Originally published at The Real News Network, May 7, 2014.
Jill Stein: We Must Deal With The Climate Crisis Through Job Creation
Former Green Cabinet presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein discusses her movement’s efforts to address environmental problems through a “Green New Deal” that would transition the U.S. away from a fossil-fuel and profit-driven economy –
Jill Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 candidate for President of the United States. She is an organizer, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She has helped lead initiatives promoting healthy communities, local green economies and stronger democracy – including campaign finance reform, green jobs, racially-just redistricting, and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxic-pesticides. She now helps organize the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit, an education and direct action campaign beginning Spring 2014 with an “Earth Day to May Day” wave of action, across the US and beyond. The Convergence provides collaboration across fronts of struggle and national borders to harness the transformative power we already possess as thousands of justice movements, rising up against the global assault on our economy, ecology, peace and democracy.