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Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies

The Green Party Candidates pictured below are saying “NO” to REBNY: the Real Estate Board of New York. The right to safe, affordable housing is a basic Green Party value. We fully support the efforts of union organizer and activist, Ray Rogers, and his Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies.


SI Boro President
City Council Dist. 45
City Council Dist. 35
City Council Dist. 27
City Council Dist. 3
City Council Dist. 45
NYC Public Advocate
City Council Dist. 18
City Council Dist. 7
Manhattan Boro President
NYC Comptroller

From The Campaign to Stop REBNY website:

“The Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies’ mission is to build a movement comprised of thousands of volunteers throughout New York City and New York State to end REBNY’s domination over politics and to assure fairness and justice for neighborhoods, construction workers, tenants and small businesses.

REBNY and its top policy makers have beaten up on construction unions, apartment dwellers and small businesses for far too long and their greed and arrogance are only growing. They have corrupted our political system and run roughshod over once vibrant neighborhoods.

Maintaining strong unions in the construction industry can mean the difference between serious injury, life and death for thousands of construction workers and the guarantee of fair compensation. Strict enforcement of rent protection safeguards and the expansion of quality affordable housing are critical to rectifying the homeless crisis and stabilizing neighborhoods. For small businesses to survive, they must be protected from price gouging and property speculators.

The Campaign will work to counter REBNY’s destructive political dominance and to protect residential tenants, small businesses and construction workers from REBNY’s insatiable greed, civic irresponsibility and lack of compassion.”

Ray Rogers, Director
Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies
PO Box 1002 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276-1002

Petition Filing at the BOE


Green Party Congressional candidates Daniel Vila, CD13, Manhattan – Bronx (l) and Henry Bardel, CD11, Staten Island – Brooklyn (r) stirring things up at the Stir Cafe, next door to the NYC BOE.

The Green Team Committee filed designating petitions for Congressional candidates Daniel Vila Rivera (CD13, Manhattan / Bronx) and Henry J. Bardel (CD11, Staten Island / Brooklyn) this past Thursday, April 14th, with the Board of Elections in NYC. We set up shop at the Stir Cafe next door to the BOE to collect, clean and bind the petition volumes and then submitted them to the BOE.

The cafe has a large dining room in the rear that is not utilized very often in the evenings, so it’s a great place to use as a central location to meet with the candidates and petitioning volunteers. As long as we make a purchase, the staff has no problem with us.

If all goes well with the petitions (so far, so good), Danny and Hank will appear on the November ballot.

In addition to Danny and Hank, petitions were filed in Albany for Green candidates Matt Funicello (CD21, Adirondack Region) and Frank Francois (CD5, Queens / Nassau).

Next up is the petitioning period for State Senate and State Assembly, beginning on June 7th.

Green Team 2016 Candidates file with NYSBOE

GT2016_FB_COVERGreen Team 2016 (Green Team Committee) filed forms with the NY State Board of Elections today notifying them of the candidates we’ll be supporting this year. The next step will be to gather petition signatures in order to be placed on the ballot. Petitioning is set to begin on Tuesday,  June 7th and filed from July 11—14.

The 2016 Green Team candidates are:

  • Julia Willebrand, NY State Senate District 31 (Manhattan)
  • Carl Lundgren,  NY State Senate District 34 (Bronx/Westchester)
  • Ann Eagan, NY State Assembly District 69 (Manhattan)
  • Don Butterfield, NY State Assembly District 73 (Manhattan)

Green Team 2016 will also be assisting with the campaigns of Hank Bardel, US House District 11 (Staten Island/ Brooklyn), and Daniel Vila Rivera, US House District 13 (Manhattan/ Bronx). The petitioning period for Federal candidates begins on Tuesday, March 8th, and filed from April 11—14.

Meet & Greet Walk and Campaign Launch with Daniel Vila

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Meet & Greet Walk with Daniel Vila

Saturday, June 7th @ 12:00PM

From 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

to 116th St. & Lexington Ave.


As you know, next November voters in the 13th Congressional District will again vote for their representative to Congress. The Republican Party is not running a candidate, so the choice will be between the Democrat who wins the primary and me.

The choice will also be between sending to Congress a representative of the ruling corporate elite or a person who will represent the interests of working people; between the party which, together with the Republicans, has waged war on the people of Afghanistan and Iraq for more than a decade or for a party which has consistently opposed these wars of aggression; between a party which has the mission to turn every facet of public life into a for-profit enterprise, or a party which believes that government has a role to play defending the interests of workers and the middle class; between a party which does nothing to stop the corporate poisoning of our environment and food supply and a party which has always declared that the air, land, water and food supply be safeguarded for future generations.

The Democrats and Republicans play deaf every time a cop kills a person of color or abuses his power harassing our youth. The two ruling parties have fooled the nation for decades promising immigration reform while continuing to deport millions of hard-working people and refusing to grant them permanent legal status. Finally, public subsidy and tax relief for the corporate elite has reached scandalous proportions just as public monies for health, education and housing are eliminated.

My campaign is thus, one of defense of the broad masses who work, pay taxes and even fight the dirty wars of the corporate rulers. It is a campaign to strengthen workers’ rights and unionization and to get the federal government to legislate a $15 minimum wage so that millions of low-wage workers do not have to live in poverty!

We will be launching this fight June 7th at 12:00 PM with a Meet and Greet Walk from Harlem’s State office Building located at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd to 116th Street and Lexington Avenue. Please join us and the fight to have a Voice of the People in the US Congress!

Daniel Vila

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