Jill Stein announced her presidential bid under the Green Party ticket on Thursday. Stein is a East Coast physician, activist, and repeat political candidate for the Green Party; she was its nominee in 2012 and 2016 elections. She was also the Green-Rainbow Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
Stein announced her bid on X/Twitter: “The political system is broken. Over 60% of us now say the two-party establishment has failed us and we need a party that serves the people. I’m running for President to offer a better choice for the people. Join us!”
In 2020, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was the Green Party candidate for president, for the Green Party of Alaska. Nationally, the candidate was Howie Hawkins, who has also announced he is running as a Green Party presidential candidate for 2024.
The Green Party of Alaska is not affiliated with the national Green Party. Instead, the national party is working with an Alaska group organizing as the Aurora Party, “and they plan to apply for accreditation with GPUS. If you want to be part of this process in Alaska, please contact the Ballot Access Committee so that we can connect you with them. The political party named Green Party of Alaska is not affiliated with the Green Party of the United States,” the Green Party says on its website.
The Aurora Party of Alaska is recognized as a political group, rather than an actual political party, by the Division of Elections. Its chair is Jonathan Alexander of Anchorage. The Green Party of Alaska is also seen as a political group, not a political party, due to its low enrollment.
The Green Party of Alaska opposes oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supports wind and solar power, and a government single-payer healthcare system, i.e. Medicare for all. Robert Shields of Fairbanks is the group’s chairman.