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Jill Stein and the Role of Third Party Candidates in Presidential Elections

For this daily video, PBS Neshour Extra asks the question: What is the importance of parties to our political system?

Included is a video from Green Party candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, who says she remains the only candidate in the presidential race who is not corrupted by lobbyists’ money, corporate money or super PACs. Key terms, warm up questions, and critical thinking questions accompany the video to spark student reflection and discussion.


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