Tag Archives: Howie Hawkins

Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:

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Sanders campaign literature from one of his Liberty Union third-party bids in Vermont in the 1970s.

Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that “the political system is starting to be shaken” as Sanders “is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.”

To others, that’s dangerous naiveté.

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Hawkins urges young voters to join Stein’s Young Greens Rising

HowieHawkins_JillSteinNew 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.… Read more ...

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: “Stop Common Core” Is Republican Bait and Switch

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(The following was originally published on Howie Hawkin’s campaign website.)

Green Party: “Stop Common Core” Just Another Republican Push to Privatize Education

The Green Party today said that the effort by the Republicans to create a “Stop Common Core” ballot line was largely a fraudulent bait and switch effort.

“Rob Astorino is the Jimmy McMillan of education reform.… Read more ...

The Buffalo News: Green Party Candidate for Governor Campaigns in Buffalo

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(The following was originally published in The Buffalo News.)

A group of about 15 people waited, serenaded by soft flute music and cooled by a fan. Then Howie Hawkins walked in.

A woman wearing a green hard hat belted, “Heeeere’s Howie!”

A year ago, Hawkins would not have guessed he’d be here – stopping for another visit as he campaigns for governor again.… Read more ...

MSNBC: Green Party Candidate for Governor, I can Win This

(The following was originally published on MSNBC.)

The 2014 New York governor’s race is not Howie Hawkins’ first dance. Hawkins, the Green Party’s gubernatorial nominee and a long-time UPS truck unloader, is a perennial candidate for public office, having logged six unsuccessful races in just eight years. This time, though, is different.… Read more ...

Poughkeepsie Journal: Green Party Candidate for Governor Stops in New Paltz

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(The following was originally published in the Poughkeepsie Journal.)

NEW PALTZ – Gowri Parameswaran of New Paltz isn’t certain that Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, can win in November.

“I’m hoping,” the registered Democrat said. “I’m very optimistic.”

Parameswaran was one of about 15 people who turned out Monday evening to hear Hawkins pitch his platform during a campaign stop at New Paltz Village Hall.… Read more ...

Hawkins Says WFP Nod For Cuomo Betrays Working Families

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(The following was originally published on Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins campaign website.)

Howie Hawkins said today that the decision by the Working Families Party to nominate Governor Cuomo for a second term of Governor was an abandonment of working class and progressive voters, just further proof that the WFP is merely a liberal wing on the Democrats.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Diane Ravitch Would Be Wonderful Addition To Education Debate In Race For Governor

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(The following was originally published in The Citizen.)

Green Party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins isn’t sure where potential Working Families Party candidate for governor Diane Ravitch stands on all of the issues, but believes she could contribute a lot to a debate on education in this year’s gubernatorial race.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins campaign plans moneybloom for Friday Sept. 27

From the Green Shadow Cabinet website, posted September 18, 2013: 

Howie Hawkins is a long-time New York Green organizer who is running for Syracuse Common Council. He received nearly 60,000 votes as the New York Green Party’s candidate for governor in 2010, winning ballot access for the party, and earned 48% of the vote for Syracuse Common Council District 4 in 2011 – the same seat he is running for now.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Labor Day Reflections, 2013

Howie Hawkins during his 2010 campaign for Governor of New York

From GP.org

On Labor Day, it is once again an appropriate time to ask the questions we asked leading up to the Aug. 27 community forum in Syracuse on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.… Read more ...