Howie Hawkins

Photo: Howie HawkinsPacific Green

City where I live: Syracuse, New York

Skills: Retired Teamster warehouse and construction worker. Marine Corps veteran. Dartmouth College. Three-time Green Party candidate for New York governor in 2010, 2014, and 2018. First US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal in 2010.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: image of the sun, a wind turbine, and apower/thunderbolt icon with grass beneath1. CLIMATE ACTION – An Ecosocialist Green New Deal featuring  public enterprise and planning to rapidly rebuild the power, transportation, manufacturing, buildings, and agricultural sectors for 100% clean energy and zero to negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Icon: one person wielding a pick-axe with another people seated at a desk with a computer. Label: Jobs2. ECONOMIC JUSTICE – An Economic Bill of Rights: Job guarantee. Guaranteed income above poverty. Affordable housing for all. Improved Medicare for All. Tuition-free public education from child care and pre-K through college and trade school. Retirement security by doubling Social Security.

Icon: peace symbol (anti-nuclear circle with 3 lines)3.  PEACE – End the endless wars. US troops home. Cut military spending by 75%. No First Use of nuclear weapons. Disarm to Minimum Credible Deterrent. Negotiate mutual nuclear disarmament with nuclear powers. Sign the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.