Above: Howie Hawkins profile from GP.org
Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins is launching his ballot-access campaign across the United States.
A major component of building the Green Party is getting our candidates’ names on the ballot. Without that access to the ballot, restrictive state laws won’t let us run candidates as Greens. Check out our new Ballot Access Page and get involved! https://t.co/H5VXHd3zyG pic.twitter.com/9QkC1ROz60
— Howie Hawkins 2020 (@HowieHawkins20) July 8, 2019
The Green Party already has ballot-access in 21 states, including the District of Columbia. The states include, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.
In 14 of the remaining 30 states where the Green Party does not have ballot-access, residents can organize and petition right now. These states include, Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming.
Arkansas, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, will begin to allow petitioners either late 2019 or in 2020, varying per state.
Hawkins’ Campaign is Organizing
Hawkins’ campaign is currently organizing in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, and Vermont.
On Hawkins’ website, the campaign is calling for volunteers to petition and organize in one of their nine focus states or in a neighboring state, call supporters, sign up to petition in another state once permitted.
He is also calling for donations from his supporters. Per matching funds, when you donate up to $250, the federal government will match the funds and double the cash the Hawkins’ campaign receives.
Regardless of where you live, you can help with their ballot-access drive by signing up on their official campaign website. See www.HowieHawkins.US.