Gabriel San Roman
Green Party Presidential Hopeful Jill Stein Will Keep the Political Revolution Going
Bernie Sanders ain't the only Jewish candidate and Hillary Clinton ain't the only woman running for President of these United States. Dr. Jill Stein is gearing up to represent the Green Party in the race like she did in 2012. The Harvard Medical School graduate is a practicing physician who has a diagnosis for what's politically ailing America: the two-party system. She challenged the status quo four years ago, but many people in the U.S. never had the chance to hear her message. It wasn't for a lack of trying. Stein got blocked from participating in the presidential debates, showed up anyway and got hauled off in handcuffs for her troubles.
This time around, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is championing many platform issues that overlap with the Green Party but has gained more media attention by deciding to run from within the Democratic Party. Sanders promises a contested convention after tomorrow's primary elections in California. Stein has penned an open letter to voters in the state urging independents to "Feel the Bern." But should Hillary Clinton officially become the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Stein is offering Sanders and his supporters a home in her party and campaign to keep the revolution going.
Read my interview with Dr. Stein on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: