Campaign updates

This is a journal of the events, places, people and issues that Howie encounters as he talks to people about this campaign for the 2020 Green Party nomination for President of the United States.

Juneteenth 2019: The US must repair historic and current racism

Juneteenth 2019: The US must repair historic and current racism

Five hundred years of racial oppression requires the United States to face up to its history and correct historic and current injustices. The United States must enact HR 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, to develop remedies for the impact of slavery and subsequent racial discrimination on Black people.
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The Russiagate Obsession Is Mass Distraction

The Russiagate Obsession Is Mass Distraction

While the Republicans scapegoat immigrants and the Democrats scapegoat Russians and Greens, Green candidates up and down the ticket should focus their campaigns on the solutions where there is supermajority support, such as improved Medicare for all, taxing the wealthy for the public good, and protecting the people and the planet with a Green New Deal.
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African Liberation Day: Reparations Now

African Liberation Day: Reparations Now

  I spent the afternoon today in Syracuse, New York at the African Liberation Day celebration sponsored by the Pan African Community of Central New York, an organization that fosters unity among continental Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean and other...

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Uber and Lyft: #SocializeTheRide

Uber and Lyft: #SocializeTheRide

I support the strike today by the mistreated drivers of Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing companies. By treating their drivers as independent contractors with no labor rights instead of as employees with rights under federal and state labor laws, the ride-sharing...

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On #420, our position on legalization of cannabis

On #420, our position on legalization of cannabis

  The history of the US War on Drugs is the history of racism and repression against people of color, the working class, and progressive movements. “The Nixon White House . . . had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people . . . We knew we couldn't make it...

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Remembering Dr. King and saying NO to NATO

Remembering Dr. King and saying NO to NATO

I got up early this morning to be at the U.S. State Department for a No to NATO demonstration. The foreign ministers of NATO countries were inside, presumably to get the marching orders from the military superpower, the United States. Among the other Greens there were...

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Exploratory Committee Announcement Event

Exploratory Committee Announcement Event

I announced the formation of the Hawkins 2020 Exploratory Committee today in Washington DC. Greens from seven states were there and I was honored that two them were former Green Party vice-presidential candidates. 2016 VP candidate Ajamu Baraka took time from a busy...

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