Hawkins to appear in Ithaca

Howie Hawkins - Green for Governor 
www.howiehawkins.org - www.gpny.org

Media Advisory

Notice of News Conference

For More Info:
Howie Hawkins, 315 425-1019
Mark Dunlea, 518 860-3725

Thursday, July 15 at 1:00 PM
115 The Commons, 2nd Floor, Ithac


Howie Hawkins, the Green Party nominee for Governor, will hold a news conference in Ithca on Thursday July 15th to discuss single payer health care, worker issues, living wage jobs and the state budget crisis. The event will be on the second floor of 115 the Commons at 1 PM in Ithaca.


Hawkins has previously been the Green Party candidate for US Senate and State Comptroller. He has run for Congress and local offices in Syracuse, receiving 41 percent of the vote in his last race for city council in 2009. The Green Party is committed to ecology, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and social and economic justice. The Green Party has 22,939 enrolled voters in NYS.


Hawkins has been an organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent politics since the late 1960s. A former Marine, he helped organize opposition to the Vietnam War and was a leader in the anti-apartheid movement to end US corporate investment in the system of racist labor exploitation in South Africa. He was a co-founder of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 and the Green Party in the US in 1984.


Hawkins moved to Syracuse in 1991 to develop cooperatives for CommonWorks, a federation of cooperatives working for an economy that is cooperatively owned, democratically controlled, and ecologically sustainable. As a board member of the Southside Community Coalition, he is currently helping to develop a community- and worker-owned food cooperative in his inner city neighborhood where no grocery stores remain.


Hawkins is active in Teamsters for a Democratic Union, US Labor Against the War, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.


Hawkin's articles on politics, economics, and environmental issues have appeared in Against the Current, Green Politics, International Socialist Review, New Politics, Peace and Democracy News, Resist, Roll Call, Society and Nature, Z Magazine, and other publications. He is the editor of the 2006 book, Independent Politics: The Green Party Strategy Debate.

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