Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

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

Elizabeth Benjamin reports on all the candidates who filed in person, on time, for Mayor of New York City. It appears that the Libertarian mayor candidate hopeful has not filed (although petitions could still arrived that were mailed by the deadline.) Filing so far are: Reverend Billy Talen, Green Party; Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is Too Damn High Party; Alan S. Chusid, Messianic Party; and Mayor Bloomberg, on the “Jobs and Education” line (though, Bloomberg also petitioned for the Republican and Independence Party lines. [read more]

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

The Working Families Party is an automatic-ballot-status party in New York State, which often gives its ballot line to candidates already on the Democratic or Republican Party lines. A recent review of the Party’s expenditures over the last decade which were reported as rent shows an erratic pattern of payments made to several different landlords, and none marked as going directly to Flatbush Fulton Realty Associates, the owner of its current space at 2 Nevins Street in Brooklyn. Some years, the WFP appears to have paid no rent at all, based on the data filed with the Board of Elections. [read more]

Peace and Freedom Party seeks California same-sex marriage referendum in 2010

Stewart Alexander, the 2008 Socialist Party USA vice presidential nominee and an activist in California’s Peace and Freedom Party, writes at Bay Area Indymedia that the “leadership within the Peace and Freedom Party wants a measure to support same-sex marriage on the ballot in 2010.” [read more]

Socialist Equality Party criticizes Detroit mayor

The Socialist Equality Party issued a statement criticizing Detroit Mayor David Bing for calling on “the city’s 13,000 employees to accept pay cuts of 10 to 20 percent through furloughs and workweek reductions.” The SEP said, “The demands of this [read more]