69 Facts About Jill Stein


Jill Stein was the Green Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections and the Green-Rainbow Party's candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.


Jill Stein has been criticised for pro-Russia views on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and for conspiracism involving vaccines, Wi-Fi, and GMOs.


Jill Stein was investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee for collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.


Jill Stein was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Gladys and Joseph Jill Stein.


Jill Stein's parents were descended from Russian Jews, and Stein was raised in a Reform Jewish household, attending Chicago's North Shore Congregation Israel.


Jill Stein then attended Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1979.


Jill Stein served as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Jill Stein coauthored two reports by the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging.


Jill Stein has said that she left the Democratic Party and joined the Green Party when "the Democratic Party killed campaign finance reform in my state".


Jill Stein began her political career by running as the Green-Rainbow Party candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2002.


Jill Stein's running mate was Tony Lorenzen, a high school theology teacher.


Jill Stein finished third in a field of five candidates, with 76,530 votes, far behind the winner, Republican Mitt Romney.


Jill Stein then ran for state representative in 2004 for the 9th Middlesex District, which included portions of Waltham and Lexington.


Jill Stein received 3,911 votes in a three-way race, ahead of the Republican candidate but far behind Democratic incumbent Thomas M Stanley.


In 2005, Jill Stein set her sights locally, running for the Lexington Town Meeting, a representative town meeting, the local legislative body in Lexington, Massachusetts.


Jill Stein was elected to one of seven seats in Precinct 2.


Jill Stein finished first of 16 candidates, receiving 539 votes.


Jill Stein was reelected in 2008, finishing second of 13 vying for eight seats.


Jill Stein resigned during her second term to again run for governor.


At the Green-Rainbow Party state convention on March 4,2006, Jill Stein was nominated for Secretary of the Commonwealth.


On February 8,2010, Jill Stein announced her second candidacy for governor.


Jill Stein's running mate was Richard P Purcell, a surgery clerk and ergonomics assessor.


Jill Stein's signature issue during the primary was a "Green New Deal", a government spending plan intended to put 25 million people to work.


On July 1,2012, the Jill Stein campaign reported it had received enough contributions to qualify for primary season federal matching funds, pending confirmation from the FEC.


Jill Stein likened her arrest to the persecution of dissident Sergei Udaltsov in Russia.

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On February 6,2015, Jill Stein announced the formation of an exploratory committee in preparation for a potential campaign for the Green Party's presidential nomination in 2016.


Jill Stein stated during the 2016 campaign that the Democratic and Republican parties are "two corporate parties" that have converged into one.


Jill Stein was charged in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.


Jill Stein's running mate, Ajamu Baraka, received the same charges.


Jill Stein defended her actions, saying that it would have been "inappropriate for me not to have done my small part" to support the Standing Rock Sioux.


On November 25,2016, with 90 minutes remaining on the deadline to petition for a recount to Wisconsin's electoral body, Jill Stein filed for a recount of its presidential election results.


Jill Stein signaled she intended to file for similar recounts in the subsequent days in Michigan and Pennsylvania.


Meanwhile the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that Jill Stein, who placed fourth, had no chance of winning and was not an "aggrieved candidate" and ordered the Michigan election board to reject her petition for a recount.


Jill Stein denounced Clinton's comments on both herself and Gabbard, describing them as "slanderous".


Jill Stein's vision includes increasing intra-city mass transit and inter-city railroads, creating complete streets that safely encourage bike and pedestrian traffic, and regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture.


In September 2016, Jill Stein said she would consider using quantitative easing to establish a universal basic income or a Medicare for all package.


In 2012, Jill Stein opposed the raising of the debt ceiling, saying that the US should instead raise taxes on the wealthy and make military spending cuts to offset the debt.


Jill Stein supported the creation of nonprofit publicly owned banks, pledging to create such entities at the federal and state levels.


Jill Stein opposes charter schools and has been critical of the Common Core, saying that teachers rather than "corporate contractors" should be responsible for education.


Jill Stein favors canceling all student loan debt, saying that it could be done using quantitative easing and without raising taxes.


Jill Stein has described quantitative easing as a "digital hat-trick" or "magic trick that basically people don't need to understand any more about than that it is a magic trick".


Jill Stein has drawn parallels between her student loan proposal and the Wall Street bailout, saying that the US government bought up Wall Street debt and then canceled it.


Tom DiChristopher of CNBC argues that Jill Stein's plan is basically impossible because the Federal Reserve is an independent government agency.


Jill Stein is critical of the two-party system, and argues for ranked-choice voting as a favorable alternative to "lesser evilism".


In September 2016, Jill Stein announced support for lowering the voting age to 16, in line with many other Green parties worldwide.

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Jill Stein has said that she would "basically override" the agreement and create a more effective one.


Jill Stein has noted that when Cuba lost Soviet oil subsidies it experienced plummeting diabetes, CVD and all-cause death rates.


Jill Stein has been critical of America's "expanding wars" and accused the United States of currently "bombing seven countries," which Politifact rated as a true statement.


In 2012, Jill Stein favored maintaining current levels of international aid spending.


Jill Stein has said that they "are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire".


Jill Stein wants to replace the lost military jobs "with jobs in renewable energy, transportation and green infrastructure development" and to "restore the National Guard as the centerpiece of our defense".


Jill Stein wants to remove US nuclear weapons from foreign countries.


Jill Stein further argued that there has been provocation on both sides and that a diplomatic approach is necessary.


Jill Stein has said that NATO fights invented enemies in order to provide work for the weapons industry.


Jill Stein has falsely asserted that the United States "helped foment" a "coup in Ukraine", maintaining that Ukraine should be neutral and that the United States should not arm it.


Jill Stein told CNN that she attended the conference to advocate for a ceasefire in the Middle East and to tell Russia to stop its military incursion in Syria.


Jill Stein has said that her approach to the Syrian Civil War would be to put in place a weapons embargo, freeze funds going to ISIL and other terrorist groups, and push for a peace process leading to a ceasefire.


Jill Stein is in favor of taking "far more" than the 10,000 Syrian refugees Obama pledged to take in.


Jill Stein is against the construction of Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley and wants to end the occupation of the West Bank.


Immediately after the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, Jill Stein came out in support of Brexit.


Jill Stein has been critical of subsidizing unhealthy food products and of "agri-business" for its advertisements encouraging unhealthy eating.


Jill Stein has said that due to agri-business, Greeks no longer have the healthy diets they once did.


Jill Stein has deplored what she and others identify as the structural racism of the US judicial and prison system.


On Juneteenth in 2016, Jill Stein called for reparations for slavery.


Jill Stein has promised that "the Green New Deal prioritizes job creation in the areas of greatest need: communities of color" and said that the war on drugs had disproportionately affected communities of color.

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In 2012, Vote Smart reported that Jill Stein wanted to "slightly decrease" spending on space exploration.


Jill Stein favored maintaining current levels of spending on scientific and medical research.


Jill Stein said that she would have Snowden in her Cabinet if elected.


Jill Stein is married to Richard Rohrer, who is a physician.