Organizational Endorsements


Green Party of New York State 

Labor Committee for Howie Hawkins

Socialist Alternative

Socialist Party of New York State

Syracuse New Times: Voted Best Activist by the readers of the Syracuse New Times

Broome County Peace Action

Teachers for A Just Contract

What They Say About Howie Hawkins

Howie Hawkins is the most unwavering progressive I think I've met in New York state.
- Ralph Nader, Syracuse Post-Standard, October 8, 2004


Howie Hawkins has always been willing to speak truth to power and to organize for justice for those who are oppressed. He has worked closely with communities of color in Syracuse and statewide on issues such as environmental justice, living wage jobs and criminal justice reform.
- Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director, The Center for Law and Justice, Albany


The Green Party's agenda seems to hold more water every time Howie Hawkins gets a platform.
- Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial, September 29, 2005


Hawkins is far and away the best candidate in this three-way race. As is his custom, Hawkins has shaped his campaign around a promise to provide a voice for the voiceless. He is a tireless activist for empowering the traditionally disenfranchised. He promises to be a councilor who "represents the community instead of the power structure".
- Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial endorsing Howie Hawkins for 4th District Councilor, October 20, 2001


Hawkins' lengthy list of public policy initiatives includes tax reform and reining in “corporate welfare.” He also gets down to Earth with calls for a new grocery store on the South Side, more investment in youth programs, a municipal development bank and a community hiring hall, with training for “green” jobs. He still advocates for public power as an economic alternative for Syracuse, and wants full implementation of the living wage law....Hawkins' approach takes the councilor's role to a more proactive level — where it needs to be in these challenging times.
- Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial endorsing Howie Hawkins for 4th District Councilor, October 28, 2009

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