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  Hawkins, Howie
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NameHowie Hawkins
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Syracuse, New York , United States
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Born December 08, 1952
Died Still Living (61 years)
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Jul 06, 2012 10:32pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Single - U.S. Marine Corps - Union Member - Straight -
InfoHowie Hawkins has been active in movements for peace, justice, the environment, and independent progressive politics since the late 1960s when he was in high school in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A former Marine, he helped organize opposition to the Vietnam War and was a co-founder of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976. He remains a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace.

Howie was a co-founder of the Green Party in the United States in 1984 and currently serves on the Green National Committee.

After attending Dartmouth College in the early 1970s, Howie worked as a carpenter in New England and helped start up a construction workers cooperative that specialized in solar and wind energy installations.

Howie moved to Syracuse in 1991 to be Director of CommonWorks, a federation of cooperatives working for an economy that is cooperatively owned, democratically controlled, and ecologically sustainable.

Howie now works unloading trucks and rail cars at UPS, where his is member of Teamsters Local 317 and active in US Labor Against the War and Teamsters for a Democratic Union, the national Teamster rank-and-file reform caucus.

His 2005 run for Mayor of Syracuse put the question of a municipally owned power utility for affordable and green energy on the agenda of the city, which is currently funding a feasibility study of public power. He remains active in the Public Power Coalition of Central New York.

Howie's articles on social theory, cooperative economics, and independent politics have appeared in many publications, including Against the Current, Green Politics, International Socialist Review, New Politics, Peace and Democracy News, Peaceworks, Resist, Roll Call, Society and Nature, and Z Magazine. He is the editor of Independent Politics: The Green Party Strategy Debate (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2006).


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Nov 08, 2008 05:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Democrats Have No Excuses Now  Article Craverguy 

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RACES
  11/05/2013 Syracuse NY Common Council 04 Lost 40.35% (-19.30%)
  11/08/2011 Syracuse NY Common Council 04 Lost 47.94% (-4.12%)
  11/02/2010 NY Governor Lost 1.29% (-61.21%)
  05/15/2010 NY Governor - G Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/2009 Syracuse NY Common Council 04 Lost 40.83% (-18.34%)
  11/04/2008 NY - District 25 Lost 3.30% (-51.51%)
  07/12/2008 US President - G Convention Lost 1.47% (-58.09%)
  03/04/2008 US President - GRN Primary Lost 1.18% (-52.33%)
  11/06/2007 Syracuse NY Common Council - At-Large Lost 4.26% (-38.03%)
  11/07/2006 NY US Senate Lost 1.24% (-65.77%)
  05/20/2006 NY US Senate - G Convention Won 69.52% (+54.22%)
  11/08/2005 Mayor of Syracuse Lost 4.68% (-45.03%)
  11/02/2004 NY District 25 Lost 9.61% (-80.78%)
  11/05/2002 NY Comptroller Lost 1.15% (-49.26%)
  11/07/2000 NY District 25 Lost 1.74% (-67.22%)
  11/03/1998 NY Comptroller Lost 0.34% (-64.41%)
  11/04/1997 Mayor of Syracuse Lost 2.47% (-60.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NY US President - Nov 04, 2008 I Ralph Nader
NY US President - Nov 02, 2004 I Ralph Nader
NY US President - Nov 04, 1980 Cit Barry Commoner
VT Governor - Nov 02, 1976 I Bernie Sanders
NH US President - D Primary - Feb 24, 1976 D Fred R. Harris
VT At-Large - Nov 05, 1974 LBU Michael Parenti
VT US Senate - Nov 05, 1974 I Bernie Sanders
US President National Vote - Nov 07, 1972 PFP Benjamin Spock
NH US President - R Primary - Mar 07, 1972 D Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey, Jr.
US President National Vote - Nov 05, 1968 R Eldridge Cleaver