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Stein backs worker power on Indiana, Ohio tour

Indiana.pngJill Stein's support for worker power has carried her to the vital labor states of Ohio and Indiana this weekend. She begins a three day tour today with a visit to the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, accompanied by Cleveland City Councilman and Green Party elected official Brian Cummins and County Executive candidate David Ellison. Saturday at 11:30am, Dr. Stein addresses the Green Party of Ohio Presidential Nominating Convention in Columbus. And Sunday, as part of Indianapolis' Occupy the Super Bowl protests, she rallies with supporters at the state capitol against anti-labor legislation such as "Right to Work for Less."

The full itinerary of public events is listed below, and is viewable here:

Dr. Stein is especially interested in the Evergreen Cooperatives for providing one successful model, among many, for how economic democracy can provide employment and prosperity for stressed communities. In her recent People's State of the Union address, Dr. Stein called for a Green New Deal providing for full employment and an immediate transition to a sustainable, more democratic economy. The Evergreen Cooperatives "are pioneering innovative models of job creation, wealth building, and sustainability," and are, "employee-owned, for-profit companies are based locally and hire locally."

On Occupy Super Bowl Sunday, at noon, Dr. Stein will rally with supporters and other labor movement advocates at the Indiana statehouse in Indianapolis. Dr. Stein is not only strongly opposed to so-called Right-to-Work legislation (RTW), her Green New Deal includes a "program of immediate creation of 25 million, publicly useful, sustainable, well-paying jobs," according to a prepared statement. Stein will be joined at the rally by lifelong labor organizer Anthony Prince, and student activist Erika Wolf, both newly hired members of the Jill Stein for President campaign staff.

The weekend's full itinerary of public events is as follows, and is also viewable here:

Cleveland - Meet Jill Stein

Friday, February 03, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Mad Greek Restaurant in Cleveland Heights, OH

Ohio Presidential Nominating Convention

Saturday, February 04, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Ohio Fundraiser for Jill Stein

Saturday, February 04, 2012 at 06:00 PM

Fundraiser for Jill Stein immediately following the convention, located nearby in Columbus.  Please contact Anita Rios (419) 902-6618 for address and directions.

Rally at the Indiana State Capitol

Sunday, February 05, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Indiana State Capitol in Indianapolis, IN

Occupy the Superbowl Rally in Indianapolis (

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