Green Party 2012 Presidential Candidate and President of the Green Shadow Cabinet
The Green Shadow Cabinet and Strategies for Movement vs. Money Politics
The Green Shadow Cabinet includes nearly one hundred prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, grassroots activists, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and provides an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C. The Green Shadow Cabinet demonstrates that another way is possible.
The Green Party in its rejection of corporate funding is structurally different from the political establishment. Is the Green Party, with its key values (including long-held pillars of economic and social justice, non-violence, ecological wisdom, decentralization and local control), relevant to movements rising up to address our systemic problems, and implement urgently needed life-saving, job-saving and planet-saving solutions?
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party Presidential Candidate of 2012, will discuss the creation and intent of The Green Shadow Cabinet and current political dynamics and strategies for “how we can create good jobs, end student debt, bring peace, develop democracy and rescue the planet right now – with our voices, our bodies and our votes!”
Jill Stein was the Green Party 2012 candidate for president of the United States. She is a mother, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate who has been on the front lines of battles to stop tar sands oil, fracking and nuclear power, and to create 25 million healthy, green jobs instead. She has worked to get big money out of politics, to provide health care and education as human rights, to end student debt, home foreclosures, wars for oil, Wall Street bail outs, and tax giveaways for the wealthy.
Jill now serves as President of the Green Shadow Cabinet, which watchdogs and debunks the corporate-sponsored political establishment, and raises the bar for solutions that are available to us right now. Jill is a Harvard trained clinical doctor who served for decades as an instructor in internal medicine. Now she practices “political medicine”, addressing the “mother of all illnesses” – the moribund political system that needs emergency resuscitation to start healing all the all the other things that are literally killing us.