Jill Stein for President;
Yes on 34 - End CA's Death Penalty
1980, I was eligible for the first time to cast a ballot in a
presidential election and my vote went to independent progressive
ecologist and anti-nuke activist Barry Commoner.
Thus began my long commitment to third party politics and candidates,
and an unwillingness to accept the Democratic and Republican parties as
my only choice in elections.
The only time I voted for a
major party candidate was in 1988, during the height of the AIDS
epidemic in America, when I gave my vote to Michael Dukakis because of
how terrified I was of George H.W. Bush succeeding Ronald Reagan.
might have been wiser to cast my ballot for Dukakis' actress cousin
Olympia, given what a lousy candidate the Massachusetts governor was in
that election. She at least won the Oscar that year for her performance
Today I'm voting for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein
because she has a platform I can fully support, and to help build this
alternative party into more of a challenge to the two major parties.
When I go into my polling station up the block at the Saint Francisco Senior Home, I'll also be voting in favor of California Proposition 34
which would end the death penalty. If Prop 34 passes, the more than 700
people now on death row would remain in prison for life without a
chance of parole.
Be sure to vote today!