Jill Stein on Civil Rights
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
OBAMA: The first bill I signed was something called the Lilly Ledbetter bill.
ROMNEY: [As governor faced with an all-male cabinet], I went to a number of women's groups and said, "Can you help us find folks?" And they brought us whole binders full of women.
STEIN: Well, we basically just heard Mitt Romney say, "Trust me. You know, I'm a CEO that likes to invest my money offshore, that likes to fire people, and that supports free trade agreements and Bain Capital-type investments that move our jobs overseas." So, this doesn't sound exactly reassuring for providing work equity for women. And Barack Obama points to many programs that he says have made the difference, but clearly they haven't made the difference. Women are still being paid far less. Women-headed households have a 40 percent poverty rate relative to the 15 percent poverty rate among the general population. So, we have a critical problem.
A: Yes; we're proud that we were the first gubernatorial campaign in that race to support same-sex marriage, in the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Q: I recall that Robert Reich supported same-sex marriage early in that race.
A: Yes, but we were earlier. Reich came out initially for civil unions. He did later support gay marriage, but after our campaign
A: When you have a football game you have referees--that is the role of the government--to ensure that we have an inclusive economy and that all members of society have access to full participation. An economy that is not fully inclusive is an inherently unstable economy. That's why the CIA keeps track of inequality around the word--when inequality reaches a certain level, instability results.
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