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From Jill Stein for President:
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said today she opposes the escalating efforts by President Obama and some members of Congress to push the United States toward war against Iran. Dr. Stein said that Obama is engaged in the same kind of “loose talk of war,” if not quite as extreme, as ultranationalist Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
“A hallmark of a Stein administration will be respect for international law and a rejection of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war that Obama and his party have come to embrace. The interests of the American people are not served by illegal attacks on other nations based on hypothetical future transgressions. Yet President Obama is threatening Iran with attack by saying that ‘all options are on the table’. It’s a terrible replay of Bush’s run-up to the invasion of Iraq over the mythical weapons of mass destruction,” noted Stein. Continue Reading
The Jill Stein for President campaign has confirmed on its facebook page that Noam Chomsky, world-famous linguist and political analyst, has endorsed Dr. Stein in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party primary on Tuesday, March 6th. Here is the text of Chomsky’s public statement:
“Dear friends, I hope you’ll take the opportunity of the March 6th Green-Rainbow primary to cast a vote for resurgent democracy. A democracy that thrives outside of the Democratic and Republican Parties that are sponsored by and subservient to corporate America. And I hope you will consider joining me in supporting Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein – both with your vote and with a contribution to her campaign for people, peace and the planet. Continue Reading
Jill Stein continues her campaigning through the Midwest after meeting with the Wisconsin Green Party on Saturday morning and launching her National Campaign Headquarters with a great party on Saturday night in Madison, Wisconsin across the street from the State Capital Building.
On Sunday, Jill Stein visited Indiana’s 2nd congressional district to support the Green U.S. House candidate Andrew Straw, holding a fund raiser in South Bend, Indiana, where she also supported the petition drive for ballot access in Indiana.
Today (Monday), Jill Stein campaigns in Michigan, first at a Meet & Greet in Ann Arbor, Michigan at Amer’s Delicatessen at 4:30, followed by a Detroit area Meet & Greet at AJ’s Music Cafe in Ferndale, Michigan.
On Tuesday, Jill Stein is on the ballot in her home state of Massachusetts’ Primary, along with Harley Mikkelson (MI) and Kent Mesplay (CA). Roseanne Barr had not qualified for the Massachusetts Primary due to State Board of Elections established deadlines, however Barr has been successful in securing significant numbers of write-in votes in Illinois and could repeat that in Massachusetts.
Al Jazeera’s program “Inside Story” on Friday March 2 was on the subject of the Green Party in America, called “Can the Greens Influence the US Elections?”
After a short interview with Ralph Nader, the show goes to a panel discussion with Tim Dickinson from Rolling Stone magazine; Scott McLarty from the Green party; and Myron Ebell, the director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate change skeptic.
At the Illinois Green Party State Meeting in Macomb, IL this Saturday, presidential candidates Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein both Skype called to address Greens. Below are video captures of those two skype feeds.
Barr, Stein, and Kent Mesplay had also skyped into the Pennsylvania Green Party meeting on Saturday, and in Madison Wisconsin Roseanne Barr Skype called in while Jill Stein addressed the meeting in person.
The results of the Wisconsin Green Party Presidential Primary were determined Saturday, March 3 at the Wisconsin Green Party’s Spring Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.
Out of 75 ballots cast, the results were:
Jill Stein – 55 votes (73%)
Roseanne Barr – 11 votes (15%)
Kent Mesplay – 5 votes (7%)
Harley Mikkelson – 1 vote (1%)
Uncommitted – 3 votes (4%)
Wisconsin has been allotted 9 Delegates to the Green Party (US) Presidential Nominating Convention July 15 in Baltimore, MD. The vote results mean that Jill Stein will receive 7 Delegates, Kent Mesplay & Roseanne Barr will receive 1 Delegate each.
From the Toledo Free Press:
First, you need to gather signatures to appear on the ballot. That number depends on what the desired seat is, but for the U.S. Senate election you’d need at least 500. (Major parties need at least 1,000.) If anyone signed a petition in a county where they are not registered, they don’t count. Current and previous addresses rule others out. And if some print their names rather than signing it, their names are disqualified, too.
“What most people don’t realize when you’re a minor party is that every election cycle, you’re under a threat because the two major parties don’t want us to participate,” said Anita Rios, co-chair of the Green Party of Ohio and one of the candidates for U.S. Senate. She and Bowling Green resident Joe DeMare know this all too well.
The Green Party is calling for a public inquiry into the fraudulent robodials and a referendum on electoral reform.
Suggesting that Canada’s first-past-the-post system is highly vulnerable to electoral fraud, the party is calling for reforms that would ensure parties hold a number of seats that is proportional to the number of votes they receive.
“If a mere 6,848 votes can magically transform a 39% minority vote into a majority government in Canada, then we need to move to a new electoral system,” said Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader. “We need a proportional system that will give greater stability and prevent this kind of fraudulent voter suppression.” Continue Reading