Roseanne is running for the Green Party presidential nomination
by Jennifer Mishler
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You may have heard the news a few months ago that Roseanne Barr‘s show ‘Roseanne’s Nuts’ was cancelled after its first season, but she’s already on to her next project.

Barr announced yesterday that she’s seeking the Green Party’s 2012 presidential nomination. No, she’s not joking! According to Huffington Post, the actress and comedian feels the major parties are not representing the people. “The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1 percent — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” said Barr.

She has handed in the paperwork to be in the running, and the Green Party will announce its nominee at a Baltimore convention in July. Barr states that she has worked to help women and the working-class for many years. “I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election,” she said.

According to Roseanneforpresident.com, Barr announced her intention to run for president on the Jay Leno Show in August 2011, but not which party she would run with – only that the Democratic and Republican parties “both suck” and are “a bunch of criminals.”

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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