Stein, Green Party running mate to campaign in Michigan

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka are scheduled to make campaign stops in Michigan this month, the Michigan coordinator for Stein’s campaign said Thursday.

LuAnne Kozma said Stein will make a public campaign stop at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Redford Theatre in Detroit before heading to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti for a 6 p.m. event at the Bowen Field House. Both events are free.

Baraka, the Green Party’s vice presidential candidate, will campaign at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Bernath Auditorium in the undergraduate library at Wayne State University in Detroit, she said. He was the founding executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network, a group that wants to apply international human rights standards to the United States.

The third-party duo campaigned together Sept. 3 at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre near the Eastern Market while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attended a Detroit church service and visited a southwest Detroit neighborhood.

Stein declared in early September that Detroiters have a right to water and has criticized residential water shutoffs in the city because of delinquency. The 66-year-old Boston area doctor received 3 percent support among 600 likely Michigan voters in the Sept. 27-28 Detroit News-WDIV poll.

Stein ran for president in 2012 as the Green Party candidate, receiving 21,897 votes in Michigan or less than half of a percentage point among the 4.7 million votes cast.

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