Tag Archives: New York

Prohibition Party of New York Responds to Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

On January 5th, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered the annual State of the State address. On January 7th, the Prohibition Party of New York responded with a 5-page document critically evaluating the governor’s address and providing their own vision and proposals for state policy. The full document is available on their website.… Read more ...

First Forward Party Candidate Launches Bid for NY Congressional Seat

Brian Mannix, a social studies teacher and former Sea Cliff Village Trustee, has launched a campaign for New York’s 8th Congressional district. He intends to run as the nominee of the Forward Party, the newly formed entity created by Andrew Yang in October.

From what I’ve seen, it would appear that Mannix is the first candidate for the new party to step… forward.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Aging Norman Thomas Placed a Socialist on New York City’s Ballot

The following is excerpted from Darcy G. Richardson’s new “The Lowest Ebb: Norman Thomas and America’s Minor Parties in 1944,” available at Amazon and other booksellers.

Still battling the two-headed Goliath, an aging Norman M. Thomas — a six-time candidate for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket — filed nominating petitions to place the name of Richard F.… Read more ...

POLITICO: Andrew Yang Plans to Launch New Third Party

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is plotting the launch of a new third party next month, POLITICO reports today.

Yang, who lost a bid for New York mayor earlier this year, is said to no longer personally identify as a Democrat.  It’s unclear if Yang’s new party will be a national effort or confined to New York state, where fusion could allow the party to cross-nominate candidates friendly to Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party of New York Responds to Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address

The Prohibition Party of New York issued its response to Governor Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address. The party released a six-page document critically evaluating the governor’s address and providing their own vision and proposals for state policy.

The full document is available on their website.

The Prohibition Party of New York responded to governor Cuomo’s statements about the federal government’s failures in responding to the coronavirus, by stating that the Cuomo administration’s response also had its own flaws which exacerbated the situation.… Read more ...

New York Greens Call on Cuomo to Embrace a ‘Progressive Agenda’ in Coming Year

The Green Party of New York has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to embrace “a progressive agenda for 2021, including Taxing the Rich to fund a Green New Deal COVID relief package, enactment of single payer health care, and passage of long-delayed marijuana legalization including reinvestment in impacted communities.”

In a press release prompted by the governor’s multi-day State of the State address, the Green Party noted they are currently suing the governor “over his law to kill off independent smaller parties.”… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street!’

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial Friday on his website Nader.org. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is basking in the popularity of his meticulous Covid-19 news briefings and simultaneously predicting a pandemic-driven $61 billion state deficit over four years.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York: On May Day, Green Party Calls for New York to Collect Stock Transfer Tax to Avoid Deep Budget Cuts

The Green Party of New York sent out the following press release today, May Day, calling for the collection of a stock transfer tax to avoid budget cuts.  It is also posted on the Green Party of New York website.

05-01-20, Albany — The Green Party of New York today — May Day — said that the crippling austerity of $10 billion in cuts proposed by Governor Cuomo to offset $13.3 billion in lost revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis should be offset by a halt to rebating of the Stock Transfer Tax.… Read more ...

Sam Sloan is a $1,200 clue on Jeopardy!

On the March 12 edition of the popular daytime game show Jeopardy!, Sam Sloan, a name familiar in third party politics, was mentioned in a $1,200 clue under the category “Defending Themselves in Court.”  Sloan is known for being a former officer of the Manhattan Libertarian Party and perennial candidate for pubic office including Governor of New York and President; however, he is also a taxi driver, publisher, renowned tournament-level Chess player, former board member of the U.S.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party of New York Responds to Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

On January 8th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State and budget address. On January 10th, the Prohibition Party of New York responded with a 6-page document critically evaluating the governor’s address and providing their own vision and proposals for state policy.
The full document is available on their website.… Read more ...

New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban

The New York State Legislature, which is primarily controlled by Democrats, will be introducing legislation on Monday to ban its longstanding Electoral Fusion Law. This move has been criticized by Third Party activists for being a punishment of the Working Families Party for backing Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Primary.Read more ...

Prohibition Party of New York Responds to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

On January 15th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State and budget address. On January 17th, the Prohibition Party of New York responded with a 7-page document critically evaluating the governor’s address and providing their own vision and proposals for state policy.
The full document is available on their website.… Read more ...