NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H303
Timeslot: 
Session 4: Sunday June 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 

The New York left took two roads on 2018. One road inside the Democratic Party focused on Cynthia Nixon’s primary against Governor Cuomo and primary challenges to the Independent Democratic Conference. Nixon lost but most of the IDC primary challengers won. The other road was the independent left campaigns of the Green Party. None of the Greens won their elections. What happened during the elections? What objectives set by each road were achieved and not achieved? How did the media cover and frame the election, particularly candidates on the left? What impact did these elections have on the 2019 state budget and legislative session? What lessons can be learned for next steps by the New York left?

Participants

Pramilla Malick, is an environmental activist and community organizer in NYS who been leading the fight for a frack-free energy policy. She is Chair of Protect Orange county, Founder of Principled Progressives, and a 2018 State Senate candidate. Her work has exposed the intersection of pollution...

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Michael O'Neil was the Campaign Manager for the 2018 Hawkins For Governor campaign in NY, and staff on Hawkins' 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial campaigns, 2016 Jill Stein for President campaign, and currently works as a part-time staffer for the Green Party of NY. Michael produces and co-...

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Michael Sussman is has been one of the New York's most prominent civil rights and trial lawyers since the 1980's when, as lead counsel for the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP, he helped end racial segregation in the City of Yonkers public schools. He was the Green Party candidate for...

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Howie Hawkins is a retired Teamster from Syracuse, New York. He was the Green Party candidate for New York governor in 2018 and is seeking the Green nomination for president in 2020.

Gloria Mattera is the Co-Chair of the Green Party of New York and a member of the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States.
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Gloria Mattera has been a member of the Green Party since 2001. Coming to the Green Party through the Nader campaign, Gloria has...

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