Green Party Nominates Hawkins/Jones for Gubernatorial Ticket

Jimenez wins AG nod, Portelli for Comptroller

howie.jpg Howie Hawkins won the Green Party nomination for Governor in Troy on Saturday, setting up a rematch with Andrew Cuomo. Hawkins says he plans to challenge the 1% tag team of Cuomo and Republican nominee Astorino on economic, climate change and criminal justice issues. Hawkins also wants NY to go carbon free with a 100%, clean renewable energy by 2030, while providing a public living wage job to any New Yorker who needs one.

The Greens selected NYC Educator Brian Jones to highlight their opposition to Cuomo’s education policies promoting privatization of the education system, including his promotion of the Common Core agenda and charter schools. The Greens are seeking full funding to meet the educational needs of New Yorkers, including free tuition at CUNY and SUNY.

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Cuomo Named Among Worst Governors In America


Flagrant transparency evasions and fundraising corruption puts Governor Cuomo on Citizen for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s ignominious list.

The report lists transgressions by King Andrew, including:

Expanding government transparency loopholes to include Blackberry Pin-to-Pin messages, which are not stored on a server and so are essentially irrecoverable once deleted, and then conducting state business with aides almost exclusively over Pin-to-Pin. What’s next, Andy, Snapchat? Withhold documents from Cuomo’s time as Attorney General, and even remove previously public documents from NY State Archives. Appointing donors to state positions, and ...

Editorial: Andrew Cuomo Wants Your Child To Compete In The Hunger Games


Kids from rich and poor districts compete against each other in a high-stakes game designed to reinforce a rigid class system. The plot to Suzanne Collins’ smash hit The Hunger Games, or Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new scheme for $200 million in “competitive school grants”? Children apparently do not feel sufficiently pressured by the current battery of standardized tests, [...]

Growing Movement For And Against Charter Schools

By Tom Siracuse: More than 1.6 million students attend 5,000 charters in the U.S.. Only 10 states have no charters. Los Angeles and Detroit have around 70,000 students each in charters and Washington D.C.’s charters account for 58% of its public ... Continue reading

Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo from Howie Hawkins, 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of NY

An Open Letter to Andrew Cuomo December 30, 2010 Dear Governor Cuomo, Congratulations on your election. During our recent Gubernatorial contest, we emphasized different approaches as to how best restore the state’s fiscal health and to reduce the [...] Continue reading