Stein in 2016
|Member of the Lexington Town Meeting
from the 2nd district
|Born||Jill Ellen Stein
May 14, 1950
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A., M.D.)|
Jill Ellen Stein (born May 14, 1950) is an American physician, activist and politician. She is the Green Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein was also the Green Party's presidential nominee in 2012. She ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Electoral campaign history
- 3.1 State and local campaigns
- 3.2 Presidential campaigns
- 4 Political positions
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early life and education
Jill Stein was born in Chicago, the daughter of Gladys (née Wool) and Joseph Stein, and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. Her parents were from Russian Jewish families, and Stein was raised in a Reform Jewish household, attending Chicago's North Shore Congregation Israel, a Reform synagogue. She now considers herself agnostic. Stein is married to Richard Rohrer, who is also a physician. They live in Lexington, Massachusetts, and have two adult sons.
In 1973, Stein graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. She then attended Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1979. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Stein practiced internal medicine for 25 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Simmons College Health Center, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and also served as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She retired from practicing and teaching medicine in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
As a medical doctor, Stein became increasingly concerned about the connection between people's health and the quality of their local environment, and decided to turn to activism in 1998, when she began protesting the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts. Stein's testimony on the effects of mercury and dioxin contamination from the burning of waste helped preserve the Massachusetts moratorium on new trash incinerator construction in the state, and she later testified in support of updating the Massachusetts fish advisories to better protect women and children from mercury contamination. Since 1998, she has served on the board of the Greater Boston chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Under Stein, the chapter partnered with Boston University's Superfund Research Program as part of BUSRP’s Community Outreach Core and became a key member of the Environmental Health Nursing Education Collaborative. In 2003, Stein co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization that addressed a variety of issues important to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities, including health care, local green economies, and grassroots democracy. Stein also founded and served as co-chair of the Lexington Solid Waste Action Team, a recycling committee in her hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts. The committee was approved by Lexington's Board of Selectmen and later featured in the textbook Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy. In 2008, Stein helped formulate a successful "Secure Green Future" ballot initiative that called upon legislators to accelerate efforts to move the Massachusetts economy to renewable energy and make development of green jobs a priority. Other organizations Stein has worked with include Clean Water Action, Toxic Action Center, Global Climate Convergence, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Massachusetts Medical Society. She received Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard Award" in 1998 and its "Children's Health Hero Award" in 2000, Toxic Action Center's "Citizen Award" in 1999, and Salem State College's "Friend of the Earth Award" in 2004.
As a medical doctor and researcher, Stein has published various materials and teaching plans, and has testified before legislative panels as well as local and state governmental bodies. She coauthored two reports by the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development (2000), and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging (2009). Stein's official biography states that the reports have been widely cited and translated into four languages, and the Physicians for Social Responsibility website lists endorsements from six experts on public health. The report was republished in the peer-reviewed Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 2002. Stein also coauthored articles about health in publications such as The Huffington Post. In 2009, Stein developed a three-part lecture series, "Healthy People, Healthy Planet," supported by the Boston University Superfund Research Project, for a course at the University of Delaware Nursing School. She also lectured and gave presentations at other institutions.
Stein is an advocate for campaign finance reform. In 1998, she helped campaign for the Clean Elections Law in Massachusetts. The law was later repealed by a Democratic-majority legislature, leading Stein to leave the Democratic party and join the Green Party. She was one of several activists involved with the Clean Elections Law to file a complaint in the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County in 2002 against William F. Galvin, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, over the state's failure to successfully implement the law. Stein has also served on the board of MassVoters for Fair Elections and has campaigned for implementing instant runoff voting in Massachusetts.
Alongside her political career, Stein also recorded musical albums with collaborator Ken Selcer in the folk-rock band Somebody's Sister. She plays the conga and djembe drums and the guitar. During the 1990s and 2000s, the duo released four studio albums: Flashpoint, Somebody's Sister, Green Sky, and Circuits To The Sun. Many of the songs focus on issues Stein emphasizes in her political career: peace, justice, and climate action. The pair also often performed at live events, such as the 2008 Green-Rainbow Convention in Leominster, Massachusetts. The band was a semifinalist in Musician's best unsigned bands contest in 1996 and 1998.
Stein is a former elected member of the Lexington Town Meeting, the local legislative body in Lexington, Massachusetts. She was elected to two three-year terms, but resigned during her second term to run for governor.
Electoral campaign history
State and local campaigns
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, 2002
Stein was the Green-Rainbow Party candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and finished third in a field of five candidates, with 76,530 votes (3.5%). After her debate performances received good reviews, supporters of the Democratic nominee purchased the rights to jillstein.org.
Massachusetts House of Representatives candidate, 2004
Following her third-place results in the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, Stein ran for state representative in 2004 for the 9th Middlesex District, which included portions of Waltham and Lexington. She received 3,911 votes (21.3%) in a three-way race, losing to incumbent Thomas M. Stanley.
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth candidate, 2006
At the Green-Rainbow Party state convention on March 4, 2006, Stein was nominated for Secretary of the Commonwealth. In a two-way race with the three-term incumbent, Democrat Bill Galvin, she received 353,551 votes (18%).
Town of Lexington Town Meeting Representative, 2005 and 2008
Lexington, Massachusetts has a town meeting-style government. Stein was elected to the Town Meeting Seat, Precinct 2 (Lexington, Massachusetts) in March 2005 local elections. She finished first of 16 candidates running for seven seats, receiving 539 votes (20.6%). Stein was reelected in 2008, finishing second of 13 vying for eight seats.
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, 2010
On February 8, 2010, Stein announced her candidacy for governor on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Her running mate was Richard P. Purcell, a surgery clerk and ergonomics assessor from Holyoke. In May, Stein opened her campaign office in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, near the Fields Corner MBTA station. In the November 2 general election, Stein finished last, receiving 32,816 votes out of 2,287,407 cast (1.4%).
In August 2011, Stein indicated that she was considering running for President of the United States with the Green Party in the 2012 national election. In a published questionnaire she said that a number of Green activists had asked her to run and called the U.S. debt-ceiling crisis "the President’s astounding attack on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—a betrayal of the public interest...". She said she would announce her intentions by the end of September 2011. Stein later said she would announce her decision on October 24.
On October 24, 2011, Stein launched her campaign at a press conference in Massachusetts, saying,
We are all realizing that we, the people, have to take charge because the political parties that are serving the top 1 percent are not going to solve the problems that the rest of us face, we need people in Washington who will refuse to be bought by lobbyists and for whom change is not just a slogan.
In December 2011, Ben Manski, a Wisconsin Green Party leader, was announced as Stein's campaign manager. Her major primary opponents were Kent P. Mesplay and Roseanne Barr. Stein's signature issue during the primary was a "Green New Deal", a government spending plan intended to put 25 million people to work. Mesplay called that unrealistic, saying, "This will take time to implement, and lacks legislative support."
Stein became the presumptive Green Party nominee after winning two-thirds of California's delegates in June 2012. In a statement following the California election, Stein said, "Voters will not be forced to choose between two servants of Wall Street in the upcoming election. Now we know there will be a third candidate on the ballot who is a genuine champion of working people." Stein was endorsed for president in 2012 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent Chris Hedges, among others. Linguist Noam Chomsky said he would vote for her but urged those in swing states to vote for Obama.
On July 1, 2012, the Stein campaign reported it had received enough contributions to qualify for primary season federal matching funds, pending confirmation from the FEC. If funded, Stein would be the second Green Party presidential candidate ever to have qualified, with Ralph Nader being the first in 2000. On July 11, Stein selected Cheri Honkala, an anti-poverty activist, as her running mate for the Green vice-presidential nomination. On July 14, she officially received the Green Party's nomination at its convention in Baltimore.
On August 1, Stein, Honkala and three others were arrested during a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank to protest housing foreclosures on behalf of several city residents struggling to keep their homes. Stein explained her willingness to be arrested:
The developers and financiers made trillions of dollars through the housing bubble and the imposition of crushing debt on homeowners. And when homeowners could no longer pay them what they demanded, they went to government and got trillions of dollars of bailouts. Every effort of the Obama Administration has been to prop this system up and keep it going at taxpayer expense. It's time for this game to end. It's time for the laws be written to protect the victims and not the perpetrators.
On October 16, Stein and Honkala were arrested after they tried to enter the site of the presidential debate at Hofstra University while protesting the exclusion of smaller political parties, such as the Green Party, from the debates. Stein likened her arrest to the persecution of dissident Sergei Udaltsov in Russia. On October 31, Stein was arrested in Texas for criminal trespass, after trying to deliver food and supplies to environmental activists camped out in trees protesting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Free and Equal Election Foundation hosted a third-party debate with four candidates on October 19 and a debate between Stein and Gary Johnson on November 5. Al Jazeera, C-SPAN, and RT America were the three major networks carrying the first debate.
During the campaign, Stein repeatedly said that there were no significant differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. She said, "Romney is a wolf in a wolf’s clothing, Obama is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, but they both essentially have the same agenda." She called both of them "Wall Street candidates" asking for "a mandate for four more years of corporate rule".
Stein received 469,501 votes (0.4%). She received 1% or more of the vote in three states: Maine (1.3%), Oregon (1.1%), and Alaska (1.0%).
On February 6, 2015, Stein announced the formation of an exploratory committee in preparation for a potential campaign for the Green Party's presidential nomination in 2016. On June 22, she formally announced her candidacy in a live interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Stein has stated that the Democratic and Republican parties are "two corporate parties" that have converged into one. Concerned by the rise of fascism internationally and the rise of neoliberalism within the Democratic Party, she has said, "The answer to neofascism is stopping neoliberalism. Putting another Clinton in the White House will fan the flames of this right-wing extremism. We have known that for a long time, ever since Nazi Germany."
According to Forbes tax blogger Peter J. Reilly, Stein had yet to release her tax returns by July 2016. Despite promising to release her tax returns during her 2012 campaign, she never did. She last released her tax returns when she ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2010. In August 2016, the first two pages of Stein's 2015 tax return were on her website.
In a Real Clear Politics average of four-candidate polls conducted between August 9 and 29, 2016, Stein polled at 3.2% nationally. A CNN poll released on August 1 showed that 13% of Sanders supporters would vote for Stein (and 10% for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson). Support for third-party candidates has historically tended to decline as the election approaches.
Stein has been endorsed by Union Theological Seminary Professor Cornel West, one of Sanders' appointees to the Democratic Platform Committee. Author Chris Hedges again endorsed Stein in 2016. Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, of the Socialist Alternative party, also has endorsed Stein.
Warrant for arrest
On September 7, 2016, a North Dakota judge issued a warrant for Stein's arrest for spray-painting a bulldozer during a protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Stein was charged in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, received the same charges.
After the warrant was issued, Stein said that she would cooperate with the North Dakota authorities and arrange a court date. She 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.
Referring to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal approach to the Great Depression, Stein advocated a Green New Deal in her 2012 and 2016 campaigns, in which renewable energy jobs would be created to address climate change and environmental issues; the objective would be to employ "every American willing and able to work". Stein said she would fund the start-up costs of the plan with a 30% reduction in the U.S. military budget, returning U.S. troops home, and increasing taxes on speculation in stock markets, offshore tax havens, and multi-million-dollar real estate, among other things. In 2012 and 2016 she cited a 2012 study in the Review of Black Political Economy by Rutgers professor Phillip Harvey showing that the multiplier economic effects of this "Green New Deal" would recoup most of the start-up costs of her plan. Stein further argued that her plan "will end unemployment and poverty". Asked how the funds of the Green New Deal would be distributed, Stein said that it would be "through a community decision-making process" but "exactly how that would be configured, you know, remains to be established."
During her 2012 and 2016 presidential runs, Stein has called for "nationalizing" and "democratiz[ing]" the Federal Reserve, placing it under a Federal Monetary Authority in the Treasury Department and ending its independence.
In 2016, Stein said that she supported a new 0.5% financial transactions tax on the sale of stocks, bonds, and derivatives, and an increase in the estate tax to "at least" 55% on inheritances over $3 million.
Stein has argued that the Wall Street bailout was unconscionable and a "waste". In 2012, Stein opposed the raising of the debt ceiling, arguing that the U.S. should instead raise taxes on the wealthy and make military spending cuts to offset the debt.
Stein supports the creation of sustainable infrastructure based on clean renewable-energy generation and sustainable-community principles to stop what her party sees as a growing convergence of environmental crises in water, soil, fisheries, and forests. Her 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.
Stein has been skeptical of official employment numbers, saying in her 2015 State of the Union Green Party response that unemployment figures at the time were "designed to essentially cover up unemployment," and arguing that the real unemployment rate for that year was around 12–13%. In February 2016, she said that "real unemployment is nearly 10%, 2x as high as the official rate."
She supports the creation of nonprofit publicly-owned banks, pledging to create such entities at the federal and state levels.
Stein has said she believes in having "the government as the employer of last resort". When asked in an August 2016 interview what this entailed, she said that the idea was a "very broad brushstroke" but that a position paper was forthcoming.
When asked in September 2016 if she would consider using quantitative easing to establish a universal basic income or a Medicare for all package, Stein answered that it "should be looked into... Definitely."
||The neutrality of this section is disputed. (August 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
Stein has argued for "free higher public education going forward." Stein favors canceling all student loan debt, saying that it could be done using quantitative easing and without raising taxes. She 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". According to Stein, the Federal Reserve could buy up student loans and agree not to collect the debt, thereby effectively canceling it. Because the Federal Reserve is an independent government agency, the president lacks the authority to implement such a plan. 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. Jordan Weissmann of Slate argues that Stein's Wall Street comparison is "flat wrong": the Federal Reserve did not buy and cancel debt owed by the banks but bought and held onto debt owned by the banks. When asked why her plan includes canceling upper-income individuals' debt, Stein responded that higher education "pays for itself" and that education is not a "gift," but a "right," and a "necessity."
Stein feels that the move towards computerized education in kindergarten was bad for young children's cognitive and social development, saying, "We should be moving away from screens at all levels of education." She argues that increasing computerization benefits only device manufacturers, not teachers, children, or communities. Stein opposes charter schools and has been critical of the Common Core, saying that teachers rather than "corporate contractors" should be responsible for education.
Stein is critical of the two-party system, and argues for ranked-choice voting as a favorable alternative to "lesser evilism". Calling for "more voices and more choices", the Stein campaign launched a petition demanding that all candidates appearing on a sufficient number of state ballots to be theoretically electable should be invited to participate in the presidential debates.
Energy and environment
Stein proposes that the United States transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. She supports a national ban on fracking on the grounds that "cutting-edge science now suggests fracking is every bit as bad as coal". She has spoken against nuclear energy, saying it "is dirty, dangerous and expensive, and should be precluded on all of those counts." In March 2016, she tweeted, "Nuclear power plants = weapons of mass destruction waiting to be detonated." In 2012, Stein said, "three times more jobs are created per dollar invested in conservation and renewables. Nuclear is currently the most expensive per unit of energy created." Stein says that she will "ensure that any worker displaced by the shift away from fossil fuels will receive full income and benefits as they transition to alternative work." She has further argued that moving away from fossil fuels will produce substantial savings in healthcare costs. She wants to "treat energy as a human right".
Stein accepts the scientific consensus on climate change,[not in citation given] calling it a "national emergency". She has described the Paris Climate Agreement as inadequate, saying it will not stop climate change. She has proposed to override the agreement and create a more effective one. Stein also contends that we are in a major extinction event, the sixth great extinction, and that we could see half of the world's life forms disappear in this century.
Stein has argued that the cost of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2030 would in part be recouped by healthcare savings, citing the experience of Cuba when it lost Soviet oil subsidies and Cubans experienced improvements in health outcomes.
Stein supports the Great Sioux Nation's opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and in September 2016 joined protesters in North Dakota. Both Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, are facing misdemeanor criminal charges for spray-painting bulldozers at the construction site of the pipeline with "I approve this message" and "decolonization" respectively.
Foreign and defense policy
Stein wants to cut U.S. military spending by at least 50%. She would close US overseas military bases and has said that they "are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire". She 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".
According to Stein, the United States should use force only when there is "good evidence that we are under imminent threat of actual attack". When asked by the Los Angeles Times editorial board whether that standard would have prevented US involvement in World War II, Stein answered, "I don’t want to revisit history or try to reinterpret it, you know, but starting from where we are now, given the experience that we’ve had in the last, you know, since 2001, which has been an utter disaster, I don’t think it’s benefited us." Asked whether such a standard would force the US to withdraw from all of its mutual defense treaties, Stein answered that the treaties need to "be looked at one by one", mentioning NATO in particular.
On the subject of NATO, Stein has said that NATO has violated international law in Libya, and that it is part of "of a foreign policy that has been based on economic and military domination". When asked whether she agreed with Ajamu Baraka's description of NATO as "gangster states", Stein answered that she would not use Baraka's language but that "he means the same thing I'm saying". Stein has said that NATO "pursued a policy of basically encircling Russia — including the threat of nukes and drones and so on." When asked by the Washington Post about NATO's role in protecting the Baltic states against Russian aggression, Stein responded, "At this point, I’m not prepared to speak to that in detail" but noted that NATO has not followed its stated policy after the fall of the Berlin Wall not to move "one inch to the East." She further argued that there has been provocation on both sides and that a diplomatic approach is necessary. Stein has said that NATO fights invented enemies in order to provide work for the weapons industry.
When asked in a Vox interview about Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine, Stein answered, "These are highly questionable situations. Why are we — Russia used to own Ukraine. Ukraine was historically a part of Russia for quite some period of time, and we all know there was this conversation with Victoria Nuland about planning the coup and who was going to take over... Let’s just stop pretending there are good guys here and bad guys here. These are complicated situations. Yeah, Russia is doing lots of human rights abuse, but you know what? So are we." When asked by Politico if she thought that Putin was an "incipient despot", Stein answered, "To some extent, yes, but there could be a whole lot worse... when we needlessly provoke him and endanger him and surround him with war games--you know, this is sort of the Cuban Missile Crisis on steroids, what we are doing to Russia right now, and I don't think this is a good idea."
Stein has argued 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. She was critical of the Ukrainian government formed after the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014, saying that "ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis came to power." She met with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in December 2015 at a banquet celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Russian state television network RT. While in Russia, Stein criticized U.S. foreign policy (saying that the U.S. had a "policy of domination" instead of "international law, human rights and diplomacy") and human rights in the U.S, but did not criticize Russian foreign policy or human rights abuses, a decision that prompted criticism from commentator John Aravosis.
After U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured Manbij from ISIL in August, Stein tweeted, "To Syrians who escaped Manbij because of U.S.-led forces, I'm sorry our weapons terrorized you for two years." She 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. Stein is also in favor of taking "far more" than the 10,000 Syrian refugees Obama has pledged to take in.
Stein has been sharply critical of the use of drones, calling them a human rights violation and an "illegal assassination program" saying that they are "off target nine times out of ten."
Stein has accused the Israeli government of "apartheid, assassination, illegal settlements, blockades, building of nuclear bombs, indefinite detention, collective punishment, and defiance of international law." She supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel and regards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "war criminal". Upon the death of Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel, Stein praised him in a tribute on her Facebook page, but deleted the post when commenters criticized Wiesel's Zionism. When asked in September 2016 whether she had a "position on whether a two-state solution is a better solution than a one-state solution", Stein answered, "I feel like I am not as informed as I need to be to really weigh in on that".
Immediately after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Stein posted a celebratory statement on her website, saying the vote was "a victory for those who believe in the right of self-determination and who reject the pro-corporate, austerity policies of the political elites in the EU ... [and] a rejection of the European political elite and their contempt for ordinary people." She later changed the statement (without indicating so), removing words like "victory" and adding the line, "Before the Brexit vote I agreed with Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas and the UK Greens who supported staying in the EU but working to fix it."
On the eve of the 15-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Stein called for "a comprehensive and independent inquiry into the attacks," saying that the 9/11 Commission report contained many "omissions and distortions." The next day, she said: "I think I would not have assassinated Osama bin Laden but would have captured him and brought him to trial."
Stein is in favor of replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) with a "Medicare-for-All" healthcare system and has said that it is an "illusion" that Obamacare is a "step in the right direction" toward single-payer healthcare. When asked in August 2016 whether she supported a ballot measure in Colorado to create the first universal healthcare system in the nation (ColoradoCare), Stein said she was not ready to endorse the plan, citing concerns about gaps and loopholes in the ballot measure.
Stein has been critical of subsidizing unhealthy food products and of "agri-business" for its advertisements encouraging unhealthy eating. She has said that due to agri-business, Greeks no longer have the healthy diets they once did.
Stein has deplored what she and others identify as the structural racism of the U.S. judicial and prison system. She has promised that "the Green New Deal prioritizes job creation in the areas of greatest need: communities of color" and argues that the war on drugs has disproportionately affected communities of color.
On Juneteenth in 2016, Stein called for reparations for slavery. In accepting the nomination of the Green party, she reiterated this support, calling for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission "to provide reparations to acknowledge the enormous debt owed to the African American community."
Asked by The Washington Post whether she agreed with Baraka's characterization of President Obama as an "Uncle Tom", Stein replied that it would be better to address questions about his choice of words to him, but added that she thought he "was speaking to a demographic that feels pretty locked out of the American power structure."
Regarding homeopathy, Stein said in May 2016 that "just because something is untested doesn't mean it's safe", but argued that it is problematic that "agencies tied to big pharma and the chemical industry" test medicines. When asked in 2012 about the Green Party's health care platform (which supported homeopathy at that time), Stein said that the platform took "an admittedly simple position on a complex issue, and should be improved".
Pesticides and GMOs
In Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging (2008), Stein concludes her section on pesticides by saying: "[M]any but not all studies find that acute high-dose and chronic lower-dose occupational exposures to some neurotoxic pesticides are linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline, dementia or Alzheimer's disease."
In 2000, Stein and her coauthors wrote, "Twenty million American children five and under eat an average of eight pesticides every day through food consumption. Thirty-seven pesticides registered for use on foods are neurotoxic organophosphate insecticides, chemically related to more toxic nerve warfare agent developed earlier this century." They further noted the ubiquity of these pesticides in the home and at schools, citing Schettler et al. for the claim that "The trend is toward increasingly common exposures to organophosphates. For example, chlorpyrifos detections in urine increased more than tenfold from 1980 to 1990."
Stein supports GMO labeling and a moratorium on new GMOs until they are proven safe, and would phase out GMO foods. Speaking of the health effects of foods derived from GM crops, she has said: "And I can tell you as a physician with special interest and long history in environmental health, the quality of studies that we have are not what you need. We should have a moratorium until they are proven safe, and they have not been proven safe in the way that they are used."
Commentators have criticized Stein's statements about GMOs as contradicting the scientific consensus that existing GM foods are no less safe than foods made from conventional crops. Among the critics was Jordan Weissmann, Slate's business and economics editor, who wrote in July 2016: "Never mind that scientists have studied GMOs extensively and found no signs of danger to human health—Stein would like medical researchers to prove a negative."
Spending on scientific research
In 2012, Vote Smart reported that Stein wanted to "slightly decrease" spending on space exploration. She favored maintaining current levels of spending on scientific and medical research. In 2016, Stein said NASA funding should be increased, arguing that by halving the military budget, more money could be directed towards "exploring space instead of destroying planet Earth."
Vaccines and mercury
In an interview with the Washington Post, Stein stated that "vaccines have been absolutely critical in ridding us of the scourge of many diseases," and said that "[t]here were concerns among physicians about what the vaccination schedule meant, the toxic substances like mercury which used to be rampant in vaccines. There were real questions that needed to be addressed. I think some of them at least have been addressed. I don’t know if all of them have been addressed." The Guardian says that "research has shown schedule-related concerns about vaccines to be unfounded, and that delays to vaccines actually put children at greater risk. Anti-vaxx campaigners often claim that there are dangerous compounds in vaccines, though decades of safe vaccinations contradict the claim and no evidence shows that trace amounts that remain in some approved vaccines cause any harm to the body."
In the Washington Post interview, Stein said that vaccines should be approved by a board that people can trust, and "people do not trust a Food and Drug Administration," or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "where corporate influence and the pharmaceutical industry has a lot of influence." According to The Guardian, eleven members of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee are medical doctors who work at hospitals and universities, and two work at pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur US. In response, Stein said that "Monsanto lobbyists help run the day in those agencies and are in charge of approving what food isn’t safe".Emily Willingham, scientist and contributor at Forbes, described Stein's statements on vaccines as "using dog whistle terms and equivocations bound to appeal to the 'antivaccine' constituency". Dan Kahan, a professor at Yale who has studied public perception of science, says that it is dangerous for candidates to equivocate on vaccines, "Because the attitudes about vaccines are pretty much uniform across the political spectrum, it doesn’t seem like a great idea for any candidate to be anti-vaccine. The modal view is leave the freaking system alone." In response to a Twitter question about whether vaccines cause autism, Stein first answered, "there is no evidence that autism is caused by vaccines," then revised her tweet to "I'm not aware of evidence linking autism with vaccines."
In a later interview at the Green party convention, Stein answered "no" to the question "do you think vaccines cause autism?" She called this a "nonsense issue, meant to distract people" and likened it to smear campaigns used in previous presidential elections, citing the "Swiftboat issue" or the "birther issue," pointing out that in her previous published work on autism and other child development issues, no mention was made of vaccines. When asked about vaccines by Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara, Stein responded: "One of the issues I used to work on was reducing mercury exposure. That was an issue at one point in vaccines. That’s been rectified," adding, "there are issues about mercury in the fish supply that many low-income people and immigrant communities rely on, and in indigenous communities especially. This is a huge issue and the FDA has refused for decades to regulate and to warn people."
||The neutrality of this section is disputed. (August 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
In a question-and-answer session, Stein voiced concern about wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in schools, saying, "We should not be subjecting kids' brains especially to that... and we don’t follow this issue in our country, but in Europe where they do, you know, they have good precautions about wireless. Maybe not good enough, you know. It’s very hard to study this stuff. You know, we make guinea pigs out of whole populations and then we discover how many die." According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "no adverse health effects are expected from exposure to [Wi-Fi]".[under discussion]
In her acceptance speech for the Green Party nomination, she called for "end[ing] the war on whistleblowers, and free[ing] the political prisoners [...] Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Jeffrey Sterling, and Edward Pinkney[.]" She said that she would have Snowden in her Cabinet if elected. In an op-ed on the subject of Wikileaks, Stein argued that Assange was doing what journalists should be doing but are not, and added that whistle-blowers have been increasingly subject to "character assassination" and prosecution during the Obama administration. In her view, it is heroic to resist the media and political elite's control of information.
- "Green Party candidate Jill Stein says Bernie Sanders should make a 3rd party run". June 1, 2016.
- Martin, Michel (July 24, 2016). "Green Party's Jill Stein Wants To Be 'Plan B' For Bernie Sanders Supporters". All Things Considered. Jill Stein interview. NPR. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
- Tau, ron (2016-07-01). "Jill Stein, the Green Party's Presumptive Presidential Nominee, Makes Inroads". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
- "Mass. doctor Jill Stein wins Green Party's presidential nod". USA Today. Associated Press. July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- 2012 Presidential General Election Results, Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections accessed November 19, 2012
- O’Sullivan, Jim (January 7, 2010). "Stein to jump into gov race with Green-Rainbow bid". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- 2 more candidates jump into Mass. governor's race Boston Globe, February 4, 2010
- "Wayland's Jill Stein to launch campaign for governor". MetroWest Daily News. Boston. February 4, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- "Going Green". The Forward. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Reilly, Peter J. "Who Is Jill Stein Anyway ? Green Party Candidate Discusses Her Background".
- "Jill Stein (G-R) Candidate for Governor". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- Hirsch, David S. (October 2, 2002). "Governor Candidates Bicker in Debate". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- Saulny, Susan (July 12, 2012). "Party Strains to Be Heard Now That Its Voice Isn't Nader's". New York Times. p. A10. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- "Dr. Stein is a Harvard-educated physician who ran for Governor as a Green Party candidate in the 2002 Massachusetts election. Most recently, she was an instructor at Harvard Medical School and practiced medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Jill Stein, M.D. a former staff physician at Harvard Community Health Plan and Simmons College Health Center and co-author of In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, concluded the morning presentations". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Jill Stein MD Internist, public health advocate and founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities (MCHC), instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School 1982–2005, and staff internist at Simmons College Health Center for 15 years." (PDF). Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Before she headed out to campaign, the Harvard-educated physician, instructor of internal medicine, and environmental health advocate sat down with WBZ-TV's Political Editor Jon Keller". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Stein, a physician and internal medicine instructor, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979.". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Stein, a Lexington native who graduated from Harvard Medical School where she later became an instructor said that she quit medicine so she could "cure" politics, "The mother of all illnesses."". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Jill was trained as a clinical doctor and served for decades as an instructor in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School.". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "CitizensCountNH- Jill Stein". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "InsideGov- Jill Stein". Retrieved June 20, 2016.
- "Meet Jill Stein, the Green Party Candidate for President". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Harvard Grad Jill Stein Faces Uphill Battle for Presidency". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Dr. Jill Stein: Green Party Candidate for President". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Environmental Drivers of Chronic Disease Video Lectures- Jill Stein, MD". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Jill Stein- Physician and Activist". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Jill Stein Espouses Instant Runoff Voting Through MA Voter Choice Campaign; National Popular Voting Also On The Table". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "You Heard the Democratic Presidential Candidates, Now Hear What A Real Progressive, Dr. Jill Stein, Has to Say". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Green Party Nominee Jill Stein". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Steps Towards a Greener Future". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Jill Stein Biography". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Jill Stein About the Green Party and the 2016 Election". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Jill Stein On Global Climate Convergence & Green New Deal". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Push for Healthcare Justice as Medicare Turns 50". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Dr. Jill Stein: My Prescription For Americas "ILL" Healthcare System". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Romneycare and Obamacare are class warfare and failures". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Jill Stein for President at Sonoma State University". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Earth Days at Salem State College - Past Friend of the Earth Award Recipients" (PDF). Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "The portland Alliance". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Jill Stein; et al. "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging". Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. "In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development". Retrieved 24 Aug 2016.
- "Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein to Speak at USD". September 20, 2012.
- Stein, Jill. "About Jill Stein". Jill2016. Jill2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Scientists Endorse In Harm's Way". Physicians for Social Responsibility. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- Jill Stein, Ted Schettler, David Wallinga, Maria Valenti, In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol. 23 (February 2002), pp. S13-S22.
- "Reducing The Risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Healthy People, Healthy Planet" (PDF). Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Healthy People, Healthy Planet 3-part lecture taped for University of Delaware Nursing School Course". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Healthy Aging and the Environment= Briefings, Conferences, Presentations, Meetings 2008-2013". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Massachusetts Legislature Repeals Clean Elections Law". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Massachusetts Organizers Wonder What Went Wrong With Clean Elections Experiment". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "The Party of Our Discontent? An Interview With Green Party Candidate Jill Stein". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY" (PDF). Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Stein's campaign is a clarion call for clean elections". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
- "Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer)". Ourstage. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- "People Got The Power - Jill Stein and Kenny Selcer with Dave Scandurra". Youtube. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- "Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidate Singing and Playing Guitar". Youtube. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- Stein, Jill; Selcer, Ken. "Circuits to the Sun - Somebody's Sister". Bandcamp.
- Selcer, Ken. "Recorded Music". Kenny Selcer. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- Selcer, Ken. "Songs by Jill Stein". Ken Selcer. Ken Selcer. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- "Candidate: Jill Stein Green Party nominee". USA Today. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "2002 Election Results, Governor", CNN.com. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
- Gitell, Seth (October 10, 2002). "Jill Stein won the debate". Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- McNamara, Eileen (October 27, 2002). "Clock ticking for O'Brien". Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- State Election 2004 Candidates for Election Elections Division, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, retrieved February 8, 2010
- "State Election Results 2004." Elections Division, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, retrieved November 3, 2006.
- "Massachusetts 2006 Election: Return of Votes" (PDF). Massachusetts Secretary of State. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Jill E. Stein's Biography Candidate Details". votesmart.org. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- "STATE ELECTION – NOVEMBER 7, 2006, SECRETARY OF STATE, CITY OF BOSTON" (PDF). cityofboston.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- "Green Party of the United States | Candidate Details". GP.org. March 3, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- Stein denounces Beacon Hill "corruption tax" as she announces run for governor Boston.com, February 8, 2010
- Gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein of Green-Rainbow Party, introduces lieutenant governor candidate Richard P. Purcell, of Holyoke The Republican (Springfield), April 3, 2010
- Stein’s grass-roots campaign planted in Fields Corner Boston Globe, May 16, 2010
- "2010 Return of Votes Complete Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Elections Division. December 1, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- Reply by Jill Stein, to the GPUS Outreach and exploratory questionnaire for the 2012 GPUS presidential nomination GP.org
- Clifford, J (October 10, 2011). "Which Presidential Candidate Stands With The 99 Percent?". Irregular Times. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
- Levenson, Michael (October 24, 2011). "Jill Stein launches bid for Green Party presidential nomination". Boston Globe. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- Winger, Richard. "Ben Manski Will be Campaign Manager for Jill Stein Presidential Run". Ballot Access News. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
- Friedersdorf, Conor. "The 3 Green Party Candidates and Their Disappointing Platforms". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- "Jill Stein says she has delegates for Green Party nod for president". Boston Herald. Boston.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- "Mitt Romney won't be the only Massachusetts resident on the presidential ballot". Boston.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- "National peace leaders urge support for Stein". jillstein.org. June 26, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- Filipowicz, Matthew (2012-09-28). "Noam Chomsky on How Progressives Should Approach Election 2012". AlterNet. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- Winger, Richard. "Jill Stein Campaign Appears to Qualify for Primary Season Matching Funds". Ballot Access News. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- Caldwell, Leigh Ann (July 11, 2012) "Running mate revealed: Green Party running mate, that is", CBS News. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- Steinmetz, Katy (July 11, 2012) "The Green Team: Jill Stein's Third-Party Bid to Shake Up 2012", TIME Swampland (election blog). Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- Kilar, Steve (July 14, 2012). "Green Party nominates Jill Stein for president at Baltimore convention". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- "Green Party nominee Jill Stein arrested in Philly bank sit-in". Boston Herald. Associated Press. August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- Nichols, John (August 2, 2012). "A Presidential Candidate Willing to Get Arrested to Fight Foreclosure Abuse". The Nation. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
- "Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at debate site". rt.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- James B. Kelleher (October 31, 2012). "Green Party presidential hopeful arrested in pipeline protest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
- Mufson, Steven (October 31, 2012). "Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein charged with trespassing in Keystone XL protest". Washington Post. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
- "Third-Party presidential debate: Gary Johnson vs Jill Stein". RT America channel youtube. RT America. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- Calderone, Michael (19 October 2012). "Third-Party Debate To Be Broadcast By Al Jazeera English, RT America, But Not Major Cable News Networks". Huffington Post. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Open Debates". Free and Equal. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- Pindell, James (February 6, 2015) "Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, considers a second run for president", The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 6, 2015
- "Exclusive: Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President on Democracy Now!", Democracynow.org. June 22, 2015, Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "Nina Turner turns down offer to be the Green Party's candidate for vice president". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
- Iyengar, Rishi. "Green Party's Jill Stein Picks Ajamu Baraka as Running Mate". Time. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
- "I am Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, AMA! • /r/IAmA". reddit. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
- "WATCH //Jill Stein: To stop Trump's neofascism, we must stop Clinton's neoliberalism - U.S. Election 2016". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
- "Left Forum 2016, Is Sanders the Answer to Building Left and Black Power?". youtube. Open University of the Left. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- Reilly, Peter J. "Where Are Jill Stein's Tax Returns?". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
- "Tax Returns". Retrieved 2016-08-11.
- Reilly, Peter J. "Jill Stein Releases 2015 Federal Tax Return". Retrieved 2016-08-12.
- General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnnson vs. Stein, Real Clear Politics, August 30, 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- Director, Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling. "Post-convention poll: Clinton retakes lead over Trump". CNN. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- Katz, Josh (2016-08-04). "Can Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Nominee, Swing the Election?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
Since 1968, all of the major third-party candidates have seen their polling averages decline closer to the election. ... Jill Stein, the Green Party's presumptive nominee ... is polling in the low-single digits and is a long shot to make the debates.
- Aaron Blake (August 5, 2016). "A new poll has Trump in fourth — behind Gary Johnson AND Jill Stein — with young people". Washington Post.
Third-party candidates tend to poll better before Election Day than they actually perform on Election Day. ... If history is any guide (and it has not always been one this election cycle), support for Johnson and Stein will ebb over the next three months.
- Goodman, Amy (2016-07-18). "Cornel West: Why I Endorse Green Party's Jill Stein Over "Neoliberal Disaster" Hillary Clinton". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
- "Chris Hedges v. Robert Reich on Clinton, Third Parties, Capitalism & Next Steps for Sanders Backers". Democracy Now!. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- Hedges, Chris (16 February 2016). "Why I Support Dr. Jill Stein for President". Truthdig. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- ‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen. Chris Hedges with Jill Stein, On Contact via Truthdig, July 31, 2016.
- Sawant, Kshame (13 July 2016). "Bernie Sanders Abandons the Revolution". CounterPunch. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- "Green Party's Jill Stein charged with trespassing, mischief". Yahoo. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- "Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to speak on arrest warrant". ABC. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Stein says arranging court date on protest-related charges". The Journal Times. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Jobs for All with a Green New Deal". Green-Rainbow.org. September 5, 2011. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014.
- Harvey, Philip (2012-01-20). "Learning from the New Deal". The Review of Black Political Economy. 39 (1): 87–105. doi:10.1007/s12114-011-9127-x. ISSN 0034-6446.
- "Power to the People Plan". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "Jill Stein tells The Times editorial board why she thinks voting Democrat or Republican makes little difference". Los Angeles Times. September 6, 2016.
- Olear, Greg. "If only it made sense to vote for a third party". Salon. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- "Jan. 2012 Jill Stein A Green New Deal for America". www.p2012.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- Eugene Scott, Where the Green Party's Jill Stein stands on jobs, taxes and more, CNN Money (August 17, 2016): "The candidate also wants to nationalize the Federal Reserve banks and place them under a Federal Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department."
- Eugene Scott, Where the Green Party's Jill Stein stands on jobs, taxes and more, CNN Money (August 17, 2016).
- Fox Business News Panel. "Jill Stein Interview With Fox Business News Panel". Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- Reilly, Peter J. "Not Your Average Jill Stein Interview". Retrieved 2016-08-01.
- "Jill Stein on Budget & Economy". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- "Jill Stein on Budget & Economy". On The Issues. 24 March 2016. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016.
- Weissmann, Jordan (July 27, 2016). "Jill Stein's Ideas Are Terrible. She Is Not the Savior the Left Is Looking For.". Slate.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- Staff, Post Opinions (2016-08-25). "A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Power to the People Plan". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- Stein, Jeff (2016-09-14). "A conversation with Jill Stein: what the Green Party candidate believes". Vox. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
- The Young Turks (2016-06-08), How Dr. Jill Stein Will ERASE Student Loan Debt, retrieved 2016-07-26
- DiChristopher, Tom (2016-08-10). "Green Party candidate Jill Stein says we need a jobs program like the 'New Deal'". CNBC. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
- ""We Should Not Be Subjecting Children's Brains To Wi-Fi [&] Screens In Schools. It's Not OK" Jill Stein". Safe Teach for Schools.
- "Jill Stein on Education". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
- Kolhatkar, Sonali. "The Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein on Democracy & Ranked Choice Voting". Lumpenproletariat. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- Speri, Alice. "The Two-Party System is the Worst Case Scenario: An Interview with the Green Party's Jill Stein/". The Intercept. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Open the Debates Petition". Jill Stein for President. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "Open Up the Debates: Green Party's Jill Stein Accuses Democrats & GOP of Rigging Debate Rules". Democracy Now!. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "Jill Stein on Energy & Oil". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-07.
- "I am Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, ask me anything. • /r/IAmA". reddit. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
- "Jill Stein 2016 Platform". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "Transcript: Jill Stein Accepts the Green Party Nomination". Jill 2016. 6 Aug 2016.
- "The Empire Files: Abby Martin with Dr. Jill Stein - A Sick Society". The Empire Files. 15:10 minutes in. TeleSUR via The Real News. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
- Regina Garcia Cano, Green Party's Jill Stein charged with trespassing, mischief, Associated Press (September 8, 2016).
- Jonah Bromwich, Jill Stein, Green Party Candidate, Is Charged Over Role in Pipeline Protest. The New York Times, September 7, 2016.
- "Jill Stein on Homeland Security". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
- "Jill Stein on Foreign Policy". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
- "Full transcript: Jill Stein". Retrieved 2016-09-20.
- "Jill Stein on Foreign Policy". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
- John Aravosis (2016-08-06). "Jill Stein in Moscow criticized US human rights, said nothing about Russian human rights". AMERICAblog News. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-13.
- Gersh Kuntzman. "Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein slams the system, law-breaking Obama, 'Frankenstein' Trump and 'corporate' Hillary Clinton". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
- "Dr. Jill Stein on Israel, Palestine and The Middle East". The Peace Resource. 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
- "Statement on US Foreign Policy, Palestine-Israel, and BDS". Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- Martin, Patrick. "Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign - World Socialist Web Site". www.wsws.org. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
- "Friends Don't Let Friends Vote for Jill Stein". Retrieved 2016-08-12.
- "The Case Against Jill Stein". Retrieved 2016-09-02.
- "Friends Don't Let Friends Vote for Jill Stein". Retrieved 2016-08-15.
- "Green Party Hero Jill Stein Busted Trying to Cover Up Her Praise of Bigotry-Driven Brexit". 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
- "Stein calls Britain Vote a Wake-up Call". Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- "The Voter's Self Defense System". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- Neidig, Harper (September 10, 2016). "Jill Stein calls for new 9/11 investigation". The Hill.
- Kathie Obradovich (September 12, 2016). "Jill Stein in Iowa: I would not have assassinated Osama bin Laden". Des Moines Register.
- "Jill Stein on Health Care". www.ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
- "In Colorado, Green Party's Jill Stein won't endorse the ColoradoCare universal healthcare ballot measure". 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- Royden, Derek (11 November 2015). "The Green Alternative: Prez Candidate Jill Stein On What It Will Take To Win In 2016". Occupy.com. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- Foran, Clare (28 July 2016). "Can Jill Stein Lead a Revolution?". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016.
- CNN, Eli Watkins. "Anti-science claims dog Green Party's Jill Stein". CNN. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
- Sosa, Chris (August 9, 2016). "Jill Stein's Dangerous Anti-Science Campaign". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- "I am Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, AMA! • /r/IAmA". reddit. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
- "I am Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, ask me anything.", Reddit.com
- "Jill Stein; et al. "Environmental Factors in the Development of Dementia: Focus on Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline" (PDF) (in Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging). Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Chapter 7: Chemicals, Regulations & the Environment" (PDF) (in In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development). Retrieved 24 Aug 2016.
- Schettler; et al. Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment. MIT Press. p. 225. ISBN 9780262692472.
- Ehrenfreund, Max. "What Jill Stein, the Green presidential candidate, wants to do to America". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- Corneliussen, Steven T. (August 18, 2016). "Media coverage thin for presidential candidates' science awareness and views". Physics Today. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- Uscinski, Joseph (August 22, 2016). "The 5 Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theories of 2016". Politico. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- Stilgoe, Jack (August 17, 2016). "How to think about the risks of mobile phones and Wi-Fi". The Guardian. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- McGuire, Kim (August 5, 2016). "Tough sell in Texas: climate change, GMOs top Green Party platform". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- D'Ammassa, Algernon (August 7, 2016). "Greens, Libertarians need to be ready for media glare". USA Today/Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- Stein, Jill. "I am Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, AMA!". Reddit. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Jill Stein on vaccines: People have 'real questions'". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
- Yuhas, Alan (2016-07-30). "Green party candidate Jill Stein accused of 'anti-vaxxer' sympathies". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
- Willingham, Emily. "Jill Stein Sort Of Answers The Autism-Vaccine Question And No One Is Happy". Retrieved 2016-08-01.
- Meyer, Robinson. "An Anti-Vaxer in the White House?". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
- Peyser, Eve. "Jill Stein Deletes Tweet That Says "There's No Evidence That Autism Is Caused By Vaccines"". Retrieved 2016-08-01.
- The Young Turks (2016-08-08), Green Candidate Jill Stein Isn't Anti-Vaccine, retrieved 2016-08-15
- Stein, Jill & Sunkara, Bhaskar (25 August 2016). ""The Spoiler" Speaks Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on her campaign and building an alternative to the two corporate parties". Jacobin Magazine. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- CNN, Eli Watkins. "Anti-science claims dog Green Party's Jill Stein". CNN. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- "Jill Stein says Edward Snowden would be in her cabinet if she becomes president - WMNF". WMNF. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- Rehkopf, Bill (2016-08-23). "EXCLUSIVE Jill Stein op-ed: In praise of WikiLeaks". Retrieved 2016-08-27.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jill Stein.|
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Jill Stein|
|Party political offices|
|Green nominee for President of the United States