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Hawkins Protests Ivanka Trump Syracuse
For immediate release: July 9, 2018
Hawkins Joins Syracuse Protest of Ivanka Trump
Says Trump Administration Guilty of Child Abuse
(Syracuse) Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, will join with other Central New York residents in protesting at Ivanka Trump’s Monday appearance in Syracuse. The protest, organized by the CNY Solidarity Coalition, Syracuse Students for Change, Syracuse Cultural Workers and others, will take place at Trump’s closed-door meeting at the P-Tech school at the Institute of Technology in Syracuse at noon,
“Ivanka Trump's visit to a school should not distract us from the child abuse that her father’s immigration policy is perpetrating with family separations, indefinite detentions, and deportations without due process of desperate people fleeing violence and seeking asylum. Her visit should not distract us from the profit-seeking privatization of public schools and the elimination of federal standards that protect the rights of children who are ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, or disabled, which Donald Trump's appallingly ignorant Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, is pursuing. If Ivanka Trump cared about children, she would be back in the White House convincing her father to change these extremely abusive policies toward children.,” said Hawkins.
“Ivanka Trump and her father are subjects of a complaint by the New York Attorney General’s office to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for self-dealing and illegally campaign spending with Trump Foundation assets. If Governor Cuomo would just ask the Attorney General’s office to do a criminal investigation of these matters, under New York law the Attorney General could then open an investigation that would lead to the public release of Trump’s tax returns. The public interest would be served by releasing those tax returns. Ivanka Trump's PR stunt using one of our public school as a prop serves the interest of no one but the Trump crime family," added Hawkins.
Michael Sussman is the Green Party candidate for Attorney General.