Why I'm Voting for the Only Progressive Woman In the Race -- Jill Stein

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jill occupy wall street.jpgFaux feminism or fear-mongering fascism? Those aren't the only choices available at the polls this November. Voters need not let hawkish Hillary and dictatorial Donald keep them from casting their ballots. Instead, we are presented with the opportunity -- and obligation -- to support the candidate Cornel West calls "the only progressive woman in the race" -- Massachusetts physician and activist Jill Stein.

Dr. Stein's "Power to the People Plan" emphasizes human rights, environmental protection, and peace, even as her opponents promote discrimination, degradation and endless war. Her campaign is what Bernie's should have been -- without the capitulations to power that marred his efforts from the beginning. Her platform is a revolutionary document, spelling out the desperately-needed changes to our society that other candidates only hint at or deny.

From mandating a moratorium on GMOs, to ending U.S. aid to Israel and supporting Palestinian rights, to repealing the Taft-Hartley Act with its devastating anti-labor provisions, to repealing NAFTA and replacing free trade with fair trade, to enacting a job-creating "Green New Deal" as America transitions to 100% clean energy by 2030, to ensuring a living wage and guaranteeing full employment, to replacing the bloodsucking health insurance system with national medical care, to revitalizing our education system and ending our reliance on corporate curricula and tests, to a myriad of other people-over-profit pledges, Dr. Stein's agenda is grounded in a firm radical foundation.

Importantly, this platform can be achieved by cutting our bloated budget and spending our resources effectively -- as well as shifting the tax burden to those who can pay, effectively "dumping the bosses off our backs."

This is why, come November, I'll be casting my first-ever ballot for President for a person uniquely qualified for the job -- a person whose integrity is reminiscent of Shirley Chisholm's 1972 slogan: Unbossed and Unbought!

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