Howie Hawkins will be speaking at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., near Alcatraz, Oakland, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
(This event is sponsored by Howie Hawkins 2020 and is free.)
For more information, see Howie’s website at howiehawkins.us
Declaration of Candidacy for the Green Nomination for President
May 28, 2019
I have decided to run because so many Greens and independent progressives and socialists have urged me to. We have conceived of a campaign designed to grow the Green Party rapidly as we move into the 2020s and provide real solutions to the climate crisis, the new nuclear arms race, and ever-growing economic and racial inequality.
I write to let you know that I have decided to seek the Green nomination for president of the United States.
I am not out here running by myself. I running with a collective leadership.
The group that drafted me to run is deeply experienced and diverse in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, and age.
They include former Green Party vice-presidential candidates Cheri Honkala and Ajamu Baraka; national party co-chairs Andrea Mérida, Tony Ndege, and Margaret Flowers; peace activist Cindy Sheehan; veterans of the black liberation movement like [the late] Bruce Dixon and Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture; progressive commentators like Chris Hedges and Kevin Zeese; the environmental scientist and DC Statehood Green Party stalwart David Schwartzman; political economist and Green New Deal policy expert Jon Rynn; the former county supervisor, almost-mayor, and public defender in San Francisco, Matt Gonzalez; and so many others.