Tag Archives: New York politics

Rebecca Rotzler elected New Paltz Trustee again

Rebecca Rotzler is a longtime, Green Party activist, who has served as a Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States. Rotzler previously served as a New Paltz Village Trustee from 2003 to 2007.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Rebecca Rotzler was elected to serve again on the New Paltz Village Board.… Read more ...

Local Green Party endorses Long Island peace march

The Green Party of Suffolk has endorsed and promoted the following march for peace and justice, happening in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York…

Peace symbolA March for Peace and Justice:
Resisting the Culture of Violence

Saturday, March 30, 2013

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Port Jefferson Village, Suffolk County,
Long Island, New York

Join us as we peacefully assemble and march:

· Calling for an immediate and true end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.… Read more ...

Green Party of NY Slams Lawmakers and [Dem] Governor for Midnight Sellout of New Yorkers

GPNYS press release, as posted at onthewilderside.com:

Green Party Slams Cuomo, Lawmakers for Midnight Sellout of New Yorkers

The Green Party of New York blasted Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for their middle of the night votes to continue gerrymandering of state legislative districts in exchange for passing Cuomo’s assault on the pension benefits of government workers.… Read more ...

Green Party NYS: Gov’s State-of-State does little for 99% of New Yorkers

Repost from onthewilderside, based on a post at GPNYS/Green Party of New York State:

Governor Cuomo’s agenda for 2012 is designed to maintain the power and wealth of the 1%, promoting austerity rather than prosperity for the vast majority of New Yorkers.

“We need a Green New Deal, financed through progressive taxes.… Read more ...

NY Green Party Selects Peace Sign as Ballot Symbol

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

Greens Rule Out Fusion, Will Run Their Own Candidates

Since receiving the ballot line, Greens have run in three elections. Alex White received 9 percent of the vote in a three-way special election for Mayor of Rochester on March 29. Jason West, a Green Party member running on the village party Cooperative line, recaptured his position on May 3 as Mayor of New Paltz after a four years out of office.… Read more ...

Green Party joins April 9th rally against the wars

posted at the Green Party of New York State website:

Rally Against the Wars, April 9th, NYC – Join the Green Party
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW
March & Rally Union Square
14 St & Broadway, NY City
April 9, 2011, Noon

[A project of]
The United National AntiWar Committee

The Green contingent will meet at 11:30 AM in front of “Babies-R-Us” on the east side of Union Square.… Read more ...

Conservative Party of New York State: Have you signed our postcard to cut spending?

http://www.cpnys.org/:

The Conservative Party of NYS is committed to the taxpayers of New York State and know that cutting spending has to be the top priority of the Administration and Legislature. Please join our efforts by signing our post card that urges Governor Cuomo to keep his promise made to the citizens of New York State during his campaign that he will not increase taxes and fees or borrow to balance the state budget.… Read more ...

LI, NY daily newspaper acknowledges impact and growth of third party vote

The Long Island daily newspaper, Newsday, has the following editorial published on-line, and in the Sunday print version of the paper:

(excerpt from) Newsday
Box Score
110%

That’s the increase in votes cast for non-major party candidates in this year’s New York gubernatorial election, compared with 2006. Nearly 200,000 people supported a candidate other than the Republican or Democratic nominees…

In print in the Sunday, November 7, 2010 issue, opinion section, page A33

In NY: Setback for Conservative Party and Working Families Party

The full decision is posted as a pdf at Ballot Access News: here.

(excerpt from) Newsday
Court ruling a mutual setback for Conservatives, Working Families

by Dan Janison

Two ideological foes — the Conservative Party and Working Families Party — found common ground recently by jointly suing to change one of the aspects of the new voting system.

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LI’s Newsday print edition lists third party Senate choices

Newsday is a Long Island, New York, daily newspaper.

In today’s, Sunday edition of Newsday, there is an article on the US Senate race against Senator Chuck Schumer. The article focuses on the campaigns of Schumer, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Jay Townsend.

It is noteworthy that on the bottom of the page, there are small insets with the two other candidates on the ballot for the position.… Read more ...

NY: Libertarian Candidate for Congress Running Against War on Drugs

From Syracuse.com via TPID:

Syracuse, NY – A Syracuse man who wants to make drugs legal jumped today into the 25th Congressional District race. Marc Romain, the former chairman of the Onondaga County Libertarian Party, filed petitions with the state Board of Elections to run as a Libertarian against incumbent Rep.… Read more ...

Mike’s 750G aide probed: (Bloomberg and Independence Party in NY)

(excerpt from) The NY Post
by David Seifman

A top campaign adviser to Mayor Bloomberg — who won’t explain how he spent $750,000 of the mayor’s money — is now the target of a grand-jury probe.

Sources said last night that Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is summoning witnesses before a panel examining what John Haggerty Jr.

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