Vote Green Party in Tuesday’s primary

By Konstantinos Yfantis

Next Tuesday, February 5 Illinois voters will have expanded choice at the polling stations. They can ask for a Green Party primary ballot which includes presidential candidates that have not sold their souls to the Corporation. This set of candidates includes Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay and Howie Hawkins.

I feel lucky to live in a state that has choices as authentic and caring as the ones offered by the Green ballot.

For example, Cynthia McKinney is the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the House of Representatives.

She is writing history once again by running as a Green candidate seeking the highest public office with a platform that’s truly antiwar, pro-labor and eco-friendly.

In this era of false political prophets we need genuine voices like hers that derive their strength from people’s needs instead of corporate coffers.

Hundreds of volunteers worked hard last fall to get these candidates on the ballot in order to provide Illinois voters with better choices for president. Certainly, I will capitalize on this monumental opportunity and pick a Green ballot. I ask you to consider doing so, too.