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Jill Stein

Presidential Candidate, Green Party

Last Edit: September 3, 2016

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5/14/1950

Jill Ellen Stein is born in a Reform Jewish household to Gladys and Joseph in Chicago, Illinois.
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1969

Stein begins her freshman year of college at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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1969

The historic Harvard student strike protesting the Vietnam War takes place in Jill's freshman year.

1973

Jill graduates magna cum laude from Harvard University with a concentration in Social Relations.

1979

Stein graduates from Harvard Medical School and begins a private internal medicine practice.
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1981

Rick Rhorer, a transplant surgeon, marries Jill. The couple will have two boys.

1982

Harvard Medical School hires Stein as an Instructor of Medicine.
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1982

Harvard Community Health Plan hires Jill as a Staff Internist.
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1998

Somebody's Sister, Jill's band, is a national semi-finalist for Best Unsigned Band in Musician.

1998

The fight to shut down the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts becomes Jill's newest mission.

1998

Clean Water Action gives Jill the Not In Anyone's Backyard Award for her environmental efforts.
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1998

Jill pushes for campaign finance reform in the Clean Elections Law. It passes by a 2-1 voter margin.

1999

Toxics Action Center gives Stein the Citizen Award for her environmental clean-up efforts.

2000

Stein co-authors In Harm’s Way: Toxics Threats to Child Development. The book is highly regarded.

2000

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility names Jill to their Board of Directors.

2000

Clean Water Action gives Jill the Children's Health Hero Award for recent studies and writings.
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2002

Jill runs for governor of MA as a Green-Rainbow candidate, but loses to Mitt Romney (R).

2003

Stein co-founds the MA Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit advancing health foundations.

2003

The MA legislature repeals the Clean Elections Law, one of Stein's earlier political causes.

2004

Salem State College gives Stein the Friends of the Earth Award for ongoing environmental efforts.

2004

Stein runs for the MA House of Representatives, but only captures 21.3% of the vote.

2005

The people of Lexington, MA elect Jill to a three-year term as a member of the Town Meeting.

2006

Stein loses the election for Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

2008

The people of Lexington, MA reelect Stein to another three-year term on the Town Meeting.
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2008

Jill helps lead the Secure Green Future ballot initiative calling for green jobs & renewable energy.

2009

Stein coauthors Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, another highly regarded report.
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2009

With sights set on a gubernatorial campaign in MA, Jill resigns from the Lexington Town Meeting.

2010

The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts assigns Stein as its co-chair.
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2010

The MA gubernatorial election sees Stein's second run land her 4th place with 1.4% of the vote.
2

2012

Stein announces her intent to run for President representing the Green Party.
2

2012

Nassau County Police arrest Jill for trespassing at the Presidential debate at Hofstra University.
2

2012

Philadelphia Police arrest Stein for defiant trespassing during a "foreclosure abuse" protest.
2

2012

Stein is arrested while trying to bring candy and food to protesters of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

2012

0.36% of the presidential vote is enough to make Stein the most successful woman candidate ever.
2

2015

Jill announces that she will seek the Green Party nomination for the '16 US Presidential election.
2

2015

Third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein sue the Commission on Presidential Debates.

July 2016

Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee, polls at 6% in a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.
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July 2016

In an appeal to disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters, Jill campaigns outside the DNC.
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8/6/2016

The Green Party convenes and nominates Jill Stein for President and Ajamu Baraka for Vice President.

8/2016

Jill & fellow 3rd party candidate, Gary Johnson, lose lawsuit for inclusion in presidential debates.

11/8/2016

Jill finishes 4th in presidential election with 1.46M votes, or 1.06% of the popular vote.
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11/23/2016

Stein launches a public fundraiser to pay for election recounts in WI, MI and PA.
1950s

5/14/1950

Jill Ellen Stein is born in a Reform Jewish household to Gladys and Joseph in Chicago, Illinois.

1960s

1969

Stein begins her freshman year of college at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1969

The historic Harvard student strike protesting the Vietnam War takes place in Jill's freshman year.

1970s

1973

Jill graduates magna cum laude from Harvard University with a concentration in Social Relations.

1979

Stein graduates from Harvard Medical School and begins a private internal medicine practice.

1980s

1981

Rick Rhorer, a transplant surgeon, marries Jill. The couple will have two boys.

1982

Harvard Medical School hires Stein as an Instructor of Medicine.

1982

Harvard Community Health Plan hires Jill as a Staff Internist.

1990s

1998

Somebody's Sister, Jill's band, is a national semi-finalist for Best Unsigned Band in Musician.

1998

The fight to shut down the "Filthy Five" coal plants in Massachusetts becomes Jill's newest mission.

1998

Clean Water Action gives Jill the Not In Anyone's Backyard Award for her environmental efforts.

1998

Jill pushes for campaign finance reform in the Clean Elections Law. It passes by a 2-1 voter margin.

1999

Toxics Action Center gives Stein the Citizen Award for her environmental clean-up efforts.

2000s

2000

Stein co-authors In Harm’s Way: Toxics Threats to Child Development. The book is highly regarded.

2000

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility names Jill to their Board of Directors.

2000

Clean Water Action gives Jill the Children's Health Hero Award for recent studies and writings.

2002

Jill runs for governor of MA as a Green-Rainbow candidate, but loses to Mitt Romney (R).

2003

Stein co-founds the MA Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit advancing health foundations.

2003

The MA legislature repeals the Clean Elections Law, one of Stein's earlier political causes.

2004

Salem State College gives Stein the Friends of the Earth Award for ongoing environmental efforts.

2004

Stein runs for the MA House of Representatives, but only captures 21.3% of the vote.

2005

The people of Lexington, MA elect Jill to a three-year term as a member of the Town Meeting.

2006

Stein loses the election for Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

2008

The people of Lexington, MA reelect Stein to another three-year term on the Town Meeting.

2008

Jill helps lead the Secure Green Future ballot initiative calling for green jobs & renewable energy.

2009

Stein coauthors Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, another highly regarded report.

2009

With sights set on a gubernatorial campaign in MA, Jill resigns from the Lexington Town Meeting.

2010s

2010

The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts assigns Stein as its co-chair.

2010

The MA gubernatorial election sees Stein's second run land her 4th place with 1.4% of the vote.

2012

Stein announces her intent to run for President representing the Green Party.

2012

Nassau County Police arrest Jill for trespassing at the Presidential debate at Hofstra University.

2012

Philadelphia Police arrest Stein for defiant trespassing during a "foreclosure abuse" protest.

2012

Stein is arrested while trying to bring candy and food to protesters of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

2012

0.36% of the presidential vote is enough to make Stein the most successful woman candidate ever.

2015

Jill announces that she will seek the Green Party nomination for the '16 US Presidential election.

2015

Third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein sue the Commission on Presidential Debates.

July 2016

Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee, polls at 6% in a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.

July 2016

In an appeal to disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters, Jill campaigns outside the DNC.

8/6/2016

The Green Party convenes and nominates Jill Stein for President and Ajamu Baraka for Vice President.

8/2016

Jill & fellow 3rd party candidate, Gary Johnson, lose lawsuit for inclusion in presidential debates.

11/8/2016

Jill finishes 4th in presidential election with 1.46M votes, or 1.06% of the popular vote.

11/23/2016

Stein launches a public fundraiser to pay for election recounts in WI, MI and PA.

12/12/2016

12/12/2016

US judge dismisses Stein's PA recount lawsuit 1 week after MI recount lawsuit is also rejected.

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