Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins will address the Syracuse Chapter of the National Action Network on Saturday September 27 at 10 am at the Fountain of Life Church (700 South Ave.) During the groups weekly meeting, Hawkins will outline his Green New Deal proposal for full employment, living wages, healthcare and quality public schools. Hawkins plans to elaborate in detail about how his education policy differs from those of his opponents. The event is free and open to the public
A longtime advocate for economic and social justice, during his campaign for Governor, Hawkins has been outspoken about the need to increase funding for public schools and for New York State to desegregate public schools.
Howie Hawkins is a resident of Syracuse's Southside. Hawkins' running mate, Brian Jones, is a former New York City public school teacher who has been active in organizing teachers and families to resist high stakes testing and to end the colocation of charter schools in public schools.
On Friday, the Hawkins/Jones campaign received the endorsement of Diane Ravitch, nationally known education advocate. Ravitch worked for presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and is an education historian, policy analyst and author.
When: Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am
Where: Fountain of Life Church, 700 South Ave. Syracuse, NY 13207