Election 2016

Jill Stein Coming to Twin Cities

Presidential candidate Jill Stein to attend local Forum for Black America

By Melissa Turtinen | SOURCE: BringMeTheNews | Photo: Jill2016.com

A local community activist group is hosting Green Party candidate Jill Stein for Forum on Black America next week.

This will be the second presidential candidate Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) has hosted for its forum. Bernie Sanders spoke at the community event back in February, and the group has invited Hillary Clinton to attend a similar forum, according to NOC’s website

The forum, which is being held next Tuesday, will focus on African Americans experiences in the United States and Minnesota. Topics of the forum will include how the federal government can use public resources to invest in solutions to fix racial disparities.

One of Stein’s main issues for her campaign is putting an end to racial injustice. In a series of tweets last month, the presidential candidate discussed police brutality and said we need to “invest in jobs and education, not war and incarceration” to affirm with “our words and actions that black lives matter.”

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