US political news is ablaze after the Nevada Democratic Party Convention. This is being responded to by Green Party leadership. Jill Stein made the following post on her Facebook page:
What just happened in Nevada is further proof that the Democratic Party is democratic in name only.
The 2-party system is a dead end. This is why we are building a new major party for the millions of Americans who are not represented by the parties of Clinton or Trump.
In a follow up reply on the post she states…
The Green Party practices grassroots democracy, 1 person 1 vote. We support an overhaul of broken US elections including ending voter suppression, ensuring election integrity, open debates, ranked choice voting, and proportional representation. We need real democracy now!
If you feel compelled to get more details on what happened in Nevada’s Democratic Convention here are some links to check:
- Nevada Democratic Convention: Stories of Voter Suppression — Heavy, by Stephanie Dube Dwilson on May 15, 2016
- What the hell just happened in Nevada? Sanders supporters are fed up — and rightfully so
Allocations rules were abruptly changed and Clinton was awarded 7 of the 12 delegates Sanders was hoping to secure — Salon, by Sean Illing on May 15, 2016
- What caused that hullabaloo at the Nevada Democratic State Convention on May 14th? — Daily Kos, by Angela Marx on May 15, 2016
The 2016 Green Party Presidential Debate
As the Watching the Hawks RT show hosts note – these are candidates working from the same platform, they aren’t attacking each other for differing perspectives. Further noted by the hosts is an invitation to look at the Green Party Platform and see that it holds vision that is shared by many.
Ten Key Values
A detailed copy of the Green Party Platform can be downloaded here.
As a party that holds decentralized government and community based economics as key values, the Green Party identifies a return to localism and finding solutions close to home. This includes employing people as close to the community being served as possible. There’s a sense of pride and collective ownership shared by those working locally in their community. This is also a shift from mega-corporations that span the globe finding lowest global wage to produce then transport for consumption here in the US. A shift of this nature reduces transportation expenses and continued demand on fossil fuels.
2015 Green Party Presidential Forum
Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, William P. Kreml
About the Green Party in 2016
Here are a few articles and websites to check out and learn more about the Green Party in 2016:
- Green Party of the United States
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Jill Stein Support
- Jill Stein And The Green Party Set To Break Out In 2016
MintPress News, May 11, 2016
- Why Are Bernie Sanders Supporters Voting For Jill Stein? She Is An Anti-Establishment Choice
Romper, May 15, 2016
- Jill Stein for President
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Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry Support
Green Party of Michigan Interview with SKCM-Curry
Kent Mesplay Support