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Hawkins Statement on WFP Nomination
"Looks like the WFP has rejected their version of Pierre Rinfret for a recycled version of Cuomo -- Mario that is. Getting a Democratic Governor to campaign for other Democrats is not an accomplishment if you are an independent third party. Regardless of how the WFP pyschodrama plays out, the Green Party will remain the choice this November for progressives who support a $15 an hour minimum wage, living wage jobs, climate action, strong public schools, and an end to corruption at the State Capitol," said Howie Hawkins, the Green nominee for Governor.
Hawkins is speaking at the Left Forum in New York City this weekend about independent politics. Hawkins will hold a fundraiser with Kshama Sawant, the newly elected socialist Seattle City Council member who successfully championed raising the minimum wage to $15.