Working Families Party Excludes Rev Billy From Forum

3 07 2009

Last night the Working Families Party of New York held a forum for mayoral candidates in the city. But one prominent candidate was missing from the forum: NYC Icon and Green Party Candidate Reverend Billy Talen.

The forum hosted Bloomberg, Thompson, & Avella, but Billy Talen who stated via Twitter that he did, in fact, apply for the forum – was not processed as a participant.

The WFP responded on Twitter that the forum was for candidates who applied.

I was given the following information by the WFP when I, as an independant citizen, inquired via email the day of the event why my personal candidate of choice wasn’t being included:

Thank you for checking in with us about that. Please know that our Forum is for those candidates seeking the WFP endorsement. This is a long process that Rev. Billy did not choose to participate in – it’s not a question of leaving him out on purpose.

It’s easy to think that we excluded him on purpose, but our Forum is not a ‘nonpartisan’ event aimed at evaluating all candidates. It’s a WFP forum for those seeking our support.

I hope you’ll continue to be supportive of our work!




Completely Bogus! You can bet I no longer support the WFP. If they’ll give misinformation about this then god knows what else they’ll lie about!

Rev Billy’s Statements:
Meanwhile a blogger at  No Power Grab, believes the WFP might even endorse Bloomberg:
Given the sketchy nature of the WFP’s concealment of ignoring the good Rev I could almost believe it.



Reverend Billy & Avella Featured in City Limits

1 07 2009

Though City Councilman Tony Avella and “Reverend” Billy Talen have an uphill battle to beat Goliath this fall, they’re banking on grassroots dissent against Bloomberg to propel their bids for office. > By Jarrett Murphy

Full Story

You can come out tomorrow night (Wednesday July, 1st)  at 7pm and train for a half an hour at Reverend Billy Headquarters to gather petitions to get him on the Ballot! VoteRevBilly.Org

Reverend Billy Talen – A Voice For Every New Yorker!


A Voice for the Neighborhoods! A Voice for Coney Island! A Voice for Union Square! A Voice for you 1st Amendment Rights! A Voice for an uncommercialized New York City with an emphasis on environmental responsibility!


Local SoHo neighborhood businessmen and supporters of the Vote Rev Billy campaign for New York City Mayor on the Green Party ticket.


As Mayor of New York City, Rev Billy Talen wants to represent Richard St. Arromand.


As Mayor of New York City, Rev Billy Talen wants to represent Lamont Hutchinson.

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Rev Billy At Manhattan Detention Center Saturday At Noon

6 03 2009

Mayoral candidate Reverend Bill Talen will be making a stop at an unmarked detention center at 201 Varrick Street at Noon on Saturday for a rally. The group will then head to a similar action at a more well known prison in New Jersey. 

We are an immigrant country and New York, like Los Angeles and Miami – is an immigrant city.  – The Rev

Sunday they’ll dicuss the actions and will hear from immigrant rights activists and former detention center detainees at their Highline Ballroom show at 2pm.

Reverend Billy Announces Candidacy For Mayor

1 03 2009

Reverend Billy of the Church of Life After Shopping officially announced his candidacy for Mayor of the City of New York on March 1st in the park he has fought for, Union Square Park, in NYC.


l_bb29772e9d0740d7b5d80f5d13a9e1eeImage from Rev. Bill Talen’s Myspace Page. Click the Image.


Talen is running as a Green Party Candidate. He and Savitri D. are doing a tour of prisons in the city before they talk about immigration at their March 8th show at the Highline Ballroom. Check out his election website to get involved!


Related Links: Brooklyn Green Party



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