Solving NY’s Budget Woes

Update on 2009 NYS Budget: Feb. 4, 2009. It passed. Story: here. Better Budget Choices Could Solve State’s Money Woes On January 17, more than 100 community, religious, education, environmental, labor and human services organizations from across the state issued a joint statement calling on elected officials to make “better” choices in the upcoming budget […]

NYS Health Care hearings 12/5/07 SUNY Old Westbury

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Glens Falls Civic Center,Glens Falls, NY Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Erie County Community College,Buffalo, NY Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Fordham University,113 West 60th Street, New York, NY […]

Green Party NY calls Campaign Finance legislation a sham.

The Green Party of New York State denounced the State Legislature’ s campaign finance legislation passed yesterday as a sham. “The provisions put into place are stunningly inadequate – they don’t even approach the stringency of federal guidelines, which are themselves highly flawed,” said state party co-chair Peter LaVenia. LaVenia pointed out that the guidelines […]

Supporting permanent protection for Edgewood Oak-Brush Plains State Preserve

Hi Ian and Kimberly, Hope this finds you well!  We are asking that people sign, print name and address, make one copy.  Send original to Governor Spitzer and the copy to us (address is at bottom of letter). Friends will make further copies and send on the writer’s behalf to all their local, county and […]

Art Auction: Portugie (John Phillips)

This steel sculpture of a peace sign by Portugie (John Phillips) will be auctioned off during the silent art auction at the 3rd Annual Green Party of Suffolk Fundraiser on 6/22/07 in Setauket, NY. The potluck fundraiser will feature “Blacklisted and the Banned” playing the political music of Sonny Meadows. More information about their new […]

Hauppauge Rally to End Solitary for Mentally Ill 6/18/07

Rally to Boot the SHU (Special Housing Unit) End solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners! Where: State Office Building , Veterans Hwy. , Hauppauge, From the east) Take Long Island Expressway and get off at Exit 57, Veterans Highway , going west. Stay on Veterans Highway for about two miles and you will see a […]

Fast-tracking Global Warming in NY

    Political Energy Sucked Up by Energy For the last two weeks Governor Spitzer and our state lawmakers have been busy debating the merits of various proposals to speed up the siting of new power plants. Why the big rush to site power plants in New York? Beats the heck out of us.Investing in […]

Calling on the Spirit of Nature to Resolve the Broadwater Issue

Peter Maniscalco, Coordinator of Renew Community Earth (former Coordinator of the Stop Shoreham Campaign), will begin a vigil on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at the Wading River shore of L.I. Sound. June 3 is the anniversary of the great anti-Shoreham demonstration, which took place in this area in 1979. The vigil will end on July […]

Governor Eliot Spitzer’s Same-Sex Marriage Hoax

March 2008: Story about current situation is here: Governor Spitzer scandal Governor Eliot Spitzer’s Same-Sex Marriage Hoax by Kimberly Wilder & Ian Wilder The whole drama about Governor Eliot Spitzer introducing same-sex marriage legislation, and the legislature failing to pass it, is a hoax. Governor Eliot Spitzer doesn’t need the legislature to legalize same-sex marriage […]

Capitol Insider 3/5/07

Rumor Mill: What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? Over the last couple of weeks, some sportsmen’s groups and gun advocates have been grumbling about Governor Eliot Spitzer’s nomination of Assemblyman Alexander B. “Pete” Grannis’ to head New York State’s environmental agency, the DEC.   This is curious stuff. As commissioner of the DEC, […]

Nonviolence/Civil Disobedience Workshop 3/10

Saturday, March 10 8:30AM to 4:30PM Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bellport 51 Browns Lane, Bellport (call 286-8459 for directions) with Vickie Rovere, John Breitbart, Eric Bachman from The War Resisters League 8:30 registration & breakfast 9:00 AM workshop 12:30 lunch (sandwiches, soups, salads (vegan choices) 1:30 PM workshop 4:30 the end or stick around for […]

Sweeney to chair Assembly EcCon?

Rumor Mill: We’re Not Taking Sides While Environmental Advocates of New York is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, non-side-picking organization, these days it’s hard to steer clear of Albany infighting.   As many of you have heard, New York State lawmakers elected one of their own to head up the Comptroller’s Office. Their choice was none other […]

Honk for Peace 1/27/07


Competitive Elections: A challenge to Governor Spitzer

By Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder In his inaugural speech, Governor Spitzer has called for “competitive elections.” If he wants to have competitive elections in New York, then he will need to enact electoral reform in New York far greater than he has proposed. New York State law discourages citizens from even getting on the […]