioritizing jobs that transition to a green economy, thereby making wars for oil obsolete.' She also wants to cut military spending to 2000 levels, about half of what it is currently. A herculean task, considering the dysfunction in Washington. Many Republicans and Democrats core constituencies come from the military-industrial complex.

Dr. Stein expects the Green New Deal to create 16 million direct jobs and eight million 'off-shoot' jobs in this new economy. While a noble ambition, essentially revamping our entire economic system in just four or eight years, seems more political dream than achievable reality. With just 40 days till the election, Americans can only wait to see if Dr. Stein gets the chance to answer all the questions about the centerpiece of the Green Party platform. 

28 sep 12 @ 7:57 pm edt          Comments

How Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Differs From the two larger parties

How Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Differs From the Two larger Parties

The Green Party. Famous for its high-profile presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000, this year the Green Party nomination was won by Dr. Jill Stein, a physician from Massachusetts who has been making waves around the country on her campaign tour.

Jill Stein is considered an environmental health pioneer, known for her widely cited reports, In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging published in 2009. She works closely with parents, teachers, community groups and others, advising them on a variety of health and environmental issues. In Massachusetts, she was involved in a successful campaign to clean up coal plants and has been involved with the group, Physicians for Social Responsibility. She is also the co-founder of Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities.

Jill Stein’s running mate is Sheri Honkala, a well known housing rights and anti-poverty activist. 

click her to listen to the radio show featuring Green Party's Doctor Jill Stein 

28 sep 12 @ 7:52 pm edt          Comments

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Green Party candidate offers

Green Party candidate offers "green New Deal" during speech in Burbank

Offering what she called a “green New Deal,” Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivered a speech at Woodbury University in Burbank on Thursday that focused on jobs, education and the economy.

While President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal at the end of the Depression created public-sector jobs, Stein’s plan would use incentives for small business to hire more employees and invest in green jobs.

She said her proposal would be funded by eliminating tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

Stein also pointed to bailouts of Wall Street and large banks as a sign that the current economic strategy is flawed.

“We need to break up these big banks that are too big to fail and too big to jail,” said Stein, a physician and instructor ofinternal medicine.

The trickle-down economics that has been touted for decades hasn’t served the country well, she added.

“It ain’t worked,” Stein said.

Speaking to an audience made up mostly of students, Stein said the country is seeing a generation of college graduates who are basically “indentured servants” because many of them are strapped with such staggering debt.

She wants to forgive student loan debt and offer a tuition-free college education.

“It’s time to bail out the students,” Stein said, adding that in the 20th century, a high school diploma was enough for most people to get good-paying jobs, but a college degree is vital in the 21th century to land positions that pay enough to live — even modestly.

“Our economy needs to be rebooted every generation,” she said, and making sure young people are well-educated is key for that to happen.

The Green Party is the needed alternative. 

“The two larger parties, they’re only different around the margins,” she said.

The tenets to which they subscribe include more deregulation, tax breaks for wealthyors and too much reliance on “dirty energy,” such as fossil fuels, said Stein, who is co-author of two reports — “In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development,” published in 2000, and “Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging,” published in 2009.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Follow Mark Kellam on Twitter: @LAMarkKellam,0,5281788.story


27 sep 12 @ 8:48 pm edt          Comments

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Independent Green Party congressional candidate Doctor Ken Hilldebrandt in Smith Eagle

Smith Eagle newspaper covers Independent Green Party congressional candidate Doctor Ken Hildebrandt

Independent Green party candidate makes bid in 5th 

A third candidate is trying to make a name for himself in the middle of Virginia’s hotly contested 5th District congressional  race.

Independent Green party candidate Kenneth J. Hildebrandt has joined the race.

Doctor Hildebrandt, a longtime New York City native, relocated to Southside Virginia in 2006.

Before that time he worked as a chiropractic physician and later as an independent web journalist in the New York area.  

Doctor Ken Hildebrand is running to advocate for the Green New Deal.

Solar Jobs! Wind Jobs! Geothermal  Jobs! Rail Jobs!  

"We need More Trains, Less Traffic.  Build Rail Now!"

Rail is safer. Rail creates jobs. Rail cuts dependence on foreign oil.

Rail saves lives.   

Earlier this year, Hildebrandt apprehensively decided to join the race when asked by Independent

Green Party  Executive Committee member Carey Campbell. Hildebrandt was against running at first, but after a long discussion with his wife, they decided that it was something that he had to do. 

To read more of this and other stories, pick up a copy of this week's Smith Mountain Eagle on newsstands or subscribe online or by calling 719-5100. A year's subscription, which is just $26 in Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania County, also gives you free access to the Smith Mountain Eagle’s e-edition, an online version of the entire newspaper. 


26 sep 12 @ 7:41 pm edt          Comments

Green Party's Doctor Jill Stein best speaker

John P. Stoltenberg:

Doctor Jill Stein


Green Party 


Festival’s best speaker

My wife Martha and I went to the 11th annual Fighting Bob Fest at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Sept. 15.

Fighting Bob Fest is the annual Chautauqua for Wisconsin Progressives.

They open it to the Green Party, etc., to improve attendance.

This year Doctor Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party, spoke.

In my opinion, Dr. Jill Stein easily was the best speaker of the day.

Doctor Jill Stein of the Green Party was dynamic, forceful, hammered home point after point, and received ovation after ovation.

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26 sep 12 @ 7:29 pm edt          Comments

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Green Party candidate: Two larger parties favor corporations

Green Party candidate Doctor Jill Stein : Major parties favor corporations - Green Party for People

Decrying cuts in higher education funding and the growing corporate influence in American politics, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein made her pitch to voters Tuesday afternoon at Napa Valley College.

Stein, in her second visit to Napa, said voting for her would help residents’ assert their voices in a national political dialogue .


She said both parties deliver different narratives, but stand for similar things — favoring big corporations and Wall Street over individual Americans, a militarized foreign policy, and a resistance to respond to climate change.

“They both represent sinking ships,” Stein said in her talk, which she delivered to several dozen people gathered in the community room of the college’s McCarthy Library.

Noting that smaller political parties helped accomplish women’s suffrage and the abolition of slavery, Stein said the Green Party could achieve significant changes through its grassroots campaigning.

“We can do this,” Stein said. “A Green vote is a really powerful vote — whenever it’s used. We’re in charge of our democracy.”

Stein said she’ll be on ballots in 38 or 39 states in the U.S., and is trying to reach 80 to 90 percent of voters. 

25 sep 12 @ 11:35 pm edt          Comments

Huffington Post covers Green Party Doctor Jill Stein for President



Opening the Door for Green Party Candidates, Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala


Who on earth is Dr. Jill Stein?

Answer: Dr. Jill Stein is the Green Party's presidential candidate, she is challenging the voters in the land of the free and the brave to act beyond the status quo of two-party politics at the eleventh hour.

American voters have an opportunity to change the course of political history in this country by electing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala in November, yet will we be brave and free enough to do so?

Why is the mainstream media utterly ignoring these brilliant women who have created a platform,The Green New Deal, that encompasses the truly significant time sensitive challenges that we are facing with interconnected sustainable solutions to our most urgent problems?

Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala are not "camera-ready" politicos; they are powerful, intelligent, dare I say "ballsy" women, who are showing the world that "Yes We Can" get the important solutions implemented without corporate American back-room deals with the good 'ol boys. Jill and Cheri are proving that 'Yes We Can" pay for these sustainable solutions with transparency and common sense. Only when and if Wall Street and corporate interest via lobbyists are immediately stopped from controlling both science and politics in this country .

Throwing away our votes on Mitt or Barack, "the lesser of two evils," only furthers America's impotency, while countries like Brazil and Germany are showing great stamina doing what it takes to move forward on the main issues of energy, education, and health.

Will grassroots Green Party politics be the October surprise?


Answer: YES!!! 

25 sep 12 @ 10:00 pm edt          Comments

Monday, September 24, 2012

Stein: 'Time to replace politics of fear with politics of courage.'

Doctor Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate: 'Time to replace politics of fear with politics of courage.'

Written by Craig Lyons

Jill Stein is medical doctor by trade, but as the Green Party's presidential candidates, she aims to fight a different sort of disease. 

"I'm practicing political medicine," Stein said, during a visit to Portland on Thursday.

The bad policy that's been enacted in Washington is at the middle of the illness, Stein said, and fixing that one problem will solve the accessory issues. 

During a series of campaign stops in Maine, Stein gave the keynote address during a Green Party rally in Monument Square. Local Green Party candidates for the state legislature and school board.
Stein said it's time to take back people's jobs, their health care and their educations. She said people want to take back their democracy.
"It needs fixing at every level," she said. "It won't get fixed ... unless it's challenged."

Stein, who lives in Lexington, Mass., has a long history of activism and political involvement outside her work as a doctor. 

24 sep 12 @ 8:38 pm edt          Comments

Zogby Poll for Presidential Race Nationwide Lists Green Party Doctor Jill Stein

Zogby Poll for Presidential Race Nationwide Lists Green Party Doctor Jill Stein

Doctor Jill Stein and Green Party growing strength across America in Zogby poll. Greens and Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate excited about positive polling trend.  

Dr. Stein and the Green Party have been included in multiple major polls in just the last week.  Zogby. Gallup. Washington Post. CNN.  Clearly Dr. Stein and the Green Party are gaining so much strength, and popularity the pollsters must include Dr. Jill Stein.   Dr. Stein is running on the Green New Deal platform. Solar jobs. Wind jobs. Geothermal jobs. More trains, less traffic jobs.

Thanks to Richard Winger and Ballot Access News for the story. 



24 sep 12 @ 8:27 pm edt          Comments

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Public Would Be Her Ally, Green Part Candidate Dr. Jill Stein Says

Public Would Be Her Ally, Green Party Presidential Candidate Doctor Jill Stein Says

Dr. Jill Stein starts a new week campaigning in California 

By Richard Knee

September 23, 2012

Green Party candidate Jill Stein believes that as president she could overcome partisan differences with Congressional Democrats and Republicans by using the media to rally public pressure to her side.

Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party,  made the assertion Saturday night when a reporter asked why voters should pick her for President of the United States. 

Speaking to a small but enthusiastic crowd in a cavernous storefront headquarters for several local candidate and issue campaigns here, Dr. Stein said it public pressure makes all the difference.

“People got on the phone and the internet, and that bill was stopped on a dime. The president can be not just commander-in-chief but also organizer-in chief,” The Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein said.

 Saturday’s Green Party presidential candidate's speaking engagement was the first of six Dr. Jill Stein has scheduled in northern California. The others are slated Monday at College of the Redwoods in Eureka and at Humboldt State University; and Tuesday at Sonoma State University, at Napa Valley College and at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Palo Alto. 

23 sep 12 @ 3:31 pm edt          Comments

Independent Greens Youtube channel posts 400th video

Independent Greens Youtube channel posts 400th video.

Harvey Wasserman Green Party support for Dr. Jill Stein

Watch Harvey Wasserman, Ohio Green Party, discuss Solar jobs, Dr. Jill Stein, the Green New Deal. 

23 sep 12 @ 1:39 pm edt          Comments

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Alabama Green Party Success

Alabama Green Party Success

Green Party on the ballot in Alabama for President 

 Dr Jill Stein - Green Party candidate for President, Green New Deal, Green Jobs! Solar Jobs! Wind Jobs! Geothermal Jobs! Rail Jobs!  More Trains, Less Traffic

A positive winning eco for the economy message from Green Party and "fiscal hawk" Dr. Jill Stein.

The Green Party all met the requirements to be listed on the general election ballot. Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party was certified earlier this month by Secretary of State Beth Chapman after she received their petitions with at least 5,000 signatures from state residents. 

The Green Party ticket is led by Dr. Jill Stein, a Massachusetts doctor. The vice presidential nominee, Cheri Honkala, is an anti-poverty activist. Their platform includes creating millions of new public sector jobs, single-payer health insurance for all Americans, tuition-free college, and a focus on green programs that promote environmentally sound businesses and jobs.

The Green Party campaign of Dr. Jill Stein for President website says she is on the ballot in 38 states and seeking access to six more, plus is running in five states as a write-in candidate. 

22 sep 12 @ 4:26 pm edt          Comments

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dr. Jill Stein Green Party - No War! No Nukes!

Dr. Jill Stein Green Party

Keynotes NO NUKES-NO WAR Rally

Dr. Stein will be the keynote speaker at the C.A.N. Rally NO NUKES NO WAR!! / Occupy The NRC event. The afternoon will include a peaceful protest outside the NRC Headquarters and a public meeting inside the building if possible. This Rally will have a NO NUKES/NO WAR theme and is taking place on what the United Nations has designated as the International Day of Peace or “Peace Day”.

Confirmed speakers for this historic demonstration include Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Organizer and Native Rights Activist Robert Tohe, Congressional Fellow for the Physicians for a National Health ProgramDr. Margaret Flowers,  War is a peace activist David Swanson, executive director of Voters for Peace Kevin Zeese and grassroots voices from across the country!

September 21, 2012 at 2pm
NRC Headquarters
11545 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
United States

Google map and directions 

19 sep 12 @ 9:20 pm edt          Comments

PEW research 18 per cent have heard of Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein

Pew Research Center Poll Asks Voters if they Have Heard of Green Party's Doctor Jill Stein

September 19th, 2012

On September 19, Pew Research Center released a presidential poll. Among the questions were whether the respondent had ever heard of any of three particular presidential candidates.

18% had heard of the Green Party's Doctor Jill Stein.

Thanks to Richard Winger and Ballot Access News for the story. 

19 sep 12 @ 8:16 pm edt          Comments

Dr Jill Stein raised nearly $300,000 by the end of July

Green Party's Doctor Jill Stein raised nearly $300,000 by the end of July, according to the Washington Post

Doctor Jill Stein, theGreen Party candidate for President raised $283,000 as of the end of July.

Green Party seeking federal matching funds for the Stein campaign. 

Doctor Jill Stein campaign officials, however, say they are having trouble getting the public funding fast enough to pay the campaign debts. They have been quick to find a culprit and allege a minor conspiracy by some on the Federal Election Commission, hinting that the commissioners are seeking to limit the Green Party and Doctor Stein’s ability to campaign. 

In a letter to the panel, the Green Party campaign’s general counsel wrote, “It is our understanding that one reason for the delays . . . was due to that fact that the Commissioners were already in Charlotte, NC, for the taxpayer subsidized Democratic National Convention, and were thus unavailable to sign off.”

 Ellen Weintraub, one of the commissioners, said there is no basis for the Green Party’s charge.

“I don’t know why the Green Party campaign of Doctor Jill Stein sent that — it’s not accurate,” she said of the letter. “The Greens and Doctor Steins  request is being treated exactly the same as every other request that has ever been made. The Green Party and Doctor Stein got the standard form letter.”

In the meantime, money for the program is piling up. Taxpayers fill its coffers by checking a box on their tax returns to contribute $3 to the fund. It now has $231.7 million. (The money is kept at the Treasury Department, not the election commission.)

With that much money and not many candidates hoping to participate, it’s no wonder the Green Party is concerned about the holdup.

Stein, who recently spoke at an event for the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, has qualified to appear on the ballot in 38 states, but her lack of money has made it difficult to get beyond that, Manski said.

In a recent news release on poll results, her campaign wrote a headline saying, “Stein at remarkable 2%.” The candidate is calling for a Green New Deal that would create 25 million new jobs in four years.

For now, the FEC says it is not done checking contributions to her campaign to make sure they qualify for matching funding. Payment is scheduled to be made Sept. 28. 

19 sep 12 @ 8:03 pm edt          Comments

The Green Party - The Occupy Candidate according to New Yorker article on Dr. Jill Stein

Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein - The Occupy Candidate

September 19, 2012



On a brisk Monday morning, Jill Stein, the Presidential candidate for the Green Party, was in New York City to give a speech. She was ready to go: her gray hair was neatly combed; a bright scarf was draped over her slim shoulders. But she was waiting for her audience—the protesters celebrating the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street—to assemble in the shadow of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The protesters, who had spent the morning creating a human wall around the Financial District and deploying disruptive “swirls” of people in intersections, were slow to arrive. As she waited, Stein gave a reporter a teaser of her address. “The issues that are really gripping people are jobs, our economic debt crisis, the student debt crisis, the housing foreclosure crisis, and the skyrocketing cost of health care,” she said.

As part of Stein’s visit to New York, she had planned to appear on John Stossel’s show on Fox Business Network, for a round table along with Stewart Alexander, the Socialist Party candidate, plus Virgil Goode, of the Constitution Party, and Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. She pulled out, however, when she learned that her remarks on the show would not be broadcast live. “I think it’s really important for us to be able to speak freely, especially when you have an editor like Fox,” she said. Having given up her bully pulpit on national television, and Stossel’s viewers, Stein would now have to fight for a chance to speak above the joyful din at Bowling Green.

A little after ten o’clock, whistles and tambourines announced the arrival of the marchers, who slowly assembled in the park below the court. Anthony Gronowicz, the president of the New York Green Party, steered Stein—who paused on the way to grab handfuls of blueberries and wheat sprouts from a plastic container—into what seemed to be the center of the action so that she could address the crowd.

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19 sep 12 @ 7:50 pm edt          Comments

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dr. Jill Stein Green Party in CNN/Washington Post poll

Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate included in tonight's Washington Post/CNN poll.

Dr. Jill Stein and the Independent Green Party continue to gain recognition.  It much more attention by a Green Party candidate for President this late in the cycle, than usual.  In previous elections there was a near total black out of Independent Green/Green Party candidates for President.  For Mainstream media it has been the norm to limit coverage or completely ignore Green Party and Independent Green Party candidates whether for local, state, or federal office.   

Mainsteam Media Blackout of Green Party candidates ends with this Washington Post/CNN poll

 At least that is the hope of Independent Greens...

Dr. Jill Stein was described as, "the only adult in the room".  That was in Dr. Stein's TV debate with the nominee of one of the two larger parties.  A Virginia poll yesterday showed that 38 per cent of voters agreed with her Green Party policies. 


Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party has run a positive, constructive campaign as a "fiscal hawk". Dr. Stein advocates creating jobs, and growing the eco economy with the Green New Deal.  American Green Jobs in solar, wind, geothermal, and rail would mean a booming U.S. economy.


Dr. Jill Stein's Green New Deal would employ millions of Americans.  The Harvard medical school graduate, wife, and mother, Dr. Jill Stein is Green Party's most attractive candidate.

The Green Party Doctor has won new members to the Green Party, and brought Independents, Independent Greens back into the Green Party with kind, gentle, friendly, and collaborative style.  

Virginia Polls show a landside for the incumbent, and growing support for Greens

Greens are having a banner year in Virginia.  Especially the conservative Independent Greens.  Celebrating 11 years as a recognized state party, no one has been able to out work the Indy Greens when it comes to putting Independents and Greens on the ballot.  

Virginia, thanks to the Independent Green Party of the commonwealth, and the tens of thousands of petition signatures citizens signed in 2012, has the most single third party candidates on the ballot since 1916. Those Independents, and Independent Greens include Gail for Rail Parker, Janet Murphy, Peter Marchetti, Dr. Ken Hildebrandt, and Kevin Chisholm, all on the ballot for U.S. House of Representatives. 

Dr. Jill Stein's Green Party success

The simple fact that the Washington Post and CNN include the Green Party candidate for President in polls this late in the cycle show the progress Independent Greens, Greens, and Dr. Jill Stein have made in 2012.  With two months until election day the Greens opportunities continue to grow.  


Another interesting aspect of the poll. It shows the incumbent ahead by an even wider margin without Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party, Gary Johnson, Libertarian, and Virgil Goode in the race. 


The poll also asked about some of the other presidential choices on the ballot in Virginia. Former GOP Rep. Virgil Goode Jr. of Virginia has qualified on the ballot as a member of the Constitution party, as have Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. With those candidates factored in, Obama is at 48% among registered voters, with Romney at 40%, Johnson at 4%, Goode at 2% and Stein at 1%.

The Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone, with 1,104 adults in Virginia, including 934 registered voters, questioned. The survey's sampling error for both registered and likely voters is plus or minus four percentage points. 


18 sep 12 @ 9:08 pm edt          Comments

Monday, September 17, 2012

Green Party's Fritz Kuhn - next mayor of Stuttgart?

Green Party's Fritz Kuhn running for Mayor

The state capitol of Germany's only state with a Green Party Governor, may elect a Green Party Mayor on October 7th.

Fritz Kuhn has been a Green Party member of federal parliament for several terms.  Now "der Fritz" wants to become mayor.  Kuhn is respected by Greens around the world for gifts as an election strategist.  Whether he can turn his gifts as a linquist, and federal parlimentarian into the needed assets to get elected Mayor is the question now. Greens are running strong in the polls.  But this is very much a race about personality, and green policy.   Long ago voters in this - the most prosperous of the 16 German states - recognized the benefits to eco business to the economy.  Renewable energy is now Germany's second largest employer, and no where more than in the state where Stuttgart is capitol. Fritz Kuhn fits.  A green conservative, Fritz Kuhn is a husband, father, family man.  Follow the race for the next three weeks until election day Oct 7th at Fritz Kuhn's web site. 

17 sep 12 @ 9:48 pm edt          Comments

Independent Green Party's Gail for Rail Parker

Gail for Rail Parker, Independent Green Party, on the ballot for U.S. House of Representatives.

For the the eight year in a row, the retired U.S. Air Force officer, businesswoman, and grandmother, Gail for Rail Parker represents the Independent Green Party on the ballot.   Gail for Rail focuses her campaign on the need for building rail now!  Save american lives.  Rail is safer, and makes America more secure.  Rail creates jobs.  


Gail for Rail Parker, "We need More Trains, Less Traffic".    


Gail for Rail is on the ballot in the 1st congressional district in Virginia.  It runs from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg.  Watch Gail for Rail's video 


17 sep 12 @ 8:49 pm edt          Comments

Green Party success in The Netherlands

Dutch Green Party secures 3 seats in the new Netherlands parliament. Greens look ahead with optimism. 

17 sep 12 @ 8:44 pm edt          Comments

Washington Times covers Green Party

Green Party honors 'Occupy' movement - Washington Times reports  

Dr. Jill Stein speaks at Occupy in New York City

 In a statement honoring Occupy Wall Street on its one-year anniversary, the Greens blasted Democrats for attempting to cozy up to the movement, declaring that Green goals are more in line with Occupy's fight against the so-called 1 percent.

"Greens have respected the nonpartisan nature of the Occupy protests and have criticized Democratic Party front groups like for attempting to hijack the movement and turn it into 'Reelect Obama,'" said the Green Party statement.

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein and vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala participated in Monday's Occupy anniversary protest in New York, speaking to demonstrators gathered for the movement's anniversary.

President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats praised for the Occupy movement during its heyday in 2011, but their public support waned after some of the protests devolved into mass arrests and permanent squatting encampments.

Not so the Greens.

Read more: Green Party slams Democrats for failing 'Occupy' movement - Washington Times 
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17 sep 12 @ 8:38 pm edt          Comments

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Green Party featured in Magazine Counterpunch
Getting Beyond Red Herring Politics

Dr. Jill Stein Green Party and the 99 Percent

From CounterPunch

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President of the United States, promises a Manhattan-project jobs program that would ignite our economy, repair our crumbling infrastructure, and put the US in the lead at the forefront of the world’s newest and hottest technologies.  She will put forward the health care policy most of us wanted in 2009: the public option, effectively Medicare for everyone.  She will withdraw our troops out of Afghanistan and implement the advice George Washington gave in his farewell address: “The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”  Jill Stein will bring to the table a demand for an equitable tax system, not one in which the wealthy pay too little and we the 99% have to close schools, fire police, and shutter fire stations to make up the difference. Climate change and food security are at the top of her agenda, as is getting the money out of politics. A Jill Stein presidency will herald the liberation of a democracy currently hijacked by wealthy Americans like the Koch brothers and by corporate banksters like Lloyd Blankfein the CEO of Goldman Sachs.  From the perspective of those of us in the 99%, the only plausible reason to fail to vote for Jill Stein is that voting for her will take votes away from Obama who would be better for the 99% than Romney. Let me explain why this fails to show that we should not vote for Jill Stein.

My explanation requires we distinguish the significant issues that affect all of us in the 99% from those issues that divide us. Some of the issues that unite us include the need for jobs, a vibrant economy, accessible health care for all, a fair tax policy, a democracy in which we have a voice, security from foreign threats, and an environment that will allow us to live healthily as well as allow our children and grandchildren to live healthily after us.  The emotionally inflammatory issues that divide us are promulgated by the media, politicians, and even some religious leaders.  These red herring issues draw us away from the basic issues that unite us: our economy and a vibrant democracy

If we the 99% were able to stay focused on these issues basic issues and vote for candidates who would address them when they were in office, we would change our nation in one election by electing candidates who represent us and not the corporations, the lobbyists, or the military-industrial establishment. There are moments when our ability as a mega-majority to change our nation to serve our needs seems so obvious that I marvel that we haven’t already done so.  After all, this is a democracy and we are the overwhelming majority.  So why is our government still bailing out banksters and not creating jobs? Keeping troops in Afghanistan?  Paying subsidies to the grotesquely profitable oil companies?  The answer is straightforward.  The 1% who benefit from these policies are employing the tactic that Julius Caesar and Napoleon knew kept a more powerful force impotent: divide and conquer or, in our case, divide and rule.  That is what the 1% are doing and we fall for it.  Whenever we get close to uniting in a demand for change, the 1% manages to sidetrack us by having someone scream “abortion,” “access to birth control,” or “same sex marriage” and we hustle back into our camps and renew our media-driven civil war against each other.  We fall for “Red Herring Politics” every time.

When we set aside these red herring issues and assess Obama’s record from the perspective of the substantive issues that unite us, we see a president who has benefited the 1% every bit as much as George W Bush did or as much as Romney will.  Jill Stein makes the same point:  “If you go into the voting booth and you vote for either Wall Street-sponsored candidate, you are giving a mandate for four more years of these policies, which are not just taking us in the wrong direction, they are accelerating in the wrong direction.”  Is Obama really this bad?  Jill Stein continues: “Obama embraced the “Drill, baby drill” policies of George Bush. He has built more oil pipelines than any other president, he’s opening offshore oil, the Arctic wilderness, the Gulf, our national parks, more mountaintops for coal – he’s become Dick Cheney basically on the environment.”
16 sep 12 @ 6:34 pm edt          Comments

Dr. Jill Stein Green Party covered in Huffington Post

Dr. Jill Stein

Green Party 

Candidate for 90 million of us to get excited about.

by Carl Gibson 

Thanks to Independent Politcal Report for calling attention to this story.  

Carl Gibson, a contributor at the Huffington Post had positive things to say about his prefered candidate this election cycle, Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Jill Stein is a candidate that the other 90 million of us can get excited about. Picture the populist candidate Barack Obama once was in 2008, minus the financial support from Wall Street banks and oil companies, and the fawning coverage from mainstream media outlets. In her Green New Deal, she’s vowing to end drone strikes, tightly regulate Wall Street, halt all government-funded construction of fossil fuel-dependent projects, and end all foreign wars and occupations. She unabashedly calls for higher top tax rates like we saw in the days of FDR and Eisenhower, and the immediate closure of corporate tax loopholes that bleed out billions to overseas, tax-free bank accounts where the elite have stashed anywhere between $21 trillion and $32 trillion. As president, she would appoint Supreme Court justices who believe corporations are corporations, not people, and fight to get corporate money and influence out of the political process. She’s even been recently arrested protesting Fannie Mae in Philadelphia. And unlike other Green Party candidates of the past, she’s running not to speak on certain issues or get mainstream candidates to talk about doing the right thing. She’s actually running to win, and has ballot access in nearly every state.

I’m voting for Dr. Jill Stein... Imagine if two-thirds of those 90 million disillusioned voters did the same thing by voting for Dr. Jill Stein. Isn’t that worth showing up at the ballot box on November 6th? It would be the upset of the century.

Read the whole article at the Huffington Post: President Jill Stein?

Carl Gibson, 25, is co-founder of US Uncut, a nationwide creative direct-action movement that mobilized tens of thousands of activists against corporate tax avoidance and budget cuts in the months leading up to the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

16 sep 12 @ 5:48 pm edt          Comments

Green Party Presidential Ticket Qualifies for Rhode Island Ballot

Green Party Presidential Ticket Qualifies for Rhode Island Ballot

Ron Hardy at Green Party Watch reports

 From the Green Party of Rhode Island:

PROVIDENCE, RI (September 12, 2012) — The Green Party of Rhode Island learned on Tuesday that its nearly 2,000 petition signatures have been validated by Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis.

The secretary of state’s certification means Green presidential candidate Jill Stein, and running mate Cheri Honkala, will appear on Rhode Island’s ballot this November.

Michael Narducci, Deputy Director of the state’s Elections Division, told the Greens on Tuesday that far more than the required 1,000 signatures had been certified as of September 11, with the count only partially completed. “The number will grow,” he said, “as more cities and towns bring me their papers.” 

16 sep 12 @ 5:36 pm edt          Comments

Green Party Votes mean real change

Green Party Votes mean real change 

by Lupe Marin

We (Americans) need justice now. We need hope. We need real change. And the person to bring that to us is Doctor Jill Stein.

The U.S. needs a Green Party president. We need a president who will make people the focus of politics.

Jill Stein doesn’t offer us just a “change,” she offers more.

Stein will make the minimum wage a living wage for college students and all workers. She will create millions of green jobs in areas like rail, more trains, less traffic: public transportation and energy-efficient infrastructure, specifically through worker and community-owned cooperatives.

And she will stop the xenophobic war on immigrants by ending the “secure communities” program, which has caused extreme hate toward people of color and has resulted in high levels of racism in our communities.

Dr. Jill Stein's Green New Deal is the answer to the crisis that Americans are facing today.  

 We need someone from the Green Party. We need Dr. Jill Stein.


16 sep 12 @ 5:33 pm edt          Comments

Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party candidate for congress

Janet Murpy, Independent Green Party for congress, "We need More Trains, Less Traffic!"

Indy Green Party Janet Murphy "Build Rail Now!" 

Janet Murphy is a leader of the Independent Green Party of Virginia.  Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party, is on the ballot for U.S. House of Representatives in the 8th Congressional district in Virginia. 

16 sep 12 @ 5:28 pm edt          Comments

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