Jill Stein surprise speech at People’s Revolution

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”.

Jill Stein often thanked the Berners for the boost that they have given the progressive movement (32:10) and, thanks to their support, politics as usual is over and done. (05:40).

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
values :

(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);

(4) cancelling predatory student loans (04:47) and would appoint a Secretary of Treasury who would use “quantitative easing” to facilitate it (29:50);

(5) pursuing economic justice (10:00);

(6) combating racism in education (11:10) and improving public education for all (12:00);

(7) a welcoming path to citizenship (16:50) and to stop bombing people out of their home countries (13:1014:04, 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.

Dr. Cornel West Confirmed Speaker at Green Party Convention!

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Jill & Cornel on Facebook at 2:30 CDT today! 

Here is some exciting news!   

Two wonderful speakers for the PNC!

'Love him or Hate him but Cornel West has built an intellectual empire: http://trib.al/OwVW2ne'    Inline image 1

The first is the incredibly provocative professor, activist, and author, Dr. Cornel West.

The second is writer, singer, activist, and spokesperson for Bernie or BustYahNe Ndgo,

Here’s a link to her CNN appearance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_6fOuQtd38

 Presidential Nominating Convention

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Jill Stein Secures Presidential Nomination

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Dr. Jill Stein secures Green Presidential nomination, rises to 5% in national poll

June 15, 2016 The Jill Stein for President campaign announced today that Dr. Jill Stein has secured enough delegates to win the Green Party’s Presidential nomination at the party’s upcoming national convention. After a week in which she won the majority of Green delegates in California, New York, and Maryland, Dr. Stein has the support of 203 delegates, enough to win the nomination on the first ballot at the Green Party’s Presidential Nominating Convention in Houston August 4-7. The nomination is not official until then. Dr. Stein said that a June 12 NBC poll showing her at 5% nationally, up from 2% in a PPP poll in mid-May, was an unmistakable sign that her campaign was gaining momentum. “With a tiny fraction of the money and free media attention available to Clinton and Trump, we’ve earned the support of millions of Americans and we’re growing fast,” said Stein.

  Documents:

Bylaws.BCGP_updated w/addenda for 2015-16 

Greens Expose “Spoiler” Myth

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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 CDhttp://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:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/25/greens-slam-colbert-warning-against-third-party/

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Green Party recognizes two Presidential candidates

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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_party_recognizes_two_candidates_for_the_green_nomination

By way of full transparency, on May 2nd 2016
the GPUS Steering Committee found :
“…Bill Kreml and Jill Stein are the only Green Party presidential candidates recognized by GPUS since February 1, 2016 in accordance with party rules governing recognition of presidential candidates.”

  June Meeting

NEXT MEETING: Sunday, June 5th 2016. We meet 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3134 Roosevelt Avenue SA,TX 78214.

Vanessa Tijerina for US Representative District 15

 Nurse and activist Vanessa Tijerina of Raymondville is running as a Green for Congressional District 15 in the Rio Grande Valley. In a different context on Labor Day, she spoke at the Latinos for Bernie rally in front of Joaquin Castro’s office, but she saw the light soon enough to run for office as a Green. Over 8,000 Twitter followers and well over 2,000 on a Facebook page. It’s an open congressional seat.

This comes close to home. the 15th is anchored on the Border, but comes on up to include Karnes County – the fracking/prison complex hell-hole that Jill Stein had just visited before she addressed us here in October–as well as Gonzales County.

BCGP CONVENTIONS

Pursuant to the Texas Election Code, notice is hereby given that the Bexar County Green Party shall be conducting all precinct conventions at the following time and place:

Native American Indigenous People’s Center

1912 Roosevelt Ave,

San Antonio, TX 78210

7 PM to 9 PM

March  8,  2016

The purpose of the precinct conventions is to select delegates to the County convention

Pursuant to the Texas Election Code, notice is hereby given that the Bexar County Green Party shall be conducting its 2016 County convention at the following time and place:

Native American Indigenous People’s Center

1912 Roosevelt Ave,

San Antonio, TX 78210

1 PM to 4 PM

March  12,  2016

The purpose of the County convention is to select delegates to the GPTX State party convention, to be held on April 9, 2016, and to formally nominate candidates.

Legal Notices of our Conventions were filed with the Bexar County Clerk at 12:20 pm on Feb 22nd, 2016 and posted on the County’s Public Notices bulletin board: