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

Green Background

Jill Stein

Jill has a long history of activism.

 

As a practicing physician, Jill became aware of the links between toxic exposures and illness emerging in the 1990s. She began to fight for a healthy environment, assisting non-profits and marginalized communities in combating environmental injustice and racism. She helped lead the fight to clean up the “Filthy Five” coal plants in Massachusetts, raising the bar nationally for a cleaner standard for coal plants. She helped close a toxic medical waste incinerator in Lawrence, MA, one of the poorest communities in New England. She played a key role in rewriting the MA fish advisories to better protect women and children, Native Americans and immigrants from mercury contamination.

 

In 2003, Jill co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization that fought for the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, environmental protection, labor rights, and grassroots democracy.

 

Over the years Jill has served as speakers at numerous anti-war rallies and has participated in direct actions with labor organizers. She also stood in solidarity with protesters at Standing Rock where she was arrested for spray painting a bulldozer. Jill will be visiting the East Palestine Community in Ohio, site of the train derailment in 2023 that resulted in the burning of hazardous materials burning which spread toxic smoke over the community, which continues to suffer from the fallout.

Jasmine Sherman

Jasmine Sherman has been working in their community with their mutual aid organization Greater Charlotte Rise for more than 10 years. They have collaborated with members of various organizations, not only within the Green Party but also across different coalitions, always prioritizing the well-being of community members. This commitment extends to issues such as housing justice, social justice, and police reform, among others. Jasmine was part of the March to End Fossil Fuels in September.

Jasmine's entire strategy centers around Grassroots efforts. Every campaign donation they've received comes from individuals, and their campaign is run by ordinary people from diverse walks of life.

Jorge Zavala

As an active member of the Green Party for the past 13 years, I've been a leader in my community, setting the standard for green business practices. I've consistently demonstrated that eco-friendliness and accessibility can coexist, and have inspired others to adopt sustainable practices. Through my business, I've shown that individuals with disabilities can be successful entrepreneurs, and have made a positive impact on the environment and our communities. My commitment to sustainability and accessibility has been unwavering, and I will continue to lead by example, driving positive change and innovation in the years to come.

I have been living in harmony with nature and reducing my impact on the environment, embodying the Green Party's key value of Ecological Wisdom. Through my eco-friendly business practices, I have demonstrated that sustainability and accessibility can go hand-in-hand. I have inspired others to adopt sustainable practices and have made a positive impact on the environment and our communities, all while overcoming my visual impairment. My commitment to ecological wisdom has been unwavering, and I will continue to lead by example, driving positive change and innovation in the years to come.

I have embodied the Green Party's value of Grassroots Democracy by rooting my business practices in my community and fostering participatory democracy. Through my eco-friendly and accessible business model, I have empowered local individuals and organizations to take action towards sustainability and inclusivity. By listening to and responding to the needs of my community, I have created a business that truly serves and reflects the values of the people around me. I believe that this grassroots approach to democracy is essential for creating meaningful and lasting change, and I will continue to prioritize community involvement and participation in all aspects of my work.

Green Background

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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