In NY: Socialist Workers Party submits signatures for special election for Congress

Thanks to Ballot Access News for this story:

Socialist Workers Party Submits 7,080 Signatures in Special New York U.S. House Race
July 16th, 2011

On July 13, the Socialist Workers Party submitted 7,080 signatures to place its nominee for U.S. House on the ballot in New York’s special election set for September 13. No other group or independent candidate submitted a petition. The law requires 3,500 for independent candidates, or the nominees of unqualified parties, for U.S. House, and the law does not reduce this number when the petitioning period is short (as it almost always is, in special elections).

The SWP collected these signatures in only four days. The only other candidates on the ballot will be the Democrat and the Republican, unless the Green Party exercises its right to nominate someone without a petition (the Green Party is a qualified party in New York, so it has this option).

Note: The election is in the 9th Congressional District in New York, which includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens. This is the election to fill the seat of Anthony Weiner.

3 thoughts on “In NY: Socialist Workers Party submits signatures for special election for Congress

  1. FAN of Dr. STAN

    The BIG APPLE ! Tens of millions of people and not enough CP and LP activist around to gather the FASCIST required ballot access signatures ?!

    The CP and LP need to start recruiting the largest cities and counties (parishes-our LA friends) to establish a presents or they need to close up shop and quit PLAYING at politics. Go where the people are is one of the best strategies ever . Funnel support to the most populated areas first and as you grow expand to the more rural regions sounds like a good idea !!

    Are there no CP &/or LP activity in Brooklyn and Queens, NY or what ? If not there sure needs to be as MILLIONS of minds await !!!


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  2. Mark Axinn

    Queens and Brooklyn LP chapters decided not to submit independent petition given limited resources to obtain signatures in an extremely brief petitioning period (which Cuomo timed to overlap with July 4 holiday).

  3. pete healey

    @Mark, How about the call to organize an Independent Redistricting Commission for New York? The Green Party chair has offered to join.

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