William Talen — also known as “Reverend Billy” — is collecting signatures to run on the Green Party line for Mayor of New York City. In an August 11th letter from Savitri of the Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor campaign to supporters, information was given about the number of signatures already collected, as well as an upcoming campaign event.
Our Vote Rev Billy Block Party at NYC Summer Streets was fantastic. Thanks to all who came by or helped with the Petition Mob! We are over 12,000 signatures but we still need to get 4,000 more in the next 7 (yes, seven!) days. [IPR Editor’s note: 7,500 are required, though campaigns usually seek more as a cushion against challenged/rejected signatures.] Yesterday groups of volunteers joined Rev. Billy on the A+ Schools for All of Us Whistle Stop Tour on the A train. We reached thousands of New Yorkers in just a few hours, and got a good sense of the anger people feel about Bloomberg’s education policy. You can find our Counter Proposals here.
This Saturday August 15, from 10-1 we will once again celebrate Summer Streets with a Block Party at HQ, spilling onto a carless Lafayette Street, so come by — its a great way to get involved, and the petitioning is easy. As always, we welcome your baked goods. Please help us reach our goal of 16,000 signatures by Tuesday August 18 – get on the petition trail this week at www.voterevbilly. org/petitions or support our petition team with a donation of $20 or $200 today. Your donation will ensure that millions of New Yorkers have a choice. It’s up to US, New York – let’s put democracy back on the ballot!