Jill Stein, Cynthia McKinney, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and a number of other progressive leaders have released an open letter endorsing DC Statehood Green Party candidate Eugene Puryear for DC Council at-large. From the letter:
There is a tremendous amount of anger at the rule of the corporate elites and tremendous desire for change. That much is clear. In this context, local campaigns are not just local, but opportunities to shine light on the deep reservoir of support that exists for serious, fighting progressive challenges to the 1% and their status quo. They serve to amplify the issues we fight for in the streets and expose those who constantly preach “moderation.” To paraphrase William Lloyd Garrison, “Tell a person whose house is on fire to sound a ‘moderate’ alarm.”
As such, we are donating $50 to the campaign of Eugene Puryear for At-large Council in Washington, D.C., another open socialist, running as a member of the D.C. Statehood Green Party (dcsgp.yolasite.com), with a long history of advocating on behalf of the exploited and excluded.
As a D.C. Statehood Green Party member, he is amplifying the battle cries in the “Fight for 15”, taking on price-gouging utilities, fighting for those victimized by mass incarceration and urging an end to the failed war on drugs.