Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, isn’t coming to Rhode Island on July 20 to hob-nob with the political elite. She’s coming to stand with grassroots activists who are trying to implement bottom-up change in the Ocean State.
“Dr. Stein will join NoLNGinPVD activists for a toxic tour of the Port of Providence and demonstration against National Grid’s proposed Fields Point LNG liquefaction facility,” according to a news release from the Green Party of Rhode Island.
The event will take place at 4pm, Wednesday July 20 on the corner of Allens Ave. and Ernest St. outside of Providence Public Works Department.
The RI Green Party, along with the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, the FANG Collective and others, have been fighting against a proposed liquefied natural gas facility near Fields Point on the Providence waterfront.
“The event will consist of a tour of existing toxic and polluting infrastructure in South Providence with regards to the effect and dangers of National Grid’s planned expansion at Fields Point followed by a demonstration and public address by affiliated groups and Dr. Stein,” according to the news release. “The Green Party of Rhode Island has been actively resisting the growth of fossil fuel facilities of all kinds and is actively supporting NoLNGinPVD and other community groups in their struggle to stop the further development of fossil fuel facilities in Rhode Island including the Burrillville power plant, various pipelines, and the Compressor station along the Providence waterfront.
Members of the Green Party will also be collecting signatures to ensure Stein is on the ballot in Rhode Island, as well.