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1. Core Message: Why did you choose to run for the Green Party Presidential nomination?

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Jill Stein

Today, the need for a political movement for people, planet and peace is off the charts – and the potential to galvanize that movement with a strong progressive presidential campaign is unprecedented. The 2024 election is a symptom of the failing political establishment, with both major parties serving as shameless tools of empire and oligarchy at best, and vehicles of war and fascism at worst.

The American people are done with being thrown under the bus by elites and their bought politicians. Voters are clamoring for choices outside the parties of war and Wall Street. Among the breakaway choices in the race, the Greens are the only people- powered force that has broad access to the ballot and can actually challenge empire. Unlike our independent allies, we are not a one-shot run, but rather a national scale force that has endured against all odds for decades, while all other national-scale corporate-free parties have been erased or knocked back to single states or cities.

 

We needed a candidate with standing and a national presence. Jill Stein has decided to seek the Green Party of United States’ 2024 nomination for President in these days of unprecedented peril and possibility, in order to put the pro-worker, anti- war, climate emergency agenda front and center in this election.

Jasmine Sherman

Jasmine chose to run for the Green Party Presidential nomination because they are a member of the Green Party.

It’s time to actually put the people in America first. We do that by meeting everyone’s basic human needs. This includes guaranteed housing, universal healthcare and education, UBI, and environmental/infrastructure reform. In doing this, we give people a fighting chance to create a more sustainable model for society that ensures the general welfare of people within our borders for generations to come.

Jorge Zavala

I'm driven by an internal fire to run for president with the Green Party, fueled by frustration at seeing America fall short. I possess the skills, expertise, and passion to steer the country towards a brighter future. I long to create a better tomorrow for myself and for the United States, one where we can harness our collective potential to address the challenges that have held us back. I'm determined to channel my energy and experience toward making a meaningful difference, and I believe that together, we can alter the course of our nation's path and create a future that we can all be proud of.

In order to bring the power of democracy into the hands of the commonwealth, it is imperative for America to adopt a new stance and position. This can be achieved by implementing inclusive methods that encourage citizens to actively participate in democratic procedures.

One crucial step in this direction is the engagement in signing petitions, which allows the collective voice of the people to be heard and strengthens their influence in decision-making processes.

Moreover, it is crucial to establish informative cabinets that provide transparency in the functioning of the government. This transparency includes divulging financial obligations, and procedural details of the House, and ensuring that citizens have easy access to this information. By allowing citizens to see and understand the inner workings of the government, a greater level of accountability can be fostered.

Lastly, three foundational democratic principles must be firmly established: transparency, accountability, and informed participation.

Transparency ensures that citizens are aware of the motives, actions, and decisions of their elected representatives.

Accountability holds those representatives responsible for their actions and ensures they are answerable to the commonwealth.

Informed participation emphasizes the importance of providing citizens with the necessary information and resources to actively engage in the democratic process.

 

By embracing these principles and involving citizens in a transparent and accountable democratic system, the power of democracy will truly reside in the hands of the Commonwealth. This not only strengthens the influence and involvement of the people but also upholds the essence of democracy as a government of, by, and for the people.

Question 1Core Message: Why did you choose to run for the Green Party Presidential nomination?

​Question 2. Party Building: What role do you see the Presidential Campaign playing in the larger picture of the Green Party of the U.S.?

Question 3. Describe your Key positions and Campaign Themes.

Question 4. Please describe your history of and experiences in activism with the Green Party, allied organizations, or a constituency that is supported by the Ten Key Values.

Question 5. Describe how your campaign platform aligns with the GPUS Platform. If there are any areas where your platform does not align, please elaborate.

Question 6Describe the Campaign plans and goals and how they will be achieved.

Question 7. Strategy or plan to achieve ballot access in every state

Question 8. UNIFYING THE PARTY. The GPUS is a diverse party with chapters in urban, suburban and rural communities. It includes native Americans, immigrants, black Americans, and white Americans of many different economic levels. It includes LGBTQIA+ people, straight people, unemployed people, retired people, professionals, union members, business owners and people from many walks of life. What is the vision by which you could be the nominee who receives support from all the diverse members of the Green Party?

Question 9. Other information (e.g., resume/summary of education, employment, other experiences, offices sought or held, publicly elected offices, public boards or commissions at the local, state, or national level; or specific offices or positions within the Green Party at either the state or local level, if any, or any instances in which you worked in collaboration with Green Party chapters, groups or candidates.)

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