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The group Indivisible Mohawk Valley will be holding a Resist Trump and Tenney Protest today during President Trump's visit to Utica for a closed-door fundraiser for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney
The protest will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in front of the State Office Building in downtown Utica.
Hundreds of people from across the 22nd Congressional District will taking part in the peaceful demonstration.
Candidate for New York Attorney General Zephyr Teachout and Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins will also be attending the rally.
Event organizers are expecting 1,600 constituents to participate.
They say it's expected to be the largest protest in the Mohawk Valley since Tenney was elected to Congress.
For immediate release, August 13, 2018
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, will attend the various protests against President Trump and U.S. Rep. Tenney in Utica on Monday August 13. Hawkins is expected to arrive around 5 PM. Hawkins will be joined by Mark Dunlea, the Green Party candidate for State Comptroller and Michael Sussman, the Green Party candidate for Attorney General.
“I’m protesting Trump because he is a crude racist who wants to divide and rule Americans by scapegoating immigrants, Muslims, and people of color for the problems that Trump and his rich, corrupt cronies create with their frauds, tax evasion, money laundering, and ripping off workers, contractors, and creditors,” said Hawkins.
“Trump uses his office for self-enrichment as foreign and domestic lobbyists patronize his properties to get favorable treatment and he sticks it to the taxpayers with the bills for endless golf vacations at his own resorts. He lies every time he opens his mouth or Twitter app. Trump is un-American. America is not a race, religion, or ethnicity. America is the idea that we are all free and equal in a multicultural democracy. I can’t wait until we impeach, convict, and throw him out of office for his high crimes and misdemeanors,” Hawkins added.
Dunlea added that “Trump’s greatest legacy, unfortunately, may be his climate denial and his role in promoting increased use of fossil fuels. His actions to undercut efforts to curb global warming are a crime against humanity.” Dunlea has been campaigning to get the state pension fund to divest from fossil fuels.
by Mac Bullock
Green party gubernatorial nominee Howie Hawkins spoke to supporters at the Utica State Office Building on Thursday, attacking incumbent Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s upstate economic development policies as ineffective and self-serving.
Hawkins described the Democratic governor as being in a “very corrupt, pay-to-play culture, handing out benefits to the rich and corporations.”Read more
by Samantha Madison
UTICA — Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for governor, is proposing a “Green New Deal” that he says would help economic development in Upstate New York.
Wages are stagnant, rent is through the roof, health care costs are increasing and the cost of living is going up in general, he said during a news conference in front of the State Office Building in Utica.
“We’ve spent billions of dollars on economic development, but it’s all about tax cuts and subsidies for the very rich corporations,” said Hawkins, who is from Syracuse. “We’ve been doing this for 40 years, it’s just that (Gov. Andrew) Cuomo’s taken it to another level. The theory is it will trickle down to the working class, and it hasn’t.”Read more
by Abraham Kenmore
WATERTOWN — Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for governor, said it was the party members’ idea, not his, to run again.
“I couldn’t have stopped it if I wanted to,” he said. “It was never my plan to run for all these offices ... I don’t know how many, it’s like 21 times I’ve run. Only one time did I push it, the other times they pushed me.”
Mr. Hawkins’s reluctance is not a mark of a lack of enthusiasm for the party he helped found. If anything, his status as perpetual, if occasionally reluctant, candidate is a mark of dedication.Read more
The Green Party gubernatorial candidate's platform — calling for a bold approach to tackling issues like climate change and soaring healthcare costs — should interest many mid-Hudson Valley residents, he said.
“I think we’re standing with the people,” Howie Hawkins said Thursday, standing at Victor C. Waryas Park in the City of Poughkeepsie. “And even if they don’t consider themselves a lefty, or a progressive, or a socialist, or a liberal, they’re going to like where we stand on the issues... So, I think the sky’s the limit.”
Hawkins, a Syracuse resident who finished third in the 2014 gubernatorial race, said his goal in November's election is clearly stated in his campaign slogan: Demand More. That includes pushing the state to commit to working toward 100 percent clean energy by 2030.
Addressing climate change is among the campaign’s keynote issues, and Hawkins talked about the need for a “Green New Deal” to revitalize the economy by focusing on clean energy initiatives. He also voiced his support for a single-payer healthcare system.Read more
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party gubernatorial candidate, appeared in front of the Utica State Office Building on Thursday to talk economic development.Read more
For immediate release: August 9, 2018
Dunlea Running for Comptroller to Push Climate Action, Divestment from Fossil Fuels
Hawkins says Green New Deal is path to full employment
(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Green Party candidates for Comptroller and Governor came to Poughkeepsie today to call for increased action on climate change which they say is the path to full employment.
Howie Hawkins, who finished third in the race for Governor four years ago with 5% of the vote, was one of the first political figures to call for a ban on fracking nearly a decade ago and his call for a Green New Deal has increasingly been echoed by other candidates and parties seeking office.Read more