Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr said, on Thursday, she was running to be chosen as the Green Party's presidential nomination, for the 2012 U.S. Presidential elections, according to Associated Press (AP).
In her statement, Barr said she had been a longtime supporter of the party and was looking forward to working people who shared her values.
The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants -- bought and paid for by the 1% -- who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people, AP quoted as Barr saying.
The Occupy Wall Street protesters popularized the We are the 99 percent slogan in their fight against economic disparity and perceived corporate greed.
Barr has submitted paperwork to the Green Party for her presidential nomination. The party's presidential nominee will be selected at a convention in Baltimore in July. Barr further said she has been fighting for working-class families and women for decades.
I will barnstorm American living rooms, she said in a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Green Party.
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 elaborated.
She has earned an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her sitcom Roseanne aired from 1988 to 1997 on television. In the comedy about a blue-collar family, she played a wise-cracking mom.
Barr owns a 46-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.