For Immediate Release
Meleiza Figueroa, Press Director
Jill Stein Joins Forces with Berner Rebellion Inside and Outside DNC To Bring Powerful New Critical Mass to Political Revolution
PHILADELPHIA - Dr. Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, joined forces with thousands of Sanders delegates who took to the streets outside the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday to show their outrage at the DNC’s callous, backstabbing treatment of the Bernie Sanders campaign during the primary race - as evidenced by recent email leaks - and of Sanders delegates during the convention itself.
Dr. Stein was invited inside the Wells Fargo Center Tuesday night to give interviews with several media outlets, including MSNBC, Pacifica Radio, Free Speech TV, FOX Business, and The Young Turks. While taping a walking interview with FOX Business’ Kennedy, Dr. Stein was met with an overwhelming wave of support from delegates, interns, and workers at the convention, as well as a flood of reporters.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Sanders delegates left in protest at the end of the roll-call vote and occupied the media tent outside the arena. Dr. Stein hoped to support the delegates’ protest and their outrage at the rigged outcome of the nomination process. She and her staff were not able to reach the media tent, but finally were able to make their way to join Sanders delegates and supporters outside the compound, and took to the streets.
"The American people are being thrown under the bus by two parties pushing two candidates who are advocates for the billionaires' club while regular people are struggling to survive," said Stein. "As the only campaign and the only party not poisoned by corporate money, lobbyists, and super PACs, we can stand up for the real solutions the American people are clamoring for: a Green New Deal to end unemployment with 20 million green jobs to stop the climate meltdown; canceling student debt to free 43 million Americans from predatory debt, and making healthcare and higher education human rights for all; creating a welcoming path to citizenship for immigrants; ending police violence and systemic racism; and a foreign policy based on international law and human rights."
"Supporters of political revolution are breaking with the counter-revolutionary Democratic Party in massive numbers. We are gaining critical mass as we join forces with people who had supported Sanders' campaign, many of them young people, who are now liberated to fight for what they really want: a system that puts people, planet and peace over profit. The American people now have a fighting chance to break free from the two-party trap and build unstoppable momentum toward an America and a world that works for all of us," said Stein.
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