Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is calling for the criminal prosecution of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other public officials who knew about the poisoning of Flint’s water but failed to act. In a release Stein “called for immediate federal and state intervention to resolve Flint’s water crisis” as well as “a massive federal investment in the nation’s crumbling water system.”
Stein said, “The Flint crisis is the logical outcome of decades of betrayal by the bipartisan political establishment serving the economic elite: deindustrialization and disinvestment, abandonment of democracy and neglect of the lives and well being of poor people and communities of color.”
Stein is the co-author of In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development andEnvironmental Threats to Healthy Aging, both published in 2009. She has received awards for her work from Clean Water Action and the Toxic Action Center.
In other Stein campaign news, Stein was interviewed on the podcast The Spirit of the Forest. The interview lasted 44 minutes.
KLCC Radio 89.7 Eugene, Oregon, a National Public Radio affiliate, aired a one-minute piece on Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein during Stein’s recent campaign trip to Oregon.
KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reported that in her “second presidential run on the Green ticket,” Stein “is banking on the support of the younger demographic. Stein promises to cancel student loan debt and in return, hopes college age people will check her name on their ballots.”
Stein said, “We just qualified for federal matching funds, which sets a new record for Green candidates to qualify this early in the election cycle. It’s a sign of the energy and the excitement that’s coming into the race.”