Pond Road Staatsburg, NY 12580!]
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[second-- check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RME2lfy5ZoA ;
http://vimeo.com/39486346 -- fwd!...(thx, Jessica Vecchione!!!)]
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[third-- you do NOT want to miss truly all-star, star-studded
assemblage of musicians comin' out next Weds. Apr. 11th 8 pm to play
at our campaign benefit at Harmony Cafe at Wok 'n Roll Cafe at 52
Mill Hill Road in Woodstock-- Joey Eppard, Mighty Xee/One Sky, EC
Lorick/GaiaWolf, Liana Turner, Erayna Cranston Anderson, Pat Lamanna,
Forrest Hackenbrock et. al.!...(and yep-- even ol' MC Whitebread;
lol); for much more on this see
http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/harmonycafeatwoknroll ; let's pack
the house, people!]
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[fourth-- personal plea here from director of my campaign video-- pls
heed her plea(!)...(watch video, fwd!)]
From: Jessica Vecchione
Subject: email blast
Date: Apr 1, 2012 9:28 PM
In your next email blast, include the links to the videos I did for
you......otherwise......no one sees them. You gotta work 'em.......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RME2lfy5ZoA - Joel on YouTube
http://vimeo.com/39486346 - Joel on Vimeo
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Tune in to WJFF (90.5 FM/94.5 FM webcast @ http://www.JFFRadio.org )
tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 pm...
My interview w/reporter Jason Dole ( http://www.WatershedPost.com /
http://www.TheCatskillChronicle.com ) will be on...(pass it
on!)...[the name of this weekly Monday night program on WJFF is
Also-- thanks BIG-time to everyone out there who's been putting their
collective nose to the grindstone to gather petition signatures to
make this campaign real-- we've collected 350 so far, thanks to
[Burr Hubbell, Manna Jo Greene, Bill McCabe, Bill and Melinda
McKnight, Gloria Waslyn, Cameron Williams, Liana Turner, Martin
Michaels, Jonathan Wright, Pam Krimsky, Chris Knoeppel, Eric Deyo,
Doug Smyth, Irwin Sperber, Andi Weiss Bartczak, Dan and Mitzi
Terpening, many more all over 19th-- thanx!!!]
On Mon. Apr. 16th we have to present at least 946 signatures (2000 to
be safe) to NYS Board of Elections in Albany; don't forget-- if
you're a registered Dem here in NYS, let us know-- we'll send you a
list of registered Dems in your community; download petition here:
http://www.joelforcongress.org/sites/default/files/Joel.pdf -- and
expand it to legal-size paper to be official-- or call us at
845-444-0599-- and we'll send you petition!...
We need Dem signatures collected in Dutchess, Columbia, Greene,
Rensselaer, Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan, Ulster, Schoharie,
Montgomery, Broome counties!...(and sent back to us asap-- at 324
Browns Pond Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580)......[don't forget-- this is
a PRIMARY(!)...(why not support progressive?)]...
district lines as they were--
Again-- if you haven't yet-- please check out
[sadly, more and more folks in Dem power structure bending over
backwards to push us out of race-- why?]
Our campaign for Congress has been endorsed by Pete Seeger, Cornel
West, Josh Fox, Medea Benjamin,Troy Area Labor Council President Mike
Keenan, Dutchess County Elections Commissioner Fran Knapp (and her
considerable crew of supporters), PEF/DEC anti-fracking engineer
Wayne Bayer, and 260 others; pls sign on to
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Joel if you agree!...(and pass it on)...
Rep. Maurice Hinchey has proven over and over again for decades that
his populist, progressive approach to electoral politics is not
simply a moral imperative-- but a proven winning message...
[those speaking of betrayal need to consider betrayal re: supporting
progressive candidate in primary now!]
This is the same thing I've proven here in Dutchess County-- winning
five elections in a row now in my County Legislature seat (in
district with GOP town supervisors long in Rhinebeck and Clinton
here-- important; people are sick of same old, same old business as
usual; want true POPULIST rep in D.C....
Do you agree with Rep. Maurice Hinchey that we should save $400
billion a year by expanding Medicare to cover everyone (HVALF
agrees), that we should bring back FDR's Glass-Steagall Act to break
up the big banks, that our Constitution should be amended to make it
clear corporations aren't people (re: Citizens United/SuperPACs),
that NAFTA, CAFTA, and free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia,
and Panama should never have been passed, that the Fair Elections Now
Act should be passed to make real federal version of
Maine/Connecticut-style Clean Money Clean Elections campaign finance
reform, and that End Excessive Oil Speculation Now legislation should
I do; in fact I've felt strongly about those 6 issues for a long
time: that Maurice was 100% right on those...
[...long before I decided last summer to throw my hat in the ring to
run against GOP Rep. Chris Gibson...]
Well-- if you agree with Maurice and I that Dem candidates for
Congress shouldn't shy from those six...
Then at least re: Congressional primary: why not support the
candidate keeping Maurice's legacy alive?
Already petitions are being circulated for me across new 19th c.d.
with support of these four Dems:
["Committee to Fill Vacancies"]
-- Bill McCabe (former three-term Dutchess County Legislator)
-- Doris Kelly (former Congressional candidate and Hyde Park Town Boardmember
-- Rachel Collins Kelly (former Copake Democratic candidate for Town Clerk)
-- Bob Balcom (current Chatham Town Boardmember)
I agree with Maurice Hinchey-- expand Medicare to cover all of us
[does Schreibman care?].
; recall effort I launched on this several years ago--
http://www.petitiononline.com/onepayer ; worked on this since '94]
I agree with Mo Hinchey-- bring back FDR's Glass-Steagall, break up
banks [does Schreibman care?].
; recall effort I launched on this several years ago--
I agree with Maurice Hinchey-- amend our Constitution: corporations
aren't people [Schreibman care?].
[ http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/04/01-1 ; recall my blog post
on all this from April 2010:
I agree with Maurice Hinchey-- no NAFTA/CAFTA/Korea/Panama/Colombia
trade [Schreibman care?].
I agree with Maurice Hinchey-- we need Fair Elections Now-- CMCE
reform [does Schreibman care?].
[ http://fairelectionsnow.org/supporters ; I've been pushing for CMCE
reform since 2000 w/Citizen Action]
I agree with Maurice Hinchey-- pass End Excessive Oil Speculation Now
[does Schreibman care?].
; recall my blog post:
; also see my http://www.petitiononline.com/stopgame ]
But it's not just those six issues -- if you're just as upset as I am
that it's not just Republicans in Washington-- but also too many
Democrats-- that don't seem to be really speaking up against the rush
to war with Iran...aren't speaking up against fracking...aren't
speaking up against Wall Street (to break up big banks, tax Wall
Street speculation, and truly investigate those behind destruction of
our economy), aren't speaking up against indefinite
detention...aren't speaking up against bipartisan attack on
Medicare/Medicaid, aren't speaking up for a truly sizable public
works/infrastructure jobs program, aren't speaking up for Medicare
for all, aren't speaking up to amend our Constitution to make it
clear corporations aren't people, aren't speaking up Fair Elections
Now legislation (federal version of Clean Money Clean Elections
campaign finance reform), aren't speaking up for fair trade (to get
us out of job-killing NAFTA/GATT/WTO), aren't speaking up for our
troops to come home NOW from Afghanistan, aren't speaking out against
tar sands pipeline, aren't speaking up for our Constitutional
freedoms-- and aren't speaking up for Bradley Manning-- and aren't
speaking up for voting integrity to reject computerized voting
machines...(even Michael Moore reminded us all at Left Forum Sat. of
[Maurice is retiring, Wellstone has died, and Kucinich and Feingold
lost (for now)]
There's something you can do about it all this folks-- let's work,
KEEP Maurice's progressive legacy...
[unlike Schreibman, I am unafraid to stand up and protect the winning
progressive legacy of Maurice!]
Schreibman and his campaign have rejected the winning progressive
values of Maurice Hinchey...
Work with us to send message to Julian and his party machine power
structure in love with Cuomo...
You WILL not turn your back on Maurice's progressive legacy-- without
a fight-- from ALL us activists!...
[why is it that so many county Democratic chairs in party power
structure (like Schreibman himself) across NYS have long sat with
their mouths closed in deafening silence-- as Cuomo continues his
attack on unions, teachers, pensions, and working class New Yorkers
with budget cuts, selling out to wealthy campaign donors?...(killing
what's left of middle class, destroying union-backed Dem coalition);
more info: http://www.99PercentNY.org/
http://www.ABetterChoiceforNY.org/ http://www.FiscalPolicy.org/ ;
recall front-page article in yesterday's Poughkeepsie Journal on how
Cuomo property tax cap killing schools
Pass it on-- if you care about the future of our county, our valley,
our state and our country!...
[...and don't forget: it's NOT too late to zip out letters to the
editor to local papers about this progressive effort]
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Joel (260+ on board; join us!)