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Presidential Meet & Greet Featuring Howie Hawkins & Dario Hunter
October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Join the South Sound Green Party and the Puget Sound Socialist Party as we host two candidates for president. All are welcome to attend as these two competing candidates share with us their vision for the future of this country. Food will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: The address for this event has been changed from the Olympia address to 1222 Carpenters Rd. SE, Lacey.
Howie Hawkins is the original Green New Dealer, the first US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal in 2010. This would create an economic democracy based on social ownership and democratic administration of key sectors of the economy in order for the people to have the power to carry through the transformation to 100% clean renewable energy with zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He is also one of the original Greens in the United States, having participated in the first national meeting to organize a US Green Party in St. Paul, Minnesota. As the Green Party’s candidate for governor of New York in 2010, 2014, and 2018, each time he received enough votes to qualify the Green Party for a ballot line for the next four years. In 2014, he received 5 percent of the vote, the most for an independent progressive party candidates for governor in New York history except for Socialist candidates who received 5.7% in 1918 and 5.6% in 1920. Howie is running for nomination for both the Green Party and Socialist Party USA.
Green Party Presidential candidate, Dario Hunter, is a member of the Youngstown, Ohio Board of Education, a former environmental lawyer, former teacher and an anti-fracking activist. Black, openly gay, the son of an Iranian immigrant and Jewish, The New Republic has called Hunter “as diverse as candidates come.” As an ordained rabbi, Hunter has attracted national and international attention for his stance against Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people. His campaign advocates for an eco-socialist Green New Deal that will transition the country to 100% renewable energy and his Green Path Forward aims to bridge international divides to save our planet. Hunter’s platform covers everything from single-payer universal healthcare to ending privatization in our school districts and includes a ‘People of Color Bill of Rights’ to tackle the many ways People of Color continue to experience unequal treatment.
We hope to see you there!