Letter: Other presidential choices

As informed voters, we can better serve our democracy. As we vote on March 1, you might be surprised to learn that there is a Green-Rainbow Party ballot with five Green Party presidential candidates.

In addition to Dr. Jill Stein, a Massachusetts “favorite daughter,”

William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry are on the ballot. More can be found on each candidate at green-rainbow.org.

Stein, who is from Lexington, was the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate. She has now raised enough campaign money to qualify for federal matching funds. She has led nationwide initiatives promoting healthy communities, local green economies, and the revitalization of democracy.

Curry, a Californian, brings broad international experience to her work in the U.S. and Africa. She has applied her program/project management skills for clients in business, trade, promotions, and investment on every level (local, statewide, national, international, and cyber space).

A political scientist and the author of nine books, Kreml’s work on the middle class was cited several times in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s book on the same subject. Kreml combines a long academic career in South Carolina studying the U.S. government with participation in campaigns.

Mesplay of Austin, Texas, served as an air quality inspector for the Air Pollution Control District of San Diego County. He is a member of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). His perspectives on Climate Change grow out of his scientific observations and his Native heritage.

Cherney of California summarizes himself as an environmental organizer, film producer, songwriter, and healthcare advocate, with a Masters degree in urban education. He seeks “to nurture a culture of life for all species and peoples on our planet.”

Brian Cady

Jamaica Plain resident

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