My name is Marc Lamont Hill and you've probably seen me on CNN, BET, and VH1, as well as other media outlets. I'm a Morehouse College professor and a lifelong activist.
I've been a Green Party supporter for over a decade.
And today, right now, I am giving my wholehearted endorsement to Jill Stein.
Why? Because like Jill, I have a clear vision for a just, peaceful, non-racist, and beautiful America.
And frankly, our country is moving in the wrong direction.
I'm angry about the wave of neoliberal policies that are killing women, prisoners, and people of color. I'm distressed by the persecution of the poor, the dispossessed, and of our LGBTQ sisters and brothers.
Most of all, I'm frustrated that we keep electing politicians with the same worldviews, programs and policies - decade after decade - that got us into this mess in the first place.
Despite the fact that 57% of Americans want a new political party, we never invest in them or vote for them...and as a result, we never grow a third party.
As a nation, we cannot allow fear to block our broader democratic vision for our country. Instead of voting against someone or something, we need to vote our conscience - we need to vote for a better world. The Green Party has a strategy and a plan to build that world.
And for the first time in history the Green Party has a real and viable chance of getting 5% of the national vote.
If the Green Party gets 5% of the vote nationwide in this election, our voice ... YOUR VOICE ... will finally be heard. It will mean $8 to $10 million in federal funds next election cycle and visibility like never before. Plus the Green Party candidate will automatically be on the ballot in a number of states.
Your vote for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka is an investment in that possibility. It's an investment in the effort to transform this corrupt and decayed system - a system that favors the powerful at the expense of the powerless - into one that puts people, planet, and peace over profit.
I know the transformative changes a Stein administration will bring about. I've listened as Jill has outlined her programs that will promote freedom, justice, and true democracy.
Your vote is the first step.
Hold up your hand. That's how many days are left for you to make an historic change. Please, will you donate to Jill's campaign right now, so she can continue to get the message out?
I'm raising my hand in support of Jill and the Green Party. Will you do the same? Help Jill make this happen.
This is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make it clear that an alternative movement has taken hold. We will revolutionize the world.
Today, while this email is in front of you, please give generously - as much as you can for Jill. It's up to us make the difference ... it's in our hands.
Marc Lamont Hill, PhD