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Green Party Advisory: Dr. Jill Stein Launches Presidential Campaign 2012 Bid


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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday October 24, 2011, 6:36 am

(Forwarded media advisory)

Jill Stein for President
http://www.jillstein.org

Media Advisory:

Contacts
Marnie Glickman, 415-259-7121, marnie.glickman@gmail.com

Gloria Mattera, 917-886-4538, gmattera@gmail.com

Jill Stein will launch her Presidential Campaign Monday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 pm at the State House in Boston, MA.

She vows to end unemployment in America and to stop the Wall Street unlawful robbery of Main Street.

DATE OF EVENT: Monday Oct 24
TIME: 12:30 pm
LOCATION: State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston (outside)

Dr. Jill Stein, the recent Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, will announce her candidacy for President of the United States on Monday October 24 on the steps of the State House in Boston at 12:30 PM.

A key focus on Stein's campaign will be a Green New Deal to end unemployment in America and jump start a real recovery from the Bush/Obama recession. The Green New Deal will provide public jobs to the 16% of Americans who need one, including green jobs that will transition America to a secure, green economy for the 21st Century.

Dr. Stein seeks to reverse the growing concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the top 1%, an increasingly urgent problem given the rising problems of unemployment, poverty and economic distress afflicting vast numbers of Americans.

Stein charges that President Obama has betrayed the voting blocs that came together to elect him in 2008, raising hope for change, but simply continuing the policies of George Bush once elected: escalating the wars in the Middle East; extending the Bush tax cuts while largely ignoring the unemployment crisis; and failing to take action on climate change.

As a medical doctor who ran against Mitt Romney in the 2002 Governor’s race, Stein has been a critic of “Romneycare” that was the model for “Obamacare”.

She wants to make health care a universal right and supports the adoption of a single payer, improved Medicare for All program as the only financially affordable path to quality health care for all.

Dr. Stein will seek the Presidential nomination of the Green Party.

She expects to qualify for the ballot in at least 40 states.

She also expects to qualify for Presidential primary matching funds.

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.

Dr. Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979.

She is the co-author of In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging.

http://www.jillstein.org

*Paid for by Jill Stein for President.

******************

Please forward this important news bulletin with many thanks in advance and ...

GO GREEN PARTY 2012!!!!!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday October 24, 2011, 7:06 am

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES PRESS RELEASE 10.20.11: http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 20, 2011

> Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party candidates pick up key endorsements in 2011 state and local races across the US.

• Two candidates so far will seek the Green presidential nomination.

• Green Party elections and candidates:

http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml / http://www.gp.org/elections/GOTV.php

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party candidates have received key endorsements in local races across the US in the 2011 election.

The Green Party now has two contenders for the presidential nomination, Dr. Kent Mesplay (http://www.mesplay.org) and Dr. Jill Stein, who will make her formal declaration in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, October 24: (http://www.jillstein.org).

The nomination will take place at the Green Party's 2012 national convention next summer, details to be announced.

> On the ballot in the November 8, 2011 general election:

• In a press conference on October 1, the Philadelphia chapter of NOW announced its endorsement of Cheri Honkala for Sheriff of Philadelphia: (video: http://www.cherihonkala.com/?p=1121).

Ms. Honkala is running on an anti-eviction platform and, as sheriff, will not cooperate with banks attempted to foreclose on homeowners: (http://www.cherihonkala.com).

> Video of Ms. Honkala at Occupy DC: http://www.cherihonkala.com/?p=1146

> Video of Ms. Honkala at Occupy Wall Street: http://www.cherihonkala.com/?p=1134

> Interview in Yes! Magazine: http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/the-no-evictions-sheriff

• Rick Purcell, Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Holyoke City Council in Ward 3, has been endorsed by United Auto Workers:

(http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2011/10/07/uaw-endorses-green-for-city-council-in-holyoke-ma).

This is the UAW’s second recent endorsement of a Green in Massachusetts, after its endorsement of Mark Miller for State Representative.

> More information: http://www.facebook.com/RickPurcellForHolyoke

• The Marin Independent Journal has endorsed Larry Bragman (incumbent) and Ryan O'Neil for Fairfax Town Council: (http://www.marinij.com/opinion/ci_19083673).

The five-member Town Council already has a Green majority.

> More information, videos: http://www.bragmanforfairfax.com

> Video: Mayor Larry Bragman On What Tea Partiers can Gain from Greens: http://vimeo.com/30821248

• Howie Hawkins has been endorsed by UNITE HERE Local 150 and the Greater Syracuse Labor Council in his campaign for Common Councillor in Syracuse, New York: (http://www.howiehawkins.com/2011).

Mr. Hawkins was a featured speaker in the 'No Nukes Tour' of several southern states, October 3-10.

> More information:

http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=451
Article: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/oct/09/activist-encourages-opposition-to-nukes/

> More Green campaign news and links:

• "San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire: Terry Baum," The Huffington Post, October 10, 2011:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/san-francisco-mayoral-candidate-terry-baum_n_1004231.html

> Ms. Baum's campaign site, with videos: http://terryjoanbaum.com

> Ms. Baum at Occupy San Francisco: http://terryjoanbaum.com/category/blog

• "Vote Local! Vote Green! A Grassroots Campaign" by Jack Wagner, Free Independent Sun, October 5, 2011:

http://freeindependentsun.com/republic/vote-local-vote-green-a-grassroots-campaign/

• More campaign news at Green Party Watch: http://www.greenpartywatch.org

> Updates from October 18 special legislative elections:

• Farheen Hakeem, running for Minnnesota State Senator in District 61 (http://www.farheenhakeem.org), placed second, ahead of the Republican. Ms. Hakeem had been endorsed by the Minnesota chapter of NOW and also by Socialist Alternative, the first time the latter group has ever endorsed a local candidate. Ms. Hakeem is a co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

• Mark Miller, running for Massachusetts State Representative in the 3rd District (Berkshire), also came in second, one or two percentage points behind the Democratic winner.

Mr. Miller had been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and Mass Alliance, a statewide coalition for progressive political and advocacy organizations: (http://massalliance.org).

> More information on Mr. Miller's campaign: http://markmiller2011.org/home.html

> More on the results of both races:

http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/10/18/greens-almost-win-massachusetts-legislative-seat/

> MORE INFORMATION:

Green Party of the United States: http://www.gp.org

1-202-319-7191

• Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

• News Center: http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

• Speakers Bureau: http://www.gp.org/speakers

• Ballot Access Page: http://www.gp.org/ballotstatus

• Livestream Channel: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

• Video Page: http://www.gp.org/video/index.php

Press conferences, forums, and other events at the Green Party's 2011 Annual National Meeting in Alfred, NY, broadcast and archived on the Green Party's Livestream Channel: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

• 2011 Annual National Meeting: http://nygreenfest.org

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States (Summer 2011 issue now online): http://gp.org/greenpages-blog

~ END ~
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday October 24, 2011, 11:12 am

Jill Stein's Campaign 2012 Announcement Remarks @ jillstein.org/

http://www.jillstein.org/

Green Party USA

 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:07 pm
Thank you for posting this information !
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:12 pm

"GO GREEN 3RD PARTY PIRATES" @ Care2 Groups

Please help us forward this extremely important Green Party USA press release advisory announcement. Thank you for your support!!!
 

Good H. (3822)
Monday October 24, 2011, 12:49 pm
shared via my blog network..

http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/share_compose_submit_confirm.html/2996241
 

Brian M. (202)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:24 pm
One wouldn't expect someone who eats at a greasy spoon like Justin's to actually be a real Green Party supporter. The southern baptists will say anything just to get a teabagger in office.
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Monday October 24, 2011, 3:38 pm
She opposes corporate america yet vows to end unemployment.
Corporate america provides the jobs which will end unemployment.
 

Stephen Gifford (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 5:15 pm
Join Americans Elect www.americanselect.org and vote for Dr. Jill for President and Dennis Kucinich for VP!!! Dream ticket!!!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 4:27 am

Dr. Jill Stein wholeheartedly supports the Green Party USA's call for a "Green New Deal" to bring environmentally safe jobs creation into the general public's realm of employment:

Green Party Press Release: GP USA Calls For Green New Deal @ gp.org

Jill Stein 2012 on Twitter - She states it's time for Americans to vote against Republicans and Democrats and to further support the calls for the Green Party's "Green New Deal" @ Twitter
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 4:58 am

News Release: "Jill Stein Launches Bid For Green Party Presidential Nomination" @ Boston.com

Jill Stein 2012 on Facebook
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 5:40 am

"Jill Stein Announces Run For President" @ 22 WWLP News
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 6:32 am

Jill Stein at Occupy Boston - Oct 9, 2011 @ Youtube
 

Ralph F. (64)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 6:37 am
Thanks for the info. Always willing to listen to those ignored by the ever-narrowing "democracy" in modern America.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 6:59 am

Occupy Wall Street - Nation & Town ... etc. should call for all American voters to stop voting for Republicans and Democrats, so that the Green Party USA stands an viable chance at the White House, because as long as we vote Left or Right, then we open the door completely to Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups to pull the presidential strings!!!!!!

STOP VOTING LEFT AND RIGHT ... STARTING IN 2012 ...

Because it's the fault of those who continue to blindly do so!!!!!
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 7:04 am
I agree that we need to stop voting for Democrats or Republicans.
I support the Libertarian party.
Small government, free markets, personal liberties and personal responsibility for all.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 7:24 am

Get continuous updates here or for a more concise look go here: > > > >

Jill Stein for 2012 U.S. President @ GO GREEN THIRD PARTY PIRATES - Care2 Groups
 

John Gregoire (264)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 8:53 am
What are her qualifications?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 9:26 am
It sounds so good! Dare we hope?
Without hope, there is no chance.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 9:52 am
noted, thank you PinkMindy
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 10:11 am
Not enough camouflage on this one..why don't we even it up and you vote for Ron Paul..ANONYMOUS wants to back him..
2 or 2 million can play this game!
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 10:20 am
@John..Pinks endorsement of course!
Any tactic to keep you from voting for Obama..while pretending to care, yet trying to get the uninformed to throw their vote away..
I'm going to try to talk all the stupid repugs I know to vote for R.Paul, and try to keep his record away from them at the same time..i should stick to the really stupid ones...Thanks Mindy. ONE LOVE
 

. (0)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 10:23 am
noted.. but I'd like to know more about her. Thanks pink
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 10:25 am
Ellen,
Dr. Paul brings the proper balance of personal lliberties coupled with the fiscal responsibility we need to become the land of opportunity once again.
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 11:02 am
There is a balance environmental and economic advancement which needs to be achieved.
I don't feel this individual has the reasonable and objectivity to properly reach this necessary balance.
 

Julija S. (87)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 11:21 am
xx
 

Jim Steve (46)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 11:30 am
You never "throw your vote away" by voting your beliefs. That thinking has gotten the USA into the jam we are in.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 12:33 pm
Only 377 days to go!! Good Luck Dr. Stein!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 12:39 pm
HOW CAN YOU HATE LIBERALS SO MUCH AND EXPECT US TO BELIEVE YOUR OF THE GREEN PARTY. THAT STINKS UP YOUR WHOLE AGENDA.

Obama in 2012 because we can't afford to fall for the right's tricks.
 

Russell R. (87)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 12:52 pm
I heard the things what she wants to do, like forgive the debts of students. They didn't take out the loans without knowing that they had to be paid off. I do believe that if a person started their college education at $5000 a year, that price should remain fixed for them until their education is done, also a fixed rate to any graduate based on the cost at the time when they began their education. Just like any politician, tell you the thinks you want to hear to get elected and never deliver. She never said how she would accomplish this. She has the votes of all those students that are in debt. I don't believe in Fantasies!
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:19 pm
@ Charles W..kudos
 

Andrea Connelly (94)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:20 pm
Finally some fresh air! I am Canadian but I like what I hear from her. If you don't like her, we'll give you Harpoon in exchange and wish you good luck. (Harpoon and will throw in the Tar Sands)
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:27 pm
PinkMindy, thanks for telling the world
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:31 pm
Is it just me, or does no one else question why a rabid repuglican would suddenly urge you to vote for a green candidate?
Or did everyone also miss the "What Tea Partiers can gain from Greens" ?!!
And @ Jim S...True, if so much didn't hang in the balance! If repuglicans get it, there won't be any green anything, anywhere, except for the money in their pockets.
 

annelies j. (71)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:37 pm
She sounds really good, but like many, I'm very skeptical. As long as there's so much money involved in the whole election process people like Jill stein will never win an election. Too bad....
 

Suzy F. (94)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:38 pm
I'm waiting to hear just how Jill proposes to accomplish these lofty ideas we all dream about. So far, I've heard nothing new....It's a shame to think, even right here, there are so many who want a third party, yet we can't agree on who that should be. Until we do, we have no chance!
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:43 pm
I like what Dr. Stein has to say so far. I hope that she gets on the national platform for debate. I would like to see how she handles the 2party candidates on the big campaign trail.
 

Dave C. (227)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 1:56 pm
noted.
 

Betsy Bee (1041)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 2:23 pm
Made that big mistake once. I will never vote again for the Green Party.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 3:40 pm
Mindy i tried so hard to tell you that your hatred of obama instead of promoting your party would hurt you.

now no one wants to hear anything you have to say..way to go!
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 6:07 pm
Victoria,
We owe everyone the opportunity to express their ideas.
We can agree or disagree, as long as it is done respectfully.
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 6:50 pm
That's a ditto Charles! Respect is where it's at whether we agree with the person or not or else WE lose our credibility!
 

Emily Drew (88)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 8:20 pm
Noted thank you. Very skeptical, as of now can't really tell who's gonna make the best president. Definately not Obama though.
 

Arild Warud (170)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 1:05 am
Thanks for the post PinkMindy.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 5:31 am

Related New Care2 Article:

Jill Stein's Green Party presidential announcement speech in Boston, MA. on October 24, 2011.

Discusses "Green New Deal" and a new hope for real change in America.

"Dr. Jill Stein For U.S. President - Campaign 2012 Speech - Vote Green New Jobs Deal Video" @ Care2 News

Please help support our Green Party efforts!!

THNX!!!
 

annelies j. (71)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 5:34 am
Emily, have you watched any of the (too) many republican debates so far??? If that's all they have to offer, President Obama won't even have to campaign.
 

Mike m. (9)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 7:36 am
Historically, I always voted third-party (Libertarian), but now I've been driven right into the Democratic Party. Dr. Jill sounds very likable, but I HAVE to stick with President Obama.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 8:48 am
Well have to admit that if you want to pull enough votes from Obama to ensure that a Repug/Tea Bagged Corproate Whore gets into the Presidency Dr. Jill is a good bet. And as for what she stands for, she has even less of the snowballs chance in hell than Obama of actually getting anything past the Repug/Tea Bagged controled House or past a Repug Senate filibuster. But to be honest Pink is only interested in stopping Obama at any cost even putting another Repug in the White House.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 9:08 am
"Dr. Jill Stein wholeheartedly supports the Green Party USA's call for a "Green New Deal" to bring environmentally safe jobs creation into the general public's realm of employment: "

So... She's a Liberal!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice propaganda piece to try to get Liberals to split the vote so YOUR fascists can continue to loot the country, Mindi. Real sharp.You must be racking in the bucks for each post, eh?
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 9:08 am

STOP voting Republican or Democrat, because nothing will really change until we do!!

"Jill Stein To Make Run For White House" - With Video @ Wicked Local
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 9:11 am

More Left-Wing-Nutter rhetoric, but it is 'their' opinion and we must endure it until America has endured all that it can stomach, then switch to create the first real Green Third Party platform for 2012!!!

GO JILL, GO!!!
 

Corrine Carter (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 10:06 am
So far, Dr. Jill Stein sounds promising, however... does she really stand a chance running against the "Big Political Wealthy Dogs"? I have been clingiing to the Libertarian hope for change for years, perhaps the "Green New Deal" is worth considering. Charles Wasserman has added some good food for thought along with PinkMindy. I appreciate their comments along with the others. Voting is a priviledge & a right I take very seriously and will not vote party loyality, or go along with the majority. This time around we should all do our homework and take it very seriously and stay away from "big talkers" & idealists with empty promises.

"That's my story... and I'm sticking to it"
'
 

Jim Steve (46)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 10:58 am
Perhaps there could be some kind of vote exchange. A conservative could agree to vote for a third party in exchange for a liberal voting third party. There has to be a way to break this impasse. .We get rotten choices that represent the status quo that are in the pockets of special interests.

@Ellen? We are always told that in this election we must vote for party X or the world will end........ Then we are told the same exact bs the next election. This has been going on for years. If a party wants my vote, then they have to represent my beliefs. Otherwise, I won't vote for them. If all Americans would reject the fear mongering, we might actually get a real change in this country.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 11:41 am
I dunno.

I'm from Canada and frankly we've had a bad experience with the Canadian Green Party. The Green environmentalist Parties used to be one-plank things, not holding positions on anything but the environment. They branched out in the breadth of their pltatforms, but not their expertise. They can complain about all sorts of things, but I have never seen a workable solution to anything other than environmental problems come from one. With such narrow expertise, it is even rare that I see them come up with a workable environmental solution.

Then there is the usual problem with small third parties: Being small, they cannot shove their fringe-members off to the side. That turns them into magnets for the fringe, and members who would normally be ignored as crazy by the party's vast majority do not face such a majority. They end up affecting party-positions, and some pretty crazy stuff can come out. Did anybody notice when the head of the Canadian Green Party finally got into the Leaders' Debate and promptly stuck her foot in her mouth by calling Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan thugs and murderers during it?
 

Corrine Carter (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 11:52 am
Good points Stephen Brain, thank you for your input. Definitely reasonable concerns.
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 1:29 pm
Jim,
I agree with you.
Libertarians are people democrats can agree with on social issues.
Republicans can agree with them on fiscal issues.
I urge everyone to look at the libertarian party platform and think of what is best for America.
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 2:27 pm
Lloyd,
PinkMindy brings forth very valid points regarding the need to defeat the Republicrats.
We disagree on which is the best method to bring the NECESSARY CHANGES ABOUT.

GO MINDY!! I'M ON YOUR SIDE
 

I & E L. (0)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 4:48 pm
A vote for this Libertarian (republican) is a vote to ensure a republican gets into office JUST ANOTHER DIRTY TRICK. Americans MUST NOT be fooled by this woman. She is in this for one reason and one reason alone. NOT to change things for the better, but to take the country back to the 1920s. She is a mole, no matter what she professes. How can anyone trust the tbagger/republikkklans after every governor lied his way into getting elected in 2010! Now the people want to recall all of them. That's cool, EXCEPT YOU CAN'T RECALL A PRESIDENT WHO WILL BRING AMERICA TO ITS KNEES AND WE'RE ALL DONE FOR.
VOTE FOR OBAMA IN 2012 AND GIVE HIM A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT EVERY WORKING AMERICAN WANTS. BEWARE. DON'T BE FOOLED AGAIN LIKE IN 2010.
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 5:10 pm
iea,
You are so misguided.
Fist of all Dr.Stein is not a libertarian, she is a member of the Green Party.
Secondly , you must know nothing of economics or else you would realize that the way to get out of debt is not to incur more debt.
If you believe in personal liberties and personal responsibility.
VOTE LIBERTARIAN.
 

John C. (1)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 5:26 pm
The new Nader, trying to bring you another 8 years of republican insanity, just like in 2000!
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 5:35 pm
John,
If you vote Libertarian, the change you seek will be realized.
Leaner government with greater personal liberties.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 9:32 pm
"STOP voting Republican or Democrat, because nothing will really change until we do!!"

That is false! Democrats KNOW we need to tax the rich to rebuild and the gang of 12 (6) are demanding SS and Medicare be cut to get that tax hike.

What would happen if only Democrats were on the gang of 12? Tax hikes on the rich and NO cuts to the people, that's what.

Throw that FOX meme, "the Liberals are bad" out the door to the curb. It's one huge lie.

Shame on you, Mindi. You're as toxic as they come.
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 10:10 pm
Jason,
Mindy has a very valid point in that there is no appreciable difference between the democrats and republicans.
They are both held prisoner of their own well funded special interests.
They all need to be replaced.
Mindy supports the Green Party. I support the Libertarian Party.
Each is a better alternative than the republicrats.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 6:41 am

Simple Equation:

Republicans = Democrats = U.S. Congress = Lobbyists = Special Interest Groups = Obama.

Green Third Party 2012 = Real Hope & Real Change.

Stop self-protectionism of the Left and the Right!!
 

Corrine Carter (17)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 6:43 am
Jason,
We all have our own beliefs, philosophies, political leanings, etc., and should be able to share them without being ridiculed, called names and belittled. How else can we grow & learn more, as well as uncover hidden truths than by sharing our diverse opinions. It is up to us as mature individuals to do our own homework and research. No one should ever have to put up with being bullied or badgered.
I, myself am not certain which path to support politically, but I am learning more & more about what's really going on and what to watch out for.
The bottom line is that our beautiful country is in trouble and we should do our best to set it back on the best path for us all. What party we support and who we elect is crucial. Knowledge is strength & power!
 

Corrine Carter (17)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 6:51 am
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

– The First Amendment, United States Constitution
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 7:04 am
Corrine,
Thank You a voice of reason and moderation.
We need more people like you in this world.
 

Pamela D. (16)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 7:26 am
Interesting candidates and very interesting comments from all. I will seek more information on this candidate and the "Green Party". I have to admit; I feel uneasy about the utopia she proposes that we would all like to have, but being a realist, how in the world does she propose to pay for it? And, I don't want to see another "Ralph Nader" split the vote election which hands the White House over to the repugs either. I think most have learned that painfull lesson and don't want a repeat. Another concern is that although I am all for protecting the environment, what is her experience on the international level; environmentalism and social programs are only one part of a huge array of issues that our country faces. But I am listening and I love the comments.
 

Corrine Carter (17)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 7:45 am
Thanks Charles... I appreciate your support!

Pamela, I too have some of the same concerns and questions. So many issues we have at hand to consider, while still keeping the "big picture" in mind.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 7:49 am

Stop self-protectionism of the Left and the Right.

If you keep voting Left or Right, then you are a part of the problem.

Green Third Party 2012 = Real Hope and Change!!!
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 8:51 pm
Who's the left and right?
 

Julija S. (87)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:50 pm
xx
 

ChanTlalok C. (369)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 8:24 am
thanks Pink Mindy, I'm voting Green, Ahoo!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:21 pm
It amazes me that trolls like Jason, are always pushing their conspiracy theories here ~ that PinkMindy and other Greens like myself, are trying to funnel votes away from the precious Saint Obama, so that the Republicans win. Get over yourselves, grow up, and post something new and original for a change. I see that certain other troll posters didn't leave any comments on this article, because there was nothing they could really say...interesting. Keep the change, and vote Green!

Thanks to Pink for all the info...
 

Myron Scott (70)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:40 pm
Inactive: Maybe if you and Pink could use name calling less and logic more, fewer people would be so critical of you.

Logically, then, do you really believe that Stein has any chance of winning the 2012 election? If so, how? If not, what is the point of voting for her? That's not a rhetorical question; it's a serious one. Will it perhaps assist lower level Greens to win elections? Will that in turn enable U.S. Greens to win even more elections in 2014, etc., moving from strength to strength until the Party actually becomes a viable contender at the national level?

See, that's a logical response to criticisms like Jason's. It may be wrong or it may be a viable strategy; but it's logical.

Calling someone who disagrees with you a troll (or a saint or whatever) is not logical. Rather, it's - what's that other word you used? Oh, yes: childish.

 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:52 pm
People have to realize that corporate America provides most of the jobs in this country.
Do you really wish to bite the hand that feeds you?
 

Myron Scott (70)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:55 pm
PS: Inactive got me hot there, otherwise I would have remembered to congratulate Pink for posting something somewhat substantive and informative and offering an alternative, rather than the usual ad hominem attacks on Obama.

I haven't yet decided to vote for Obama. Unless he does something much worse than he has done so far, I probably will vote for him if I do not feel there is an alternative with a real chance of winning because all the GOP contenders so far are far worse. Avoiding neo-fascism (ie, any of the GOP) in the US is far more important to me than whatever ego-based pleasure I might derive from "voting my conscience," which as those who use that phrase usually use it really means voting my doctrinaire ideology and my sense of self-righteousness. "Voting my conscience" to me means accepting responsibility for the real world outcome. But, we shall see. If Obama gets a genuinely progressive primary opponent, I will vote for that opponent. If there is a truly viable alternative to BOTH Obama and the GOP in the general election, I probably will vote for that alternative.
Could even be Stein; but realistically, I think hell will freeze before that becomes the case. She is not and never will be a viable alternative,
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 7:04 am
First of all Myron, thank you for your infinite wisdom. Secondly, I never used the word childish. Thirdly, the term "troll," is not used for name calling, or perhaps you do not know what an internet troll is. A "troll" is someone who purposely appears on posts to disrupt or divert thread topics. Many found commenting on almost every Pink article fit this bill. Sorry if the truth hurts, but people of the extreme left enjoy leaving their brilliant musings on how they will continue the revolting status quo, by voting for the precious Saint Obama. This is not what I call "logic," which is the word you keep throwing around. Complaining and moaning about how the US is, when it has been in Democratic hands and then blaming it on the "Repubs," is the typical copy/paste comment left. They are tiresome and unoriginal. This is what is illogical: the continuation of a governmental process, by your own actions, that you do not agree with and abhor, but continue to vote for anyway.

For you to get that "hot" over something so trivial that I said, only proves my point more. You are not the only one who wishes to leave their posts here, as some of us actually agree with Pink's articles, and wish to show our support. But I forgot ~ our opinions don't matter, are dirty, or are somehow questionably linked to pushing for a Conservative government. If people are so tightly wound up that my simple comment would make them so mad, then I fear even more so for the future of this country.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 9:06 am
These are the typical attacks left by certain people who shall remain nameless here:

1) The Ever-Loving Conspiracy Theory: All of us third-party voters are secret "Repubs/TeaBaggers" that have infiltrated every level of society and government, in order to funnel votes from the Dems to the Repubs. Constant posts such as these, reminds me of the reasons why certain people need to be on heavy medication.

2) Persons posting articles not siding with the current administration (and I use that term "administration" in theory only,) are getting paid to do so, by known or secret entities, (i.e. extreme paranoia.) This secret group that seems to be handing out payments is never devulged by those making the accusations.

3) Persons not "Liberal" enough, or "politically correct" enough (i.e. you better be Progressive,) are not "real" people, but fakes that take on the persona of multiple profiles. I have seen people being accused of having up to 10 fake profiles. Those who understand the laws of physics, know that it is not really possible to be 10 places at once and posting articles at the SAME TIME under different names. I have been accused of being the same person as my boyfriend, and ironically the person questioning me doesn't even go by their real name. My name, Andrea Oefinger, is in my profile, but I have it currently inactive, due to being seriously ill.

4) All Conservatives/Republicans/Tea Party members are trash. All are racist homophobes who want to make everyone a Christian and take away all Constitutional rights. I can only imagine if someone made that comment here about Liberals/Democrats/Progressives. The ironic part is that many of our rights have gone bye bye, under this current Democratic administration.

This is what I mean about being tiresome and unoriginal. When I see a posters profile pic, I already what words are coming next. For all the doom and gloom preached about Conservatives, the most hateful stuff I hear comes from the mouth of the left. And I have nothing to gain by either side ~ I'm a Green, although many will say that I am only parading as one.

 

James W. (268)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 12:46 pm
You go girl
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday November 7, 2011, 11:44 am


The Green Party is no longer just an alternative choice and lost vote, because now it has become our national imperative through Occupy Wall Street, Nation & Town.

American citizens must cast their vote to remove the corrupt Left and Right party system!!

"Green Party USA Voter Registration Assist - Vote Green 2012" @ Care2 News
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 9:57 pm
Amazing how a devout Republican can pre-empt support of a genuinely good candidate by pledging their "support". Reputations are built over time. Strange how those with bad reputations sometimes try to improve them by allying themselves with truly good people, then pollute the good people's reputations with their own presence. Bullies declare 'war on bullies', Fascists declare 'war on Fascism' etc.
It happens all the time, at least here at Care2.
Be not deceived, Raph Nader's Green Party is a geuinely good alternative to choosing between two Fascist puppets, no matter WHO agrees with me.
I want real change and hope for America, not just a candidate who promises change & hope, then continues on the same old path. Those who would use 'reverse psychology' to make fools of us are not as smart as they think they are. Those of us who remember the past will never repeat our initial trust of bullies and deceivers. Jill Stein deserves a fair chance, not having her candidacy poisoned by endorsements from the 'Benedict Arnold's among us. 'Outed' Fascist spies and sock-puppets seem to be using their poison on the candidates they fear the most in this uusual way - by endorsing them.
Jill Stein IS a very good candidate, no matter who is supporting her.
Stein's good name cannot redeem the reputations of known bullies and Fascists.
Stein is not endorsing the Fascist bullies, the wolves (Fascist bullies) are trying to fool the people and turn some against Stein through their feigned support.
This reminds me of the co-opting of the Tea Party by the Koch brothers.
The same forces are trying to destroy the Green Party now.
Beware their future attempts, ignore their past efforts.
The people will take America back, it is a matter of time.
The people will also remember who fought against their freedom and silence those dogs.
 
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