15 things you need to know about Jill Stein

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15 things you need to know about Jill Stein

Jill stein is the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee but has a career that spans far beyond that.

1. This isn't Stein's first time as a Green Party candidate. She also ran for president in 2012.

2. She holds the current record for most votes ever received by a woman candidate for president.

3. She ran for Massachusetts governor twice.

4. Her platform includes ending wars and drone attacks, raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hour, abolishing student debt and creating a global treaty to reverse climate change.

5. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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6. She taught at Harvard Medical School.

7. She practiced as a physician for 25 years before working full-time as an activist.

8. She was arrested twice during her 2012 presidential campaign. The first time was after she tried to enter the 2012 presidential debate hall where candidates polling less than 15% cannot participate. The second time was at a Keystone XL Pipeline protest.



9. She sent an open letter to Bernie Sanders in support, despite running against him in the 2016 election.

10. Stein was half of a folk-rock band called Somebody's Sister which put out four albums.

11. She was raised Jewish but wants to end foreign aid to Israel and has accused the country for committing war crimes.

12. She said she would pardon whistleblowers and appoint Edward Snowden to her cabinet if elected president.

13. She received a high-profile political endorsement from civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West.

14. She fought for environmental protection since the 1990s and helped Native American communities combatting environmental justice and racism.

15. She was a principal organizer for the global climate convergence for people, planet and peace over profit.


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A supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, holds a sign reading 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words' while demonstrating inside the media tent during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, hold signs while demonstrating inside the media tent during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Republican nominee Donald Trump appears on a monitor as supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stage a sit-in of the media tents after walking out of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the second day of the Democratic National Convention, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, holds a sign reading 'A Vote For Hilary Is A Vote For Trump' while demonstrating outside the media tent during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, touch hands through the glass of the media tent while demonstrating during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, wears a sticker over her mouth while demonstrating outside the media tent during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stage a sit-in of the media tent after walking out of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the second day of the Democratic National Convention, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters stage a walk out and protest at the media tents outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Police watch protesters near the Wells Fargo Center on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Police watch protesters near the Wells Fargo Center on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Delegates protest in the media filing center as they walk out of the convention floor during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delegates walk out of the convention as they protest in the media filing center during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delegates walk out of the convention as they protest during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delegates protest in the media filing center as they walk out of the convention floor during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delegates walk out of the convention as they protest during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delegates protest in the media filing center as they walk out of the convention floor during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delegates protest in the media filing center as they walk out of the convention floor during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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