Today, April 13: Howie Hawkins' First Buffalo Visit for 2018 Green Party Gubernatorial Campaign
For immediate release: April 13, 2018
Howie Hawkins, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for Governor of New York, will speak in Buffalo about his campaign today at 4pm. The address will take place in the historic Niagara Square (1 Niagara Square).
Hawkins will speak on the need to fully fund and desegregate public schools, while ending high-stakes testing, to provide a quality education for all students in New York. Hawkins will also speak on the need to end wasteful, corrupt "corporate welfare" and instead devote investment toward an aggressive "Green New Deal" of public works, such as improving mass transit and achieving 100% clean and renewable energy in 15 years.
Hawkins was the Green Party candidate for Governor in 2010 and 2014. In 2014, he finished third with 184,419 votes, which moved the Green Party up to the 4th line among ballot qualified parties.
Hawkins is a retired Teamster who lives in Syracuse NY.
The Green Party will hold its nominating convention for statewide candidates in Albany on Saturday May 19. The Green Party is committed to ecology, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and social and economic justice.