Stein argues that a Green Party President would mean an end to unemployment, to foreclosures, to student debt, and corporate rule. “We’re not talking spare change,” says Stein. “We need a revolution.”
In the interview, Stein’s fervor culminates in some strong language– to which she adds, “I can’t believe I just said that, but that’s how I feel.”
The ad, created and produced by North Woods Advertising, is the first of a series of ads that will appear the next week across the country in various media markets, including “heavy-up” buys in California, New York, Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, Texas, Minnesota, Maine and Rhode Island. The mix of :60 and :30 ads will air on highly rated cable channels including MSNBC, Comedy Central, CNN, USA, MTV, Headline News, TBS, Bravo, TLC, HGTV, Lifetime, and TNT, as well as local news networks.
Ben Manski, Campaign Manager, says that with this coverage, the Stein/Honkala ticket will be the only presidential campaign truly conducting a national campaign. “After the primaries, the Democrats and Republicans tend to only focus their attention on swing states, leaving voters in other states feeling abandoned and unimportant,” said Manski. “Jill Stein and the Green Party are the only ones talking to ALL Americans by appearing on TV nationally.”
This marks the first significant media buy from the Green Party Presidential campaign, just days after the Federal Election Commission declared Jill Stein for President eligible to receive federal matching funds.
The Jill Stein campaign expects to be on the ballot in at least 40 states and to spend at least $1 million. At the moment, it has secured ballot access in 33 states, including the battlegrounds of Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Ohio where Republicans and Democrats are in heated races.
Stein, a medical doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, is proposing a Green New Deal for America, a program that will create 25 million jobs and transition the country to a green economy. She also proposes guaranteeing public higher education and Medicare for All, breaking up big banks, and ending corporate domination of elections.