Friday, May 31, 2019

Times Union: 'Howie Hawkins will seek Green nomination for president'

Howie Hawkins at a press conference to announce on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Albany, N.Y.    (Paul Buckowski/Times Union) Photo: PAUL BUCKOWSKI / (Paul Buckowski/Times Union)
Howie Hawkins

Staff report

Longtime New York gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins will seek the Green Party nomination for president in 2020.
Hawkins, who make the announcement on Tuesday in Brooklyn, has run for governor three times (in 2010, '14 and '18) on the Green Party's line, every time clearing the 50,000-vote limit required to maintain the party's ballot status. He launched his exploratory committee for the presidency in April.
Hawkins, a retired Teamster, has also run for Congress and the U.S. Senate, as well as seeking local offices in Syracuse.
The centerpiece of Hawkins' campaign for president is an "ecosocialist Green New Deal" to convert to clean renewable energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 — a "World War II-scale mobilization," he said in a statement...
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