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Green Party LogoGreen Party responses to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union are now posted online for viewing, downloading

Green Party of the United States

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Comments by guests aired during the Green Party's response to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address have been placed online in video and audio format and may be viewed and downloaded.

Videos of the eight guests are posted here:

The Green Party of the United States broadcast its "People's State of the Union" on Tuesday, January 20 on the party's Livestream channel ( The show is archived on the Livestream channel.

Guests, in order of their appearance, with their video links:

Jill Stein (facilitator), 2012 Green presidential nominee and co-founder of the Green Shadow Cabinet (, offered general comments on the President's speech, the economy, and climate change, and discussed the Green New Deal ( VIDEO:

Cheri Honkala, 2012 Green vice-presidential nominee and co-founder of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (, discussed the crisis of poverty, homelessness, joblessness and unlivable wages. VIDEO:

Rosemary Williams, Minneapolis housing justice activist, addressed housing, jobs, and mass incarceration. VIDEO:

Howie Hawkins, 2014 Green candidate for Governor of New York (, urged enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King's Economic Bill of Rights ( and the Green New Deal ( VIDEO:

Andrea Merida, Denver-based education activist (, criticized Democratic and Republican education privatization schemes and urged real public-school reforms and an end to crushing student debt burdens. VIDEO:

Margaret Flowers, physician and Popular Resistance activist (, discussed the need to replace the Affordable Care Act with Single-Payer national health care, and the threat of President Obama's secretly negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership to environmental and labor protections, jobs, and public health ( and VIDEO:

Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK ( addressed President Obama's foreign policy, support for repressive regimes, and continuing military aggression. VIDEO:

Shamako Noble, Hip Hop Congress (, U.S. Social Forum organizer, discussed President Obama's comments on poverty and social justice. VIDEO:

The organizations listed above are for identification purposes only. The Green Party thanks the show's producers for their work:

Producer and Host of the Livestream show: Jill Stein
Producer and Studio Director: Craig Seeman
Producer and Hangout Director: Starlene Rankin

See also:

State of the Union 2015: Lethal, Predatory, Delusional
By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report, January 21, 2015


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