Yes! Weekly, a Greensboro, North Carolina, publication, interviewed Jill Stein, a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, in advance of Stein’s upcoming four-day campaign tour of the state.
Stein said, “The campaign is going awesome. I’m about to head to Baltimore where we have a new candidate who is a new entry into the party and is very much at the core of the Black Lives Matter movement in Baltimore. It’s a trend all around the country where so many of the social movements who’ve been thrown under the bus by the big parties have discovered that they have a new support system for political voice. … I just came from Texas where there was so much engagement from Black Lives Matter, from the immigrant rights community, the communities fighting fracking, it’s just very wonderful to see these vibrant social movements that have come together, really, under the framework of the Green Party.”
Asked why “these social movements [are beginning] to gravitate toward the Green Party,” Stein replied, “I think this is a development that has been decades in the making. As the Democratic Party became sold out to the big money interests, like the Republicans, everyday people have been increasingly squeezed. I think there was a lot of hope that the Obama Administration was going to represent salvation of the Democratic Party. To put it very simply, it didn’t happen.”
Stein will speak at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte on Saturday, at the University of North Carolina-Asheville on Sunday, at Guilford College in Greensboro on Monday, and at Duke University on Tuesday. Details on her schedule are available here.