Key points of the Power to the People Plan:
A Green New Deal:
Create millions of jobs by transitioning to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, and investing in public transit, sustainable agriculture, and conservation.
Jobs as a Right:
Create living-wage jobs for every American who needs work, replacing unemployment offices with employment offices. Advance workers rights to form unions, achieve workplace democracy, and keep a fair share of the wealth they create.
Guarantee economic human rights, including access to food, water, housing, and utilities, with effective anti-poverty programs to ensure every American a life of dignity.
Health Care as a Right:
Establish an improved “Medicare For All” single-payer public health insurance program to provide everyone with quality health care, at huge savings.
Education as a Right:
Abolish student debt to free a generation of Americans from debt servitude. Guarantee tuition-free, world-class public education from pre-school through university. End high stakes testing and public school privatization.
A Just Economy:
Set a $15/hour federal minimum wage. Break up “too-big-to-fail” banks and democratize the Federal Reserve. Reject gentrification as a model of economic development. Support development of worker and community cooperatives and small businesses. Make Wall Street, big corporations, and the rich pay their fair share of taxes. Create democratically run public banks and utilities. Replace corporate trade agreements with fair trade agreements.
Protect Mother Earth:
Lead on a global treaty to halt climate change. End destructive energy extraction: fracking, tar sands, offshore drilling, oil trains, mountaintop removal, and uranium mines. Protect our public lands, water supplies, biological diversity, parks, and pollinators. Label GMOs, and put a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides until they are proven safe. Protect the rights of future generations.
Freedom and Equality:
End police brutality, mass incarceration and institutional racism within our justice system. Expand women’s rights, protect LGBT people from discrimination, defend indigenous rights and lands, and create a welcoming path to citizenship for immigrants. Protect the free Internet, replace drug prohibition with harm reduction, and legalize marijuana/hemp.
Justice for All:
Restore our Constitutional rights, terminate unconstitutional surveillance and unwarranted spying, end persecution of government and media whistleblowers, close Guantanamo, abolish secret kill lists, and repeal indefinite detention without charge or trial.
Peace and Human Rights:
Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.
Empower the People:
Abolish corporate person-hood. Protect voters’ rights by establishing a constitutional right to vote. Enact electoral reforms that break the big money stranglehold and create truly representative democracy: public campaign financing, ranked-choice voting, proportional representation, and open debates.
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“The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness. While it’s true he voted against the Iraq War, he also voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government Ukraine and supported Israel’s assault on Gaza.”
Some People who support Jill Stein…
Noam Chomsky, author and activist.
Richard Stallman, computer programmer and software freedom activist.
David Swanson, author and activist.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange.
Ana Kasparian, co-host of the internet news show, The Young Turks.
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent.
Kevin Zeese, activist and attorney.
Camille Paglia, author, teacher, and social critic.
Matt Gonzalez, politician, lawyer, activist and 2008 independent Vice-Presidential candidate.
Jello Biafra, musician and 2000 Election Green Party candidate.
Julia Butterfly Hill, author, environmentalist, and activist.
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“A hard look at Sanders on foreign policy issues shows that he is a progressive poseur, a phony, a conservative Democrat, and not a socialist by any means.”
If you are tired of wage theft, slave labor and working poverty… abandon the corporate cons and war-profiteers who have brought us twenty seven unnecessary wars, joblessness, and recession while sacrificing the peace to please munitions contractors. It is time to stand firm.
This unprovoked American aggression, against nations who have not attacked us (even bombing ten in the last 9 years, killing innocents) is inexcusable.
The sell-out or buyout of The Onion was the Tip of the Iceberg… but Dr. Jill Stein has got our backs. While the corporate cons on both sides of the aisle are trying the same old trickle-down, lesser-evil politics of fear, compromise and surrender… this brave woman has them scrambling for cover… Stories break. […]
Bernie’s tired trickle-down theory where we spend trillions, killing billions, making new enemies and bankrupting the state is untenable. Unending wars are not a platform for peace, justice or a future. And we have already lost parts of our freedom and most of our jobs… The war economy quit working a long time ago.
“It has been well-known for years that when Bernie (Sanders) votes, he leans right…”
“…In directly aligning himself with the foreign policy of the Obama White House in the Middle East, Sanders underscored that he is not running as an “antiwar” candidate or offering any alternative to the policy of increasing military aggression by American imperialism around the world.”
“We have an important choice to make next November. A life or death choice. And it is time we listened to real people instead arguing over which lesser evil is less evil. The lesser evil theory has been entirely, completely and absolutely debunked.”
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“For my campaign to succeed, it’s critically important that we get on the ballot across the country so we can give America a real choice in November.”
“Working Americans and organized labor face an unprecedented bipartisan attack by the Democrats and Republicans in this November’s elections. As long-time labor activists, we urge a vote for the Green Party national ticket including Dr. Jill Stein.”
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“Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.”
“The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable. It’s time to forget the lesser evil and fight for the greater good. The clock is ticking. It’s in our hands.” ~Dr. Jill Stein
“Just being slightly less worse than the worst possible scenario is not acceptable. We have to be willing to stand up and throw off those chains of powerlessness. In the words of Alice Walker, ‘the biggest way people give up power is by not knowing they have it.’
We have it.”
in the world we deserve, I would welcome Edward Snowden home a hero, and release Chelsea Manning, Jeffrey Sterling, Julian Assange and other courageous truth tellers with praise and reparations. Their actions are essential for preserving our imperiled democracy in the face of secretive, unaccountable corporate government.
Jill Stein is the only American Presidential candidate to insist on a Middle-East policy platform grounded in international law, human rights, equality, peace, freedom and justice for everyone. She asks the right questions and provides brilliant answers.
“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” ― Kofi Annan
Under a Stein presidency, the military economy will transition into a green economy, with decreased dependence on fossil fuels and an end to subsidies for military contractors We will shut down the wars,
reb uild the nation and export knowledge, technology and peace instead of terror, munitions and war.
And it is about time.
Dr. Jill Stein can provide the critical transition from exporting munitions, terror and war… to exporting knowledge, technology and medical and agricultural expertise… along with peace in our time.
Let’s allow her to help heal a nation in distress. She has taken an oath to do no harm and can improve our health as a nation and a people. We can endure, survive and prevail over the war-mongers and profiteers who betrayed us.
Stein is endorsed for President in 2012 by Noam Chomsky, a linguist, author and activist, and by Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, among others. Courage is the cure for fear and Stein is as real as it gets.
We need peace with honor. Shut down the corporate wars and reinvest in peace and productivity instead of bombs. The bottom line is peace or war. The only potential president with an offer on the table which begins with peace is Doctor Jill Stein.
She can lead this nation to healing, recovery and reconstruction.
If we want to talk about education reform in America, we need to talk about Dr. Jill Stein. With all due respect to Bernie Sanders, he is running as …Continue reading
We make a difference. So let corporate copy-cats vote their fears if they must. But we are under attack and it’s time we stand up and fight back.
No justice, no peace.
No fear, no compromise an no surrender.
We can Shine with Stein. 😉
“We know Bernie said he will support Hillary if she wins the nomination. And Hillary has promised to attack Iran. To take the White House, all Jill Stein has to do is tell the truth.”
Jill Stein Walks the Talk on Peace, Justice & Freedom
by Ending Wars of Choice, Securing the Peace, and Endorsing Responsible Gun Ownership
“Don’t let them talk you out of your power. They want you to think that you are powerless, that you have to go to the polls and vote for one of the Wall Street sponsored candidates. But, remember, what that means is not just wasting your vote on more of what’s hurting you, it’s actually using your vote as a weapon against yourself. In fact, you are the most powerful thing out there.”
Stein is endorsed for President by Noam Chomsky, a linguist, author and activist, and by Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, among others. There are good reasons why the best and brightest support Dr. Stein. She asks the right questions, knows the answers and is willing to risk challenging the war machine. We should have her back.
“We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll