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Howie Hawkins unsurprised by election results, hopeful for Green Party

Syracuse presidential candidate Howie Hawkins expected the 2020 election to be a tough year for third parties. So when his Green Party campaign received less than 0.5% of the popular vote in New York state, he wasn’t surprised. “(In 2016), there was a lot of dissatisfaction with the candidates, and a lot of progressives wanted to cast a protest vote for the Green Party,” Hawkins said. “But 2020 was a referendum on Trump.” Continue reading

Thank you from Howie and Angela. Now, what's next?

We want to express our deepest thanks to all who supported our campaign through a particularly difficult year for Greens and independent socialists. Your encouragement gave us the strength and resolve to give the campaign our all. We’re not stopping. We are continuing to the fight for our program, to organize our grassroots political base, and to build cooperation across the independent green and socialist left. We have filed for the next election cycle as Howie Hawkins For Our Future so we can continue to raise and spend money on this political organizing. Continue reading

Hawkins Says the Green Opposition to the Next Administration Begins Now

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for president, said that while it was essential to ensure that all votes are counted before a winner is declared, it was equally important for people to demand that the next president move quickly on COVID relief, climate change, and health care for all.Hawkins said that he and the Green Party would help organize protests to demand that every vote is counted and that the next administration take swift action on the COVID, health, and climate crises. Hawkins released a statement outlining key issues for the Green Party moving forward. Continue reading

We've only just begun

We don't need to remind you that today is Election Day, because everywhere you turn, everyone is urging voters to show up at the polls. In case you still haven't voted, we have a state-by-state guide on what you need to do to cast your vote today. Staff and volunteers are still on the phones today, and if you can make another donation today to help us reach more voters, please do. Remember that some 100 million people who could vote in 2016, didn't, and we need to reach them TODAY. Continue reading

The Green Alternative to Red and Blue

Democrats say a vote for Biden is a vote for democracy. Howie Hawkins disagrees If you lean left, you're probably voting for Joe Biden. Howie Hawkins would like you to reconsider. Mr. Hawkins, 67, is a former teamster and construction worker and the Green Party's presidential nominee. A self-described anticapitalist and eco-socialist, Mr. Hawkins is running on Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and a $20 minimum wage. Continue reading

Green Party presidential candidate talks about environmental and economic policy

Because only the two main political parties—the Republicans and Democrats—have a real chance at winning most elections, Americans tend to forget about the third and fourth biggest parties, the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, respectively. This year, both these parties are fielding candidates for the nation's highest office. The Observer was able to secure an interview with the Green Party presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins, who spoke at length about the environmental-economic nexus, the basis of his party's platform. Aside from environmental sustainability and economic viability, the other two primary components of the Green Party's platform are democracy and social justice. Hawkins is a long time environmental activist and trade unionist who has unsuccessfully ran for a variety of political offices in the past. Continue reading

Democrats fought to keep the Green Party off some state ballots. What are they scared of?

Angela Walker of the Green Party says it's "very simple: The people who show up and vote Green or Libertarian ... are people who are not going to give their votes to the Democrats or the Republicans." Kim Brown: So several weeks ago, though it does seem as though it's been at least a few years when Joe Biden announced that Senator Kamala Harris was going to be his running mate for president. A lot of people, particularly democratic liberals were very excited. Oh, there's a black woman on the ticket. And a lot of us leftist progressives were like, there's already a black woman on a ticket of a national party. I'd like for everyone to meet Angela Walker, she is the VP candidate for Howie Hawkins, Green Party ticket for president 2020. And this is a very interesting conversation. First of all, Angela is a fascinating woman and she has a lot to offer a lot to talk about what the Green Party perhaps has to offer voters. And we want to begin the conversation actually talking about the ways to build political power beyond voting. Continue reading

Meet Angela Walker

There are Americans who do not even know there is a Green Party in the United States much less the history of a party that has constantly, although not prominently, advocated for the policies we now associate with the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders. The Green Party came in for loud and harsh criticisms after the 2016 presidential election did not go according to the expectations of most Americans and the experts in the media. The then leader of the party, Jill Stein, was accused of towing a line favorable to adversarial Russia, particularly because Stein was every critical of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

Angela Walker, Green Party VP nominee, on why she's a socialist

"Those of us who are simply exhausted with the unresponsiveness of both major parties have sought out more receptive political parties to support." Editor’s Note: According to results of the 6th annual Power of the Sister Vote poll, presented by Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE, Black women’s confidence in the Democratic Party has fallen slightly in 2020—71% vs 73% in 2019 and 2018. Black women (80%) also overwhelmingly gave Trump a failing grade. Below, Angela Walker, vice presidential nominee for Green Party of the United States, explains why she believes neither major party centers the needs and concerns of Black people. Continue reading

Whatever happened to left solidarity?

In 2004, a number of prominent progressives issued statements calling on people to vote for Democrat John Kerry in the close states and the Green Party candidate in the so-called safe states where the outcome would not be close. In 2020, many of these same people have moved further to the right and call for a vote for Biden without any support for a Green vote in the so-called safe states. In 40 states, the vote for the Green presidential ticket determines whether the Green Party retains or gains ballot line for the next election cycle. In most states, it’s 1%, 2%, 3%, or 5%. But there is no support for the Green Party this year from these progressives. What happened to left solidarity? Continue reading