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Freedom Socialist Party letter on the 2009 NYC elections

Freedom Socialist Party Open Letter on the 2009 New York City Elections

October 22, 2009

Dear friends,

Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day. Another mayoral campaign is upon us. For the third time it looks like Mike Bloomberg will buy his way into City Hall. On his watch, we witnessed the thugs of Wall Street demand and get the largest transfer in human history of public funds to private hands.

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Socialist Workers candidates hold rally in New York City

Socialist Workers Party candidates in New York City held a campaign rally on health care, the economy, and foreign policy issues on September 11, The Militant reports. Mayoral candidate Dan Fein “spoke about why the economic depression is not ending but just beginning” and Manhattan borough president candidate Tom Baumann “spoke out against Washington’s wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.”

Public advocate candidate Maura DeLuca said the party is “campaigning for ‘guaranteed lifetime medical care for everyone.'” Addressing allegations that President Obama plans to create “death panels” in his health coverage plan, DeLuca said, “There is nothing new in this.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party runs slate in New York City

The Militant reports on the Socialist Workers Party’s three candidates in New York City this year: “For mayor: Dan Fein, 64, a veteran trade unionist who works at a garment plant in Brooklyn. For public advocate: Maura DeLuca, 30, a unionist and sewing-machine operator. For Manhattan borough president: Tom Baumann, 23, formerly a meatpacking worker, now a student at Hunter College and active in the Young Socialists.… Read more ...

NYC Mayor Race Round-Up

The article below by Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News reports a list of candidates who have already filed for Mayor on independent/non-automatic-ballot-status-third-party lines, and notes that petitions are expected from Green Party candidate Reverend Billy (William Talen). The article does not mention the Libertarian Party candidate, Joseph Dobrian, whose website does not mention the petition drive and who does not have a lot of coverage in news or blog searches on the web.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party ballot access update

The latest issue of The Militant reports on Socialist Workers Party ballot access efforts. In New York, supporters “celebrated July 27 after collecting 29,480 signatures — nearly double the requirement — to place Roger Calero, SWP candidate for U.S. president, and his running mate Alyson Kennedy on the New York state ballot.… Read more ...