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Green Background

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.)

Green Background

Jill Stein

As a physician, Jill became increasingly concerned about the connection between people's health and the quality of their local environment, and turned to activism in 1998, when she began protesting the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts. This started her on her road to electoral solutions.

 

Jill  co-authored two reports by the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, ‘In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development’ (2000), and ‘Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging’ (2009). Her report, ‘In Harm's Way’ was republished in the peer-reviewed Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 2002. In 2003, she co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit dedicated to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities. I served on the board of the Greater Boston chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. In 2008, I helped lead the “Secure Green Future” ballot initiative to move subsidies from fossil fuels to renewable energy and to create green jobs. The measure won over 81 percent of the vote in the 11 districts in which it was on the ballot.

Jill has been successfully nominated as the Green-Rainbow Party's candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010, Green Party’s Presidential candidate in 2012 and 2016, engaging with thousands of Greens, attending state and local meetings, actions, and campaigns, and promoting Green candidates running at every level of public office. She was also nominated for Secretary of the Commonwealth in 2006, ran for the local legislative body in Lexington and was elected to one of seven seats in Precinct 2 in 2005, ran for state representative for the 9th Middlesex District in Massachusetts in 2004.

See the GPUS Elections Database Results for Jill's campaigns.

Jasmine Sherman

Jasmine graduated from Northbridge high school in 2003. They earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Phoenix. They have a masters degree in Finance from University of Phoenix.

Jasmine Sherman is the executive director of Greater Charlotte Rise a mutal aid 501(c)3 organization dedicated to immediate housing relief in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and currently supports 28 % of the houseless population.

 

Jasmine  experienced poverty and the foster care system firsthand. Jasmine put themself through school and has since experienced the world, living abroad. They returned to the U.S. determined to make a difference and with both knowledge and experience of both the benefits and pitfalls of other systems. They’ve combined their passion for social justice with their audacious attitude to join a political movement, dedicated to cutting through the political rhetoric to enact critical policy. Their background in housing gives them a unique perspective amongst presidential candidates, having seen, worked with, and built personal relationships with the most vulnerable in our society. Their goal, put simply, is to simplify. Common sense policies make them ideal for the current political climate, one in which both style and substance are sorely lacking. Jasmine believes the promise of America has not been fulfilled. . . yet. Jasmine and their cadre of like-minded partners are ready to lead this country to a better future, one that works for all.

Jorge Zavala

Who is Jorge Zavala?

For the past 13 years, I have successfully embraced green practices in the production of my products. Independently, I have implemented environmental safeguards that not only set an example but also contribute to the Green Party's mission. My products have had a positive impact, particularly for individuals with disabilities, allowing them to maintain a sustainable homework environment and prioritize body hygiene. I urge you to support and follow my lead as I strive to be a role model for responsible and eco-friendly practices.

I am determined to bring about change in public offices as I have witnessed the incompetence, laziness, and redirection of these officials. I am well aware of the barriers and interference that hinder my own growth and development in such positions. Unlike politicians, I possess a deep understanding of the importance and value of human life, which has been neglected by these individuals. Removing them from their positions is necessary to ensure accountability and proper accommodation and support for the betterment of society.

As an individual representing the Green Party, I possess character traits that enable me to effectively support and embody its values. My ability to triumph over bias and prejudice barriers due to my visual impairment serves as a symbol of resilience and determination. Despite lacking financial support, I successfully established a business, manifesting my belief in myself and higher power. Through my entrepreneurial journey, I have developed and marketed green products that have positively impacted my community, showcasing my imagination and creativity. Moreover, I have displayed mastery in my industry by delivering high-quality and user-friendly products. Although society may present challenges, my relentless efforts and success showcase my ability to overcome obstacles, making me an ideal candidate to represent the Green Party in the commonwealth. By continuously striving for a greener and more inclusive future, I aim to inspire others and contribute to positive change in our society.

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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