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For over a year, leading climate and environmental organizations have complained about the lack of attention paid to climate change by President Obama and Governor Romney.
Over the past month, Americans were subjected to not one, or two, but three debates where Romney and Obama competed to see who could be more vigorous in pursuing oil drilling, hydrofracking of natural gas, and the use of coal. Obama even attacked Romney for calling for a coal plant to be shut down over health concerns.
We have a choice. There is one national presidential candidate who is strong on climate change. Please read the statement below, and at the bottom, join us in signing your name in support Jill Stein.GOAL: 3,500 signatures
Jill Stein for President: A Statement of Support on Climate Change
Climate change is the gravest environmental, social and economic peril that humanity has ever faced. Across the planet, it is causing vanishing polar ice, melting glaciers, growing deserts, more violent storms, rising oceans, less biodiversity, deepening droughts, as well as more disease, hunger, strife and human misery.
Jill Stein of the Green Party is the only national presidential candidate who shows the commitment needed to address this urgent problem. She supports reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere to below 350 ppm. We urge those who want action on climate change to vote for her on November 6.
Stein's Green New Deal, the cornerstone of her campaign, is a blueprint for action to stop climate change. The massive investment needed to transition to a carbon neutral economy by 2025 will provide the foundation for a revival of the American economy, putting tens of millions of Americans back to work while providing reliable, safe and affordable energy for our future.
Jill Stein supports an annual fund of several hundred billion dollars to invest in clean renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, tidal), public transportation and organic agriculture. It will be funded via taxes on the windfall profits of fossil fuel companies, major cuts in the military budget, a rising fee on carbon emissions, and an end to subsidies on fossil fuels and nuclear power plants.
Stein and the Green Party will shut all oil, coal and nuclear plants by 2025. Dr. Stein will ban mountaintop removal coal mining, the hydrofracking of natural gas and the development of the tar sands oil and Keystone XL. Jill Stein will stop oil drilling off shore, on public lands, under the Great Lakes and in the Arctic.
We have five times as much oil and coal and gas available as climate scientists say that the atmosphere can tolerate. So we must keep 80 percent of those reserves locked away safely underground to avoid a climate disaster. To ensure that this happens, America's energy plan should seek full democratic control over existing fossil fuel supplies and infrastructure.
This election day, we urge all Americans to demand action to address climate change. Vote Jill Stein for President.
- Julia Butterfly Hill
- Colin Beavan, No Impact Man
- Sean Sweeney, co-author United Nations Environmental Program report on Global Green Jobs (2008)
- Medea Benjamin, CoFounder Global Exchange
- Steve Breyman, Assoc. Prof. of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- David Schwartzman, Prof. Emeritus of Biology at Howard University
- Charles Komonaff, Carbon Tax Center
- Chris Hedges, Author
- Howie Hawkins, Co-Founder, Clamshell Alliance
- Mark Dunlea, Green Education and Legal Fund
- Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts
- Nathanael Fortune, Professor of Physics, Smith College
- David Cobb, Program on Corporations Law & Democracy (POCLAD)
- Masada Disenhouse, 350 San Diego
- Ted Glick, author
- Linda Piera-Avila, Vice Chair, Santa Monica Urban Forest Task Force, Santa Monica, CA
- Mimi Newton, Environmental Attorney, Fairfax Ca.
- Katey Culver. Owner, Song to Gaia Gardens
- Aaron Pacitti, Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College
- Howard Switzer, Architect, Ecoville Architechs
- Albert Bates, Author, The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change
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Yesterday, Monday, October 22nd, Florida attorney Kathleen Kirwin filed an emergency complaint on behlf of Dr. Jill Stein requesting an injunction against the bipartisan presidential "debate" sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), Lynn University, the Democratic and Republican national committees, and approved by the Federal Election Commission. The injunction request was denied, and the bipartisan campaign event was allowed to proceed.
You can read the injunction request by clicking here. The complaint alleged that the CPD an FEC, together with the other defendants, denied Dr. Stein her rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech.
To enter the contest to win a lunch date with Time Magazine columnist Joel Stein, donate $3 or more to the Jill Stein campaign.
After you donate, you'll be taken to a page where you can write a few sentences about why you think you should be the winner. Thank you and good luck!
Smiley and West are going on a road trip to highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice.
(MADISON, WI) A new ad released today features a clip of a television interview with Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein in which she expresses outrage over the state of the nation and the political campaigning tactics of Democrats and Republicans.
Stein argues that a Green Party President would mean an end to unemployment, to foreclosures, to student debt, and corporate rule. “We’re not talking spare change,” says Stein. “We need a revolution.”
In the interview, Stein’s fervor culminates in some strong language-- to which she adds, “I can’t believe I just said that, but that’s how I feel.”
Help us break through the media blackout and get this ad in front of millions of Americans!
We hired one of the most famous political advertising firms in the country. We cut the ads. And now we need your support to get on the air. Please donate now! You can see our first ad -"Enough!" - below.
We have until Thursday, September 6th, to raise at least $80,000. If we succeed in doing that, our ads will run in college town media markets from the Pacific to the Mississippi to the Atlantic. If we raise $120,000, we'll have viewership in medium sized cities of population 500,000 to 2 million. And if you help us raise $200,000, we'll be on in at least a couple major metropolitan areas.
We know millions of voters agree with the sentiment of this video and have had enough! Donate today so we can show them there IS a better choice!
On Labor Day, this coming Monday, September 3rd, we recognize the past sacrifices of working people in their struggles for emancipation, and rededicate ourselves to the movement for workers power in the year ahead. Please join Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala, and the rest of the campaign team in marking this holiday by taking part in your local Labor Day events.
We know that many of you already have Labor Day plans for tabling, marching, and flyering. Check out our revised our flyer (CLICK HERE), and also have a special Labor Day editorial (CLICK HERE) by Jill Stein which you can print out and distribute.
Please be sure to contact HQ@JillStein.org to let us know how much you spent on copies.
If you have not already made plans, and don't know where to start, here are three easy steps:
- What to do: Round up a few other volunteers (friends, family, coworkers, you name it) ready to help get the word out on Labor Day.
- Where to go: Find your local Labor Day events here: http://local.americawantstowork.org/all
- What to bring: Plenty of copies of our halfsheet flyers (CLICK HERE TO PRINT OUT) and of our special Labor Day editorial (CLICK HERE), as well as other campaign materials you have on hand. Please be sure to contact HQ@JillStein.org to let us know how much you spent on copies.
Let's get the word out that while the bosses may own two political parties, working people finally have at least one: The Greens.
As corporate lobbyists wine and dine the Republican and Democratic national committees in Tampa and Charlotte, Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala are beating at their doors.
Right now, Cheri is in the streets of Tampa with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and the tent city at Romneyville. Next week, Jill will arrive in Charlotte. And soon, with your help, we'll all be beating the drums of social progress together, as we launch our first major media campaign!
That's right. We may be coming to a cable channel near you. We've hired one of the most famous political advertising firms in the country. We've cut the ads. And the only question is how many millions of voters will see these ads.