By Brian Mann, NorthCountryPublicRadio.org, June 10th, 2016:
The Green Party’s candidate for president barnstormed through the North Country yesterday. Jill Stein, a doctor from Massachusetts, joined a rally in Washington County and then held two events in Glens Falls hoping to boost Green candidates from the region.
Thursday afternoon, Paul Rosati a former union member at the General Electric plant in Fort Edward stood on the sidewalk outside the company fence. “They closed the plant about two years ago. The last week or so the last members left,” he said. General Electric’s decision to close down its operation here sparked a lot of anger.
Jill Stein, who is expected to be on the ballot in November as the Green Party’s presidential candidate, said one of her main goals is to reduce the power of companies like General Electric in American politics. “The major party candidate are coming with enormous toxic baggage,” she said. “Simply to liberate the White House to be responsive to everyday people and not be carrying the baggage of predatory banks, fossil fuel giants, and war profiteers who are the ones who are running the show and who are funding the Republican and the Democratic candidates just moves us light years ahead.”