Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Green Party’s Jill Stein Names VP Pick

from the Wall Street Journal:
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced her vice presidential choice on Wednesday, naming Cheri Honkala, an anti-poverty advocate from Philadelphia and national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. 
“My running mate has been on the front lines fighting for the American poor, taking on the banks, taking on foreclosures, standing up for children most at risk,” Ms. Stein said. Ms. Stein also said that her party, running heavily on environmental and economic populist themes, would compete nationally and take their message to the American people. 
At an event at the National Press Club in Washington, Ms. Stein laid out her campaign platform, heavily emphasizing what she called “the Green New Deal” of economic justice and jobs for all Americans who want them, tough financial regulation, political reform to reduce the role of money in politics, and a transition to a “green” economy.

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