Richard Yost, co-chair GPNM
Green Party Presidential Candidate Debate
ALBUQUERQUE–On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 4:00 p. m. MDT, the Green Party of New Mexico (GPNM) and Students Organizing Actions for Peace (SOAP) will present a moderated debate between 2016 Presidential Candidates Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, and Jill Stein at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in the Atrium of the Student Union Building. The Green Party provides an alternative to the corporate-party duopoly that has worked doggedly to suppress candidate and voter participation in the electoral process. Green Party candidates bring honest and open discussion about critical issues facing the United States and the world in 2016, including racial justice and police brutality, clean water as a right and a resource, voter rights, and de-militarization of foreign policy.
Mr. Darryl Cherney (feelthechern.com) is a singer, environmental activist, and former local officer holder from California who produced the documentary, Who Bombed Judi Bari? Dr. William Kreml (billkreml.org) taught political science for many years and has published several books on politics, most recently on psychological biases in the American political system. Dr. Kent Mesplay (mesplay.org) is a biomedical engineer by training and advocates for indigenous populations worldwide and for rapid societal transformation in the face of climate change. Ms. Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry (facebook.com/skcmcurryforpresident) is a strategic and tactical planner who has seen the negative effects of U. S. foreign policy during her many travels. Dr. Jill Stein (jill2016.com), a physician and environmental health advocate, is dedicated to empowering the American people to realize the promise of democracy and was the 2012 Green Party nominee for President.
SOAP is the student group affiliated with UNM’s Peace Studies Program. Dr. Jamal Martin of Africana Studies and the Director of Peace Studies will moderate the debate. Ms. Jay Binder, long-time debate producer, will serve as floor manager. Candidates will participate either in person or remotely by Google Hangouts. The event will be streamed live by Burque Media Productions (“#GreenDebate”, “@GreenDebate2016”) and is free and open to the public.