Are you a disgruntled Democratic Party or Republican Party member?

Posted by Kimberly Wilder: Zabby is a political friend and colleague of mine, for whom we share some views and a similar level of passion:

Message from Zabby:


Disgruntled democrats and disgruntled republicans, both women and men, who are willing to wage a coalition of primaries in the 2011 upcoming election for 19 elected seats at the Suffolk County legislature. Zabby will help you run a primary campaign on Public Access Television to defeat the hand-picked choices of the Republican Party bosses and the Democratic Party bosses.

Disgruntled third party enthusiasts (Conservative Party, Independence Party and Working Families Party), tired of the way party bosses encourage cross-endorsements of the same old democrats and republicans? Then you too can run primaries for your line against the same.

Together, we will fight the extended history of corruption, cronyism (pay to play), corporate welfare, tax evasion, fraud, local bank bailouts,  and business as usual behind closed doors.

Once in office, the new coalition can enforce the law, to start. Also, we can use home rule to self-determine and customize law in our own local neighborhoods on social, economic, ecological and political issues independent of burdensome General Law — one size fits all state law. (See CELDF, The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, for strategies to use home rule to protect the environment.)

We will stand up, assume power and secure local governing authority to fight the corporatocracy and plutocracy operating against us. We have a natural right to good self-governance. There can be no hope, no change without action. Those now in office are derelict in their duties and responsibilities to oversee and enforce the law. The incumbent politicos avoid transparency and accountability. The Suffolk County Legislature holds meetings during the day, which circumvents the Open Meetings Law (Section 100)*  They are afraid to have the public witness their deliberations and decisions in the making of public policy.

We, the coalition of good democrats and republicans, can run primaries by getting petitions signed in June to obtain ballot access.

The rules for gathering petitions can be found in NY State Election Law.

If you would like help, former Libertarian Party candidate Chris Garvey would be willing to give some assistance or direction. His e-mail is: ChrisGarveyLP at yahoo dot com.

In addition, you could look through the how-to-run for “Election” page at onthewilderside website (which is run by a Green Party member and an independent voter.)

Let’s determine what we want our local community to look like and be. We can change the law of the land so that we, too, are not colonized as slave-wagers; we can stop pollution and contamination of our food, air and water. Why is it that Suffolk County residents have to pay to use our parks and beaches? Our laws do not serve the average working person or retired senior citizen.

The Suffolk County Legislature only meets once a month with each legislator getting benefits and $85,000 per year, after meeting just once a month. They are considered part-time employees. This is why nobody is doing due-diligence watching the store. This is why they do not want us to watch them on T.V. The Suffolk County Legislature is the only level of government not on television.

We need to take back our parties and our government, so that we can create and enforce good laws for our community.

from Zabby

Zabby is a Public Access Television producer and has a weekly show on WUSB Radio, Stony Brook, NY. You can write to Zabby at: Zabby c/o WUSB 90.1FM / State University of New York / Stony Brook, NY 11794

You can find Zabby on the following programs:

WUSB Radio 90.1 FM, Stony Brook
A Woman’s Perspective on Politics
Mondays, 1:30pm-3:00pm (Through the summer)

Throughout Long Island on Public Access Television:

On the East End: Cable PATV Channel 20, 10pm Sundays

Towns of Brookhaven, Smithtown, parts of Islip:
Cable PATV Channel 20
Sundays and Mondays at 6:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 10pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6am
Wednesday, early morning, from 2am to 6am (Showing the movie: “The Money Masters”)

Huntington, Babylon, and the rest of Islip AND Nassau County
Cable PATV Channel 20
Sundays at 12noon and 10pm
PATV Channel 115
Sundays at 10pm

(This TV schedule runs through October 1, 2011)


*The Open Meetings Law (Section 100): “It is essential to the maintenance of a democratic society that the public business be performed in an open and public manner and that the citizens of this state be fully aware of and able to observe the performance of public officials and attend and listen to the deliberations and decisions that go in to the making of public policy”. [NY Municipal Home rule law (Chapter 36-A of the consolidated laws Article 3, Section 23)]

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