New York political blog State of Politics reports that veteran state Green Party activist and candidate Howie Hawkins has urged young voters to join presidential candidate Jill Stein’s Young Greens Rising organization, which will officially launch Tuesday evening.
According to the Stein campaign, at 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Stein “will host a livestreamed discussion with students and young people” to “discuss Young Greens Rising and her Power to the People Plan, and take questions via a moderated live chat.”
Hawkins ran for U.S. House in 2006, U.S. Senate in 2008, and governor of New York in 2010 and 2014. His gubernatorial showing in 2010 secured Green Party ballot access for the next four years, and his 4.9% showing in 2014 boosted the Greens to the fourth line on state ballots for the next four years, surpassing the Working Families and Independence parties. He has said he does not plan to again seek elected office.