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Hawkins Says He Will Participate in League of Women Voters’ Gubernatorial Debate
For immediate release: October 19, 2018
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, says he will participate in the League of Women Voters’ gubernatorial debate regardless of which other candidates agree to show up.
Hawkins thanked the LWV for organizing the debate and inviting all the candidates to attend.
“The League is viewed as the gold standard for holding debates. It is time for Cuomo and Molinaro to stop their political gamesmanship and show up to give the voters’ the opportunity to hear all the candidates for Governor discuss their ideas about how to make our state better,” said Hawkins.
Hawkins urged the media to cover the debate, including broadcasting it on television and cable.
“The media needs to stand up for democracy and the voters’ right to have a debate and stop caving in to the demands of Governor Cuomo. Stop covering elections like a reality game show and remember the media’s historic role in our democracy, a role enshrined in our Bill of Rights,” added Hawkins.