Howie Hawkins on Principles & Values

Green Party Challenger for President


Picked actual progressive woman of color as running mate

As a woman of color, Kamala Harris kills two birds with one stone by ticking both the gender and race boxes. But she's overwhelmingly spent her career fighting for reactionary policies that completely obliterate the credibility of her claim to be any kind of progressive.

Harris represents the kind of empty, tokenistic brand of identity politics that this establishment uses to give its major figures political cover.

There is someone who is both a woman of color and an actual progressive. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins picked longtime grassroots activist Angela Walker as his running mate. Democrats will tell us that we'd be "throwing away our vote" by casting our ballot for the Hawkins/Walker ticket. But now that two major parties compete with each other on the far right of the political spectrum, it's time that we give up on the Democratic Party en masse and prove them wrong.

Source: Counterpunch.org political e-zine on 2020 Veepstakes , Aug 17, 2020

Democracy needs socialism; socialize many economic sectors

Democracy needs socialism. Progressive reforms will never be secure as long as the major means of production are in the hands of a super-rich oligarchy whose concentrated economic power translates into concentrated political power. The failure to face this reality is how the managed capitalism advanced by Democratic Party "socialists" comes up short. As Bernie Sanders said in his 2015 speech on democratic socialism, "I don't believe government should own the means of production." We should join with these progressives in fighting for reforms, but we should not be politically naive. Progressive reforms are not secure as long as the property-based power structure of the capitalist oligarchy remains intact.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website HowieHawkins.us , May 19, 2019

Danger of Trump doesn't mean electing "any damned Democrat"

Howie Hawkins, declared that he would run even if the Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders, who, Hawkins told an interviewer, had been "a little slow" in his plans for reform. "Recognizing the danger of Trump does not mean that electing any damned Democrat should trump all other considerations," Hawkins said.
Source: The New Yorker magazine on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 15, 2019

Third parties force issues neglected by major parties

Hawkins argues that "We had half a million people vote for the progressive Democrats [in the primary], and I'm here to tell them that I'm Plan B when we get to the general election." Hawkins says, "The historic role of third parties has been to force issues neglected by the major parties into public debate--issues like the abolition of slavery, women's suffrage, the 8-hour day, Social Security, and ending segregation. The Green Party has increasingly been playing this role."
Source: The Nation magazine on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Nov 1, 2018

Other candidates on Principles & Values: Howie Hawkins on other issues:
2020 Presidential Candidates:
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
CEO Don Blankenship (Constitution-WV)
CEO Rocky De La Fuente (R-CA)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian-IL)
Gloria La Riva (Socialist-CA)
Kanye West (Birthday-CA)

2020 GOP and Independent primary candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (Libertarian-RI)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Zoltan Istvan (Libertarian-CA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Ian Schlackman (Green-MD)
CEO Howard Schultz (Independent-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (Green-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (Libertarian-NY,R-MA)

2020 Democratic Veepstakes Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D-GA)
Rep.Val Demings (D-FL)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Gov.Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D-NM)
Sen.Catherine Masto (D-NV)
Gov.Gina Raimondo (D-RI)
Amb.Susan Rice (D-ME)
Sen.Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Gov.Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)
A.G.Sally Yates (D-GA)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform

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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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