For Immediate Release
October 24, 2020
For more information:
Howie Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
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HOWIE HAWKINS IN CHEYENNE FOR FREE & EQUAL DEBATE, FOLLOWING C-SPAN APPEARANCE FROM DENVER
Howie Hawkins will be available for phone interviews throughout the day at 315-200-6046, available for in person interviews in the afternoon in Cheyenne.
In Denver, Colorado at 6:00 am MDT, Hawkins will participate in a special campaign segment on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, presenting his Green New Deal to create a manufacturing revival and full employment across the nation. The Green New Deal will rebuild all the sectors of the economy for zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% clean energy by 2030. It will also enact an Economic Bill of Rights with federal guarantees of living-wage jobs, incomes above poverty, affordable housing, universal health care, lifelong tuition-free public education, and secure retirements.
Hawkins will arrive in Cheyenne, Wyoming in the afternoon, and will be available for interviews.
Hawkins will participate in the Free & Equal Election Foundation’s Open Presidential Debate from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm MDT. He will be available for media interviews before and after the debate.
Third Open Presidential Debate
October 24, 2020 – 6:00 pm MDT
Little America Hotel & Resort Cheyenne
2800 W Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009, USA
Howie Hawkins, 67, from Syracuse, New York, is a retired Teamster and veteran who has been active in movements for civil rights, peace, unions, and the environment since the 1960s.
He was the first US politician to campaign for a Green New Deal in 2010, in the first of three consecutive runs for New York governor. New York enacted several policies that only Hawkins had campaigned for after he received 5% of the vote in 2014, including a ban on fracking, a $15 minimum wage, and paid family leave.
Hawkins’ vice-presidential running mate is Angela Walker, 46, a truck driver in Florence, South Carolina who is a veteran, union and racial justice activist.
The Green presidential ticket is on the ballot in 30 states representing 73% of American voters and 381 electoral votes. Including the other states where the Green presidential ticket is qualified for write-in votes, 96% of Americans representing 514 electoral votes of the total 538 electoral votes will be able to vote for the Hawkins/Walker Green Party ticket.