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Jill Stein on Civil Rights

Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor


Pay equity for women remains critical, despite some programs

Q: What about pay equity for women?

OBAMA: The first bill I signed was something called the Lilly Ledbetter bill.

ROMNEY: [As governor faced with an all-male cabinet], I went to a number of women's groups and said, "Can you help us find folks?" And they brought us whole binders full of women.

STEIN: Well, we basically just heard Mitt Romney say, "Trust me. You know, I'm a CEO that likes to invest my money offshore, that likes to fire people, and that supports free trade agreements and Bain Capital-type investments that move our jobs overseas." So, this doesn't sound exactly reassuring for providing work equity for women. And Barack Obama points to many programs that he says have made the difference, but clearly they haven't made the difference. Women are still being paid far less. Women-headed households have a 40 percent poverty rate relative to the 15 percent poverty rate among the general population. So, we have a critical problem.

Source: Democracy Now! Expanded Second Obama-Romney 2012 debate , Oct 16, 2012

First pro-gay-marriage candidate in first gay marriage state

Q: In your 2001 gubernatorial run you supported same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Are you still for same-sex marriage nationally?

A: Yes; we're proud that we were the first gubernatorial campaign in that race to support same-sex marriage, in the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Q: I recall that Robert Reich supported same-sex marriage early in that race.

A: Yes, but we were earlier. Reich came out initially for civil unions. He did later support gay marriage, but after our campaign

Source: 2011 AmericansElect interview questionnaire with Jill Stein , Dec 21, 2011

Economy that is not fully inclusive is inherently unstable

Q: What do you think about government involvement in affirmative action?

A: When you have a football game you have referees--that is the role of the government--to ensure that we have an inclusive economy and that all members of society have access to full participation. An economy that is not fully inclusive is an inherently unstable economy. That's why the CIA keeps track of inequality around the word--when inequality reaches a certain level, instability results.

Source: 2011 OnTheIssues interview with Jill Stein , Dec 21, 2011

Legalize gay marriage

Source: Campaign web site, JillForGov.org, “Issues” , Nov 24, 2001

Other candidates on Civil Rights: Jill Stein on other issues:
Incumbents:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
GOP Candidates:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Rocky Anderson(J)
Roseanne Barr(PF)
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Jill Stein(G)
Andre Barnett(Ref.)

GOP Withdrawals:
Rep.Michele Bachmann(MN)
Herman Cain(GA)
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
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Page last updated: Oct 27, 2012