FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAWKINS AND WALKER SLAM US SENATE FOR TAKING VACATION WHILE COVID DEATHS AND UNEMPLOYMENT SKYROCKET
(May 26, 2020, Syracuse, NY) – Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, who are leading in the race for the Green Party nomination for president and vice president, blasted the US Senate today for going on vacation this week instead of providing health protections and economic relief for workers and small businesses.
“McConnell sent the Senate off on vacation this week. Trump is playing golf. Biden is cleaning up another gaffe. Meanwhile, COVID deaths mount, small businesses die, and unemployment grows. The two governing parties are presiding over a failed state,” Walker said.
“We need emergency protection now for our incomes, jobs, housing, health care, and small businesses. Emergency relief needs to be followed up by a full-strength Green New Deal for economic recovery as well as to stop the climate meltdown. Instead the Senate was putting together a bailout for the fossil fuel industry before it went on vacation. These craven panderers to their Big Oil paymasters are just digging more graves for us,” Hawkins said.
The Hawkins/Walker campaign has won 20 of 22 Green primaries, has qualified for federal matching funds in 14 of 20 needed states, and is working with state Green Parties to secure ballot access in every state.