Jill Stein Files FEC Complaint Against Trump, Clinton for Illegal Super PAC Coordination

Today, Monday November 7th, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a complaint at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC, against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for illegal coordination with their Super PACs. Under current FEC regulations, Super PACs, known technically as "independent expenditure-only committees" and colloquially as "dark-money groups," may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals, but are not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates. Such coordination would be functionally equivalent to an in-kind donation to the campaign from these dark-money groups. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Campaign and Green Party Answer Call For Support at Standing Rock

The indigenous water protectors and land defenders at Standing Rock are on the front line of the #NoDAPL struggle. They have issued a call for solidarity, support, and supplies, and the Stein/Baraka campaign and the Green Party of the United States has answered the call. Green Party co-chair and Stein/Baraka staffer Andrea Mérida Cuellar and Dawn Neptune Adams, an indigenous woman from the Penobscot tribe and member of the Maine Independent Green Party executive committee, and several members of the Colorado Green Party arrived in Standing Rock on Friday, November 4, to support the encampment and direct actions of the water protectors. "Colorado Greens gathered crucial supplies to support the front line water defenders, from pepper spray remedies to food to warm winter clothing," said Cuellar. "Among us is a union teacher, Peggy Robertson of United Opt Out and a Green, who with her son Sam is rebuilding and restocking the camp school and will teach, in the style of Oaxacan teachers. We are all standing at the ready to serve and take full direction from the Indigenous leaders on the ground," she added. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka Demand "No Lame Duck TPP" from Clinton; Trump

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, stand with the American people in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the corporate trade agenda of the Obama administration. This agenda includes the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with Europe, as well as the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) being negotiated with 52 countries. "We oppose these trade agreements because they were negotiated by and for the transnational corporations to serve their interests, at the expense of our workers, our environment and our democracy," said Stein. "These agreements are a global corporate coup that would make corporations more powerful than governments, providing them with unprecedented power to prevent laws in the public interest that protect workers, consumers and the environment." Continue reading

Why I am voting for Jill Stein

I've been scolded by friends and strangers, sometimes mildly and sometimes with disdain, for supporting Jill Stein in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Some of the attacks I've received publicly and privately have been surprisingly angry and patronizing. I've been told that I'm a patsy for Donald Trump, that I'm naïve, misinformed, elitist, ignorant, and worse. Continue reading

Jill Stein Is a Legal Write-In Candidate for President in North Carolina

Recent inaccurate reporting has led the Jill Stein for President campaign to clarify once again: Jill Stein is a legal write-in candidate for voters on North Carolina's general-election ballots this year. A write-in vote for Jill Stein in North Carolina will count. The North Carolina State Board of Elections has published a list of valid write-in candidates at is website here: www.ncsbe.gov/Elections/Election-Information. Jill Stein's name appears on that list. Continue reading

Jill Stein supporters express solidarity at Capitol Standing Rock event

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President of the United States has appeared on the site of the peaceful demonstrations at Standing Rock, North Dakota and garnered media attention when she spray-painted the words "I approve this message" on a bulldozer "that had been tagged with other messages of protest and that had been used to destroy sacred burial sites of the Standing Rock Sioux." A large contingent of Michigan Stein supporters will join the upcoming event in Lansing. The group Anonymous plans a march to the Capitol, starting at 8:00 am, as a part of the "Million Masks March" nationwide action. Continue reading

Green Party of Ohio issues statement against "vote-swapping"

Cleveland, OH: The Green Party of Ohio is urging our supporters to reject outright the concept of "vote-swapping", where a Green Party voter would agree to cast their ballot for another party on the dubious promise that an unknown person in another state would then agree to cast a vote for the Green Party. This idea is being floated by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign as a way to shore up her falling poll numbers in swing states such as Ohio. Continue reading

Green Party candidates for the U.S. House and Senate to watch on Nov. 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Green Party of the United States has identified "Green Candidates to Watch" in races for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016. Like Green presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka, Green candidates for Congress have had to fight their exclusion from candidates' forums and debates. Continue reading

Green Party condemns the violent suppression of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Green Party of the United States strongly condemns action taken by militarized police and parent company Energy Transfer Partners to forcibly remove peaceful Native protestors from the site of proposed Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Green Party leaders and candidates are demanding that the Department of Justice order an immediate halt to the construction of the pipeline on sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and release of detained protesters. Continue reading

Jill Stein, Gary Johnson To Appear in Third-Party Presidential Forum on the Tavis Smiley Show

One week before what’s shaping up to be an historic presidential election, Tavis Smiley on PBS will host a presidential forum featuring the third party candidates, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.This forum will be taped live Monday, October 31, 2016, in the show’s Los Angeles studio and air on Tavis Smiley over two nights next week on Monday evening and Tuesday, November 1 on PBS. An additional thirty (30) minute conversation, with questions selected entirely from social media will be available exclusively online at the Tavis Smiley PBS website. Continue reading