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Green Party LogoGreen Party leaders will comment on President Obama's 2015 State of the Union in a Livestream broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 20

Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Monday, January 19, 2015

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org


Green Party leaders will comment on President Obama's 2015 State of the Union in a Livestream broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 20

The People's State of the Union: Green ideas and visions for the country, with viewer participation in an online chat during the broadcast

When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT

Where: The Green Party's Livestream Channel, http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633022323486873/



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 2012 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala, 2014 New York gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Hip Hop artist Immortal Technique, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK, physician and activist Margaret Flowers, and other Green leaders will join the Green Party's "People's State of the Union" on Tuesday, January 20 on the Green Party's Livestream channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

The guests will comment on President Obama's 2015 State of the Union speech and offer Green ideas and visions for the state of the country, the economy, jobs and wages, the climate crisis, and the future.

Viewers are invited to participate in an online chat on the Livestream web page during the broadcast.

Green Party members are celebrating recent ballot-access victories, after the party regained ballot status in Arizona (http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2014/12/23/arizona-green-party-regains-ballot-status) and Maryland (http://www.ballot-access.org/2015/01/maryland-green-party-is-back-on-ballot).

The State of the Union, which begins at 9:00 pm ET, will be aired on the Livestream page. A chat box for discussion will be on the screen next to the live State of the Union video. After the President's speech, Jill Stein will offer a brief overview before introducing the guests, each of whom will address the "State of the Union" from an area of key concern.

Viewers are encouraged to contribute questions via live chat that will be presented to the speakers in the last portion of the program, after their remarks.

Among the guests on hand to comment on the President's speech:

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK (http://www.codepink.org)

Margaret Flowers, Single-Payer health care advocate, Popular Resistance (https://www.popularresistance.org)

Howie Hawkins, 2014 Green candidate for Governor of New York (http://www.howiehawkins.org)

Cheri Honkala, 2012 Green vice-presidential nominee, co-founder of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (http://economichumanrights.org)

Immortal Technique, Peruvian-born Hip Hop artist, advocate for human rights, social justice, and immigrants' rights (http://www.viperrecords.com/artists/immortal-technique)

Shamako Noble, Hip Hop Congress (http://hiphopcongress.com), US Social Forum organizer

Jill Stein (facilitator), 2012 Green presidential nominee and co-founder of the Green Shadow Cabinet (http://greenshadowcabinet.us)

The organizations listed above are for identification purposes only. More guests will be announced soon. The guests will be on the Livestream broadcast via remote webcam on Google Hangout.

Producer and Host: Jill Stein
Producer and Studio Director: Craig Seeman
Producer and Hangout Director: Starlene Rankin
Tweeter: Scott McLarty (follow @GreenPartyUS)


MORE INFORMATION

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Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
Facebook page http://www.gp.org/facebook

2014 Green Party election results
http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/749
http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2014/11/04/green-party-2014-election-results
http://gp.org/election-wrapup

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog

Green Shadow Cabinet http://greenshadowcabinet.us


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