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Video by Joel Mayer @ 5 mins
Featuring Rodolfo Rivera Muñoz, candidate for the Texas Supreme Court. (@ a minute & a half)
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Jill Stein: Why I should be in the debates
According to USA TODAY, 76% of voters want four-candidate debates. Voters need to know all their options and see all candidates debating on a wide range of issues. Every candidate who could win a majority of the electoral college should be included.
The Democrats and Republicans should not exclude their competitors. The debate commission is a deception created by the parties to keep competition out. It undermines democracy for two parties to silence their competition. In 1988, the League of Women Voters warned the parties would “perpetrate a fraud on the American voter” and refused to be “an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.”
The debates will ignore critical issues. I am the only candidate who does not take corporate donations or have a super PAC and therefore can represent the people.
No other candidate has a plan to end the debt of Millennials, who are unable to participate in the economy because of unfair college tuition.
No other candidate will bring the rule of law to Wall Street and break up big banks.
High-quality health care through an improved Medicare for all is only supported by me.
I’m the only candidate urging a World War II-style mobilization to confront climate change, creating a clean-energy economy and an emergency jobs program.
These are some of the many issues, supported by majorities of U.S. voters, that will not be discussed with only two candidates debating.
Democrats and Republicans nominated the two most unpopular candidates in history, both parties are shrinking, and the largest group of voters are independents. Four candidates should be included.
The central issue of our time — the crisis of democracy — will not be discussed. Is this a country dominated by people or corporations? Do people rule or does money?
The two parties represent the interests of corporations and money and should not be able to keep out competition. A country ruled by the people demands open debates.
Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee for president of the United States
(“Dorchals”) at 1902 S.Flores have invited us to their Brewery Cafe for a Monday Sept 26 Debate Watch Party. Offered space for us to table Jill Stein material.
The debate will run from 9 to 10:30 pm EDT at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. That is 8 to 9:30 CDT here in Texas. Various streams will kick in at 7:30. Plan to be at Dorćol by @ 7:00 pm.
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
ALSO: CNN GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL
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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See KENS5 vidclip of Bexar watch-party: http://www.kens5.com/news/politics/elections/going-green-third-party-organizing-in-san-antonio/301278013
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 & 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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