Former Green Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Returns from International Greens Gathering to Participate in Two Connecticut Events This Month
Contact: David Bedell, CT Green Party Secretary
For Immediate Release
Hartford, CT – April 17 – Fresh from the Global Greens Conference held in Liverpool, UK earlier this month, Jill Stein will be taking part in two back-to-back state appearances, following her run for president of the United States, first at a state Green Party fundraiser in Portland (located near Middletown) on April 23, followed the next day as a participant in a Yale University weekday debate.
Domestically, Dr. Stein will address the 2016 election, the findings of her recount campaign in three swing states and what comes next under Trump and his policy reforms. Her exchanges with Green Party members from around the world can be viewed at Jill2016.com. In contrast to the mainstream emphasis on purported Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential race, Dr. Stein's recount focused on the more concrete history of systemic election tampering originating within our own borders: "This is an election that has been riddled with… hacking into voter databases in Illinois and Arizona… hacking into the Democratic Party database, hacking into various campaign officials' emails." Continuing from a November 26, 2016 interview in Paste (pastemagazine.com), "You have a voting system that has been proven to be very friendly to… manipulation and malfeasance," which, according to The New York Times, has left most disgusted not with the Kremlin, but with the US electoral system.
Breaking with the long-standing bi-partisan conundrum of voting against, rather than for a candidate, Ranked-Choice Voting (just passed in Maine) is but one of various strategies towards greater engagement in a politics that properly belongs to the people.
The Sunday, April 23 fundraising event will run from noon to 4:00 pm with commentary by in-state party leaders, as well as live music by Fe Fi Fo, food and merchandise for sale. The event is free to the public (donations to the Green Party of CT gratefully accepted). The address is:
7 Waverly Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
This event is paid for by the Green Party of Connecticut
On Monday, April 24, Jill Stein will then visit New Haven at 7 pm as part of Yale Students' "Bulldog Days" debate forum at:
United Church on the Green Sanctuary
270 Temple Street
New Haven, 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 2012/2016 candidate for President. She is a mother, physician, and environmental-health advocate and has helped lead initiatives against environmental racism and for local green economies. She has helped in victories for campaign finance reform, green jobs and power plant toxic remediation and was an organizer for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet & Peace over Profit.