Two More Weeks to Get The Vote Out for Howie in CNY!

No pretense.  We need you to volunteer.  There are less than two weeks until election day, and every bit of effort counts towards what will be a record performance, and a clear message sent to Governor 1% and the duopoly parties and their supporters, that the Green Party has arrived as a clear champion of progressive policies for the 99%. Your vote for Howie Hawkins can be multiplied by taking part in our outreach efforts outlined below, we really hope you can take part, and bring a friend or loved one with you - Each One, Bring One!

Literature Drop to Registered Voters
Saturday, October 25 at 2 PM - 4 PM on the Southside

Meet at the Green Party office at 2617 South Salina St, Syracuse - Please RSVP

3rd Annual Green Halloween Fundraising Extravanganza
Sunday, October 26 at 5-8 PM at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse
Fun music and food - proceeds will benefit the Hawkins for Governor campaign
$15 Suggested Donation

Nightly Phonebanking
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Green Party Office, 2013 East Genesee St, 1st Floor, Syracuse

Frank Cetera, Syracuse Greens
[email protected]

More motivation?  Check out Howie's highlights from his debate victory Wednesday night.


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Local Syracuse Neighborhood Outreach for Hawkins this Weekend!

Supporters all across the state are getting out in their communities in support of Howie Hawkins for Governor.  Join us this weekend in Syracuse, on Saturday or Sunday, for literature drops to registered voters homes:

Saturday, October 18 at 11 AM - 1 PM on the Northside
Meet in the TOPS Market parking lot at 700 1st North Street, intersecting with Pond St.

Sunday, October 19 at 2-4 PM on the Near West Side
Meet at 717 Otisco St (personal residence)

Contact Frank (315-308-1372 or [email protected]to let us know you are coming, we'll be prepping walk lists, and want to be on the look-out for you :>) 

Also, we'll still be phonebanking next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, so call or email today to sign up for a volunteer slot.

Finally, join us next Wednesday, October 22nd at 8 PM for a debate viewing!  This is the only scheduled NY Gubernatorial Debate to include all the candidates, and will be taking place in Buffalo.  We'll be at Munjed's Middle Eastern Cafe, 505 Westcott St.  Please stop on by, cheer on Howie, Boo down Cuomo and Astorino, and enjoy the company.

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Monday Night Local Organizing for "Hawkins for Governor"



Are you a fan of the future?  If so, the time is now to elect Howie Hawkins for Governor, grow the Green Party, and help usher in an era of clean water, health care for all, fully funded schools, renewable energy, and more!  Join us for:

Local Syracuse Campaign Committee Meeting
Monday, October 13 at 7 PM - 8 PM
2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY

Get in on the plan for the final weeks of the election season. We've got phonebanking, neighborhood outreach, and special events to plan for (including our 3rd Annual Halloween Bash)! 


Frank Cetera, Syracuse Greens
[email protected]

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Save Our Public Schools on Tuesday! No Meeting Monday.

Please note that there will NOT be an Onondaga County Green Party monthly meeting this Monday (the 6th).

Instead, we invite you to join us on tuesday (the 7th) for: 

SOS! Save Our Public Schools with Green Party Lt. Governor Candidate Brian Jones.  
Public education in New York is under attack during Cuomo's tenure as governor. New York schools are the most segregated schools in the country and they're woefully underfunded. Additionally, the Common Core based test-and-punish regime currently being pushed in schools can be used to hold students back, deny them diplomas, fire teachers, and close schools. Instead of the privatization schemes pushed by Cuomo and Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are calling for fully funded, quality public education, qualitative assessments instead of the punitive high stakes testing model, and an end to the attack on teacher's unions.

Tuesday October 7, 7pm - 9pm
University United Methodist Church
1085 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
For more information, please visit our website at 
or contact Nikeeta Slade at [email protected]

Over the Weekend>>>>>>

No Fracking - Yes Renewables Rally Outside Cuomo Appearance in Syracuse!
Activists have been following Governor Cuomo across the state to let him know that New Yorkers want him to fully reject fracking and lead the nation with a 100% transition to renewable energy. 
Saturday, October 4, 1pm - 2:30pm
Across from the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse

Speak Out Against Drones! A Day of Global Resistance at Hancock Air Base.  Join our Green Party Contingent to Demonstrate for Peace and Justice.  Wear Your Green Party or Other Green Shirt!  Or Come Early to Get One for Yourself ($10-$15 Suggested)
Sunday, October 5, 1pm - 3 pm
Hancock Air Force Base
6001 East Molloy Rd, Syracuse
Parking/Meeting at OCM BOCES (6820 Thompson Rd) and side streets Falso Dr. and Moore

P.S. Doors are still open most every weekly day and night at the Green's Office for volunteers who would like to come in and help with phonebanking, office organization, postering, and other much needed tasks.  Weekends would be a great time to leaflet your neighborhood, come in for materials.  Just let us know if you can spare some time to help build the campaign, the movement, and the Green Party!

Contact: Frank Cetera, 315-308-1372, [email protected]

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Green Volunteer Info for Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Hi and thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Green Party at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair this Sunday September 21st. 

If you can come early and march with us in the parade, meet up at the Westcott Community Center at 11:30 am, the parade will start at 12 noon.  The Fair will continue on until 6 pm.
Please contact Frank to arrange a specific time, we've got gaps in the schedule we need to fill, but can use people at any time of the day.  We'll be tabling, leafleting and more (see next item) from 12 noon - 6 pm.
Tasks we will undertake include: postering within the event area (unless someone can volunteer to do so before Sunday - could it be you?), leafleting within the crowd, tabling in front of Taps, voter registration, signing up volunteers for future events.  
If you are unpracticed in any of these areas, please come a few minutes early for a tutorial.  We'll get you started with some talking points, ways to engage passers-by, and other bits of information that you may need to know.  Barbara and myself will be on-site most of the day  to refer people to if you do not know answers to questions that you may get asked.(except when we may need to assist with other responsibilities such as when I will be tabling for the Cooperative Federal Credit Union at 3-4 pm)
Thanks so much for helping out with growing our local Green Party and spreading the good word about Hawkins for Governor!!  Bring a friend if you can, or refer them to our event page to RSVP at
~ Frank Cetera
Please feel free to call me with questions or updates as to your participation.
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NYS Fair Anti-Fracking Rally Starts Greens Coming Together for Fall 2014!

It's that time once again, summer wains, fall beckons, election season is here.  Election Day isNovember 4th, 2014.  Hawkins is polling at 7% (over 3 x as many votes as he received in 2010), and hasn't wavered from his call for a fracking ban just as he did in 2010. 

FIRST, Start off your action steps forward locally to supporting the Hawkins for Governor campaign and growing our local county party by leafleting at the NYS Fair on opening day this Thursday August 21st at 11 am, also know as Governor's Day, when Cuomo will be in attendance, and we'll be rallying alongside New Yorkers Against Fracking!  RSVP and more info at

SECOND, Read below for an initial calendar of upcoming events, and goals & tactics locally for this election season.


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Fall 2014 County Convention Meeting, September 15th

NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM 8TH to 15TH.  Here's notice that the Green Party of Onondaga County will be holding our Fall 2014 County Convention Meeting on Monday September 15, from 7-9 pm. Location at our 2013 East Genesee Street office. Please RSVP at

Note that there will be no regular county meeting on the 1st Monday of the month due to Labor Day.

Regular business will include approving officers for 2014-2015. We will also review our local volunteer action plan for supporting the Hawkins for Governor campaign. 

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Onondaga County Greens August 2014 Meeting


 Our regular monthly county meeting is this coming Monday August 4th, 7 pm at our 2013 East Genesee St office.

  • There will be ice cream to celebrate the summer
  • There will be a postcard writing activity in support of Hawkins for Governor to increase our outreach
  • We'll talk about planning our presence at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair in September
  • And there will be an update on the Hawkins for Governor campaign   

Special instructions brief for all of you - our conscious raising operatives:

  • Bring names and address of 5-10 friends, family, and colleagues that you want to introduce to the Green Party and Howie Hawkins for our postcard writing activity.
  • Bring your concern, passion, questions, desire, calendars.

We'll see you Monday night.


Frank Cetera, Syracuse Greens
[email protected]


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Howie Hawkins on "Where does Cuomo get his money?"

Cuomo had $33 million in his campaign war chest on January 15, 2014. Only 4273 people contributed to Cuomo by Jan. 15, 2014 in the three years since he took office in Jan. 2011. 

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Brian Jones Statement of Candidacy for Lt. Governor



My name is Brian Jones. I am a long-time educator, activist and parent here in New York City, and I am announcing my intention to seek the Green Party's nomination for the office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.

I am joining with Howie Hawkins, whom I hope the Green Party will nominate to run for Governor of the State of New York, in proposing a campaign that would challenge the policies and priorities of our current state government, of the Democratic AND Republican parties, of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and of the millionaires who support him.


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