Last updated on August 27th, 2018 at 08:58 am
Yet another candidate has announced a run for New York governor. Syracuse’s own Howie Hawkins is seeking the Green Party nomination for the state’s top job. Four years ago, Hawkins earned more than 184,000 votes, which he says pushed the state in new directions.
“We got five percent and Governor Cuomo, I think, was compelled to compete for those progressive votes by adopting some of our demands like the ban on fracking, the millionaire’s tax, the $15 minimum wage, paid family leave. Well, we moved policy, and we intend to do the same thing this time.”
Hawkins says this time around it’s not so much about winning, but rather about raising issues like desegregating schools and offering better public services. His slogan is ‘DEMAND MORE,’ and he says if enough working class citizens get out and vote, it can help influence decision making.