The 65-year-old Green Party leader continues to ‘demand more’ — he has run for public office 21 times in the past 25 years. He is now running for governor. Again? He explains why
By Aaron Gifford
Even though he has yet to win an election and has been arrested now and again to make a point, Central New York’s most well-known socialist-environmentalist third-party candidate has accomplished far more during his ongoing political career than most people realize.
Sixty-five-year-old Howie Hawkins, of Syracuse, is the co-founder of the Green Party and played a major role in his party’s presidential runs with candidate Ralph Nader. The two major political parties and even some industries have adopted Green Party ideas.Read more
The race for lieutenant governor is getting more attention this year than in past cycles thanks to a contentious Democratic primary. But in the general election, each party runs a ticket. And for the Green Party, teacher and union activist Jia Lee is running for L-G alongside gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins.
GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES WANT ‘CONTROLLED CHOICE’ — POLITICO’s Madina Touré: Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins and his running mate, lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jia Lee, are calling on New York City to scrap the use of standardized tests for entrance to gifted high schools, urging the city to adopt a gifted-quality curriculum in all high schools. Read more here.
For immediate release: July 6, 2018
Hawkins Calls on Cuomo to Empower AG to Investigate Trump
Urges Cuomo to Return $64,000 in Donations from Donald Trump
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that Governor Cuomo needs to stop protecting President Trump and authorize State Attorney General Barbara Underwood to formally investigate Trump and his foundation.
Hawkins also said that Cuomo needs to immediately return the $64,000 he has received in campaign donations from Trump. “We need a Governor who has some sense of ethics and principles, who doesn’t feel compelled to solicit money from every special interest that wants to curry his favor. He needs to stop collecting tribute from the fossil fuel industry, Wall Street and real estate industries who view a donation to Cuomo as the price to opening up the state’s piggy bank,” noted Hawkins. Hawkins has long advocated for a ban on pay-to-play campaign contributions and an enactment of a Clean Money full public campaign finance program.
On June 14, the State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Trump and his foundation. The petition “alleges a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations. “Read more