Hawkins to Hold News Conf. Albany Fri Jan. 23rd, 1 PM, Cuomo budget, Silver arrest

Who: Howie Hawkins

What: Press Conference

Where: LCA Press Room, Legislative Office Building, Albany New York

When: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Why: Howie Hawkins, the recent Green Party candidate for Governor, will hold a news conference in Albany on Friday, January 23, to respond to Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget and State of the State address.

Hawkins will also discuss the recent arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the culture of corruption that dominates the state Capitol.

The news conference will be in the LCA press room of the Legislative Office Building at 1 PM.

In addition to the need for ethics reform, Hawkins will discuss Cuomo’s education agenda and attacks on teachers; energy; taxes and fiscal relief for local governments; and poverty.


Get Out The Vote Rally with Buffalo Teachers Federation

Who: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor

What: Get Out The Vote Rally

Where: Buffalo Teachers Federation Headquarters, 271 Porter Street (corner of Porter & Niagara), Buffalo, New York, 14201

When: 1:00 pm, Sunday, November 2

Why: The Buffalo Teachers Federation endorsed Howie Hawkins because he defends the right to education, calls for full funding for public schools and opposes the plans to turn Lafayette, Bennett, East and MLK into private charter schools, including giving these wealthy charters the public school buildings! He also calls for a $15 minimum wage, ban on fracking and 100% clean energy by 2030. He supports organizing efforts after the elections to further build the independent politics of the people.

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Media Advisory: Funiciello and Hawkins to speak at Fort Edward GE plant Saturday

Who: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor and Matt Funiciello, Green candidate for Congress, 21st District

What: Press Conference

Where: GE Plant, 381 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY

When: 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 1

Why: Matt Funiciello, Green Party candidate for the 21st Congressional District and Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for NY State governor, will hold a press conference at the Fort Edward GE plant (381 Broadway, Fort Edward) on Saturday, November 1, at 3:00 PM.

The press conference will focus on the corporate welfare given to GE and its decision to abandon the workers in Fort Edward by moving the plant.

Center Presses Gubernatorial Candidates for Major Change in the State's Criminal Justice System

The Center for Law and Justice will hold a press conference to outline its call for a major shift in the state's criminal justice system. It will be held in the small auditorium of the Albany Public Library on Washington Avenue at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 1, 2014. To date, at least one of the major gubernatorial candidates has promised to participate in the press conference.

The conference will precede a major community Speak-Out scheduled for 10:30 AM at the Library and is entitled, Police, Prisons, and Mass Incarceration. The Center for Law and Justice, one of the Speak-Out sponsors, has invited all 4 gubernatorial candidates to attend and participate along with a host of local government officials, legislators, and community leaders invited to the Speak-Out by community groups..

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Media Advisory: Radio & TV ads for Hawkins running across Upstate

The Hawkins for Governor campaign has a pair of radio ads running in Ithaca, Woodstock, Syracuse and Buffalo.

Howie Hawkins on why he's running for Governor

Why I'm Voting for Howie Hawkins for Governor

The TV ad is also running Upstate

Howie Hawkins TV Ad: A Real Choice for Governor

Media Advisory: Hawkins to meet with Port Jefferson Station Teachers

Who: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor of New York

What: Meet & Greet with teachers

Where: Comsewogue High School Auditorium, 565 Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, NY, United States

When: Monday, October 27 at 4:00 pm

Why: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor, will conduct a meet and greet with members of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association. The PJSTA is one of 6 teacher unions that have endorsed him.

Media Advisory: Hawkins Press Conference at Stonewall Inn

(New York, NY) — At a Monday morning press conference Howie Hawkins, Green Party Governor candidate and Alexander Meadows, Progressive Party 66th District Assembly candidate will endorse each other.

Both campaigns are gaining momentum because of their progressive stand on the issues (fracking ban, women's equality, affordable housing, income inequality, fighting poverty and for higher wages, clean energy and clemency for prisoners--Cuomo has not once used his clemency powers) and their appeal to progressive voters dissatisfied and furious with the record of entrenched Democratic Party leadership.

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Thurs. Oct 23. 1:30pm Press Conference: Groundswell of Grassroots Progressive Support for Howie Hawkins Continues to Build Endorsements Include Teacher Unions, Democratic Elected and  Democratic Clubs

Who: Howie Hawkins, Green Party Candidate for Governor

Allen Roskoff -- President of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; legendary gay rights activist 
Judd Krasher -- Albany City Councilmember, 11th Ward
Doug Bullock -- Albany County Legislator, 7th Legislative District; First Vice-President of the Albany Central Federation of Labor

What: Howie Hawkins, Allen Roskoff, Judd Krasher, and Doug Bullock will speak on grassroots, progressive support and endorsements for the Hawkins for Governor Campaign coming from the traditional Democratic base of Democratic clubs and teachers unions. 

Howie Hawkins will also discuss and take questions about the previous night's gubernatorial debate.

Where: Albany LCA Pressroom - Legislative Office Building, Room 130, Albany, NY

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:30pm

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Media Advisory: Hawkins Press Conference on Fracking & Infrastructure

Hawkins for Governor

For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2014

For more information:
Ursula Rozum, Campaign Manager 315-414-7720[email protected]
David Doonan, Media Coordinator, 518-265-4030[email protected]


On His Way to Buffalo Gubernatorial Debate, Howie Hawkins to Announce in Syracuse that He Will Ask Gov. Cuomo Why His Administration Tampered with Federal Fracking Study

Hawkins will cite investigation by Capital New York showing DEC edited and delayed USGS fracking study to remove threats of contamination and threats posed by gas infrastructure

Hawkins will address the Extent to which natural gas infrastructure is developing in New York


WHAT: Hawkins for Governor press conference

WHEN: Tuesday October 21, 11:00 am

WHERE: 2013 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is holding a press conference to highlight the recent Capital New York investigative report that revealed how the Cuomo Administration tampered with a federal U.S. Geological Survey fracking study that New York State commissioned in 2011 to study naturally occurring methane in water wells in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga, Delaware and Otsego. This study was commissioned at the same time that the administration was considering a pilot fracking project in the Southern Tier in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga and Steuben counties. According to the report, the Cuomo Administration officials had extensive communications with the USGS study authors and asked that they downplay or erase the original descriptions of environmental and health risks associated with fracking.

The only candidate who supports a ban on hydrofracking, Hawkins will highlight the extent to which gas drilling infrastructure has developed in New York under the Cuomo Administration.

According to Capital New York, the final version of the edited excised a reference to risks associated with gas pipelines and underground storage—a reference which could have complicated the Cuomo administration's potential support for a number of other controversial energy projects, including a proposed gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes region that local wine makers say could destroy their burgeoning industry.

At the press conference, Hawkins will reference a map of New York that shows all the gas infrastructure proposed or already operational in the state. The infrastructure map, developed by SANE Energy Project and other grassroots groups can be found here:

"When previously asked about why his administration tampered with the report, Cuomo said simply, 'I don't know.' That's unacceptable," said Hawkins. "New Yorkers deserve answers from Cuomo who for years has promised to listen to the science, not alter it. I intend to ask him what he knew and when."

Hawkins will also touch on what he saw and learned in his recent trip to the frack sites in PA.


Hawkins to appear in Utica on Tuesday

Hawkins for Governor

For Immediate Release
October 20, 2014

For more information:
Ursula Rozum, Campaign Manager 315-414-7720, [email protected]
David Doonan, Media Coordinator, 518-265-4030, [email protected]

Who: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor of New York

What: Campaign Stop

Where: Muhammad's Barber Shop, 1207 Park Avenue Utica, NY 13501

When: Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00 pm


Howie Hawkins will be meeting with supporters and talking about the upcoming debate, his opposition to fracking and Cuomo's tampering with a federal fracking study, and his desire to create a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission to examine the impact of the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

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