Howie Hawkins to visit NY State Fair on September 2

Howie Hawkins - Green for Governor


For immediate release: Thursday, September 2, 2010

For more information:
Mark Dunlea, 518-860-3725
Howie Hawkins, 315-425-1019

Thursday, September 2, 11:00 am. WHERE:
New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York
Visit will begin just inside the Main Gate.

Media availability.
Farm policy statement.
Visits to exhibits, shake hands.
Sausage sandwich for lunch.
Reporting workshop for Syracuse youth
Join 5:30 pm protest of Reaper Drones outside the Main Gate


Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, will attend the NY State Fair on Thursday, September 2. Joining Hawkins will be Michael Donnelly, the Green Party candidate for Assembly Member from the the 119th District, and some young reporters from the South Side of Syracuse.


"As we visit exhibits and talk to fair goers, we will be doing a workshop for the these young people on how to cover an event, ask questions, and write a story for a community newspaper," said Hawkins.


Hawkins will be ready to discuss his farm and food policy statement with the media which calls for a shift to organic agriculture and support for family farms, cooperative food processing, and healthier foods.


At 5:30 pm outside the State Fair's Main Gate, Hawkins will join the Syracuse Peace Council protest of the Reaper Drones piloted from Hancock Air Base.

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