While the Green Party won't be selecting our presidential nominee until July of 2020, the race for the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination has already begun. The Presidential Campaign Support Committee has published the documentation for those seeking our nomination. The PCSC also maintains a document listing those seeking our nomination.
They are Roland G. Aranjo, Sedinam Moyowasiza-Curry, Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, Dennis Lambert, David Rolde, Ian Schlakman and Chad Wilson.
Submitted questionnaires by the candidates are available here.
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A new page has been created listing past forums of our 2020 Presidential Candidates. As new events are scheduled, they will be listed here as soon as possible.
Releases Budget for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal
Howie Hawkins announced in Brooklyn today that he is seeking the Green Party nomination for president.
Hawkins was a co-founder of the Green Party in 1984 and the first US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal when he ran for governor of New York in 2010. He has three times polled enough votes to give the Green Party ballot status in New York, finishing third each time. He has also ran for US Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2006 and for local office many times in Syracuse, New York, where he has polled between 35% and 48% in his last four races. A retired Teamster, he has been an activist for civil rights, peace, unions, and the environment since the 1960s.
As announced in Lansing, Michigan - Apr. 28, 2019 (at a meeting of the Capitol Area Greens).
We have a Constitution, Bill of Rights, a federal statutory framework and state as well as local laws supposedly designed to enshrine and protect the rights of all. And yet we live in a country that systematically violates the rights of many, including but not limited to People of Color.
Ranked-choice voting (RCV) refers to systems where voters rank their choices in order of preference.
The good thing about these systems is that they eliminate the vote-splitting or lesser-evil problem of single-seat, plurality-wins elections like we have in most of the United States.
The sad truth of war is the ones who make the most sacrifice are the ones who are the most forgotten. As much as ten times more innocent lives are lost during war than combatants. Almost nobody who is a decision maker considers this when war is proposed or engaged in.
Our nation has been at war in Afghanistan and Iraq for now over 17 years. Nearly a billion women, children and other non-combatants- innocent lives have been lost as well as over 5,000 American Service members. Libya is a failed state with slave auctions, Assad is still in power in Syria, and the United States military was not designed for illegal and un-Constitutional regime change wars. Our nation has spent trillions of our tax dollars on these wars while our children are malnourished, without healthcare, and at the same time crammed into smaller classrooms that are being threatened by gun violence nearly on a daily basis.#EndRegimeChangeWars
It is a burden for Dennis Lambert to announce he is running for President of the United States. With the current failing political climate, and the failing environmental climate, it is not something that Dennis takes lightly nor easily.
There are over 20 Democrats vying for the nomination for president, and the Republican Party has no courage to run another candidate against Donald Trump.
From the Green Party’s Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC)
Updated PCSC Web Pages
The PCSC web pages have been updated for 2020. These pages provide some essential information on how to run for the Green Party nomination. They provide links to documents of interest to candidates and to Green Party voters. An attempt has been made to eliminate obsolete information from the 2016 campaign.
Now that some Democrats are promoting a Green New Deal — the signature program of the Green Party for the last decade—how should Green Party candidates run on that program in 2020?
Green Party Origins of the Green New Deal by Howie Hawkins
I was the first US candidate to run for office campaigning for a Green New Deal in 2010. As the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York, I called for a Green New Deal of more progressive taxes to fund expanded public spending on public schools, single-payer health care, public housing, and a job-creating emergency program for 100% clean energy by 2020.
Ian Schlakman, former Maryland Green Party Candidate for Governor, is running for President
Ian Schlakman, the 2018 Green Party Candidate for Governor of Maryland, is running for the Green Party presidential nomination on a campaign platform of solidarity. If you’re an active Green Party member then you already know that the Green Party has the best policy platform of all the political parties. Our policies promote grassroots democracy, urgently addressing the climate crisis and a more peaceful planet. We know as Greens that our platform is the best one out there, not just for activists, but for students, people of color, the working class, the poor, the homeless and more.
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Alan Augustson sees an opportunity to put a Green in the White House.
"The Democratic Party is in chaos," Augustson wrote to his campaign website, and on social media. "We have a unique opportunity, if we're willing to seize it."
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Alan Augustson suggested today that people "lie" in response to the 2020 Census's contested 'citizenship question'.
"You are ruled by liars, thieves and murderers," Augustson posted to his website and to social media. "You have no moral obligation to help them harm you, and there is no credible threat to you or your family by obstructing their injustices."