Jill Stein to tour Upstate New York 3/21 – 3/24

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will tour upstate New York this week, starting in Fredonia on Wednesday 3/22 before making her way to Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Schenectady and Troy. Below is the list of events, which can also be found on the Jill Stein for President website:

Suny Fredonia

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

NY Green candidates rally against hydrofracking at Binghamton EPA hearing

New York Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins and US Senate candidate Cecile Lawrence were in Binghamton on 9/13 for the EPA’s public hearing on hydraulic fracture gas drilling, commonly known as fracking. The New York Greens have made a ban on hydrofracking, which many New Yorkers believe would put the state’s water at risk, a central campaign theme. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin covered the event and interviewed Hawkins and Lawrence:

Lawrence, 63, a Jamaica-born activist who resides in Apalachin, is active in the movements for health care reform, organic agriculture, renewable energy and a ban on hydrofracturing. Among the issues she discussed: she’s in favor of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system, and wants healthier food fed to schoolchildren. Continue Reading