Tag Archives: Howie Hawkins

Facing 2020 and Bernie 2.0: What the Greens Must Do

By Bruce Dixon

Four years ago this May I was the first to brand Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as 2016’s Democratic sheepdog candidate. As I explained then,

The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there’s no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination.Read more ... “Facing 2020 and Bernie 2.0: What the Greens Must Do”

New Republic Gives Green Party Credit For The Green New Deal

Featured image, Hawkins speaking at the People’s Climate March, New York City, Sept. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Colin D. Young.

Howie Hawkins Announces He Is Building An Exploratory Committee

By Kevin Zeese

This week, the New Republic published, Will the Democrats Kill the Green Party by Stealing Its Best Idea?Read more ... “New Republic Gives Green Party Credit For The Green New Deal”

Howie Hawkins Announces 3rd Green Party Run for Governor of New York

Howie Hawkins has announced that he will seek to run as the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Hawkins was the Green Party’s candidate for governor in 2010 and 2014. In 2010, he was able to get past the 50,000-vote minimum for the Green Party to gain state party recognition and ballot access.… Read more ... “Howie Hawkins Announces 3rd Green Party Run for Governor of New York”

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

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:

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. Howie Hawkins, a Green Party co-founder and member of the socialist group Solidarity, wrote an essay in May for the ISO’s Socialist Worker website attacking Sanders for “violating the first principle of socialist politics: class independence,” consorting with the “billionaire class” by pledging to “support their candidate” if he loses the Democratic primary.

Read more ... “Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders”

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

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 ... “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’”

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

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

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 ... “The Buffalo News: Green Party Candidate for Governor Campaigns in Buffalo”

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

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

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 ... “Hawkins Says WFP Nod For Cuomo Betrays Working Families”