I’ve been working (volunteering) with the Nassau County Green Party this year, and I got to meet (well, I was introduced) to Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein the other day before the debate at Hofstra University. Dr. Stein and Vice Presidential Candidate Cheri Honkala wound up getting arrested after trying to get into the Mack Center.
After crossing Hempstead Turnpike with about a half-dozen supporters and reporters in tow recording every step, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala stood at the western corner of the entrance to Hofstra University and unfurled an American flag. “Cheri and I are here on behalf of the American people,” said Stein. “We are here at the barred gates of American debates to say that we need to open up this debate and make it a full, fair and inclusive debate.” “It shouldn’t just be whether or not you have billions of dollars that determine whether or not the American people can hear about your platform,” said Honkala. “The Commission on Presidential Debates makes a mockery of democracy by conducting this fake and contrived debate,” continued Stein, describing the process as a “hijacking of our political system.
I urge everyone to learn about all of the third party candidates before heading to the polls in a few weeks.