We talk to Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein. She makes the case for new politics, new policies.
As Bernie Sanders was at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia beseeching his backers to throw their support to Hillary Clinton or risk a Donald Trump presidency, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was outside with another message: Don’t compromise. Vote for me. Vote for a Green New Deal. Stein wants college debt forgiveness, free tuition, Medicare for all and an emergency transition to green energy, food, transportation. This hour On Point, the Green Party’s Jill Stein. — Tom Ashbrook
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The Hill: Who is the Green Party's Jill Stein, really? -- "Many liberals out there, still "feeling the Bern" and seeking an alternative to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, have found a new hero: Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Unmotivated by the very real fear of Republican nominee Donald Trump becoming president, they insist that Stein and her party represent a realistic alternative to the Democrats, whom, they say, have no stronghold on their vote."
NPR: Jill Stein Wins Green Party Nomination, Courting Disaffected Sanders Supporters -- "Stein took aim equally at both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump. She told NPR in a brief interview after her nomination that she wasn't trying to be a spoiler candidate and backing her wasn't a wasted vote."
Washington Post: What Jill Stein, the Green presidential candidate, wants to do to America -- "Stein has been attracting more attention since the Democratic National Convention amid concerns that some supporters of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will defect from the party and vote for her. They are conveying their dissatisfaction on Twitter with the hashtag #JillNotHill. Stein's poll numbers give her no chance of becoming president but are notable for a third-party candidate."
This program aired on August 10, 2016.