Jill Stein in a Nutshell

As I explained in my 3rd Party Project entry, I’m sharing a summary of what I think the key policies are for each third party candidate. In the interest of fairness, I haven’t added additional context to the candidates’ positions. Still, this summary probably leaves a lot to be desired, so if you are interested in what you see, I encourage you to visit the candidate’s site at jillstein.org.

Green Party Ticket: Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala

The Green Party candidate Jill Stein

Summary of Jill Stein – On the Issues

WAR

  • Demilitarize U.S. foreign policy and border crossings, and close 140 bases abroad
  • End the wars and ban use of drones
  • Restore Nat’l Guard as our defense.

ECONOMY

  • Build a nationwide smart electricity grid
  • Enact the Full Employment Program (25m green jobs)
  • Make the minimum wage a living wage.
  • Establish non-profit, publicly-owned utilities
  • Repeal NAFTA and other “free trade” agreements

SPENDING

  • Cut the Pentagon budget by 50%
  • End bailouts
  • End fracking that threatens public resources
  • Expand federal support for locally-owned media

DOMESTIC ISSUES

  • Repeal the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act
  • Halt deportations
  • Enact DC statehood
  • Expand access to the “morning after” contraception
  • Oppose the Online Piracy Act
  • Prohibit infringement on assembly and peaceful protest.
  • Implement marriage equality nationwide
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Medicare-for-all insurance program.

BANKS

  • Restore the Glass-Steagall Act
  • Nationalize the Fed within the Treasury
  • Prohibit private banks from creating money
  • Break up the oversized banks that are “too big to fail”
  • Establish federal, state,municipal publicly-owned banks
  • Immediate moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.

EDUCATION

  • Protect public school systems from privatization
  • End high-stakes school testing, and teacher merit pay
  • Free education from kindergarten through college

VOTING

  • Abolish electoral college
  • Remove ballot access barriers
  • Equal access to the ballot and debates to all qualified candidates
  • Repeal Citizens United

To learn more about Jill Stein, visit her site at www.jillstein.org.

Next up: Rocky Anderson, of the Justice Party!

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