Earlier today, Jill Stein joined the picket lines at Amundsen and Lane Tech, two Chicago high schools. On her way from Ohio, she cancelled her morning appearances in Minnesota in order to visit Chicago teachers, parents, and students who have been engaged in a citywide strike since Monday.
The battle the teachers of the Chicago Public Schools are fighting is not one of their choosing. It is one which has been foisted on them by politicians who have been bankrolled by, and who therefore represent the interests of, the 1%.
At a press conference today in front of the Municipal Service Building in Philadelphia, Green Party VP candidate and National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Cheri Honkala, made the following remarks about the state’s proposed new voter ID law, currently being challenged in the courts:
“Politicians should be our servants. It says in the Declaration of Independence that in America power is derived from the consent of the governed. And that consent is granted, formally, by our vote that elects people to office. So politicians have nojust power except that which we award them by our vote. That’s why the right to vote is fundamental to the legitimacy of our government. If you don’t let me vote, you have no right to exercise the power of office.
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala will appear on at least 85% of the ballots cast this November. Following is the state-by-state ballot access breakdown.
Last updated on September 12, 2012
We are currently seeking a ballot line or litigating in: Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.
We are on the ballot in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawai’i, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin and new states Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Virginia!
We will appear as write-ins in: Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, and New Hampshire.