May Day 2013 was celebrated by workers, activists, and occupiers around the world. Occupy Wall Street set up a May Day 2013 NYC website for scheduling events.
Some of the news coverage of May Day included third party mentions. The PressTV story and video below include reflections from socialist party members, as well as from Jimmy “Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan, who ran for Governor of New York on an independent line.… Read more ...
Rent Is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan, fresh off a surprising 40,000 vote finish, appeared on the Libertarian Internet talk show “Revolution Radio” and announced that he will run for President in 2012.
Says McMillan, “If you don’t do your job right, I am coming at you.
The idea for the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus started during a discussion on IPR. The purpose of the caucus is “to try getting the LP HQ moved out of the Watergate & into a cheaper office.” The caucus may also look into other ways the LP can save money and/or more efficiently use member dues & donations.
Okay, I am not sure if you should vote for Rent Is Too Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan. Though, you sure have to give him credit! He has gotten his message across. He has launched a message and a slogan that is at three million plus views and counting.… Read more ...
from Ballot Access News
New York City Elections Board Censors
“Rent is Too Damn High” Ballot Label
October 7th, 2009
New York, and half the other states, permit independent candidates to choose a partisan label that may be printed on the ballot next to the independent candidate’s name. The other states confine independent candidates to just the word “independent.”
In 2005, Jimmy McMillan ran as an independent candidate for Mayor of New York city, with the ballot label “Rent is Too Damn High.” This year, McMillan again petitioned successfully for a place on the ballot, and he asked for the same label.… Read more ...
Elizabeth Benjamin of Daily Politics reports on all the independent petitions filed on time, in person, for Mayor of New York City. Candidates may file by mail, so there is some chance that more petitions may arrive in the next few days. It appears that the Libertarian candidate for Mayor, Joseph Dobrian, has not yet filed.… Read more ...
In New York State, the Working Families Party[WFP] is a third party with automatic ballot status. The WFP is among some third parties which have been criticized for using the “fusion” approach a lot, ie: cross-endorsing major party candidates instead of running their own candidates.
Is Working Families the Rent Is Too Damn Low Party?*
posted by Ian Wilder
Erratic Reported Rent Payments From WFP Mark Last Decade
Average of just $1,486 per month for offices, one check for rent written to “401 K PMTs”
The Working Families Party may have worked on behalf of New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet while dealing with the city’s famously high rents, but the party has apparently not had to worry much about its own rent payments.
The Daily News is one of the big, daily newspapers in New York City. In its “Brawl for the Hall” section, The Daily News reports that Democratic NYC Mayor hopeful William Thompson may consider challenging the Reverend Billy Talen’s petitions (to be filed next week.) In addition, the Daily News quotes a political expert who notes that if it is a close election, the Green Party vote totals will matter.… Read more ...