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Wednesday, April 18: Howie Hawkins' First Binghamton Visit for 2018 Green Party Gubernatorial Campaign
For immediate release: April 18, 2018
Howie Hawkins, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for Governor of New York, will speak in Binghamton about his campaign on April 18 at 11am. The address will take place at Columbus Park, across the street development sites that are driving up rents the area and putting pressure on members of the community.
Hawkins will speak on the need for the state to better share revenues with local government, enabling them to better meet local needs while reducing regressive local property taxes.
He will also address the upcoming Earth Day holiday, and New York's need for 100% clean energy by 2030, stopping all new fossil fuel infrastructure, and enacting a carbon tax.
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.