FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 26, 2018
CONTACT: Diana Brown, Media Director 330-333-0888
Violet Rose Zitola, Campaign Manager 330-333-2736
DARIO HUNTER AWARDED OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AS A GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
YOUNGSTOWN, OH: Youngstown School Board member Dario Hunter has qualified for official recognition from the national Green Party as a candidate for the 2020 Green Party presidential nomination, becoming the first candidate to do so through the party’s small donation route. The Green Party awards official recognition to candidates that meet certain criteria indicating that they are prepared to run a viable campaign. These criteria include securing signatures of support from Green Party members and raising either $5,000 in campaign funds (from at least 5 states) or 100 donations of at least $10.
According to Hunter, “The fact that we qualified through the small donation route, which requires many more donors, demonstrates the broad support for our campaign. It also demonstrates our support from everyday Americans who are most in need of the Green Party’s solutions to economic inequality.”
Based on FEC reports, Hunter currently has the highest number of individual donors in the Green Party 2020 presidential race – more than twice as many as his closest competitor. Hunter’s donations have come from 30 states plus DC.
Dario Hunter has been a member of the Youngstown, Ohio, Board of Education since 2016 after an upset, write-in win in a 7-way race. He is currently the only officeholder running for the Green Party Presidential nomination and the only candidate who has won an election to public office. Hunter serves as the Chair of the Mahoning County, Ohio, Green Party and is a delegate to the Green Party National Committee on behalf of the Lavender Caucus, which is the party’s LGBTQIA+ identity caucus.
Hunter’s campaign advocates for an eco-socialist Green New Deal to transition the country to 100% renewable energy by 2030. His comprehensive platform covers a broad range of environmental, racial, and economic justice issues, such as single-payer universal healthcare and ending privatization in our school districts. Hunter’s People of Color Bill of Rights, which is a New Deal for racial justice, tackles the many ways people of color have experienced inequality, from access to justice issues to banking to employment discrimination.
For more information, visit www.dariohunter.com.
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