For Immediate Release: June 21, 2020
Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker Clinch Green Presidential Nomination
(Syracuse, NY – June, 21 2020) Today Howie Hawkins has won enough delegates to clinch the Green Party’s Presidential nomination with victories this weekend in Michigan and the Lavender Caucus.
After winning 31 contests in the Green primaries, the Hawkins/Walker ticket has 182 delegates, enough to secure the Green nomination on the first ballot. Hawkins has won 59.3% percent of delegates so far allocated, only 43 delegates from states and caucuses remain to be decided. Originally planned for Detroit, the Green Party’s Presidential Nominating Convention will be held virtually July 9-12.
“Mounting unnecessary deaths from Covid-19 and the uprising against racism have revealed how the two governing parties are presiding over a failed state. The Green Party is the alternative: Medicare for All, the full-strength Green New Deal, an Economic Bill of Rights, and ending militarized policing at home and abroad,” said Hawkins, a retired Teamster and lifelong peace, union, and environmental activist.
Howie is joined by Vice Presidential candidate Angela Walker, a veteran working-class activist with decades of experience, starting from her youth, working for racial and economic justice in social movements, unions, and as an independent socialist candidate. Angela was at the top of Howie’s list of potential running mates.
“We’re in a moment when the working class is faced once again between a choice of two unpopular candidates backed by capitalist parties who put the 1% first. We must break this cycle because most of us are not in a position of privilege to afford the so-called lesser evil,” said Walker. “Howie and I are looking forward to officially receiving the nomination in July and look forward to sharing the values of the Green Party with folks who haven’t met us yet.”
The Green Party presently has ballot access in 25 states including D.C., and is in the process of seeking ballot access in all 50 states. The party is already qualified in states with over 300 Electoral College votes, enough to win the election.