Consider the Green Party
FROM: LISA JACKSON NORTH EAST
On Nov. 8, many of us will cast our votes for the individual who may become our next president. Some will cast their vote out of fear and some will cast their vote for the lesser of two evils simply because that is what they have always done. Before you vote on Nov. 8, take a good look at the Green Party candidate Jill Stein and consider casting your vote for her. The Green Party represents the direction this country needs to go in and their ideas are similar in many ways to those of Bernie Sanders.
Now, I know you are saying that the Green Party cannot win and that may be the case this time. However, if enough votes are cast for the Green Party presidential candidate, it will impact our choices significantly come the next presidential election. If Stein gets just 5 percent of the national vote, the Green Party will qualify as an official national party and receive a substantial increase in federal funding along with ballot access in many states that automatically grant ballot status for presidential party candidates receiving 1 to 5 percent of that state’s vote. Currently the Green Party is on the ballot in 45 states with Maryland being one of them. They are eligible for write-in votes in three other states.
The Green Party has two candidates on the ballot in Maryland. One is presidential candidate Stein and the other is Margaret Flowers, who is a candidate for U.S. Senate. Research them and decide for yourself whether you want to vote for hate or corruption over peace and a promising future. The Green Party truly is the only party that is not corrupted by money and corporate greed. They are a grassroots party of activists that have been fighting behind the scenes for you and your family for years.
Why not take this opportunity to thank them by voting for them on Nov. 8?