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  • CNW (2491 posts)
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    The 2016 Presidential election has left our nation reeling.

    . . an email from Jill Stein
    The 2016 Presidential election has left our nation reeling.

    Donald Trump’s shock victory is the result of the massive failure of the corporate two-party system, which imposed a whiteout on progressive and independent campaigns while producing the most disliked and untrusted major-party candidates in history.

    This toxic election has delivered a uniquely toxic result: right wing extremists, bigots and blowhards will take control of government starting in January, casting a distressing shadow over our future.

    As the two-party system hits rock bottom, momentous grassroots struggles are being waged outside the political establishment: at Standing Rock, in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for 15,and more. In these emerging political spaces, we can make this breaking point for the establishment a tipping point towards a new politics for people, planet, and peace over profit.

    Greens are uniquely positioned to help lead the way.

    From Dreamers and student debtors to pipeline resisters, people are building their voices and power in the streets. Our campaign was honored to stand with these movements on the frontlines.

    Together, we can build a powerful force to resist Trump and reclaim power for the people.

    Greens emerged stronger than ever from this election: tripling our vote count from 2012, retaining ballot status in a record number of states, gaining countless new chapters and carrying extraordinary momentum into this year’s local elections season. We can build on the successes of local Greens, from Richmond, CA to New Paltz, NY, to protect our communities against Trump while cultivating the kind of organization and defiant leadership that the American people desperately need.

    On January 20th, we will join thousands of people and organizations from around the country in Washington DC to Occupy Inauguration – sending a message to Trump that we reject his illegitimate presidency from the very start.

    On January 21st – day one of the Trump administration – we’ll be on Facebook Live with an all-day online forum featuring Greens, social movements, and progressives, sharing resources and inspiration to support resistance and transformation.

    We do not consent to Trump’s regime of hate, fear, and corruption.

    We will oppose oligarchy with democracy. And we will build an unstoppable movement whose time has come, to put people, planet, and peace over profit. Join us!

    Thank you for being the best of 2016.

    With deep gratitude,

    Jill Stein

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  • 99thMonkey (2850 posts)
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    1. The only problem w/ Greens is, it takes ton$ of money and decades

    to build a new party, and we have the luxury of neither, at this point in time.

    Bernie and Ellison are emerging as the new leadership of the Democrats.  This my friend is as good as it’s going to get.  I am all in with Bernie and Ellison, et. al.

    • CNW (2491 posts)
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      3. Yep, that's right. The Green Party which I still support is moving as fast

      as molasses. I  think maybe it’s because they have the right message but just aren’t charismatic enough to draw big crowds & big bucks.

      Bernie & Ellison are the best for us JPRs, I do support them and our revolution also and hope more people jump on the bandwagon with us.

      • 99thMonkey (2850 posts)
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        4. +10000000000!! n/t

  • djean111 (3168 posts)
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    2. Still beating the "illegitimate presidency" drum, eh?

    That horse is dead, Ms. Stein.  Trump won, Hillary lost, the Russians didn’t hack the election” – whatever the fuck that means.  I will stay unaffiliated, and see what Bernie does.

    You think the only reason that people won't vote for a warmongering Third Way fracking-enabling cluster bomb throwing H-1B increasing lying pandering corporate and Wall Street shill who says she has no problem putting abortion rights on the table is because we are mad about Bernie?  Um, nope.