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GT2016 NYSBOE Certified Election Results

The New York State Board of Elections certified the 2016 General Election results on Dec. 21. Here’s how our Green Team candidates did:


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.

8/7/12 News Release: Green Party Candidate Hassig on Guns and Revolution

Love the Earth Protect the Earth Change Everything Campaign
Donald L. Hassig, Green Party Candidate CD 21 Race

My father was a US Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a deer
hunter.  He loved to hunt and carry a gun.  We buried him in his Navy
uniform, on our home farm with his .22 rifle across his chest.

I grew up loving the same things.  As I began to think more for
myself, I decided to stop hunting because of my deep love for animals.

I do not love guns.  I believe in them.  I believe in them because
they make it possible for the masses of people to maintain some
reasonable quantity of control over government.

The people need to possess firearms as a deterrent to bad, very bad
government. There is no credible threat of revolution when the masses
are unarmed.

However, I believe that the members of the public who are armed should
always follow the path of non-violent civil disobedience when
attempting to reform or replace government. The only time that a good
person should resort to the use of violence, in this case the use of a
gun, is to stop another person or persons from inflicting serious
physical harm upon her or him.

In the case of revolution, which is what is needed in our country
right now, the good, strong people should get together in the streets
and demand that the government step down so that it can be replaced.
This revolution should proceed without any use of guns for so long as
the government and its corporate controlling forces chose not to
inflict serious physical harm upon the good revolutionaries. If the
time comes when the corporate/government people threaten to inflict
serious physical harm upon the good revolutionaries, then the good
revolutionaries should protect themselves with the use of their guns.

I want to bring a full fledged revolution in our country.  This is the
only way that the good people will come into possession of the power
that it takes to protect the Earth and use scientific knowledge to
protect public health.  This is the only way for the good people to
take over control of government and start bringing the good changes
that are so desperately needed.  Without revolution we will continue
to suffer under the controlling influences of corporations.  The good
people should be leading our nation not bad corporations.  I do not
believe that the bad people who hold power will give that power up.
We have to take the power away from them.  When we start taking the
power away from them, they need to know that we are not interested in
being martyrs.  The bad corporate people need to know that we want to
live to enjoy the days after they have been removed from power.  So
long as the American people have their guns, the bad corporate people
will know all of this.

Viva the Revolution!

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625

Seeking Green Comments on NCPR Story “Candidate Arrested for Trespass in Parishville””

Candidate Arrested for Trespass in Parishville

Please provide comments on this story, which aired on North Country Public Radio.  There are two very important issues involved:  (1) the failure of the governmental public health entities to provide the public with a warning of the avoidable persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure health hazard and (2) denial of freedom of speech in a public place.

Just click on the URL found above and post a comment.


7/30/12 News Release: Green Party Candidate Arrested for Warning Children of POPs Exposure Health Hazard

Free Speech Violation by Town of Parishville and New York State Police:  Green Party Congressional Candidate Arrested for Educating Children on Subjects of Persistent Organic Pollutants Exposure Health Hazard and Exposure Minimization Strategies

During my first telephone conversation with Jerry Moore, Town of Parishville Supervisor, he said that he didn’t want “any of my foolishness in his town board meetings”.  That was a warning signal.  I have now come to know enough about Mr. Moore to validate my suspicion that he was a backward person with too much power.  During the July 2012 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Moore told me that he wanted to have nothing to do with Cancer Action NY because I had written a letter to St. Lawrence County policy makers criticizing Dr. Susan Hathaway, Director of the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department for speaking falsely having stated that the World Health Organization report, “Persistent Organic Pollutants:  Impact on Child Health” was not valid due to the fact that no epidemiological evidence existed that supported the conclusions of this report.  Mr. Moore did not want to talk about providing St. Lawrence County residents with a warning of the persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure health hazard.  I left the Town Board meeting and went out to the Parishville Town Park to assess the possibilities for cancer prevention educational outreach there.  There were quite a number of children playing on and around the beach.  This was clearly a good place for educational outreach.  I spoke with two young women who held positions of authority at the park.  They told me that I would need to obtain the approval of Supervisor Moore before conducting any educational outreach at the Parishville Park.  I told them that Mr. Moore was not likely to give me permission to educate in the park and that I did not believe that I needed his permission considering the fact that Americans are guaranteed freedom of expression in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Later the same day, I received a call from Jeff Woods, Town of Parishville Recreation Director.  He informed me that Mr. Moore was opposed to me conducting any educational activities at the Town Park.  Mr. Woods went on to tell me that he had been instructed to tell me to leave and if I tried to educate any of the children at the beach on the subject of chemical exposure cancer risk he was to call the “authorities”.  I asked him what authorities and he said the State Police.  I told him that I would be visiting the park to educate on cancer prevention.

On Monday, July 30th, 2012, I  went to the Parishville Park at high noon and started educating.  This involved placing a 3-fold display board on a bench at the edge of the water and dancing at the far edge of the beach.  The message on my display board was this, “POPs Cause Cancer”.  Mr. Woods came down to where I was dancing and told me to leave.  I told him that the Parishville Park was a public place in the United States of America, which meant it was a free speech place.  He went back up the beach, called the “authorities” and then just stood there watching.  Eventually, the New York State Police showed up.  They came down across the sand to the water and I met them standing beside my message board singing Tom Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down”.  They told me that they wanted to talk in the parking lot.  I told them I wanted to talk on the beach where the kids could hear what we were talking about.  They told me to leave.  I said “Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out, and I won’t back down.”  The two of them grabbed me and put the hand cuffs on tight.   Under arrest again.  Viva the Revolution!

The decent and reasonable police officer gave me the choice of going to Canton in the back of the police car to be handed my trespass charges or getting these papers here at the park and driving out of the park in my own vehicle.  I chose the quickest route to freedom.  It was nice of him to make the arrest as easy as possible for me.

I wish there were more people who would stand up and say that it is wrong for the government to continue seeking to maintain the illusion that the food supply is safe when the right thing for government to do would be to warn the public of the avoidable POPs exposure health hazard.  Government should tell the people the truth:  the food supply is contaminated with sufficient quantities of POPs to impose significant disease risk and exposure minimization is warranted.  I hope that the children who saw what happened at the Town Park today grow up fast and become fellow revolutionaries.

I plan to file a federal free speech violation lawsuit against the Town of Parishville and the New York State Police.

7/30/12 Media Advisory: Freedom to Educate Children on Subjects of Food Supply Contamination and Disease Risk in USA

Educational Outreach to Children on Subject of Food Supply
Contamination and Disease Risk

Monday, July 30, 2012, 12:00 PM

Parishville Town Park, Parishville, New York USA

Cancer Action NY has moved ever so slowly forward with the work of
providing the people of St. Lawrence County with a warning of the
persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure health hazard.  This
work has included:  (1) advocacy for the creation of an educational
outreach program within the St. Lawrence County Public Health
Department on the subject of POPs exposure minimization and (2)
educational outreach to the general public on the subjects of POPs
exposure disease risk and strategies to minimize exposure.

The Town of Parishville has not responded positively to the advocacy
and educational endeavors of Cancer Action NY.  Supervisor Jerry Moore
takes the position that educational outreach on the subject of the
POPs exposure health hazard will not be permitted at the Parishville
Town Park.  This is a position that he will ultimately have to retreat
from.  THe Parishville Town Park is a public venue.  The Constitution
of the United States trumps every law and regulation in this country.
Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the First Amendments to our
Constitution.  This means that Cancer Action NY is free to conduct
educational outreach to children in the Parishville Town Park.

American children are being kept in the dark on the subject of
chemical exposure disease risk.  This is very wrong.  It is being done
because the adults who hold power do not want the children to know
that they are responsible for the contamination of the entire world
and all of the living beings of the world with many man made
chemicals.  The adults who run corporations and the adults who run
government do not want the children to know that this contamination is
of sufficient magnitude to be causing epidemics of chronic disease
including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  By attempting to hide
this from children, the corporate/government people are robbing
children of the health protective benefit of scientific knowledge on
the subject of chemical exposure disease risk.  Robbing children of
this benefit is causing children to be exposed to disease causing
chemicals that they could readily avoid exposure to.  These
unnecessary exposures are causing children to become sick and die.
This is very, very wrong.

The adults in corporations and government must stop creating obstacles
to the use of scientific knowledge for the protection of children’s
health.  Cancer Action NY will continue to provide children with a
warning of the POPs exposure health hazard and we will be victorious.

Viva the total, global, spiritual, environmental revolution!

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625

21st CD Green Party Candidate Hassig on Federal Taxation

I am in favor of eliminating the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
I am in favor of an estate tax for estates in excess of 200,000.00 dollars.
I am proposing a Pollution tax on industry and agriculture, which would bring back to the public some of the monies of corporate profits for the purpose of funding environmental clean-up and environmental health education.  America needs an Environmental Health Education Corps (EHEC).  The first mission of the EHEC would be to warn American children, their parents and teachers of the avoidable persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure health hazard.  The EHEC would be active in the St. Lawrence River Valley in the Town of Massena and on the Akwesasne Reserve as well as in the Hudson River Valley, in the Towns of Fort Edward and Fort Miller.  These places are high priority POPs exposure minimization education locations due to the excess POPs exposures experienced by residents during the recent past as a result of PCB contamination associated with the ALCOA West facility, the former Reynolds Metals facility, and the former GM Powertrain facility in the St. Lawrence River Valley and PCB contamination of the Hudson River downstream from the General Electric facility in Hudson Falls. (The Thompson Island pool in the Town of Fort Edward is one of the most heavily contaminated reaches of the Hudson.)  Excess exposure took place via consumption of locally caught fish and via inhalation of PCBs that evaporated from contaminated soils and sediments.
I am in favor of a Profits Tax on corporations.  The public incurrs a cost when corporations profit.  The corporate activity that generates profits causes many negative impacts upon the general public, including:  habitat destruction, competition for limited energy resources, release of pollutants into the environment, damage to highways and competition for labor.  These damages could be compensated for by collecting a Profits Tax.

Green Hassig News Conference: The American People to the Oil and Gas Corporations: “Stop Abusing Our Earth Mother Now or We Will Force You to Stop”

News Conference:  The American People to the Oil and Gas Corporations:
“Stop Abusing Our Earth Mother Now or We Will Force You to Stop”

Friday, July 27, 2012, 1:00 PM

Federal Building, 15 Henry Street, Plattsburgh, NY USA

The American people sent a strong message to the oil and gas
corporations in the month of July.  Over 100 activists from across the
country gathered in Washington this week to advocate for a ban against
high volume hydraulic fracturing.

July is revolution month.  The Fourth of July is revolution day.
Americans are experienced in revolution.  Our country was conceived in
revolution.  Stop abusing our Earth Mother or we will force you to
stop.  This is the New American Revolution.  Occupy the oil and gas

Passion for Protection of the Earth Driving Political Activism: 21st Congressional Race Green Party Candidate (Video)

Dear Green Party People of the 21st Congressional District of New York,

Glens Falls Look TV Channel 8 news anchor David Storey has created a
very good interview covering my love of the Earth, which serves as
deep motivation for political activism.  Please share this video with
friends and relatives.

joyous in Nature,

Don Hassig

7/27/12 Media Advisory: Green Congressional Candidate Hassig on Government Failure to Warn Public of Avoidable Chemical Exposure Health Hazards

A News Conference on the Subject of Government Failure to Warn the
Public of Avoidable Chemical Exposure Health Hazards

Friday, July 27, 2012, 9:00 AM

Lake Flower Park, Saranac Lake, NY USA

The governmental public health entities of the United States have
failed to provide Americans with warnings of numerous significant
chemical exposure health hazards, including:  mercury amalgam dental
fillings, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contamination of the
food supply and concentrated exhaust clouds.  This has occurred due to
the influence of corporations upon the federal and state levels of
government.  Corporations, with monetary interests in the matters
impacted by these chemicals place tremendous amounts of pressure on
elected officials and high ranking government administrators to remain
silent or mislead the public concerning the damages to health
associated with exposure to chemicals.

Failure to provide warning of avoidable health hazards is one of the
most egregious of governmental inactions.   Many Americans have become
sick and died as a result of these failures.  Monsanto Corporation,
Dow Chemical Company and General Electric Corporation are some of the
worst companies when it comes to pressuring government to ignore
scientific knowledge on chemical exposure disease risks and remain
silent at a time when warning the public is a clear public health
protection responsibility.

The best way to bring an end to corporate control of governmental
public health entities is to cut the ties between corporations and
government.  Prohibiting corporate contributions to political
campaigns is a high priority strategy for establishing a buffer zone
between corporations and our government.  Additionally, corporate
employees should not be allowed to take positions in government.

“Public health education that provides warnings of avoidable chemical
exposure health hazards must become a well established part of
government.  As a member of Congress, I would sponsor legislation for
the creation of an Environmental Health Education Corps.  This would
create hundreds of thousands of new jobs across the United States.  It
would bring about reductions in the incidence of cancer, type 2
diabetes, heart disease, auto immune diseases, reproductive problems
and learning deficit disorders, all of which are known to be
associated with exposure to chemicals.  I would confront the
corporations on their wrongful influence peddling and I would not back
down.”-Donald L. Hassig

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625

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