The Green Party of the United States nominates Dr. Jill Stein for President and Cheri Honkala for Vice President at a convention held in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Stein is a medical doctor and past Green Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Cheri Honkala is an activist in Philadelpha and a long-time worker for the poor and homeless. In 2010, Honkala ran for Sheriff of Philadelphia on a “no evictions” platform, earning 10,000+ votes.
South Carolina was represented at the convention by three delegates, casting 5 votes for Stein, and one vote for Rosanne Barr. The final tally was : Stein,205 delegates; Barr, 95; Kent Mesplay of California, 17 delegates; Harley Mikkelson of Michigan, 3.5 delegates; and 7 unassigned.
Follow the C-SPAN link for this article to view video of the convention and an in-depth interview with Stein by the Washington Journal program.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Green Party held their 2012 national convention in Baltimore where they nominated environmentalist Jill Stein as their presidential candidate in the first round of voting with 13.5 delegates out of a possible 292.
Dr. Stein was our guest on the Washington Journal on Sunday.
On Saturday morning, the delegates approved the party platform. They then proceeded to the nomination of presidential and vice presidential candidates. Jill Stein, a physician and environmental activist, began her work in the green movement from a public health perspective. She and other candidates for president will speak to the delegates before the official nomination.
Comedian and activist Roseanne Barr also ran for the nomination, coming in second, and was considered a strong possibility to run for vice president. She was scheduled to address the delegates Saturday morning, but instead a surrogate made a statement on her behalf.
On Wednesday, Dr. Stein announced that anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala was her choice for the second-in-command spot.
In the past, the Green Party has run candidates who had prior run for office or served as Democrats. Dr. Stein will be the first nominee to come directly from the environmental movement.
Link: Green Party Nominates Jill Stein for President, http://www.c-span.org/Events/C-SPAN-Event/10737432256/