Howie Hawkins is one of the original founders of the Green Party and is running as their candidate for the upcoming Presidential election. Over the past thirty years he has been the Green Party’s candidate for many state and local elections. Howie served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war and is a graduate from Dartmouth College.
Hawkins joined the socialist party in the 1970s, was a co-founder of the clamshell alliance in 1976, and was the leader in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
As a member of the Green Party, he wants to introduce “The Economic Bill of Rights,” which he claims “will finally fulfill President Roosevelt’s 1944 call upon Congress to develop programs to secure basic economic human rights for all.” In addition, the Green Party and Howie Hawkins want to introduce the “Green Economy Reconstruction Program,” which they say will “not only build a 100% clean energy system by 2030, but will reconstruct all economic sectors for ecological sustainability, from agriculture and manufacturing to housing and transportation."