New York

Why I vote for the Green Party

by Mark A. Dunlea Green Party NY The Green Party doesn’t have a monopoly on the truth. They just state and campaign for what is common sense, an agenda that reflects the positions and interests of the 99%. The Green agenda. A single payer Medicare for All health system. A minimum wage that is a living wage not a sub poverty wage. Taking action on climate change with a Green New Deal – cut the military by at least half and tax the rich (including a stock transfer tax) to pay for a full employment public jobs program and $300…


Public campaign finance reform: clean money or throwing good money after bad?

by Howie Hawkins syracuse.com May 14, 2013 New York needs a Clean Money system of full public campaign funding. That’s how we end the privatized “public” elections funded by the 1% that make Albany a feeding trough for wealthy special interests. The so-called Fair Elections Act (A4980C-2013), which passed the Assembly and was delivered to the Senate on May 7, merely supplements the existing system of unlimited private campaign financing with partial public funding. This bill throws good public money after bad private money. The cesspool of pay-to-play influence peddling by wealthy private donors remains alive and well. The bill…