Ursula wants you to help elect Howie Hawkins

September 8, 2013 

As summer winds down, election season is gearing up! This Fall, I'm working on a very exciting campaign – the Howie Hawkins for Syracuse Common Council campaign! Howie was my campaign manager when I ran for Congress last year. He won 48% of the vote for this City Council seat in 2011 and this year, we are working really hard to get Howie elected. Please join me in supporting Howie Hawkins – big or small, every donation will help us reach voters (and win!) in this grassroots campaign. And every hour you can volunteer between today and Election Day, bring us closer to electing Howie to the Syracuse Common Council. 


I first became active with the Green Party in 2010 during the Hawkins for Governor campaign. That year, Howie was the only gubernatorial candidate to publicly call for a full ban on hydrofracking – the success of that campaign gained the Green party official party status in NY. Since that race, Howie has been a mentor and a friend – sharing skills and analyses, and supporting opportunities for myself and other Young Greens to take on leadership in our local Green Party and to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of independent, non-corporate politics to our struggle for peace, social justice – and the better, more equitable, world we know is possible. To get to know Howie a little more, check out these short videos on his website - one on the Green/Red History of May Day and another outlining his environmental priorities for the City Council: http://www.howiehawkins.org/howie_videos

Howie is always willing to lend an extra hand to help activists - I probably could not have runwon 8% in my Congressional race without that support – from helping me prepare for debates to answering the phone at all hours to discuss policy questions. Howie's been contributing his energy and skills to social movement since the 1960s, organizing to end the Vietnam War, to stop construction of new nukes, for divestment from apartheid South Africa, and since the 1980s, building the Green Party in the US. This year, right now, we need to have his back. So if you have the means, please consider making a donation to Howie's campaign for City Council and help us win in Syracuse this year.

Howie Hawkins is the progressive candidate in a two-way race between a Green and a Democratic incumbent who is endorsed by the local political machine and funded by local real estate interest. Howie's got practical solutions to fully fund our city schools and services – he understands the inside-and-out of state fiscal policy and we know that he will speak up for the working people of Syracuse. Howie won 48% of the vote in 2011 and this year – we are going to close that electoral gap and win! Let's elect one of the smartest, kindest, most persistent and committed activists around.

Thanks for all that you do!

Now, for the future,

Ursula Rozum
Campaign Manager
Howie Hawkins for Common Council

PS – There are less than 9 weeks till election day – and most of the costs for campaign materials comes early. Please donate and sign up to volunteer for Howie's campaign at www.howiehawkins.org. Thanks!


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