Aug 25 2008
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In Orange County this past weekend, former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney continued her Green Party presidential campaign. With Hip Hop activist and independent journalist Rosa Clemente as her running mate, McKinney is currently polling at around 1% of the total vote. For her campaign, victory will be defined by obtaining 5% of the national vote needed to secure federal funding. The McKinney-Clemente Green Party ticket faces significant challenges in reaching that goal. They are currently on the ballot in only half of the states in the union and face a near blackout in the corporate media. Nonetheless, the first African-American woman to represent her state in Congress for twelve years, is still campaigning strongly articulated policy differences that distinguish her from the two major party candidates. In a recent interview with Grist Magazine, McKinney defined her energy policy as “leave the oil in the soil.” She went on to say that the assumption that a Green Party candidacy only serves to take away votes from the Democrats is ludicrous.
Uprising producer Gabriel San Roman spoke with Cynthia McKinney in Dana Point during a recent campaign stop.
GUEST: Cynthia McKinney, Green Party Presidential Candidate.
For more information visit www.runcynthiarun.org.