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.



Governor David Paterson – Grand Marshall @ Pride 2009

30 06 2009
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David Paterson For Governor 2010




Reverend Billy Talen For Mayor of NYC Zine & Petition Training

30 06 2009

Reverend Billy Talen, Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York City 2009, has released a Zine! in support of his campaign! How cool is that!?


Buttons are available at the headquarters at  250 Lafayette, 10012 and petition training to help get the Rev on the Ballot is this Wednesday July 1st at 7pm.  More Information at


Yetta Kurland @ Pride 2009

30 06 2009


Yetta Kurland Supporters at the 2009 NYC Pride Parade. Photo by Gdany


Yetta Kurland at the 2009 Dyke March NYC Photo by jamie nyc

Kurland, a lawyer, is running for city council in the 3rd district against Christine Quinn.

You can get involved at:

Background on why Quinn Needs to Go:

Christine Quinn: Behind the Smile

Please note this video was not created by or endorsed by Yetta Kurland.

Where is the investigation into Quinn’s Slush Funds???

Yetta Kurland – Restore Integrity To The New York  City Council


Save Coney Island’s Petition

22 02 2009

We urge the city to fix its plan by making the following changes:


(Click any of the text to sign)

The Nation: Bloomberg Wrong Candidate

20 02 2009

Bloomberg: Wrong Mayor,

WrongCity, Wrong Time

“Any erstwhile liberal New Yorkers thinking of supporting Mike Bloomberg’s bid for a third term should read the New York Times carefully. The city hasn’t been spared the ravages of the recession…

…If Mayor Mike gets reelected, it will stay this way–or get worse.”

Full Story

Green Party Of Brooklyn Meeting

17 02 2009

02/17 7pm: GPBK North Brooklyn Meeting

The Green Party Of Brooklyn will host a meeting of Greens in North Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 17th 2009. Please arrive at the The Change You Want To See gallery at 7pm. The Change You Want To See is located at 84 Havemeyer Street at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, accessible by the L or G trains to Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue station.

Click here for a map!

All who share the values of Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, Nonviolence and Social Justice are most welcome to attend!

We will discuss 2009 candidates, building a local to organize in Community Board Districts 1, 3 and 4 (Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Bedford Stuyvesant, and Bushwick…click here for reference), and plans for a stronger citywide Green Party.