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NY Greens on the ballot today in NYC, New Paltz

On May 5th, two prominent New York Greens are on the ballot in New York City and New Paltz. James Lane is the Green candidate for the special congressional election in NY-11, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. A longtime Green who has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and a […]

Open Letter to Greens across the country from Robert Grumbs

[From the Green Party Black Caucus Journal]

Robert “Bob” Gumbs, veteran and Green Party candidate for the 15th Congressional District in the US House (Charles Rangel’s seat) has been an active member of the Green Party of New York for 5 years . Bob is the newly elected GP Black Caucus Delegate to the GPUS National Committee.

Greens,

In line with the issue of the racial problems that the New york Green Party suffers from there is another dimension that needs to be looked at. Whenever, i have brought suggestions for this party to implement here in new york, it’s routinely ignored. However, – Karen Young – with the help of a few other people seem to think that they have the right to completely make the New York party into their own image. They hold meetings when they want, they invite who they want to those meetings and everybody stands for it. I try to make a point in a meeting and I am castigated as an arrogant black male, slightly obtuse and definitely unwelcome.

The fact that white men in the New York Green Party asked me to leave the party because of my opinion on certain issues really astounds me. For this to happen in the supposedly democratic Green Party is a tragedy. However, i have had to face up to lynch mobs, made up of my white American comrades in arms in Germany, so this incident will not hold me down one bit. I believe in fighting back.

We have a campaign for Mayor of New York, where the Green candidate has not stated what his Urban Policy is. We have had over 50 black men gunned down in New York over the last 23 months or so, the Green Party in New York has no comment about this, has no plan to say anything about this and the Green Party Candidate for Mayor has made no comment as to what he would do about this.

6 young black men were almost lynched and forced to rot in jail for a crime they didn’t commit, the rape of a white woman in central park. There are politicians who are trying to have an investigation as to why this travesty happened. What does the Green Party’s Mayoral candidate have to say about this?

Why should urban residents in inner city New York follow a candidate that has not outlined a coherent urban policy? Read more »

Billy Talen is running for the mayor of the city of New York on the Green Party line.

From: WNBC’s Video Voter Guide

More info on the Rev. Billy Green Party Campaign.

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Interview, Mayoral Candidate Reverend Billy: “It’s Bloomberg vs. New York City!”

By Roy Edroso in The Village Voice

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Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh

(We rather spontaneously interviewed longtime Stop Shopping advocate and current Green Party candidate for Mayor Reverend Billy Talen and despite interruptions — at one point, in his zeal, he wandered out of cell phone transmission range — got some of his ideas for “bringing the city back to the streets.” He jumped around a bit, and so will we.)

Read more at: The Village Voice

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