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Green Party Candidate Farheen Hakeem stands in solidarity with Anti-War Committee Members
Sarah Younus, Media Coordinator, 612-354-2960, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farheen Hakeem & Dan Dittmann for Governor & Lt. Governor
For Immediate Release:
Monday September 27, 2010
After Friday's FBI raid of five peace activists' homes, and the office of the Antiwar Committee, Farheen Hakeem offered a statement: "I stand in solidarity with my antiwar friends, whose privacy was invaded Friday morning by the FBI. I support their constitutional right to protection from unlawful search and seizure, and their first amendment right to freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of assembly. These are cornerstones of democracy that we lose to our peril."
Farheen Hakeem is running for Governor of Minnesota and is on the Green Party ballot line for this November 2 General Election. Hakeem was elected as the National Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States in 2009, and says she has been involved in the party since 2002.
Hakeem was also a member of the Antiwar Committee from 2002-2005, and left after deciding to run for Mayor of Minneapolis. "These are strong, defiant women we seek to nurture in our neighborhoods, and who will protect our right to dissent and organize," explains Hakeem. Furthermore, Hakeem continues to say, "Wall Street has pulled off the greatest heist in history over the last two years, weakening our nation and throwing millions into poverty while the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission sit idle. Where are our priorities?"
Hakeem claims that this is reason to not vote for a Democrat this election. "In 2008, the nation voted against the Bush polices by electing a Democrat, yet the same repressive tactics are being used, where again the long arm of the law tightens the chain that oppresses us, not breaks them," states Hakeem.
Hakeem claims that if elected, she would be an ally to defend the rights of all people, and states, "Whether we vote for a Democratic or Republican, the corporations rule, and the needs of the people are ignored. Now, more than ever, voting Green is necessary."
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