Hawkins to Discuss 2014 Gubernatorial General Election, Tuesday June 3, 11 AM, Syracuse Greens office
With all the ballot parties having now selected their Gubernatorial candidates, Howie Hawkins will hold a news conference on Tuesday June 3 to discuss his opponents and his campaign agenda.
The news conference will be at the Hawkins campaign office at 2013 E. Genesee Syracuse NY at 11 AM. Coffee and pastries will be served.
Hawkins will discuss his plans for the general election and outline his differences with Astorino and Cuomo.
Of the state's four "minor parties," only the Green Party has decided to run its own candidate for Governor. The WFP this weekend and gave its ballot line for a second time to Governor Cuomo despite his opposition to their economic agenda over the last four years.
Hawkins will be the only progressive candidate in the race, calling for a Green New Deal to provide full employment, funding for local schools and governments, and a 100% clean renewable energy system by 2030. He is the only candidate that makes combating poverty, racism and the mass incarceration of New York residents a central part of his campaign. He is the only candidate promising to provide health care to all residents with no copays, premiums and deductibles. He is also the only candidate supporting a ban on the hydrofracking of natural gas.
Hawkins will also respond to the EPA's proposed new carbon emission rules.