Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins Ignites Ballot-Access Campaign

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By Forward Thinking Democracy

Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins is launching his ballot-access campaign across the United States.

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.


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About Kevin Zeese

Kevin Zeese is a public interest attorney who has worked for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace since graduating from George Washington Law School in 1980. He co-directs which works to build the independent movement for transformational change. Zeese co-hosts, Clearing the FOG a radio podcast which airs on We Act Radio, Progressive Radio Network, and other outlets.  He is recognized as a leading activist in the United States in the series Americans Who Tell the Truth. Zeese was an organizer of the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC in 2011.  He serves as president of Common Sense for Drug Policy and is a co-founder of the Drug Policy Foundation, now known as Drug Policy Alliance as well as a former director of NORML. He is a co-founder of Health Over Profit for Everyone which seeks to put in place National Improved Medicare for All. Zeese is an advocate of Internet Freedom and is a leader of the campaign for Title II Net Neutrality to ensure equal access and treatment for everyone on the Internet.  Zeese served on the steering committees of the Chelsea Manning Support Network which advocated for the Wikileaks whistleblower and is on the advisory board of the Courage Foundation which supports Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and other whistleblowers. Zeese is an election integrity advocate who a co-founded TrueVote Maryland which led a successful campaign to end the use of paperless voting machines in the state.  He has been active in independent and third party political campaigns including Peter Camejo for governor of California served as press secretary and spokesperson for Ralph Nader in 2004 and as a senior advisor to Jill Stein in 2016.  He ran for the US Senate in 2006; the only person ever nominated by the Green, Libertarian and Populist Parties of Maryland and the only person ever nominated by the Green and Libertarian Parties for a statewide office. Zeese served as Attorney General in the Green Shadow Cabinet.

6 thoughts on “Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins Ignites Ballot-Access Campaign

  1. Tim McKee-

    Getting a Presidential candidate for the Greens should be a UNIFIED national party effort not a divided candidate centered effort. Open and fair elections mean working as a team no matter the primary winner.

    Giving one candidate MONEY for ballot access instead of the whole party for constructive drive is a terrible idea.

  2. Kevin Zeese Post author

    Hawkins agrees and members of his campaign team are working with both the Green Party Ballot Access Committee and with state parties seeking ballot access.

  3. Tim McKee

    Spin,spin, spin. Give candidate x money not the party?
    Posts by his leadership say ballot access should ” candidate centered” and always has been! (Blankenship)

    Where is the national plan? Past co chair says no national plan. Current co chairs have a plan?

    Give one candidate for ballot drives. Nope.

  4. tim Mckee

    The National Party is putting forth a nationsl plan for ballot access, so please give to tbe party as a whole for ballot access

  5. NewFederalist

    “Shitters full!”- Cousin Eddy in Christmas Vacation. He posts here, too when the shitter is down!

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