Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Green Party Convention Selects Ticket of Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka

HeadlineAug 08, 2016

In news from the campaign trail, Dr. Jill Stein formally accepted the Green Party’s nomination for president at the party’s convention in Houston, Texas. The Green Party nominated human rights activist Ajamu Baraka to be her running mate. This is Dr. Jill Stein in her acceptance speech Saturday.

Dr. Jill Stein: “It is such an honor to be your candidate in this historic moment of unprecedented crisis and unstoppable momentum for transformational change. We have—we have not only an historic opportunity, we have a historic responsibility to be the agents of that transformational change. As Martin Luther King said, the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

We’ll play excerpts of Dr. Jill Stein’s speech, as well as her running mate, human rights activist Ajamu Baraka, from the Green Party convention after headlines.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation