Virtually no media talks about it – Democracy Now! is an exception – but Hillary Clinton isn’t the only woman aiming to be on the ballot in November. Jill Stein, a physician from Massachusetts, is moving closer to securing the Green Party nomination, after having won so far 20 of the 21 contests ahead of the party’s national convention in August in Houston.
“My Power to the People Plan” she explains “creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.
It offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties. And it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy.
This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams – it’s in our hands.”
As Bernie Sanders prepares to meet with President Obama and Hillary Clinton claims victory in the Democratic race, Jill Stein is attempting to start a dialogue with the Sanders campaign. In April, Stein wrote an open letter to Bernie Sanders, urging him to consider joining forces to “ensure the revolution for people, planet and peace will prevail. In this hour of unprecedented crisis—with human rights, civilization, and life on the planet teetering on the brink—can we explore an historic collaboration to keep building the revolution beyond the reach of corporate party clutches, where the movement can take root and flourish, in the 2016 election and beyond?”