Forum Post: Why Isn’t the Occupy Movement Rallying Around Jill Stein, the Green Party’s Presidential Candidate?
Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 11, 2012, 12:24 p.m. EST by Shubee
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I see no significant difference between the political positions of Jill Stein (Green Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) in their 2012 presidential campaigns. Both candidates enthusiastically support the goals and aims of the occupy movement. However, just from a quick cursory look at their respective campaign websites, the Green Party has Jill Stein already on the ballot in 33 states whereas the Justice Party has Rocky Anderson on the ballot in only 14 states.
Occupiers need to maximize their impact on all fronts. Please think this through. Voting for the best anti-establishment candidate is a tool for social justice and should be encouraged.
Update: Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala will appear on at least 85% of the ballots cast this November. http://www.jillstein.org/ballot