Stein / Baraka campaign opens office in Portland, Maine

The Jill Stein Presidential campaign's Betsy Garrold (New England Campaign Coordinator) and Jacqui Deveneau (Maine Campaign Coordinator) are happy to announce the opening of our 44 Forrest Ave. Portland, Maine office. It will be staffed Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM  – 5:00 PM for folks to come by and learn about the campaign, get involved with phone banking and pick up lawn signs, buttons, bumper stickers,tee shirts and literature.  Continue reading

Stein/Baraka condemn Interstate Crosscheck and other voter suppression schemes

Republican legislatures across the country have been methodically engaging in voter-suppression schemes for the last decade. In recent years their efforts have expanded in a naked attempt to reduce minority and youth electoral participation and preserve conservative majorities in state legislatures and Congress as well as at the local level. These measures include odious voter ID laws, the reduction of early voting periods, the redlining of polling sites to avoid college campuses and minority communities, and the elimination of same-day registration. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, Green Party Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, condemn these partisan maneuvers as toxic to the very concept of democracy and demand an immediate halt to these practices as well as long-term reform to election systems throughout the United States. Continue reading

The debate through the Green Party lens

Despite the efforts to silence the competition for the two establishment parties by excluding us from the televised presidential debates, we were able to reach millions of voters with our message using the open Internet and a cutting edge social media campaign. The debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a front group created by the Democratic and Republican parties to fool the American public, are anti-democratic. The two parties should not have the power to decide that their opponents cannot debate. That is not what democracy looks like. Continue reading

Green Party's Stein to host town hall in Oxford

OXFORD, MS – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will make a stop in Oxford next week to lead a student town hall event. The event will take place Oct. 3 at The Lyric. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the town hall begins at 7 p.m. Continue reading

Where Is Jill Stein? Why Green Party Candidate Won't Be On Debate Stage With Trump, Clinton

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein plans to show up to the first presidential debate Monday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Except, because of her low poll numbers, she won't be allowed on the same stage as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump. For nearly 30 years, the Commission on Presidential Debates has run the final showdowns leading up to Election Day and has required candidates to earn a minimum of 15 percent in the polls. Unfortunately for 66-year-old Stein, she hasn't drawn the necessary numbers from prospective voters. Continue reading

Green Party candidate Jill Stein escorted off debate premises, may try again to get in

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Four years ago Stein was arrested for disorderly conduct and handcuffed to a chair at the Hofstra University debate. She tried her luck again this year and has already been escorted off campus. In August, Stein told USA TODAY that she would be back at this year's first debate and she was "absolutely" ready to be arrested again. Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson didn't make the polling threshold (15%) in polls to make it on stage. Continue reading

Green party may try to 'escort' Jill Stein into the presidential debates

The Guardian, by Lauren Gambino, September 21, 2016 A Stein supporter is calling for volunteers to take part in protest and civil disobedience in Hofstra, New York, where the first debate is set for Monday. Continue reading

Stein/Baraka statement on the death of Keith Lamont Scott

Stein/Baraka statement on the death of Keith Lamont Scott and protests in Charlotte, NC - the demand is simple: Stop the Killing. Our hearts are breaking once again. Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled father of seven, was reportedly killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday while sitting in a car reading a book. This gut-wrenching incident follows the death of Terence Crutcher earlier this week, who was killed by police with his hands up next to his car. Continue reading

Join us at Hofstra in New York to protest the presidential debates

Today, the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to exclude Jill Stein and Gary Johnson from the debates. We expected this decision and are escalating our actions to get Jill and Ajamu Baraka into the debates. The first debate is coming up fast. Continue reading

Ralph Nader: I was not a 'spoiler' in 2000. Jill Stein doesn't deserve that insulting label, either.

In his Aug. 24 op-ed, "2016's Ralph Nader?," Dana Milbank accused Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein of making "more likely the singular threat of a President Trump." He echoed legions of Democratic Party partisans who never think it is time for a progressive third-party presidential candidate to run because the Republican candidates are always worse. They use politically bigoted words such as "spoiler," reserved for treating third-party candidates like second-class citizens. Many otherwise-tolerant reporters, columnists and editorial writers are quite okay with smaller candidates being obstructed in many ways, from ballot access to the debates. Such discrimination counters a candidate's civil liberties. Everyone has an equal right to run for public office. What kind of twisted logic insists that smaller-party competitors should forfeit their First Amendment rights to speak, petition and assemble freely? Dissent and resistance that attract voters historically have improved politics and achieved justice in our country. Continue reading