Jill Stein is running for president on the Green Party ticket this year, but that may change depending on what happens in the Democratic Primary. It started with an online petition from a Seattle City Council member asking Bernie to run as an independent or with Stein on the Green ticket if he fails to secure the Democratic nomination. Shortly after that the idea was planted in Stein’s mind when she was asked if she would consider running with Bernie on the Green ticket during an interview.
Dr. Stein immediately stated, “As far as I am personally concerned, all options are on the table.”
She refused to get into the details on such a partnership but emphatically insisted that she wants to meet with Sanders about any and all ideas. She pleaded with all listening to use whatever influence we have to make this meeting happen. Now, she’s officially announcing it from her campaign.
Stein has sent a letter to Sanders, herself, and she released a copy to her campaign.
Dr. Stein starts the letter off by complimenting his campaign and the fire it has lit in this country. It then transitions toward the unjust treatment the DNC has shown the Sanders campaign, because it is a plea to change parties, after all. But when she gets to the point, it’s a very good point.
It’s critical that the break-through work of your campaign not be thwarted by a corporate political machine.
In this wildly unpredictable election where the old rules are giving way one by one, can we think outside the box and find new and unexpected ways to synergize beyond obsolete partisan divides?
In this hour of unprecedented crisis – with human rights, civilization, and life on the planet teetering on the brink – can we explore an historic collaboration to keep building the revolution beyond the reach of corporate party clutches, where the movement can take root and flourish, in the 2016 election and beyond?
As the neoliberal Democratic machine mobilizes to quash revolution in its ranks, I urge you to consider opening a window of historic possibility outside the Democratic Party. I would love to explore with you collaborative ways to advance that effort and ensure the revolution for people, planet and peace will prevail. Please let me know if you’re interested in talking.
Dr. Jill Stein
Maybe if the DNC still isn’t feeling the Bern by June then Bernie might start feeling Green.