As our movement continues to gain traction, we came to realize a few things:
- The evidence speaks for itself. People have grown tired of having their needs ignored by a corrupt establishment and are rallying to the Green Party to help build a fair and sustainable future for our country.
- The issues that our campaign is championing truly are the issues that resonate most with the American people. The support that we have received and the stories that you have shared with us only solidify that this movement towards an Ecosocialist Green New Deal is exactly what the country needs to navigate these trying times in our history.
- It was time to announce a running mate for Vice President.
The ideal running mate had to be someone with experience on the front-lines of these issues. They had to be someone with the ability to communicate with language and conviction that others can understand and believe. Fortunately, she answered the call!
We are pleased to announce that Howie’s first choice all along, Angela Walker, has accepted the invitation to be the Vice Presidential nominee of our 2020 campaign.
Angela Walker is a veteran working-class activist with decades of experience working for racial and economic justice in social movements, unions, and as an independent or third-party candidate. Angela already has experience running for vice president as the Socialist Party USA picked her as their vice-presidential candidate in 2016.
As a public transit bus driver and Legislative Director of her Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) local in Milwaukee, Angela was in the middle of the Winter-Spring 2011 Wisconsin Uprising against Gov. Scott Walker’s union-busting attack on the collective bargaining of public employees. In the Fall of 2011, Angela played a leading role in Occupy Milwaukee and the Milwaukee chapter of Occupy the Hood, which sought to represent the interests of oppressed people and bring people of color into the Occupy Movement.
In 2014, Angela ran as an independent socialist for sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Her opponent was the incumbent David Clarke, the cowboy-hat-wearing conservative Fox News regular who had been appointed sheriff by a Republican governor and re-elected three times as a Democrat. Angela won 20% of the vote with the message that the best way to cut street crime and violence was to fight poverty and economic frustration with living wages, affordable housing, grocery stores in food desserts, and access to good health care and public transit. She pledged no cooperation with ICE on the detention of immigrants without court-ordered warrants.
When Howie reached out to Angela in Florence, South Carolina, where she now lives working as a dump truck driver, she said, “How could I not say yes to running? The Green Party is in a great position to amplify the people’s power, and we’ve got to encourage people to use their power. If not now, when?”
Howie had not planned on choosing a running mate until the Green Party convention in July because it did not seem appropriate before the nomination.
But the Ecosocialist movement is continuing to grow and we could not wait to bring Angela’s passion and contagious energy to the team. She is a champion of everything that we value and are campaigning for.
Angela has risen to every occasion and is dedicated to our goal of creating a just and thriving world that honors the needs of human beings and the life of the planet itself.
We are incredibly excited to have her with us!
Watch her on Howie’s Q&A #5 and don’t forget to subscribe to Howie’s channel so that you don’t miss any of the regular live streams where we are taking YOUR questions!
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Yeppers, I remember him well. Sheriff David Clark was indeed a dangerous wack job. This is his Wiki page.