It's hard to overstate the effect of voter suppression. Every election, countless people are prevented from being able to cast their votes thanks to strict requirements, misinformation, and foul play.
As expected, we're seeing evidence of this foul play all over the country. There's no low that Trump's team won't stoop to which means it's up to all of us to stay alert and call out voter suppression when we see it.Read more
Members of the Green Party and supporters of Steve Greenfield's campaign for Congress in New York's 19th District will gather tonight at 7:00 p.m., outside the studios of WMHT in Troy, to protest the rescinding of Steve's invitation to take part in the debate. They will call upon the management of WAMC and WMHT, as well as candidates Kyle Van Der Water and Antonio Delgado, to allow Greenfield into the debate.
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Join us in protesting Steve Greenfield's exclusion from tonight's CD-19 Debate!
Open the debates to all ballot-qualified candidates!
Green Party congressional candidate Steve Greenfield has been barred from participating in tonights debate between Rep. Antonio Delgado and Republican challenger Kyle Van De Water.
The debate is being hosted by public television station WMHT and co-sponsored by public radio station WAMC and the Albany Times Union. Greenfield participated in the debates two years ago. Ask the sponsors why he's been excluded this year.Read more
We're not going to sugar-coat it. We have less than three weeks to save the Green Party in New York State. Gov. Cuomo and the Democrats changed the law this year so that if we don’t get at least 150,000 votes, the Green Party will disappear from the ballot.
That means your vote for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker is necessary to save your Green Party’s ballot line!Read more
Demands States to Dismantle Illegal Private Militias
Hawkins demanded that the FBI and DHS increase monitoring and prosecuting violence by racist terrorist groups and that state law enforcement agencies enforce state laws against illegal private militias.Read more
The Free and Equal Elections Foundation (FEEF) hosted its second independent open presidential debate of the year on October 8, an event slated as a rebuke to the presidential debate commission's debates, which have long lacked inclusion and substance.
"With the Commission on Presidential Debates reeling in from its poor stewardship of the debate process, today's cross-partisan debate is an opportunity for the nation to advance a much more meaningful political discourse, one that represents our deep yearnings for a more perfect union," said FEEF Co-Founder Christina Tobin during her opening introduction.Read more
Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins was interview on October 9 about his offer to debate Biden. Hawkins said he's ready to debate both Donald Trump and Joe Biden but he's not sure they're ready to debate him.
Hawkins' News Release page includes a number of statements on the debates.Read more
Howie Hawkins says he hears almost every day from well-known environmental advocates who plead with him not to spoil the 2020 presidential election.
"I'm getting a lot of celebrity calls trying to persuade me to stand down in the swing states," said Hawkins, the Syracuse activist who has never been elected to public office in 24 previous attempts.Read more
COLUMBUS, Oh – As the League of Women Voters noted in past presidential debates, when the two corporate parties demand control of the process and have a contract with each other rather than allowing for free and open debate, the debates become a “hoodwinking of the American public.”
Of tonight’s debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins said, “I consider this debate a fraud. This debate isn’t sponsored by an independent organization, the Democrats and Republicans have a contract with each other. They have veto power over moderators. This isn’t a debate, it’s a farce.”Read more