Category Archives: Green Party

Sixth Circuit: Tennessee ballot access standards unconstitutional

Sixth_CircuitThe Tennesseean reports the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Tennessee’s ballot access standards violate the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.

Chief Judge R. Guy Cole Jr. wrote, “Tennessee’s ballot-retention statute clearly imposes a heavier burden on minor parties than major parties by giving minor parties less time to obtain the same level of electoral success as established parties.” The Tennessee Constitution and Green parties had filed the suit.… Read more ...

Boston Globe covers Stein campaign announcement

sawantThe Boston Globe briefly covers Jill Stein’s announcement that she will seek the Green Party presidential nomination, writing, “She ran for president once and is running again. No, she is not Hillary Rodham Clinton but Jill Stein, who in 2012 was the presidential nominee of the Green Party. This puts at three the number of women in a crowded field of presidential hopefuls from both major political parties.”

Most of the report focuses on Stein’s June 22 appearance on Democracy Now!Read more ...

Esquire blogger: Stein “makes more sense” than GOP rivals

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Political blogger Charles P. Pierce writes on the Esquire website about Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, saying she “is very smart and very committed to what she believes and an altogether honorable spokesperson for her positions, some of which I agree with and some of which I do not.” He asks why “she is not considered a serious person while most of the announced and potential Republican candidates are.”

Despite that lead — and the headline “Why the Green Party’s Jill Stein Makes More Sense Than Republicans” — Pierce’s piece deals almost entirely with recent statements by GOP candidates that he disparages, not with Stein.… Read more ...

Stein invites supporters to Green Party Annual National Meeting

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In a message to her campaign email list, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein invited supporters to attend the 2015 Green Party Annual National Meeting in St. Louis July 23-26. Stein wrote, “This is an opportunity to meet Greens from all over the nation who are working to build the independent political movement we so desperately need to create a world that works for all of us!… Read more ...

Stein: ACA “does not solve the problem”

Appearing on the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live Friday, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was asked about the prospects for single-payer healthcare given the animosity over the Affordable Care Act.

Stein said the ACA “doesn’t have a whole lot of support because it doesn’t really do the job. … The Affordable Care Act does not solve the problem, healthcare costs continue to skyrocket.… Read more ...

More than 400 have filed papers to run for president

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The Scripps Howard Foundation Wire reports that “as of Thursday, 419 Americans seeking the presidency had filed a Form 2 statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission,” with 18 joining the race last week. The piece notes that this surpasses the total number of candidates to file four years ago, when 416 filed the necessary paperwork.… Read more ...

Stein says Sanders will ultimately endorse “corporate Democrat” nominee

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In an interview with ThinkProgress following her campaign launch event Tuesday, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said she is glad independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, but that she is a better spokesperson for progressives because she will be in the race through the general election.… Read more ...

OAI DBA “FairDebates.Com”

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In a press release received by IPR earlier today, The Our America Initiative has announced it has created a new DBA (Doing Business As) subsidiary website, www.fairdebates.com.

“FairDebates is a DBA of Our America Initiative which is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy committee that may receive unlimited donations from both individual and corporate donors.… Read more ...

Stein campaign launch draws media coverage

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s campaign launch event in Washington Tuesday has received coverage from several sources. United Press International reported in a brief item that Stein “used the opportunity to present her Power to the People plan, which emphasizes renewable energy, reduction of the military and nuclear weapons budget, and an end to institutional racism and police brutality.”

Al Jazeera America ran a longer report, saying Stein “pledged to eradicate poverty, bring about full employment and wean the United States off fossil fuels by 2030.” Stein “said her campaign ‘is building a people-powered force that will not sell or bow out, and will change American politics forever.'” Al Jazeera said the Green Party “presents itself as a left-wing alternative to both the Democrats and Republicans.”

RT.com had the most upbeat report, saying, “The most successful female presidential candidate in US history is making another White House bid.” RT says Stein “is pinning her hopes on the support of voters as disillusioned with the Democrat-Republican duopoly as they are passionate about climate change, jobs and social justice.”… Read more ...

Photos from Jill Stein presidential campaign kickoff event

Jill Stein enters her Green Party presidential campaign kickoff event at the National Press Building in Washington, D.C.

Jill Stein enters her Green Party presidential campaign kickoff event at the National Press Building in Washington, D.C.

CODEPINK founder and Green Party Shadow Cabinet member Medea Benjamin speaks on Stein's behalf.

CODEPINK founder and Green Party Shadow Cabinet member Medea Benjamin speaks on Stein’s behalf

Stein formally announces her candidacy. To her left in the photo is 2012 Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala.

Stein formally announces her candidacy. To her left in the photo is 2012 Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala.

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