Featured image, Hawkins speaking at the People’s Climate March, New York City, Sept. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Colin D. Young.
Howie Hawkins Announces He Is Building An Exploratory Committee
By Kevin Zeese
This week, the New Republic published, Will the Democrats Kill the Green Party by Stealing Its Best Idea? The article asks: now that the Democrats are making the Green New Deal a central issue in the 2020 election cycle and they are becoming socialist, is there any need for the Green Party?
The article had an important announcement: Howie Hawkins said he is forming an exploratory committee to seek the nomination for president for the Green Party of the United States. This is major news for the Green Party and the national political debate.
In the article, Jill Stein, once again says she is not running. Her vice presidential running mate, Ajamu Baraka, who has a great deal of support in the party, has also decided not to run. If Hawkins decides to run, he immediately becomes the favorite for the nomination.