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Howie Hawkins in Albany Police Court Monday April 30 at 9 AM for Climate Change Protest
For immediate release: April 30, 2018
Howie Hawkins, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for Governor, will make an appearance in Albany Police Court on Monday, April 30. Hawkins was one of 55 people arrested at the April 23 Cuomo Walk the Talk protest at the State Capitol on climate change. A number of the protestors have a court appearance at 9 AM at 1 Morton Ave.
The protestors called upon Cuomo to support 100% clean energy as soon as possible (Hawkins supports a target date of 2030); a ban on new fracked-gas/fossil-fuel infrastructure; and a state carbon tax.
Hawkins and the Green Party have long advocated for a Green New Deal, which is a full employment program with a public guarantee of a living wage job that begins with transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2030. It would also invest in a sustainable economy based on health care, education, environmental infrastructure, housing, and regenerative agriculture.
Hawkins will be available for media interviews.