Rachell Tucker, Diana Kendall and Rodolfo Munoz are watching a new signee to Bexar County Green Party that took place at 1st International Reggae Fest at Rosedale park on August 20th, 2016. It rained and rained but the Bexargreens never … Continue reading
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EARLIER; On Wednesday, there was a CNN town hall with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. It was another chance for people to learn about an option outside the two major parties.
Just like the Libertarian Party, win or lose in November, the party’s popularity is rising.
It’s not easy finding a Green Party member in Texas, but a small group of San Antonians gathered to watch their presidential hopeful Jill Stein during a CNN town hall on Wednesday.
“We want more jobs for the working class that do not exploit our environment, which could cause health problems for the coming generations,” said Antonio Diaz, a Bexar County Green Party member.
The local Green Party isn’t very big, typically getting single-digit attendance at meetings, but that’s quickly changed because of this year’s unusual election cycle.
“There’s been a definite effect and its very positive,” said Herb Gonzalez of the Bexar County Green Party. “We’re just kind of having to go, ‘Wow, what are we going to do with all these people?’”
Many new members include former Bernie Sanders supporters.
“Some of my friends that were for Bernie Sanders want to vote for Trump,” said Edward Martinez, who won’t be voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. “Originally, I was a Republican with Ronald Reagan. After that, you know, I switched to Democrat.
When Martinez was asked if he thought he found his home with the Green Party, he responded, “I think so.”
While a Jill Stein victory is highly unlikely, the Bexar County Green Party hopes to ride this wave of momentum past November.
“Vote for Jill Stein ,and if not, stick with us because if they keep voting Green and continue to vote, we will make that change that voters need and want,” Diaz said.
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Join the Bexar County Green Party the electoral arm of the Green movement for social justice, nonviolence,grassroots democracy and ecological wisdom on August 20, 2016 3:00-11:00 pm at Rosedale Park 340 Dartmouth in the heart of the Mexica community of Yanaguana San Anto Tejas
Enjoy the sounds of Reggae dancehall, Dub, Ska and all the sounds of the music of the people by the people and for the people.
The Greens will have the bling of politcal campaigns buttons, bumperstickers and yard signs for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka for President and Vice-President.
For ticker info contact Angelica https://www.facebook.com/SanAntonio-ReggaeFest-1203614719699422/?notif_t=p2p_friend_migration¬if_id=1471249691687784
Jill Stein promised to continue the revolution to an enthusiastic audience at the “The People’s Revolution” in Philadelphia, PA, earlier today. Jill Stein effectively conveyed the Green Party’s core values by using an abbreviated version – “People, Planet, and Peace Over Profits”.
The domestic policies that Jill Stein advocated share much with Bernie’s campaign although Jill often pursues more progressive goals. Jill Stein expressed herunequivocal commitment to Green
(1) continuing the living wage campaign (4:16);
(2) continuing the pipeline blockade (4:22);
(3) the fight to make #BlackLivesMatter (04:39) including establishing#citizenreviewboards as a start to fix the sporadice enforcement by the US Dept. of Justice investigations under the Civil Rights Laws (8:00 & 09:00);
(5) pursuing economic justice (10:00);
(7) a welcoming path to citizenship (16:50) and to stop bombing people out of their home countries (13:10, 14:04, and 15:00) ending the war on drugs which has killed hundred of thousands of people in Mexico alone (13:37). Jill Stein is also committed to fighting the TPPP which has also eliminated jobs in foreign countries.
At the 19:10 mark, Jill Stein shifted attention to the elephant in the room — U.S. foreign policy — and her commitment to security through peace (19:10). A peaceful foreign policy will not be addressed by Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
At the 22:30 mark, Jill Stein identified the climate crisis as urgent and
called for a 100% renewable energy supply by 2030 (22:30) and introduced the#GreenNewDeal (24:00). The climate crisis will not be solved by political parties that are on the payroll. (26:00).
When we have a 100% renewable source of energy, we can no longer justify over 1,000 military bases throughout the world.
The audience consisted predominately of active Bernie Sanders’ supporters who are committed to continuing the political revolution.
The Berner’s enthusiasm for Jill Stein’s Green Deal increases as they learn about her positions. At the 31:00 mark, it is apparent that, unlike Bernie’s supporters who pledged loyalty to the nominee as a condition to serving as a delegate at the DNC, the members of The People’s Congress showed their enthusiasm for Jill Stein.
Jill Stein Speech to Power to the People Protesters in Philly 25th July 2016
Jill & Cornel on Facebook at 2:30 CDT today!
Here is some exciting news!
Two wonderful speakers for the PNC!
The first is the incredibly provocative professor, activist, and author, Dr. Cornel West.
The second is writer, singer, activist, and spokesperson for Bernie or Bust, YahNe Ndgo,
Here’s a link to her CNN appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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Green Party responds to Stephen Colbert’s repeat of the “spoiler” myth, urges Colbert to invite Greens to appear on his show
Why did Gore lose in 2000? Because 13% of Florida Democrats voted for Bush, GOP vote obstruction in Florida, and a biased Supreme Court ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Green Party responded to Stephen Colbert’s repeat of the “Nader spoiled” accusation during the Wednesday, May 18 broadcast of “The Late Show” on CBS, chiding the talk-show host for parroting a baseless Democratic Party propaganda myth.
“When you look at the actual numbers in 2000, it becomes clear that the spoiler allegation is the Democratic equivalent of the right-wing fringe belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya,” said Paul Pipkin, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and Green candidate for Congress in Texas, 20th CD ( http://www.newmenu.org/paulpipkin ).
Greens also corrected Mr. Colbert on his claim that Bernie Sanders “is now being courted by the Green Party to join their ticket” and noted that it would be nearly impossible, legally and logistically, for Mr. Sanders to launch a new campaign after the Democratic nomination. The Green Party has its own candidates for the Green presidential nomination (http://gpus.org/committees/presidential-campaign-support/2016-recognized-candidates ).
Greens have, however, invited Mr. Sanders to help promote the Green Party as a permanent independent alternative to the two corporate-money parties. Mr. Sanders has not responded…
Read the full press release.
Green challenge to Colbert picked up by Washington Times:
The Green Party recognizes two candidates for the Green nomination: Jill Stein, William Kreml
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States formally recognizes two candidates for the 2016 Green presidential nomination, in accordance with party rules: Jill Stein and William Kreml. Both candidates have fulfilled all the requirements for official recognition, qualifying their campaigns for access to party resources.
The nominee will be chosen at the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nomination Convention in Houston, Texas, August 4-7, 2016 ( http://www.gp.org/pnc-2016 ). The nomination will take place on Saturday, August 6.
The full release is online at http://www.gp.org/green_
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