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For immediate release: November 6, 2018
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, declared “mission accomplished” tonight as his vote total surpassed the 50,000 votes needed to maintain a ballot line for the Green Party in New York.
Hawkins successfully regained ballot status for the Greens in 2010 after they lost it in the 2002 election. In 2014, Hawkins won almost 5% of the vote, the highest vote total for an independent left party candidate for governor in New York history and the highest percentage since 1920. Today’s accomplishment is the first time that one candidate has won a ballot line for a third party for three consecutive gubernatorial elections in New York history.
“We have secured a Green Party ballot line in New York state for three consecutive elections by running our own candidates instead of running a major party candidate on our line. That’s a significant achievement in a system designed to create so-called third parties that merely function as extra ballot lines for the Democratic and Republican parties,” said Hawkins.Read more
For immediate release: November 6, 2018
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, will hold an election night party at Sugar Magnolia restaurant, 316 S Clinton St. Syracuse.
An initial set of speeches will take place around 9:45 PM.
Hawkins is seeking for the third time in a row to win enough vote to continue the Green Party’s ballot status in New York, making it much easier to field candidates.
Frank Cetera, the Green candidate for Syracuse Common Council at-large, will also be present.
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party’s candidate for governor of New York, admits that he isn’t very likely to win the vote on November 6. But Hawkins is urging New Yorkers to vote for him anyway — because, he says, he represents a “plan B” for voters who are fed up with Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Hawkins says that by voting for him, New Yorkers will be letting politicians in Albany know that they want a more progressive agenda. “We don’t have to win the office to have an influence. Of course, we do want to win the office,” Hawkins said.
Here’s what you need to know:Read more
11:15 am, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Stephanie Miner, who spent eight years as Syracuse's Democratic mayor, is making a longshot bid for governor with an upstart political outfit based in Colorado.
She's one of five candidates on the ballot, including another Syracusan, Green Party activist Howie Hawkins.
Miner rankled many in her own party when she decided to run as an independent. And her support so far in the campaign has been fledgling -- she's polling around 2 percent.
How will she do in Syracuse? Can she keep up with the two major party candidates in her hometown? Will she get enough votes to best Hawkins or even Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian with a base of support in Syracuse?
6 am, November 6, 2018
Vote today as if our lives depended on it. They do.
Today is election day. Polls are open to 9 PM.
Please vote Row D, Green Party. Most important is our ticket of Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee. Only votes for Governor / Lt Gov count towards the 50,000 threshold needed to continue as a ballot qualified party, which makes it much easier for us to field candidates.
Our other statewide candidates are Mark Dunlea for Comptroller and Michael Sussman for Attorney General. We have more than a dozen Greens running for Congress, State Legislature, City Council and Mayor of Lockport. Read about them here.
Today is also Divestment Tuesday. Mark’s campaign has focused on climate change, starting with the need to get the state to Divest its pension fund from fossil fuels. A vote for Greens is a vote for divestment and climate action.
Call NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli at 518 474-4044. Script: Please divest the NYS pension from fossil fuels. The NYS Attorney General is suing Exxon for defrauding investors like the NYS pension funds, so why would the Comptroller keep investing in such companies? It is wrong to invest the pension fund in companies that are destroying the planet through global warming.
NYC Kids PAC have endorsed Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee due to their outstanding positions on the education issues most public school parents care about, whether it’s keeping the cap on charter schools, more equitable education funding, reducing class size or reforming mayoral control; Jia, in particular, is a NYC teacher and has testified eloquently before Congress on the damage done by high stakes testing.
If you do not know where to vote, you can find it here. https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov
If you are at a polling place that is the correct polling place for where you presently live at, and the poll workers says you are not listed as a registered voter, you should ask to fill out a provisional ballot, known as an affidavit ballot.
Please remind your friends and neighbors about the importance of voting green.
By voting Green Party on this Election Day you will make sure that we can field independent candidates who take no corporate money, who are teachers, teamsters, college students. Pushing the Democrats who get elected to take the progressive positions they talk about happens when Green Party vote totals are good.
They say New York is a Democratic Party stronghold yet it has the largest gap between rich and poor; the most segregated school system by race and class. New York needs a Green Wave to move our elected officials to care about all of us.
Defy Trump and Cuomo. Vote Green. Row D.
And yes, we still need donations. Grow the revolution.
The Green Party
The first topic up for discussion was diversifying the upstate economy. Molinaro affirmed that “upstate New york needs to be treated with more respect.” Both Hawkins and Miner want to invest in infrastructure, with Hawkins focusing on clean energy and mass transit. He plans to tax the rich to give more funding to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). Sharpe had an opposing approach.
“Every time you hear ‘invest’ it means ‘more taxes.’ My ideas won’t raise taxes,” Sharpe said. He continued on, saying that he will not put more money into the MTA because “they suck.”Read more
In New York’s metropolitan regions, it is worse than the national average of 62% of jobs not supporting a middle-class life: New York City, 67%; Nassau/Suffolk, 76%; Albany, 63%; Syracuse, 64%; Utica, 66%; Binghamton, 68%; Rochester, 64%; and Buffalo, 63%.
Howie Hawkins, a recently retired Teamster in Syracuse, is the 2018 Green Party candidate for Governor of New York.
For immediate release: November 5, 2018
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, will vote at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 6 at the polling place in the Seals Community Center in Kirk Park, 300 W. Borden Ave., Syracuse.
Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee have outstanding positions on the education issues most public school parents care about, whether it’s keeping the cap on charter schools, more equitable education funding, reducing class size or reforming mayoral control; see their surveys here. Jia, in particular, is a NYC teacher and has testified eloquently before Congress on the damage done by high stakes testing.
In contrast, Governor Cuomo is still captive to the charter lobby. He just received $130,000 from donors with ties to the charter school industry, including the heirs to the Walmart fortune, Eva Moskowitz’ PAC and others. During his one debate with Mark Molinaro, Cuomo said he would sit down with Mayor de Blasio to try to persuade him to give charters more space in our public school buildings.