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Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

The Green Party makes its choice: Jill Stein for President. We’ll talk with her about the Green Party vision for the country.

Jill Stein, a medical doctor, is the Green Party's presidential nominee. (AP)

Jill Stein, a medical doctor, is the Green Party’s presidential nominee. (AP)

Americans say they’re fed up with politics as usual.  Jill Stein says she is too.  She was chosen Saturday as Green Party candidate for President of the United States.  The news services call her the “ultra-long shot.”

But she’s saying the things a lot of Americans are thinking.  That both major parties, Republicans and Democrats, look like corporate pets.  That we seem frozen in the face of huge economic and environmental challenges.  That our democracy needs a reboot.  She wants a Green New Deal.

This hour, On Point:  we’ll talk with Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein.

-Tom Ashbrook

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Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for President of the United States. A medical doctor, she was also the Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Massachusetts Governor in 2002 and 2010.

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein at WBUR. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein at WBUR. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)

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The New York Times “Jill Stein, presumptive nominee of the Green Party, is probably the only candidate on the campaign trail who spends an hour a day cooking her own organic meals — and who was, not too long ago, the lead singer of a folksy rock band.”

Grist “For a fledgling party, this year represents a small step forward. The Greens qualified for federal matching funds for the first time, but while party leaders can rile up a crowd of like-minded insiders, they seem woefully naïve when it comes to the politicking needed to build a national coalition and convince others outside the base to join in.”

Reuters “Dr. Jill Stein, expected to be chosen as the presidential candidate of the Green Party on Saturday, acknowledges her ultra-long-shot status in this year’s White House race.”

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.”

Video: Jill Stein

Here’s a campaign video from Jill Stein, explaining why she is running for president.

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