Jill Stein Wins Green Party of NY State Vote
Dr. Peter A.
Jill Stein won
the majority of votes and delegates at the Green Party
of New York State's convention on Saturday in Troy, NY.
With 88% of the vote, Stein will receive 14 of NY
State's 16 delegates at the Green Party of the United
States' presidential convention this July in Baltimore.Roseanne Barr received 12% of
the vote and will be awarded 2 delegates at the national
convention. The votes were taken as part of a statewide
caucus in which all Greens were invited to register
their preference for presidential candidates, and the potential
nominees Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, and Kent Mesplay
addressed the crowd via Skype.
"New York is
proud to send delegates to the national Green Party
convention to represent New York's Green voters. We
believe that the nominees our delegates will be
representing: Jill Stein (www.jillstein.org) and Roseanne
Barr (http://roseanneforpresident2012.org/ ) symbolize the
best of what the party stands for: grassroots democracy,
social and economic justice, and ecological wisdom.
Unlike Obama and Romney, the Green Party is committed to
running a presidential candidate not beholden to corporate
interests, and no Green campaign will take corporate
donations, while Obama and Romney have no qualms about
selling themselves to the highest donor. Where the
Demo-Publicans offer austerity and cutbacks, the Greens
argue for full employment, taxing the wealthy and
corporations, and tackling the climate crisis. Our
candidates will bring this message to the people of the
United States," said co-chair Dr. Peter A. LaVenia.
was also addressed by a number of Green candidates (http://www.web.gpnys.com/?page_id=251) for US Senate,
Congress, and the State Legislature, including Colia
Clark, Evergreen Chou, Anthony Gronowicz, Ursula Rozum,
and Tom Siracuse and distinguished CUNY professor and
former Green gubernatorial candidate Stanley Aronowitz.