Jill Stein was the presidential candidate for the Green Party in 2016.
Jill "was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Highland Park, Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979."
Jill "began to advocate for the environment as a human health issue in 1998 when she realized that politicians were simply not acting to protect children from the toxic threats emerging from current science. She offered her services to parents, teachers, community groups and a native Americans group seeking to protect their communities from toxic exposure."
In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that addresses a variety of issues that are important to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, and grassroots democracy.
In 2008, Jill helped formulate a "Secure Green Future" ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority. The measure won over 81 per cent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot."
Tackling Climate Change through the Lens of Social Justice
"Join Dr. Jill Stein for a keynote address and a discussion with activists from the Justice Action Mobilization Network on climate change, as well as local and statewide environmental issues. Together we will explore the intersection of social and environmental justice—and the political vision that can bring them about."
Poverty Tour 2.0
Highlights from the first stop on The Poverty Tour 2.0 in Cleveland, OH with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Cleveland City Councilman Brian Cummins, Justice for Janitors organizers Laurie Couch and Sandra Ellington, Chris Cooper from Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Green Clean Co-op worker-owner Mary Vel Vera, and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
Left Forum 2016
For a complete list of panels and panelists, go to the Left Forum's website where the 2016 program is in a PDF format, with an Index to names and page mentions at the back of it.
The U.S. Solidarity Peace Delegation in South Korea July 2017, to build solidarity with the peace/anti-war movement there -- visited the village of Soseong-ri in Seongju County from July 24 to 27 to support the villagers in their fight to stop the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system there.
The delegation -- Jill Stein of the Green Party USA, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, Reece Chenault of US Labor against War, and Will Griffin of Veterans for Peace -- heard from the villagers of Soseong-ri about their year-long anti-THAAD struggle. “Our children no longer want to come here. If the THAAD comes, the water will go bad, the air will be bad,” said an elderly farmer.
“Will the THAAD protect us? No, it won’t. If the THAAD comes, we think it will be war,” said another grandmother, who worried that the THAAD will only make Soseong-ri and Seongju a target in the crossfire between the United States and its opponents in the region.
The delegation -- organized by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in the Asia Pacific's (STIK) -- asked the residents to send a message to CEO Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, the leading U.S. weapons manufacturer. “You are also a mother. Stop making weapons of destruction and contribute to making peace,” they said.
The delegation also participated in an anti-THAAD rally in Seongju, where the local residents displayed a model of the U.S. THAAD battery then proceeded to smash it as a demonstration of their disapproval of the war weapon.
On Facebook, Jill Stein posted about the rally:
- "Exciting news! Medea Benjamin and i are heading out this week with a Peace Delegation to South Korea. We'll be supporting the growing South Korean resistance to US militarism in Korea and the Asia-Pacific.
- "We'll also bring solidarity to the movement to stop the destabilizing US THAAD missile system in South Korea. In fact, these are the very conditions recently provoking North Korea to resume its nuclear weapons and missile development programs.
- "These are also the very conditions that are diverting urgently needed resources from critical human needs here at home - for education, jobs, health care, housing and urgent climate action.
- "It's so inspiring that the people of South Korea - a global center of nuclear conflict - are leading the charge against the nuclear arms race and expanding US militarism.
- "The full mission statement of the peace delegation is at the link below. And please share this posting to your networks and spread the word!
- "The delegation itself includes leadership of Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, US Labor Against the War, the Green Party, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, and the Korea Policy Institute.
- "Your support would mean a lot. Not just to defuse the crisis in Korea. But to help build the global people's movement for peace, justice and democracy. We can end this era of war, oppression and global instability, and move towards a new era of security based on international law, human rights, social justice and diplomacy.
- "Now more than ever we face the choice - as Martin Luther King put it - between chaos and community. Nuclear confrontation on the Korean Peninsula makes this crisis really clear.