Stamford, CT – July 14 – In her final stop through Connecticut following appearances in New London and Waterford, Dr. Jill Stein, prospective presidential candidate with the Green Party, will speak at Stamford’s Innovation Center (located in the Old Town Hall building) on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:00-7:30 PM at a drive promoting her access to the ballot in Connecticut.
With contributions from individual supporters now increasing close to 1000 percent (according to U.S. Uncut) following Bernie Sanders’ declared endorsement of fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, excitement over a candidate who has already embodied (or substantively exceeded) Sanders’ platform since 2012 has never been higher. Now that regional petition drives in New Jersey, New York and Stein’s home state of Massachusetts have succeeded in securing her place on their ballots, it’s time for Connecticut to take up the cause of genuine progressive reform in support of the one candidate who accepts no corporate contributions.
Unlike her competition, Stein, as a former physician, takes a uniquely inclusive approach to her platform, acknowledging how the successful roll-out of universal health care by expanding Medicare, ending police violence, the the drug war, mass incarceration and student debt, reversing economic austerity and a belligerent foreign policy are all interdependent, rather than isolated, issues.
Following her presentation and a question-and-answer session, numerous volunteers will be organized and mobilized in how to gather signatures from registered voters in the immediate vicinity and beyond.
The Stamford Innovation Center is located at 175 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT.
About the Green Party of Connecticut and Jill Stein
A unity of local Green Party chapters, the CTGP (www.ctgreenparty.org) is committed to grassroots democracy, social justice, non-violence and ecological wisdom. These are the Four Pillars of all Green parties worldwide and are the first four principles of the Ten Key Values of the Green Party (including decentralization, community-based economics, feminism and gender equity, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility, future focus and sustainability). We do not accept contributions from corporate PACs.
Dr. Jill Stein (www.jill2016.com) was the Green Party’s 2012 candidate for President and holds the record for most votes ever received by a woman candidate for President of the United States in the general election. She is a mother, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate and has helped lead initiatives to fight environmental racism, strengthen local green economies and revitalize democracy. She has helped win victories in campaign finance reform, racially-just redistricting, green jobs and power plant toxic remediation. She was an organizer for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.