Journalist and activist Chris Hedges says in aTruthDig essay that he supports Green Party candidate Jill Stein for president “because she understands that this is primarily about building a global movement, not about participating in an election. She, unlike Bernie Sanders, knows that this movement will never be realized within the Democratic Party or by paying deference to the power elites, the Israel lobby or the arms industry and the military establishment.”
Hedges goes on to say that Stein ”
grasps that until we name and destroy the evil of militarism and imperialism, genuine social and political reform, indeed democracy, is impossible. She does not want to work within the corporate establishment. She wants to dismantle it. And all the pundits who tell us not to waste our vote miss the point. It is time to stop playing the game.”
Tijerina, a nurse and activist, visited United Nations in New York to delegate on behalf of economic development, global faith awareness, and civil rights earlier this month. She recently debated Democratic candidates for the open-seat race, and has opened a campaign office.
Tijerina for Greener Texas campaign director Cary Lee Peterson said, “It will be a good election for South Texas; definitely a game changer. I’m proud to represent the first Hispanic-American congresswoman, who abundantly possesses the qualifications on foreign relations and social affairs to lead District 15 into a prosperous future.”