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  • First-time socialist candidate India Walton likely to become Buffalo's next mayor after stunning primary upset

    06/23/2021 12:19:47 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 43 replies
    CBS news ^ | June 23, 2021 | Jason Silverstein
    A democratic socialist candidate running her first political campaign is expected to become the next mayor of Buffalo, New York, after a stunning primary upset over the city's longest-serving mayor. India Walton, 38, would be Buffalo's first female mayor and the first socialist mayor of a major American city in six decades. The Associated Press on Wednesday morning called the Democratic primary for Walton, a nurse and activist who was supported by the Democratic Socialists of America and the Working Families Party. Walton defeated Byron Brown, the incumbent who has led the city since 2006. … She said in a...
  • Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

    09/05/2020 12:36:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2020 | Aaron Morrison
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice. In a statement first shared with The Associated Press, labor leaders who represent teachers, autoworkers, truck drivers and clerical staff, among others, signaled a willingness Friday to escalate protest tactics to force local and federal lawmakers to take action on policing reform and systemic racism. They said the walkouts, if they were to move forward with them, would last for as long...
  • Green, Libertarian Parties file suit against New York’s new ballot rules

    08/01/2020 6:29:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | July 28, 2020 | Susan Arbetter
    In a rider passed in the last state budget, the legislature upped the ante for minor parties in New York. So, two of those minor parties, the Greens and the Libertarians, are suing. In the past, to achieve ballot status, minor parties needed to earn 50,000 votes for their gubernatorial candidates. In other words, they needed 50,000 votes to qualify for the ballot every four years – rules that have been in place for decades. The new rules are far more restrictive. They require that minor parties garner 130,000 votes or two percent of votes cast. Additionally, they demand that...
  • BLM's agenda

    06/12/2020 3:34:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | K.E. Campbell
    An investigative report on Black Lives Matter (BLM) published four and half years ago foretold current events in many respects. The report, Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter by James Simpson at the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, is the best source I've found as to BLM's origins, tactics, funding, and goals. The report begins with this: The Black Lives Matter movement casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner-city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades....
  • AOC booted from Working Families Party line, raising stakes for Democratic primary in reelection bid

    05/12/2020 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 5/12/20 | Dave Goldiner
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was bounced Tuesday from the Working Families Party ballot line by a Queens judge, raising the stakes in her potentially tricky Democratic primary fight for reelection. The firebrand lawmaker collected just 13 signatures from members of the small union-backed party, two short of what she needed to get on its primary ballot. Now, AOC won’t be on the WFP ballot line in the November general election either, said Martin Connor, a lawyer for Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, AOC’s opponent in the Democratic race. “AOC has hurt working people of the Bronx and Queens with her votes and creates disunity...
  • Democrats’ Plan Will Suppress Third Parties in New York

    11/25/2019 4:14:37 PM PST · by NRx · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-25-2019 | Jesse McKinley
    ALBANY, N.Y. — For years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and some Democratic leaders have had an antagonistic relationship with the left-leaning Working Families Party, a labor-backed group whose increasing influence and independence have only widened the divide. So when Mr. Cuomo and state leaders decided this year to expand a public campaign financing commission’s authority — giving it a mandate to rewrite election laws affecting smaller political parties — the independent party’s leaders feared the worst. On Monday, their concerns were realized: The commission approved a slew of changes that will make it harder for political third parties to survive...
  • The Working Families Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem - Greenfield

    04/26/2018 12:37:48 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 25, 2018 | Greenfield
    The Working Families Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem From Marx to Jewish weather control. April 25, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. When D.C. Councilmember Trayon White came under fire for blaming Jews for controlling the weather, dumping a Holocaust Museum tour and donating to an anti-Semitic Nation of Islam event, the loudest voice in his defense came once again from the Working Families Party. The WFP is a spinoff of ACORN. Rafael Shimunov, the WFP’s Creative Director, claimed...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Working Families Party considering backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead of Hillary

    02/08/2015 4:11:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/07/15 | Annie Karni
    In a sign of the growing pressure Hillary Clinton faces from the left, the Working Families Party is considering backing the movement to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President, the Daily News has learned. One person said the effort was not so much a bid to get the Massachusetts senator to run but to “Warrenize Hillary” by pushing her to adopt more liberal policies. At a meeting of the WFP’s advisory council last week, executive committee members wanted to bring the idea to a vote, sources said. Those pushing to publicly back Warren — who has said she...
  • Working Families to Join 'Justice for All' March in Ferguson

    10/10/2014 7:04:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/10/2014 | Kenneth Quinnell
    In September, when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke to the convention of the Missouri AFL-CIO, he addressed the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., that led to the shooting of Michael Brown, saying that it was important for labor to be a part of the necessary conversation about race in the United States. Now the AFL-CIO, including the federation's director of civil, human and women's rights, Carmen Berkley, and Neidi Dominguez, assistant director of community engagement, will be in Missouri this weekend as part of the "Justice for All" events, including a national march and rally in St. Louis and Moral Monday-themed...
  • Warren secured endorsement from far-left 'Working Families Party' after her daughter...

    09/26/2019 3:41:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/25/19 | Katelyn Caralle
    Elizabeth Warren clenched an endorsement from the Working Families Party last week, but new revelations emerged Monday that show the think tank her daughter heads donated $45,000 to the progressive political party ahead of the endorsement. Amelia Warren Tyagi is the chairwomen of Demos, and the donation to the Working Families Party in 2018 coincided with her mother's then-impending decision to run for president. Even though the two progressive groups were founded just two years apart, in 2000 and 1998, last year marked the first time Demos donated to the minor political party. According to a 2018 tax filing from...
  • Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren

    09/16/2019 12:06:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    nytimes ^ | 09/16/2019 | Astead W Herndon
    The progressive group, whose electoral influence has grown since it backed Bernie Sanders four years ago, is now supporting Ms. Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Working Families Party, the labor-aligned progressive group whose electoral influence has grown since the 2016 election, has endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for the Democratic presidential nomination, a boon to her candidacy as she attempts to position herself as the main challenger to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
  • Letitia James subpoenas banks for Trump Organization records

    03/13/2019 12:22:19 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2019 | Mark Moore and Bernadette Hogan
    State Attorney General Letitia James said she subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank on Monday for records involving President Trump’s failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills and other business dealings involving the Trump Organization. A day after issuing the subpoenas, James, who took office in January, lobbied legislators in Albany to loosen the double jeopardy “loophole” that prohibits state prosecutors from bringing similar charges against individuals pardoned from federal charges.
  • Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat (still on the ballot)

    10/13/2018 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/18 | Carl Campanile
    **SNIP** Crowley has formed a state campaign committee “Joe for NY,” and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to “Irish Americans & Friends Crowley” by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committee’s campaign treasurer, the group was “established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service.” **SNIP** The IrishCentral website recently floated Crowley’s name for statewide office, noting that, “While white ethnic Catholic no longer plays that well in Queens, it is a powerful...
  • Joe Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat

    10/18/2018 10:09:33 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Oct 12 | Carl Campanile
    Veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley, defeated by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a primary election that shocked the political world, is laying the groundwork for a comeback. Crowley has formed a state campaign committee “Joe for NY,” and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to “Irish Americans & Friends Crowley” by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committee’s campaign treasurer, the group was “established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service.” Crowley was re-elected as...
  • Can Joe Crowley beat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in November?

    09/04/2018 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    9/04/18
    I haven't seen any poll info about the socialist bartender anywhere.
  • Joe Crowley still running against Ocasio-Cortez as Working Families Party candidate

    08/26/2018 5:58:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Newsgrowl ^ | 7/13/18 | Steve Goodale
    US Representative Joe Crowley, who just two weeks ago lost the Democratic Party nomination for New York’s 14th Congressional district to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in dramatic fashion, looks set to remain on the November ballot as the candidate for the Working Families Party. Oops. **SNIP** New York’s election laws do not allow the WFP to remove Crowley from its ballot line. Nor is Crowley allowed to simply remove himself. The only option is for Crowley to somehow make himself ineligible. Or die. Crowley (somewhat understandably) is reluctant to do this. Having achieved the most dramatic primary win of the season and...
  • Who Was behind the Jeff Flake Set-Up?

    10/01/2018 10:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2018 | John Fund
    ACORNÂ’s tactics live on in the senatorÂ’s elevator confrontation with activists from a Soros-backed group. On Friday morning, two women raced past reporters and security officers and blocked a senators-only elevator in the U.S. Capitol. They cornered Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who had just announced he was going to vote yes on moving Brett KavanaughÂ’s nomination out of the Judiciary Committee and onto the Senate floor for a full debate. The women wouldnÂ’t let Flake leave until they had yelled at him, face to face, for several minutes. Anyone who thinks the two left-wing activists acted without a well-thought-out plan...
  • Defeated Rep. Crowley tries easing tensions with Ocasio-Cortez, won't endorse Pelosi

    07/15/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., tried to ease the tensions between himself and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who defeated the 10-term congressman in last month’s primary, after she bashed the incumbent last week for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. “I don't want to take anything away from her win,” Crowley said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” “I did not do as I preached. I didn't remind folks of my accomplishments. I just took that for granted I think.” Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday accusing Crowley of purposely staying in the race,...
  • Feud erupts between Dem socialist Ocasio-Cortez and defeated Rep. Joe Crowley

    07/13/2018 12:02:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/18 | Alex Pappas
    So much for Democrats coming together in New York’s 14th congressional district. A feud erupted Thursday on Twitter between Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and outgoing Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley -- the longtime congressman Ocasio-Cortez shockingly defeated in New York’s primaries last month. The victor claimed the incumbent is now mounting a third-party bid. “.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.” The 28-year-old progressive Democrat added: “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the...
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.