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Stein addresses “receptive audience” in Corvallis, Oregon

steinoregonOregon’s Corvallis Gazette-Times reports on Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s visit to the city, writing that Stein told “a receptive audience of about 100 people” Thursday evening that they should “quit voting for ‘the lesser evil’ and cast a ballot for genuine political change.”

In an hour-long speech, Stein detailed “her platform, which is built around the traditional Green Party values of environmentalism, nonviolence and social justice. But she devoted most of her talk to persuading voters who feel trapped by the two-party system that a third-party candidate like her could actually win — eventually.”

Stein said, “We have to build to get to the point where we can win office, because you don’t get to 51 percent overnight. We have to commit to our values. We have to commit to bring our moral compass to our politics, because politics needs a moral compass. … The lesser evil, if you look at the track record, has been paving the way for the greater evil.”

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Green Party highlights from Election Day 2014

From Green Party US:

Election results http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2014/11/04/green-party-2014-election-results and http://gp.org/election-wrapup

p hawkins for governor girlWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party made several advances in the 2014 general election on November 4, with Green candidates winning 27 seats and ballot lines held for most state Green Parties.

The most closely watched Green races were in Richmond, California, where outgoing Mayor Gayle McLaughlin overcame a $3-million campaign by Chevron to defeat her slate, and New York, where Howie Hawkins challenged incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Continue Reading