A conversation with Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein01/06/12 Lisa Marzilli
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Today we’re going meet one of several potential candidates who are vying for the Green Party presidential nomination, which will be decided at their convention in Baltimore in mid-July.
There are millions of disaffected Obama supporters who are undecided as to whether they’ll hold their nose and vote for Obama again come November to keep a Republican from getting in, throw their vote away on someone that they think has no chance of winning - or just stay home. Despite what the Republicans and Democrats want us to think, there will be other choices on the ballot, good choices, progressive choices, not just the “lesser of two evils”. I personally believe we have to have the courage to make those choices, to vote our consciences, and that if we continue to wait for a “better time” to empower third party candidates, that time may never come.
Today I’m pleased to welcome Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein. She is a Harvard educated physician and healthcare advocate. She ran on the Green Party ticket for Governor of MA against Mitt Romney in 2002 and again in 2010 against Deval Patrick. Dr. Stein was a vocal critic of "Romneycare" which became the model for Obama’s health care plan. Among other things, she believes health care is a universal right and supports the adoption of a single payer system, would institute a tuition free education for all students and an immediate moratorium on home foreclosures. She expects to qualify for the ballot in at least 40 states, as well as qualify for Presidential primary matching funds.