(UPDATE: See below).While the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney get criticized daily by the mainstream media for their rather pedestrian efforts slogging through this endless summer, there are in fact a number of other choices that will be on the ballot for president this November.
One of those choices is Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, who will be making an appearance Friday morning in Miami, while her vice presidential running mate will be speaking in Tampa later that afternoon.
That would be Cheri Honkala, the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, one of the country’s largest multi-racial, inter-generational movements led by the poor and homeless. She will be speaking at a press conference in Tampa for what the Reverend Bruce Wright is calling the official opening of "Romneyville," the encampment that has been happening behind the Army-Navy store in Tampa off Tampa Street since late May, though most people learned about it only a couple of weeks ago. That takes place at 5:00 p.m. in Tampa.
Below is a video clip from July 11, when Jill Stein named Honkala to be her running mate in Washington D.C.
In Miami, Dr. Stein is scheduled to discuss her Green New Deal which, as she says, "will make wars for oil obsolete, put an end to unemployment and jump-start the green economy." She will also discuss: "the real solutions we deserve to solve the crises we face — like bringing the troops home, halting the drone wars, closing over 1,000 bases in over 140 countries around the world, cutting the military budget in half, and promoting the international treaty to regulate the weapons trade — which the Obama White house just blocked."
(An earlier post incorrectly reported that Cheri Honkala would be speaking at 1 p.m. in St. Petersburg.)