NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Sep. 12, 2016) – Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will take the stage next Saturday at Rutgers University for a campaign rally open to students, members of the University community, and the general public. Stein, the nominee of the Green Party for President of the United States, will bring her message of empowerment to New Brunswick in an event that will feature a town hall forum in addition to her opening address.
A champion of environmental, social and economic justice, Stein will discuss her progressive campaign platform, including a bold proposal for a Green New Deal, an initiative designed to revitalize the nation’s economy by transitioning the United States to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
“My Power to the People Plan offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties, and it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy," said Stein.
The Jill Stein rally will take place September 17 at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m. with programming set to begin at around 6:15 p.m. Following the keynote address from Stein, students, faculty, and members of the community will have the opportunity to engage with the candidate in a town hall-style forum.
“Rutgers University has a distinct and cherished place in the revolutionary history of our nation, which makes it a perfect venue to bring our message of progressive change to further advance the political revolution that has swept through the nation this year, particularly on college campuses,” said Stein. "I'm looking forward to sharing with the Rutgers community my solutions for how we can avert climate catastrophe, build a sustainable and just economy, and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world."
About Jill Stein
Dr. Jill Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 candidate for President. She holds the current record for most votes ever received by a woman candidate for President of the United States in the general election. In 2016, Stein is currently on the ballot in 41 states, including New Jersey, with ballot access in additional states currently pending. A mother, organizer, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate, Stein helped lead initiatives to fight environmental racism and injustice, to promote healthy communities, to strengthen local green economies and to revitalize democracy. She has helped win victories in campaign finance reform, racially-just redistricting, green jobs, and the cleanup of incinerators, coal plants, and toxic threats. Stein was a principal organizer for the Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit and is the co-author of two widely-praised reports, In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009. Stein was born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. She lives in Lexington with her husband, Richard Rohrer, also a physician. They have two grown sons in medical school and residency training. Additional information can be found at www.Jill2016.com.
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