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American physician specializing in internal medicine, and was the nominee of the Green Party for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Stein was a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in the 2002 and the 2010 gubernatorial elections. Jill Stein was endorsed for President in 2012 by Noam Chomsky, a linguist, author and activist.
Consumer advocate, lawyer, author, and has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Americans in the Twentieth Century. For over four decades Ralph Nader has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups to advocate for solutions. His efforts have helped to create a framework of laws, regulatory agencies, and federal standards that have improved the quality of life for two generations of Americans.
His groups were instrumental in enacting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. In the past decade, Nader has dedicated himself to putting people back in charge of America’s democracy, launching three major presidential campaigns. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink clean water, and work in safer environments.
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship toward ‘a new birth of freedom.’ – Ralph Nader
ajamu s. baraka
Ajamu S. Baraka is an international human rights scholar and activist who was the Green Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election. He was the Founding Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) and is the Coordinator of the U.S. based “Black Left Unity Network’s” Committee on International Affairs, Baraka has served on the boards of various national and international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International (USA) and the National Center for Human Rights Education. He is currently an editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report and a writer for Counterpunch.
luis j. rodriguez
Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist who was the 2012 Justice Party vice-presidential nominee and ran as the Green Party’s candidate for Governor of California in 2016. Rodriguez has 15 books in all genres, including the best-selling memoir, “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” His latest memoir is the sequel, “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing.” His latest poetry book is “Borrowed Bones” from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press. Luis is founding editor of Tia Chucha Press, now in its 28th year, and co-founder/president of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. And he’s co-convener of the Network for Revolutionary Change.
David Cobb was the Presidential nominee of the United States Green Party in 2004. He has consulted and lectured for the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy as well as the Center for Voting and Democracy, and is a national expert on the corporate personhood issue. He was one of the lead organizers of the Green Party of Texas and ran for the office of Attorney General in Texas in 1992. He now lives in Eureka, California. David Cobb has been on the Board of Directors since the founding of the Green Institute in 2002.See David Cobb’s article, A New Populist Uprising, in the Progressive Populist.
Our drive for a world that puts people, planet, and peace over profit is growing stronger every day. It’s past time that we make real the promise of our democracy. – David Cobb
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