Feb 21, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
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Q&A about supporting Jill Stein.
Q: You must know she can't actually win. What's the point of supporting her/voting for her?
A: Naturally the goal is to win no matter how lofty that goal is, but there are several other reasons. The strongest reason is to build a viable progressive third party where we can vote our values and not be held hostage by the Democratic Party anymore. If Jill gets just 5% of the vote, the greens qualify for federal funding. 15% would be huge and a third party candidate would be taken seriously by the media and the establishment in the future.
Q: But haven't people been trying to do that for decades? What makes you think it's feasible now?
A: the movement we built with Bernie is unprecedented. Dislike for Hillary is unprecedented. More people than ever are organized and fed up with the two party duopoly and having our values sold out by Democrats than ever. We really have a shot at starting something huge.
Q: What about Nader? Wasn't he a failure who ended up sticking us with W Bush?
A: The idea that Nader was responsible for Gore's loss in 2000 has been extensively debunked. A quick Google search well clear that up. It was a pernicious myth spread by the Democratic Party to strengthen their monopoly.
Q: But isn't Jill Stein anti-science?
A: Absolutely NOT. Jill Stein is a medical doctor with a Harvard degree. She is pro-vaccination and simply believes we should not base scientific conclusions on corporately funded, biased, bogus studies. She's actually more pro-REAL science than many Democrats.
Q: Isn't a vote for Jill basically a vote for Trump?
A: A vote for Jill is a vote for common sense progressive policies. A vote for Jill is a vote for a leader with heartfelt values, instead of a corrupt, pandering politician will say anything to extort your vote. A vote for Jill puts us all one step closer to realizing Bernie's vision for this country. A vote for Jill is a revolutionary act. A vote for TRUMP is a vote for Trump.
Q: Isn't Jill just opportunistically riding on Bernie's coat tails?
A: The accomplishments our movement has achieved with Bernie Sanders can not be diminished. We are a force to be reckoned with. But Jill has been around for a long time, and ran for president in 2012, long before we knew Bernie would be in the race. If you watch interviews with Jill and the work she has been doing in the background you will find her character is quite admirable. She offered to step aside and give Bernie her spot on the Green ticket repeatedly, and has a recordof standing up boldly for our shared values.