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Hawkins to Bird-Dog “Chicken Cuomo” for Debates
For immediate release: October 13, 2018
Hawkins to Bird-Dog “Chicken Cuomo” for Debates on Monday in NYC and Long Island
Will March in Hispanic Festival NYC Sunday October 14
Green gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins will bird-dog Governor Cuomo on Monday October 15 to demand debates.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has so far not agreed to any debates with his general election opponents.
Hawkins, a retired Teamster from Syracuse who finished 3rd in the 2014 race with 5% of the vote, will confront Chicken Cuomo (an actor in a chicken suit) about debating outside the governor’s Manhattan office at 633 3rd Avenue, Manhattan at 1:30 pm on Monday, October 15.
Hawkins and Chicken Cuomo will have another debate about debates in Rockville Center in the evening. They will debate at the corner of N. Park Ave. and Front St. in Rockville Center between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, across the street from a fundraiser for Sen. Todd Kaminsky where Cuomo is the featured speaker. The fundraiser starts at 6:30 pm.
Hawkins will speak on the issues in the governor’s race that evening at 7:30 PM, Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W Merrick Road in Freeport.
Hawkins has been calling since the primary concluded on September 13 for four debates in four cities on four topics: The Economy, Government Reform, Climate and the Environment, and Social Problems, including housing, health care, subways, criminal justice, and civil rights. He says all ballot-qualified candidates should be invited to the debates.
He has urged media and civic organizations to organize the debates with or without Cuomo. “Cuomo should not be permitted to once again dictate the time, place ,and format of debates — no no debates,” Hawkins said
Howie Hawkins will participate in the Hispanic Day Parade on Sunday October 14 between West 58th & 59th streets, off Fifth Avenue He will be there from 12 noon on. Also expected are the Green Party’s Lt. Governor candidate Jia Lee and Michael Sussman, the Green Party attorney general candidate.
Hawkins is also speaking Monday at 10 am at a new conference on the steps of City Hall in support of the Small Business Jobs Survival Act pending before city council.