We are pleased to announce that the Green Party Black Caucus is strongly endorsing Roseanne Barr as the best nominee to represent our party in the run for President of the United States .
During our teleconference with members of the GPBC we were introduced to Ms. Barr by the powerful voice of the voiceless the former US Congress Member from the great state of Georgia and former US Presidential Candidate for the Green Party USA, Cynthia McKinney.
Ms. McKinney emphasized the role Roseanne would play as a candidate by drawing world attention when speaking to the issues that represent the strong ten key values of the Green Party. She also emphasized the fact that Ms. Barr's integrity and good will are known far and wide and will therefore make a tremendous difference and impact on the Presidential campaign 2012 besting whatever the Republican and Democratic candidates have to offer.
Following Ms. McKinney's introduction Ms. Barr confirmed her tremendous praise and support for Cynthia McKinney emphasizing her many acts of courage and her moral integrity, as well as her tenacity in speaking 'truth to power'. Roseanne spoke of the terrible price Cynthia has had to pay for this unstoppable courage in the face of terrible odds and even death like venturing to supply food, toys and medicine to Palestinian families in Gaza . Ms. Barr went on to insist on the need for the Green Party and other US citizens to unify against the horrific political reality that grips the nation.
Roseanne cited many reasons why it is so important that we as a nation come together and get beyond the issues that separate and keep us apart in order to do the right thing and achieve our common goals for the right reasons. She frankly acknowledged that like most of us, she has made mistakes in her lifetime, but that this just emphasizes the need for us to take back control of our lives. She stated that it was her admiration for the Green Party platform and ten key values that won her over to the Green Party. She explained that it was things such as the Green Party's insistence that there is abundance aplenty on this earth and that scarcity is a manmade false phenomenon which is a critical concept. She stated more than once that as a Green Party Presidential candidate, she will show up, she will be very serious and will take the fight wherever it needs to go.
A number of GPBC members such as Ralph Poynter and Theresa El-Amin upon hearing such words greeted Roseanne with hearty thanks and pledged to support her with all the resources at their disposal. Ralph is very well known in New York City and has been a powerful voice for Lynn Stewart and political prisoners. Theresa has a long history of civil rights work and has been a champion for women rights and is station in Georgia home of Sister McKinney where the two will be advancing the issue of getting Georgia ballot access as Roseanne's campaign kicks into gear.
As for me, well I admitted to Roseanne that I've been a fan of hers for as long as I can remember. Her popular television show tackled and touched on so many social issues and it was a beacon of light in an era where filling a huge void left by the Jeffersons, All in the Family, Sanford & Son and Maude was extremely important. For me it's those hard to talk about subjects these shows addressed that this nation needs to hear, face and resolve because without resolution we never get anywhere.
Finally, we wish all the nominees well, we've made our choice now may the best candidate win!
Thomas Muhammad, Co-Chair GPBC
Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction.
"The biggest weapon in the hands of the oppressors is the minds of the oppressed." Steve Biko
"Any attempt to establish lines of division among biological populations is both arbitrary and subjective." American Anthropological Association 1999
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