Tag Archives: Rent Is Too Damn High

May Day 2013: Updates, including third party mentions

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 ...

Jimmy McMillan To Run For President in 2012

From the New York Observer:

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.

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Darryl Perry: ‘Announcing the formation of the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus of the Libertarian Party’

Via IPR comments,

Announcing the formation of the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus of the Libertarian Party:

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.

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Jimmy McMillan: Viral video count, third party poll, and more…

Photo of Jimmy McMillan promoting his Rent Is ...

Image via Wikipedia

Kimberly Wilder at On The Wilder Side:

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 ...

Jimmy McMillan video goes viral: one million plus views

The Daily Beast has posted a video from the 2010 Hofstra NY Governor Debate with highlights of Jimmy McMillan’s comments. The video now shows as having 1,086,121 views since the debate Monday evening.

The video comments read:

October 18, 2010 — In a debate expected to be dominated by top New York governor candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the fireworks.

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New York City Mayor election is an eight-candidate race

from Ballot Access News
New York City Mayor Election Is an Eight-Candidate Race

October 11th, 2009

The November 3, 2009 New York city Mayoral ballot will include these eight candidates, in this ballot order: William C. Thompson (Dem., Working Families), Michael R. Bloomberg (Rep., Independence), Stephen Christopher (Conservative), Francisca “Frances” Villar (Party for Socialism and Liberation), Dan Fein (Socialist Workers), Billy Talen (Green), Jimmy McMillan (Rent is Too High), Joseph Dobrian (Libertarian).

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NYC Elections Board censors “Rent is Too Damn High” ballot label

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 ...

Independent candidates for NYC Mayor: Bloomberg, Rev. Billy and Naked Cowboy

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 ...

Is NY’s Working Families the Rent Is Too Damn Low Party?

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.

from onthewilderside
Is Working Families the Rent Is Too Damn Low Party?*

posted by Ian Wilder

Quotation from City Hall article:

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.

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Daily News: NYC Mayor race predictions for Green Party/Rev Billy

Thanks to my co-blogger Ian Wilder for the story at onthewilderside.

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 ...