Jimenez wins AG nod, Portelli for Comptroller
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.
[From: On The Wilder Side]
During last year’s election, anti-fracking activists wasted time protesting Andrew Cuomo. He could care less. All he cared about was money and votes, and they did not get in the way of either. Fracking activists ignored calls to raise funds for and get votes for fracking-ban governor candidates like the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins. Now the chickens have come home to roost. Cuomo announced today that he is banning fracking in the NYC and Syracuse watersheds, and the rest of the state can go to fracking hell.
Worse off, anti-fracking activists were fooled by the Working Family Parties (WFP) call for a fracking moratorium. Moratorium is merely latin for hold off the issue until after the election when we can frack them over. It’s hard to believe that anyone would trust the WFP after they sold out the anti-war movement in 2006, and then sold out their own union base in 2010. Does WFP now stand for the War Fracking party? Believe it or not, the WFP is trying to rally support for the same anti-union, pro-fracking Andrew Cuomo that they sold their soul to in the last election to ban fracking statewide. Wanna buy a used bridge?.
The Moral: If you don’t work for what you want, you won’t get it. Or as Jerry Garcia said, “If you keep choosing the lesser evil, you are still choosing evil.”