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Green Party presidential candidate visits N.C. this weekend

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be in North Carolina this weekend as part of a tour across the country to meet with supporters.

That brings her to Duke University at 5 p.m. Tuesday where she joins a panel discussion dealing with “Palestinian justice, racial justice in the United States, labor justice, environmental justice, political justice, and more,” according to her campaign website. Newly elected Durham City Councilwoman Jillian Johnson is also on the panel, along with Angaza Laughinghouse of Black Workers for Justice.

Then at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Stein is scheduled to appear at Skewers Bar & Grill. The event is a fundraiser with a title, “Building a Radical Party of the Left,” aimed at putting Green Party candidates on the ballot in North Carolina.

Stein, a physician who lives in Lexington, Mass., ran as the party’s nominee in 2012.

Other speakers at the Durham event include Bruce Dixon of the Georgia Green Party and Wayne Turner of the North Carolina Green Party.

The event is free and open to the public. Vegetarian appetizers will be served.

Stein will attend several other events in North Carolina over the weekend, mostly in Charlotte as well as in Asheville and Greensboro.

Stein and Turner will also hold a news conference at the legislative building in Raleigh at noon on Tuesday drawing attention to the difficulties of qualifying as third party and independent candidates in North Carolina. The Libertarian Party of North Carolina is also sponsoring the news conference.