The Green Party nomination process started out with seven ambitious candidates and was quickly whittled down to two, Jill Stein and William Kreml. With the Green Party National Convention next week, here’s what you should to know:
When is the Green Party National Convention?
The Green Party National Convention will be held from August 4 through August 7, 2016.
Where is the Green Party National Convention?
This year, the Green Party National Convention will be held in the Student Center at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.
Who will be speaking at the Green Party National Convention?
The complete list of speakers will be released closer to the date of the convention. David Cobb, Andrea Mérida Cuellar, Bruce Dixon, Lisa Fithian, Howie Hawkins, John Rensenbrink and Keli Yan are confirmed to speak at this year’s convention.
How does the convention work?
Delegates for the nomination are chosen by each state’s party according to its rules, either by a primary election, caucus or state nominating convention.
Who was the Green Party presidential nominee in 2012?
The 2012 Green Party presidential nominee was Jill Stein and she later earned 469,627 votes in the general presidential election – the most successful female presidential nominee in American history.
Who are the Green Party presidential nominees for this year?
The Green Party presidential hopefuls are Jill Stein and William Kreml, but Stein is the presumptive nominee. If nominated, it will be Stein’s second time being a presidential candidate for the Green Party.
How many delegates does Jill Stein have?
Jill Stein has 221.5 delegates and won 31 contests in the 2016 Green Party presidential primary.
How many delegates does William Kreml have?
William Kreml has 18.5 delegates and won 1 contest in the 2016 Green Party presidential primary.
How many delegates does a candidate need to become the Green Party nominee?
For the Green Party, a candidate needs to acquire a minimum of 202 delegates in the presidential election.
What is Jill Stein’s presidential platform?
Jill’s presidential platform is based on empowering the people of the United States. There are three main parts to this plan: Green New Deal, Economic equality and Equality for all. A New Green Deal means taking action on climate change while creating millions of jobs by turning 100% clean energy by 2030. Her economic equality portion touches on ending poverty, cancelling student debt, single payer healthcare and living-wage jobs for all Americans that need work. Her equality for all portion includes racial justice, supporting immigrant rights and creating a foreign policy based on international law and human rights.
Check out some of the political ads from Jill Stein’s 2016 presidential campaign.