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Green Party’s Jill Stein Shares Her “Plan B” for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal

June 9, 2016

Jill Stein on where we should go from here, as Sanders supporters.

Over the decades, as the Democratic Party continues to fake left, it continues to move right. I think that is the take-home lesson here — that we are not creating a more progressive, more grassroots party; it is only becoming more of a corporate instrument.

As I’ve said for a while, the Democratic party is an equal, and equally responsible, and nowadays equally pro-war, maybe 80% equally pro-inequality part of the two-party trap, or duopoly if you like. Support 3rd parties!

Look into Proportional Representation for Congress and state legislatures. Look into Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff Voting, so that we can both vote for the candidate that best represents us, and have a second-choice for the “least-worst” strategy. These electoral techniques are used successfully in many first world countries, and as a result they get a more diverse menu of political choices. We deserve that too.

 

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:00By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Interview

Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party

Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

As Bernie Sanders’ voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party’s nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year’s presidential election — and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns.

Jill Stein is the presumptive nominee of the Green Party in 2016. The main planks of her presidential platform include a “Green New Deal,” ending mass incarceration and police brutality, ending wars and drone attacks, a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, a single-payer health care system, universal public education and the abolition of student debt, breaking up…

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