Democratic Party insiders have petitioned to open a write-in primary for the Green Party line in the New York Third (3rd) State Senate race. Green Party members interested in running as a candidate in the primary can contact 631-925-6104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The district runs along the south shore of Long Island from Brentwood to Center Moriches. Lee Zeldin is the current State Senator. The State Primary is September 9, 2014. There is also a Democratic Primary in that race between Joseph Fritz and Adrienne Esposito.
The Green Party governor candidate, Howie Hawkins http://www.howiehawkins.org, has already raised a number of issues to be addressed in this year’s State races. Hawkins has called for a criminal investigation of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cuomo’s disbanded Moreland Commission. Hawkins finds that Cuomo’s $40 million campaign war chest makes Cuomo the “kingpin” of the “pay-to-play political culture driven by large checks.” Hawkins asserts that “Cuomo and his staff however ensured that key issues that would reflect badly on him were stricken from the report, especially information that investigators had learned about the powerful Real Estate Board of New York and its political donations.”
Hawkins concluded that “Voters know that both major parties are corrupt. I hope that on election day voters will demand that the corruption in Albany will finally be ended by sweeping out the two parties that have too long treated the state treasury as their personal ATM.”
Addressing another important in this year’s State races, Hawkins states that “Cuomo Misleads on Women’s Equality.” Hawkins said that Governor Cuomo’s effort to create a Women’s Equality Party (WEP) ballot line is a slap in the face to the many poor women that Cuomo has neglected as Governor, especially women on welfare and women who are minimum wage workers.
WEP ironically is also the NYC title of the forced work program for poor women on welfare – Work Experience Program. Hawkins said he would eliminate WEP and replace it with jobs.
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