HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- With the 2016 Presidential election coming up, the Democratic and Republican parties have their presumptive nominees. But, two more names will show up on your ballot, come November 2nd.
Dr. Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee for a second time since 2012. She says her voters are leading the charge for an America, and a world, that works for everyone. That puts people, planet, and peace, over profit.
Dr. Stein said, "We have the highest disapprovals, the highest untrust ever for the mainstream candidates, for Clinton and for Trump, people are clamoring for something else, let`s give them what they are demanding."
Dr. Stein is running on what she calls a "people's movement". Unemployment, climate, economy, and human rights are her key issues. She said, "You know, the issues we were talking about in 2012 are the issues of the campaign now, that is the need for jobs, the need to get students out of debt."
Dr. Stein said third parties hardly get any coverage and that's a big problem, when they're offering voters alternatives.
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is also running, as the Libertarian Party's nominee.
Johnson said, "Talking about issues that aren't being talked about, that combination, that unique combination of being fiscally conservative, smaller government, and individual liberty and freedom."
Johnson believes that this is the time he could run a successful campaign saying,"People really have an appetite for something different. And something different, I think, really encompasses the best of what it is to be a Democrat; the best of what it is to be a Republican."
Both candidates are expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states. However, when it comes to debating with the main party's candidates, the third party nominees need at least 15 percent of the popular vote. Johnson comes closest to that, with an average of 10 percent. Dr. Stein trails with around 7 percent.