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Roseanne Barr welcomed by Green Party

Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
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The Green Party on Friday formally welcomed actress Roseanne Barr as a candidate for president of the United States.

In a Twitter message, the party also welcomed another female candidate, author Jill Stein.

The party also released Barr's responses to questions posed to all potential Green candidates.

"I would not be running for President if I did not believe I could win," Barr wrote. "I would not be answering this question if I did not believe the Greens could succeed in the U.S. The “two party” system is clearly broken."

The five main issues of her campaign, Barr said, are:

  • Obliteration of the two-party system;
  • Corporations are not people;
  • Economic justice;
  • Health care not welfare; and
  • Legalization of marijuana.

"I’m no stranger to political organizing and campaigning, either," she wrote. "I’ve participated in voter registration drives, voter outreach, canvassing, including work with a wonderful organization that used to go by the name of ACORN. From neighborhoods in Miami Dade County to college campuses from Ohio

to my home state of Utah, I’ve campaigned, not as a politician or a spokesperson, but as a mother, grandmother and concerned citizen who cares deeply about this country."

"My frank talk is second to none," Barr added, "and I have earned America’s respect with my brutal honesty. I am able to express myself in a way that is intelligent and articulate but doesn’t put my audience to sleep or make them slit their wrists. My experience as a public figure and my ability to handle media scrutiny and criticism is great preparation for a national campaign and the national political spotlight."

Barr claims to have a "network of grassroots supporters and the Green Party has an existing infrastructure of state and local parties." Combining forces would result in victory, she said.

Barr's official campaign website is located here.

Barr's official Twitter account is @TheRealRoseanne.

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