Thank you for all you're doing in these days of unprecedented crisis and unstoppable resistance, as we continue building the movement for people, planet and peace over profit! I'm writing to invite you to join me in California for a Green New Deal Mini-Conference to point the way forward, in Humboldt County on Saturday November 18th.
This will be held in cooperation with the Humboldt County Cup, a celebration of legal cannabis that will include amazing music, art, and social change organizations, including the Greens.
Ill be keynoting the mini-conference with a discussion of the Green New Deal and how this pragmatic, revolutionary concept provides a blueprint to revive the economy, turn the tide on climate change, and make wars for oil and empire obsolete.
And yes, legalization of marijuana and hemp is a key step to building a just, green economy, and freeing America from the scourge of predatory incarceration and the racist war on drugs.
Expanding on the New Deal that pulled us out of the Great Depression, the Green New Deal creates a wartime-scale emergency jobs program to convert the unjust and polluting economy into a new economy that is economically secure, socially just and ecologically sustainable. It creates the right to a job at living wages, and provides a just transition from an economy of empire to an economy of democracy.
As part of the day's events, there will be a competition using ranked choice voting to choose the best music, art and cannabis at the festival - a fun real-world demonstration of a simple voting reform that can end the scourge of lesser evil voting and bring our values into our votes.
Please join me at the Green New Deal Mini-Conference and Humboldt County Cup Cannabis Festival on Saturday November 18th!
With your help, we can keep building power for the people, and an America - and a world - that works for all of us.
Its in our hands, Jill Stein