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   News Advisory: Jill Stein will launch presidential campaign on Monday Oct. 24

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10/18/2011 2:00 pm

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Volunteers for Jill Stein

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Entered 10/18/2011, Updated 10/18/2011

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Dr. Jill Stein, the recent Green-Rainbow Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, will announce her candidacy for President of the United States on Monday October 24 on the steps of the State House in Boston at 12:30 PM. A key focus on Stein's campaign will be a Green New Deal to end unemployment in America and jump start a real recovery from the Bush/Obama recession. The Green New Deal will provide public jobs to the 16% of Americans who need one, including green jobs that will transition America to a secure, green economy for the 21st Century. Dr. Stein seeks to reverse the growing concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the top 1%, an increasingly urgent problem given the rising problems of unemployment, poverty and economic distress afflicting vast numbers of Americans. Stein charges that President Obama has betrayed the voting blocs that came together to elect him in 2008, raising hope for change, but simply continuing the policies of George Bush once elected: escalating the wars in the Middle East; extending the Bush tax cuts while largely ignoring the unemployment crisis; and failing to take action on climate change.


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