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NY State Green Party Declares Victory, Reclaims Ballot Line

With 32% of precincts counted and more to come in, the New York State Green Party declared victory at 11:30 PM on election night. The votes cast for Howie Hawkins and Gloria Mattera will secure the Green Party a ballot line for the next four years, and represent support for the “Green New Deal.” Support [...]

Green Party Qualifies Five Candidates for Statewide Office

[From: Green Party NY]

Cecile Lawrence, Colia Clark, Julia Willebrand, Howie Hawkins, Gloria Mattera

Candidates: Cecile Lawrence, Colia Clark, Julia Willebrand, Howie Hawkins, Gloria Mattera

Candidates Challenge the Two Corporate Parties to Debate the Issues

The Green Party qualified its statewide candidates today, headed by Howie Hawkins for Governor, by filing 27,500 signatures, with more than 100 signatures coming from 26 out of the 29 Congressional Districts.

Also qualifying were four women for statewide office: Gloria Mattera for Lt. Governor, Julia Willebrand for State Comptroller, Colia Clark for US Senate(full term); and Cecile Lawrence for US Senate (Special term).

Key issues for the Greens this fall include support for a state and national New Green Deal to provide for living wage jobs for all New Yorkers, starting with massive investments in renewable energy; bringing America troops home from war and slashing the military budget; a single payer Medicare for All universal health program at the state and national level; and a ban on the proposed hydrofracking for natural gas.

The Greens also called for the end to the corruption that dominates all levels of the American government; full funding for education, including college; strong action to reduce climate change; an end to the war on drugs and the prison industrial complex; and, support for immigrant rights and same sex marriage. Read more »

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