Elizabeth Kucinich: Congress Considers Blocking GMO Food Labeling + Action Alert

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RT America on Apr 10, 2014

Congress is considering a bill that would override state laws requiring labeling of genetically modified foods. Called the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014,” the bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to set the standards for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, potentially eliminating more stringent standards set by individual states. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the legislation, saying there is no evidence foods containing GMOs are unsafe. RT’s Ameera David speaks with Elizabeth Kucinich, executive producer at GMO OMG, who believes the bill “obliterates” the progress made towards proper labeling in recent years.

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Elizabeth Kucinich: The Pure Food Movement

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breakingtheset on May 16, 2013

Abby Martin talks to wife of former US Rep. Dennis Kucinich and director of the Center for Food Safety, Elizabeth Kucinich, about the US Senate’s farm bill, the pure food movement, and the need to adopt better agricultural policies that will benefit American citizens.

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Green Festival: Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich: Veganism Helps the Environment

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Oct 1, 2012 by

Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich Green Festival Saturday September 29, 2012

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Elizabeth Kucinich (video)

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Freedom Rider: Democrats Target Kucinich for Defeat By Margaret Kimberley

More on the Mysterious Reports of Threats to Kucinich By David Swanson

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Dennis & Elizabeth Kucinich Interviewed by Visiting Foreign Journalists (vid + link)

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Submitted by Jeff
Sun, 02/03/2008

Last Thursday afternoon I participated in a panel discussion at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law/Cleveland State University on “New Media” (blogging and YouTube-based videography) and Voter Concerns in the 2008 Election. This event was staged concurrently with a visit to this country by 20 foreign journalists under the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. For my part I explained my history and purpose in blogging and some thoughts on the role of blogs and the contrasts between bloggers and journalists, projecting Ohio Daily Blog on an enormous screen to illustrate my points.

One of the visitors, Mehmet Koksal of Belgium, wrote me today to say that the group went to the office of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Cleveland) later during their visit, and Koksal has published an article (in French) on his own blog, Election Reporter, about the marginalization of Kucinich during his presidential campaign (“Dennis Kucinich et la marginalisation médiatique”). Included with that post are fascinating video clips of Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich being interviewed by the visiting journalists. Dennis attributes his lack of success in the campaign to marginalization by corporations which control both the media and industry, and therefore have an interest in maintaining the status quo (including continuation of the profitable war in Iraq). He also asserts that he will not endorse anyone in the presidential race, even though he endorsed Obama for purposes of second-choice voting in the Iowa caucuses. Elizabeth talks about how voters from across the spectrum respond favorably to the authenticity and integrity of candidates who speak truthfully about their convictions, which leads her to discuss comparisons of Kucinich and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex). These are well worth watching:

Video link (part 2)
Part 1
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Thank you, Congressman Kucinich + Dennis Kucinich: A Tribute (vids; updated)

I’ll add more as they become available. It’s a very sad time for us who have been strong supporters of his campaign. I’m really grieving right now, I cry watching each of these videos. This is a tremendous personal loss for many of us. Please though do not lose hope. We must keep on working hard for the ideals of Dennis’ campaign locally and statewide. ~ Lo

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Thank you, Congressman Kucinich


Dennis Kucinich: A Tribute



Working Class Hero Kucinich



There goes my hero


This isn’t a video to wow anyone. I just thought the song was appropriate and I’m really saddened that Kucinich has dropped.

Updated: Jan. 26, 2008

Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich drop out


Today is January 24th 2008
A black day in American History
Something died today
Not not the solders in Iraq
Freedom of speech
our Constitution
Something even more precious then all these things
What died today in America was…


The hope that we Americans would be delivered from the evil cabal that has hijacked America.
The evil cabal that planned these Middle East wars.
The evil cabal that planned 911.
That hope is dead now. Dennis Kucinch is out of the 2008 Presidential race
He has been terminated
Without a bloody shot being fired
NBC Universal successively terminated
his presidential campaign by keeping him
out of sight and out of mind during the
Crucial Nevada Democratic presidential debate
Today was a victory for war profiteer General Electric Corporation and it’s subsidiaries NBC universal. Today was a victory for Media Mogul Jeffrey Zucker CEO of NBC

A defeat for Dennis Kucinch and the good people of this once great nation. By excluding Mr. Kucinch form the Nevada Democratic debate they have effectively sabotaged the election of 2008.
The end montage was created by davronru it’s called “Divided States of Embarrassment 2.3” and can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Ya8q…

Added: January 25, 2008
A Tribute To Elizabeth Kucinich
She would have made the most beautiful first lady the United States has ever had. This is my tribute to her.
Added: February 01, 2008


Kucinich abandons White House bid + photos link + Vows to keep fighting for causes + Integritynow.org (vid) (updated)

Kucinich drops presidential bid by Mark Naymik (videos) (updated)

Dennis Kucinich Announces Re-Elect Campaign (video)

Kucinich to Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Bush on Jan 28 State of Union Day By David M. Herszenhorn + videos (updated: added transcript and a ‘mash-up’ video: Offending Words)

Progressive Shutout: Kucinich Banned, No Real Debate by Glen FordKucinich-Dennis


Kucinich Quits, but We Don’t!

http://actblue.com/page/rjones2818cong (donate to Kucinich for Congress)

My Interview with Elizabeth Kucinich by Joseph A. Palermo (video)

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29 min – Jan 21, 2008

In this interview, Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich articulates Dennis’ positions on various issues, which, as she says, are widely different from the positions of the DLC and the three “leading” candidates. She also talks about Dennis being excluded in the presidential debate by NBC.

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A Message from Elizabeth Kucinich (video)

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Video by Chad Ely.

Added: January 16, 2008


Kucinich Weekly Update 01.14.08 “David v. Goliath” (video)

A Disgrace Kucinich Banned!!! The Best Positions By Far. h/t: Dennis 4 President

On The Issues: Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul by Lo


Dennis Kucinich for President – Contribute

Elizabeth Kucinich: “Retail Politics” In NH (video)

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With the state’s first-in-the-nation Presidential primary just around the corner, Elizabeth Kucinich has been practicing politics New Hampshire-style. Meeting with Granite State voters one-on-one at cafes and other small businesses, Elizabeth discusses her husband’s positions on the issues facing ordinary Americans.

Added: January 06, 2008


Kucinich excluded from NH Debate (video)

Outside the New Hampshire Debates (video)

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate 1-05-08 (videos)

Dennis Kucinich: A Renewed America & Impeachment (video)

Dennis Kucinich on Texas Democrats loyalty oath (video)


Elizabeth Kucinich tells us about Dennis + Solar Energy (videos)

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December 29, 2007

Elizabeth Kucinich tells us about Dennis

Wife recounts Dennis history. See Dennis in Fresno May 2003: http://www.sunmt.org/may29achron03.html
See Dennis on solar energy: http://www.sunmt.org/dec15chron07.html
More SunMt docu-poem videos: http://www.sunmt.org/intro.html

Dennis: sun powers all life, can also power our needs

Elizabeth outlines Dennis energy aims. See Dennis history: http://www.sunmt.org/dec8chron07.html
More SunMt docu-poem videos: http://www.sunmt.org/intro.html

h/t: Elizabeth Kucinich (UNOFFICIAL PAGE!)



Dennis Kucinich Can Win by Lo

Dennis Kucinich – Muni Light (vid; history behind “the people’s mayor”)

Plot to assassinate Dennis Kucinich (vid)

Eye on the Issues: With Dennis Kucinich (videos; 11.12.07)

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Part One of a very special episode of Eye On the Issues, with guests Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich, Cindy Piester, and Stephen Longfellow Fiske. Added: November 12, 2007

h/t: Toad, Stu* (Kucinich ’08)!, Louisiana for Kucinich 2008 www.kucinich.us


Time to join your Dennis Kucinich Statewide Meetup group!


Dennis 4 President

Dennis Kucinich for President – Contribute

Elizabeth Kucinich stands in for Dennis at UNH visit By Jason Claffey

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By Jason Claffey
Monday, December 24, 2007

DURHAM — As she ascended the stairs leading to the second floor of the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire, hands jammed in her olive-colored trench coat, long red hair falling over her shoulders, Elizabeth Kucinich and her entourage of campaign officials strode past dozens of students on their way to class or lunch.

Some students, who were either on their cell phone or lugging a bunch of books under their arm, turned their heads for a passing glance; others simply stared, as if to ask themselves, “Who’s that?”

She is the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and with her movie-star looks suggesting a taller Nicole Kidman, she would seem to make an appealing substitute for her husband simply because she can make people stop and stare.

But her educational resume — degrees in religious studies and international conflict analysis from the University of Kent in England, certificates in peace and reconciliation, experience with the American Monetary Institute — make her more than a jewel piece in Kucinich’s campaign, because she can talk the issues as well as her husband, as she proved Tuesday night during an hour-long discussion with about 20 students at a table in the Union Court lunch room.

Kucinich was supposed to speak about children’s issues at UNH but the Ohio Congressman had to stay in Washington for a war vote, so Elizabeth filled in.

Speaking in soft, measured tones as curious students gathered around, she spoke about her husband’s proposed policies — including cutting the Pentagon budget, starting government-funded environmental engineering programs, overturning the North American Free Trade Agreement and starting universal pre-kindergarten and college.

Those measured tones turned to visible anger when discussing the perception that Kucinich is an “unelectable” candidate.

“I get very frustrated on the presidential campaign when I hear people say to me, ‘You know, your husband, he’s perfect on the war, he’s perfect on the environment, he’s perfect on trade, he’s perfect on health care, he’s very strong, he’s always right on the issues, we love him, but … he’s unelectable.'”

“Well, he’s been elected for 40 years,” she said, referring Kucinich’s resume, which includes stints as Cleveland state senator, mayor and city councilor, and terms as a U.S. Congressman.

She said people shouldn’t vote based on what a candidates’ chances of getting elected are, they should vote for who they think is the best candidate.

“You here in New Hampshire have the most powerful opportunity to show the rest of the country exactly where your courage is,” she said. “When you understand what it would take to end all these unnecessary wars, to change the level of thinking in Washington, and to bring about economic and environmental sustainability, then you vote for it, you vote for your own self-interest.”

She described her husband’s “Strength through Peace” campaign slogan — a play on the conservative “Peace through Strength” phrase. Kucinich has said he will create a Department of Peace to help negotiate peace agreements around the world.

She said Kucinich would cut the Pentagon budget by 15 percent on what she called unnecessary weapons programs — “fat” — and pour the money into educational programs, like universal pre-kindergarten and college.

Another of Kucinich’s proposals is the Works Green Administration, modeled after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Project Administration. The WGA would be a large-scale, government-funded engineering program that would make the country’s infrastructure, like roads and bridges, more environmentally friendly. It would help retrofit homes with solar panels and wind power devices.

“The technologies are there to do that,” Elizabeth said.

On NAFTA, she said it has contributed to illegal immigrants entering the United States because it’s created “economic refugees.”

“When NAFTA was passed in the mid-90s, we were told that it would mean economic activity and increased production, jobs, benefits, etc.,” she said.

“(But) it opened the door for industries to leave and go to countries where they don’t uphold workers’ rights, they don’t uphold environmental policies, they don’t uphold human rights … it goes down to the corruption within those trade agreements.

“We need to cancel NAFTA, withdraw from the (World Trade Organization), and have trade that is based on workers rights, human rights and environmental quality controls,” she said.

Speaking to students about how she met Dennis, Elizabeth said she was working for the American Monetary Institute and saw him at a conference in 2005. It was instant love. She said the second time she saw him she knew she wanted to marry him.

“I hadn’t even Googled him yet,” she said.

Elizabeth, 30, who was born in England, worked her way through college as a nursing assistant, and has no loan debt.

“I didn’t drink. I hardly socialized,” she said.

One of the reasons she came to the U.S. was the experience of taking the final exam for her master’s degree in international conflict analysis. It happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Her class went ahead with the exam — one of the essays she wrote about was on terrorism. She ended up getting a “first,” the equivalent of an “A.”

Freshman Andrew Middleton, who sat in a chair right next to Elizabeth’s side for the discussion, said he was a little disappointed that the Ohio Congressman couldn’t make it to UNH.

“But this is a marvelous substitute,” he said. “I am just as enamored with her speech as I am with Dennis’ (speeches).”

Evan Shuman, a senior, asked Elizabeth questions about environmental programs, and received a compliment that certainly made his day. While shaking hands with Elizabeth after the sit-down, she told him he had “beautiful eyes.”

“All the other candidates are too big to take a moment out (like that),” Shuman said.

After the lunch room discussion, it was off to UNH’s Diamond Library museum, where Elizabeth was to view a political exhibit. She strode down an icy sidewalk on Main Street, head and shoulders above her campaign staff, students and media. She stopped to shake hands with a woman walking the other way, then made her way to the museum’s front entrance, where she would probably turn some more heads, and, she hopes, change some minds.

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Dennis Kucinich Can Win by Lo

How to Vote in Primaries and Not Be an Idiot by David Swanson

Caucus for Kucinich!