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.
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.”
Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies
PO Box 1002 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276-1002
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.