Ajamu Baraka was the Green Party candidate for vice president of the United States in 2016. Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, announced on August 1, 2016, that Baraka would serve as her running mate. She described him as an "activist, writer, intellectual and organizer with a powerful voice, vision, and lifelong commitment to building true political revolution." Baraka was formally nominated for the position on August 6, 2016, at the Green Party National Convention in Houston, Texas. He is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.