DC Statehood Greens challenge Mayor Gray: “Don’t balance the budget on the backs of DC’s working people and unemployed!”

DC Statehood Green Party activists will challenge Mayor Vincent Gray on the District’s budget priorities at a press conference immediately preceding the Mayor’s ‘State of the District’ address on Monday, March 28. The press conference will take place outside of Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street NE, beginning at 6 pm.  The Mayor’s speech […]

Jennifer Dotson (G-Ithaca) Calls on Guv Cuomo to have the Wealthy Pay their Fair Share

Following is the text of a resolution Jennifer Dotson introduced at the City of Ithaca’s Common Council meeting. She is the First Ward Alderperson, Green Party, and Chair of the Planning and Economic Development Committee. The resolution passed unanimously (8 Dem, 1 Independent, 1 Green) and a similar one passed unanimously through the county legislature (12 Dem, 3 Repub). Next stop […]

NYCLU Urges NYC Council to Oppose Increased Role for City in Detaining, Deporting Immigrants

At a joint hearing today of two New York City Council committees, the New York Civil Liberties Union urged council members to oppose the increasing role that city agencies play in facilitating the detention and deportation of immigrants living in New York City. “New York City has a long history of embracing its immigrant communities […]

Council cand Schwartzman (G-DC) demands restoration of Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration

• “A modest tax hike on the top 5% bracket could deliver over $100 million in additional revenue while still providing tax relief to working class residents and others in need” • Schwartzman proposes solutions to DC’s economic woes: creation of Green jobs; establishment of a DC Municipal Bank; required ‘payments in lieu of taxes’ […]

Council David Schwartzman (G): Save DC Public Schools; Overturn the Fenty-Rhee-Catania charter school scheme

David Schwartzman, DC Statehood Green Party candidate for the City Council at-large seat in Washington, DC, called for a fresh start for the District’s education system, with reforms to fix DC public schools and undo the damage caused by outgoing Mayor Adrian Fenty and education chancellor Michelle Rhee, who turned public properties into a giveaway […]

9/7/10: Hundreds of Youth to Rally Against Unregulated Police in Schools and Urge Passage of Student Safety Act

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, the day before school starts in New York City, hundreds of students, parents and lawmakers will join the Student Safety Coalition in front of Tweed Hall to rally support for the Student Safety Act, legislation being considered by the City Council that will bring transparency and accountability to NYPD activity and […]

2 Weeks After Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Police in NYC Schools, 12-year-old put in handcuffs

An announcement from the New York City Civil Liberties Union Full story at NYCLU: here. 2 Weeks After Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Police in NYC Schools, Another Child Arrested for Desk Doodling February 5, 2010 — The New York Civil Liberties Union today expressed outrage over the treatment of a 12-year-old girl who was […]

Info on the NYC primaries: Tues. Sept 15, 2009

Update: William Thompson wins NYC Democratic primary for Mayor. Public Advocate race between de Blasio and Mark Green will probably result in a runoff primary needed. See links at bottom. The main web page for the New York City Board of Elections, with voter information, is: here. The Poll site locater at the NYC BOE, […]

Audience at debate heckles candidate who kicked opponent off ballot

I found this story at Ballot Access News. Gathered info from other sources, notably Elizabeth Benjamin’s page at the Daily News and the Queens Chronicle. While this all happened related to a City Council race in the Howard Beach area of New York, it is interesting to see the audience at a debate respond so […]

Wild rumor and speculation: A Green Mayor for NYC?

Green response to the in-house vote of elected officials in New York City to extend their own terms:

Bloomberg wins battle to change term limits

From Fox News/AP (This is an update at 11:44pm. I could swear that the Fox News story said the opposite this afternoon. But, I was rushing to catch a train. Gee….I really do have to see what happened. But, now, the news is Bloomberg won. -KW

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