Mitchell Interviews Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30 pm est:  This evening’s guest is Green Party Presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein.  In not just a heated, but a tempestuous race, the third party candidates are getting increased recognition, even in mainstream media.  

Dr. Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 candidate for president of the United States. She is an organizer, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She has led initiatives promoting healthy communities, local green economies and the revitalization of democracy – addressing issues such as campaign finance reform, green jobs, racially-just redistricting, and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxics. She was a principal organizer for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.

She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports,  In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009.  The first of these  has been translated into four languages and is used worldwide. The reports promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxic threats.

Her “Healthy People, Healthy Planet” teaching program reveals the links between human health, climate security, and green economic revitalization. This body of work has been presented at government, public health and medical conferences, and has been used to improve public policy.

Jill began to advocate for the environment as a human health issue in 1998 when she realized that politicians were simply not acting to protect children from the toxic threats emerging from current science. She offered her services to parents, teachers, community groups and a native Americans group seeking to protect their communities from toxic exposure.stein jill

Jill has testified before numerous legislative panels as well as local and state governmental bodies. She played a key role in the effort to get the Massachusetts fish advisories updated to better protect women and children from mercury contamination, which can contribute to learning disabilities and attention deficits in children. She also helped lead the successful campaign to clean up the “Filthy Five” coal plants in Massachusetts, an effort that resulted in getting coal plant regulations signed into law that were the most protective around at that time. Her testimony on the effects of mercury and dioxin contamination from the burning of waste helped preserve the Massachusetts moratorium on new trash incinerator construction in the state.  

Each party has fissures running through their cores, the unfavorability ratings are at an historical high and dissatisfaction with the political and electoral systems was exemplified by the popular support of the Bernie Sanders campaign.  We may think we know what’s next, but we really don’t–life is altogether too uncertain and precipitous. Much of the outcome has to do with how the media handles these uncertainties and whether they open up the doors to the 3rd Party candidates, which would be the fastest way to educate voters about their other choices.  Could it be a path to the White House for the sanest, most balanced, coherent, intelligent and heartfelt candidate, Dr. Jill Stein?  Honestly, if enough people got exposure to her and the Green Party positions, I believe that, well, ‘magic’ could happen, especially if the millenials and younger generations got out to vote and demand of their electoral delegates a vote representative of their constituents.  This is key to success.  Remember that Al Gore won the popular vote in 2016.  But who became President?

Jill was a guest on A Better World in 2012 when she first ran for President. Listen here: http://abetterworld.tv/green-party-presidential-candidate-jill-stein-m-d & 2016: http://abetterworld.tv/green-party-presidential-candidate-dr-jill-stein-better-world-radio.

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