Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Independent: Green Party's 2020 underdog Howie Hawkins on why he's not a 'spoiler' and US deserves a third choice

The following was originally published in The Independent:


"Howie Hawkins, presumptive nominee of the Green Party and pick of the Socialist Party USA, says we need a third option for President. And writing in The Independent, he makes the case that he’s the man for the job.
It’s a message that some Democrats have been quick to dismiss albeit with notes of caution.
Jeff Weaver, longtime advisor to Bernie Sanders, likened the Greens to “a political mirage” but told Politico that third parties can matter at the margins in critical states.
Mr Hawkins, 67, a longtime grassroots organiser, has run for office two dozen times. He was the Green Party’s candidate for New York governor in 2010 and 2014, where he received 5 per cent of the vote, one of the highest for an independent progressive party candidate in the state’s history..."

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