Susan Sarandon Endorses Jill Stein for President

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Susan Sarandon

"Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption," writes the actress and fervent Bernie Sanders supporter.

Susan Sarandon, a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter during the Democratic primary, has endorsed third-party candidate Jill Stein for president.

A statement was posted Tuesday to the Green Party candidate's website, stating that the below letter from the actress "made our day."

In the letter, Sarandon lists 11 issues on which she says Clinton's position has not changed.

"I'm therefore very happy to endorse Jill Stein for the presidency because she does stand for everything I believe in," Sarandon writes. "It's clear a third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first step in accomplishing this end."

She continues: "Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption. Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience." 

Read the full letter below:

Dear Jill and team,

I've been waiting for any indication that Hillary Clinton's position on the issues that are most urgent to me, has changed. But ...

She does not support the $15 minimum wage.

She shows no support for legalizing marijuana.

She supports TPP.

She has sold fracking and Monsanto.

She supports offshore drilling.

She has no position on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

She opposes the labeling of GMOs.

She opposes the breakup of big banks.

She takes lobbyists' money for campaigning.

She opposes a binding climate treaty.

She supports unconditional military aid to Israel.

I'm therefore very happy to endorse Jill Stein for the presidency because she does stand for everything I believe in.

It's clear a third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first step in accomplishing this end.

Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption.

Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience.

Susan Sarandon

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