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An Equitable Economy Requires Public Enterprises and Cooperatives

Workers World Today: November 6, 2018

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.

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Howie Hawkins to Vote at 11 am in Syracuse

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.

NYC KidsPAC final endorsements for tomorrow's state elections

NYC KidsPAC: November 5, 2018

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.

Green Party Airs TV Ad

NY State of Politics: November 5, 2018

By Nick Reisman

The Green Party this weekend released its first TV ad of the campaign, featuring gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins.

The ad has already appeared on social media, but will play on cable TV the Syracuse and Albany markets.

Hawkins, who ran in 2010 and 2014, pointed to the safe lead incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo has in polling over Republican Marc Molinaro and that voters can “send a message” by backing his candidacy.

“I am the only progressive remaining on the ballot in New York. With Cuomo holding a safe double digit lead over Molinaro, voters need to send Cuomo a message that they demand action on climate, jobs and wages, single payer health care, and progressive education reform,” Hawkins said.

“Voter don’t like being taken for granted by politicians. And there is a lot of displeasure over Cuomo’s performance and the level of corruption he is presiding over and benefiting from.”

Hawkins is one of several independent party candidates running for governor this year, including Libertarian Larry Sharpe and Stephanie Miner, the former mayor of Syracuse and a Democrat running on the Serve America Movement ballot line.

Hawkins Airs TV Ads as Siena Poll Shows 3rd Party Surge

For immediate release: November 4, 2018

Hawkins Begins Airing TV Ads as Siena Poll Shows 3rd Parties Surge

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, has begun to run television ads as the newest Siena College poll shows a surge in support for third party candidates.

Hawkins had been running video ads for several weeks on social media but has now bought cable television ads in the Syracuse and Albany markets, and has been trying to buy time elsewhere.

Seven percent of New Yorkers in the Siena poll said they planned to vote for one of the third party candidates, with Hawkins polling at 2%. He received double that in 2014. Another 7% of the voters are undecided.

Cuomo is badly losing in upstate New York.

“I am the only progressive remaining on the ballot in New York. With Cuomo holding a safe double digit lead over Molinaro, voters need to send Cuomo a message that they demand action on climate, jobs and wages, single payer health care, and progressive education reform,” said Hawkins.

Hawkins said he and the other third party candidates would be doing even better if any television or radio network had broadcast last week’s gubernatorial debate that Cuomo skipped.

“Voter don’t like being taken for granted by politicians,” noted Hawkins. “And there is a lot of displeasure over Cuomo’s performance and the level of corruption he is presiding over and benefiting from.”

Gov. Cuomo Has His Eyes Set on a Third Term, but Critics Say He Lacks Vision

Wall Street Journal: November 4, 2018

Rivals criticized Cuomo for chasing political glory over substance

At the forum, other gubernatorial candidates criticized Mr. Cuomo for mismanaging economic development efforts—two former advisers were convicted of federal corruption charges this year, though the governor has never been accused of wrongdoing— and for chasing political glory over governmental substance.

“Are we going to give Cuomo a free ride, or are we going to demand more?” Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins asked.

A supporter of his campaign attended the debate in a chicken suit, wearing a Cuomo sign.

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10 Things to Watch on Election Day in New York

Gotham Gazette: November 4, 2018

4. Will minor parties keep/claim ballot lines?

...Between the Green Party and the WFP, it may come down to a matter of ballot placement, depending on which one fares better. The WFP has made a significant showing this year by backing several progressive upstarts in state Senate races and successfully deposing several incumbent Democrats, putting them squarely in the spotlight, while also initially backing Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams for governor and lieutenant governor until they lost in the Democratic primaries. Hawkins has also shown a fare bit of success on the Green Party line, pulling in 184,419 votes in 2014 compared to 126,244 on the WFP line for Cuomo.

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Poll: Andrew Cuomo holds shrinking lead in final days of NY governor's race

Syracuse Post-Standard: November 4, 2018

Former Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner (2 percent), who is making an independent bid for governor, and Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins (2 percent) of Syracuse were struggling to break out of the pack days before the election, the poll found.

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Siena Poll: Molinaro Makes Up Ground, But Cuomo Still Holds 13-Point Lead

NY State of Politics: November 4, 2018

The poll found Cuomo leading Molinaro 49 percent to 36 percent.

But that’s a smaller gap than the 22 percentage point difference that existed between them in October, when Cuomo led 50 percent to 28 percent.

Seven percent of voters are still undecided. Cuomo is seeking a third term this year and the independent party candidates, Larry Sharpe, Howie Hawkins and Stephanie Miner, all received less than 5 percent of support in the poll.

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Poll: Cuomo's lead over Molinaro narrows to 13 points in race for New York governor

CNY Central (Sinclair: CBS, CW, NBC): November 4, 2018

The race’s minor party candidates — Green Party member Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner — are supported by 7 percent of voters, with 7 percent still undecided, the poll found.

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