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I just joined Cathy L. Stewart's book club.
01/17/2014
Indispensable Enemies - December 2013 Book Club Selection

I just joined Cathy L. Stewart's book club.

Walter Karp wrote Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule In America in 1973.  It's a scathing and insightful look at how the two parties operate together to prevent competition.  I first re...

10/30/2013
Power. Pride. Independence.

Meet Independence Party of New York City mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion up close and personal! Go Adolfo!!!

The NYC Independence Party held a joint Exec. Ctte meeting and rally on Monday, Oct. 28th, 2013 with special guest Adolfo Carrion attended by hundreds of com...

Go Adolfo Carrion!
10/16/2013
Candidato a alcalde de Nueva York pide que los latinos vayan a votar

Go Adolfo Carrion!

Por Sergio Rozalén Nueva York, 12 oct (dpa) - La carrera por la alcaldía de la ciudad de Nueva York es cosa de tres. A pesar de que las encuestas ofrecen una amplia ventaja (67%) al candidato demócrata Bill de Blasio, seguido del republicano Joe ...

Lenora Fulani asks Bill Thompson to support Adolfo Carrion
09/13/2013
Independence Party Asks Bill Thompson to Support Adolfo Carrión

Lenora Fulani asks Bill Thompson to support Adolfo Carrion

It's worth a shot, right?Lenora Fulani, the leader of the controversial New York City Independence Party, penned a letter to Democrat Bill Thompson today asking him to back their mayoral candidate, ex-Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr., over Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, if he concedes the...

Queens Independence Party of New York City Primary Day pizza party/ watching results/ tabulating, tabulating, tabulating...
09/11/2013

Queens Independence Party of New York City Primary Day pizza party/ watching results/ tabulating, tabulating, tabulating Community Exit Poll!

Florida and eighteen other states have Closed Primary elections where only members of a political party may vote in thei...
06/25/2013
FIVOrg

Florida and eighteen other states have Closed Primary elections where only members of a political party may vote in their Party's primary. The taxpayers including the Independent Party, or those with No Party Affiliation (NPA), finance these primaries with taxpayer dollars. That means that 40% of the voters that are Independent (NPA) become disenfranchised in primary elections. Yet they still have their taxes used to finance the elections of the Party that they have no say in which candidate should be selected/elected.

http://fivorg.com/

Check out http://fivorg.com! Home Page for Florida Independent Voting.Org Top Two Open Primary Petition Initiative #12-03

06/21/2013
All Stars Project of Chicago

Congrats Chicago All Stars!!

Thanks to our amazing partners, the All Stars Project of Chicago raised $407,000 for the Partners with Youth Benefit Luncheon, our biggest year yet! A big thank you to all of Chicago supporting youth development and our programming at the All Stars Project!

Adolfo Carrion, Independent candidate for Mayor of New York City in Jackson Heights Queens Memorial Day weekend
05/31/2013

Adolfo Carrion, Independent candidate for Mayor of New York City in Jackson Heights Queens Memorial Day weekend

congrats to Jo and Edith on the Nick Johnson Independent Spirit Award at today's IP Spring Chair Recption!
05/17/2013

congrats to Jo and Edith on the Nick Johnson Independent Spirit Award at today's IP Spring Chair Recption!

05/02/2013

In A Different Time, And Seeking A Different Office, Adolfo Carrion Jr. Returns To Vieques

BY Celeste Katz

Independent Adolfo Carrion Jr. is heading back to Vieques this week -- but this time, he'll be keynoting a university speech, not landing himself in the federal pen.
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/node/137706

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04/27/2013

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Mr. Carrión, a candidate for mayor this year, blasted the publication this afternoon for a March 5th story questioning ...
03/20/2013
Adolfo Carrión Continues Campaign Against the Daily News

Mr. Carrión, a candidate for mayor this year, blasted the publication this afternoon for a March 5th story questioning an old campaign committee, continuing what has become an apparent feud [read vendetta] between Mr. Carrión and the tabloid.

Adolfo Carrión is not a fan of the New York Daily News Mr. Carrión, a candidate for mayor this year, blasted the publication this afternoon for a March 5th story questioning an old campaign committee, continuing what has become an apparent feud between Mr. Carrión and the tabloid. The report called…

02/21/2013
NYC Indy Party Backing Of Adolfo Carrion Jr. Sets Stage For Three-Way Mayoral Brawl

Carrion told reporters gathered in Manhattan that poor city election turnouts indicates the public’s mindset: “We’re tired of partisan bickering. We’re tired of the paralysis. We’re tired of partisan decision making that doesn’t allow reform to occur.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/02/nyc-indy-party-backing-of-adolfo-carrion-jr-sets-stage-for-three-way-mayoral-b

The city Independence Party endorsed Adolfo Carrion Jr. for mayor on Wednesday night -- making the former Bronx borough president the first candidate to be guaranteed a spot on the November election b

NYC Independence Party unanimous endorsement of Adofo Carrion for Mayor 2013 -- "Mr. Carrion is the kind of leader who w...
02/21/2013
Independence Party Names Adolfo Carrion As Its Mayor Candidate

NYC Independence Party unanimous endorsement of Adofo Carrion for Mayor 2013 -- "Mr. Carrion is the kind of leader who won't be deterred," said Jacqueline Salit, an Independence Party activist.
http://www.ny1.com/content/politics/political_news/177410/independence-party-names-adolfo-carrion-as-its-mayor-candidate

The Independence Party has selected Adolfo Carrion, the former borough president of the Bronx, as their candidate for mayor.

02/18/2013
Mayor-hopeful ‘string pulling’

* Mayor-hopeful ‘string pulling’ (By CANDICE M. GIOVE, NY Post) In early November, Carrión announced his switch to the Independence Party, which allows him to run on the Independence and Republican lines. [sic]
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/mayor_hopeful_string_pulling_hZs1iNsuAkLsVqZ5tCzJJN

Mayoral candidate and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. tried to pull strings in the Democratic Party to get his wife a judgeship before ditching the party, sources told The...

* Manhattan Borough President candidate has swapped political parties 3 times in 2 years (By MICHAEL GARTLAND, EXCLUSIVE...
02/18/2013
Manhattan Borough President candidate has swapped political parties 3 times in 2 years

* Manhattan Borough President candidate has swapped political parties 3 times in 2 years (By MICHAEL GARTLAND, EXCLUSIVE, NY Post) Menin’s spokesman, George Arzt, downplayed the party-swapping, saying she’s “been a Democrat for all but a year and a half of her last 27.”… Arzt did not address Menin’s one-month dalliance with the Independence Party — whose past leaders include the controversial Lenora Fulani, who once described Jews as “mass murderers of people of color.”
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/fool_dem_twice_2oiPP3JD6hoYI5wBnj1Q9N

Julie Menin, the Democratic front-runner in this year’s race for Manhattan Borough President, likes to party hop.In the span of 17 months, Menin changed political parties three times.She...

02/18/2013
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/carrion-tapped-indepence-mayoral-challenge-article-1.1263681

* YOU HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE: Independence Party challenger makes mayoral race a three-way affair
Former Bronx Borough President Alfoldo Carrion Jr. is touted as a likely candidate for the party following full-page ad spotted in free metro daily Wednesday. (B)y Jonathan Lemire / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) “When you become an independent — as 40% of the country has — the insiders get worried,” Saltit said in the ad. “When you’re from the communities of color and you became an independent, they become even more worried.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/carrion-tapped-indepence-mayoral-challenge-article-1.1263681

THROW-BACKS* What The Independence Party Wants (YNN Capital Tonight) True to form, the state Independence Party has rele...
02/18/2013
What The Independence Party Wants

THROW-BACKS
* What The Independence Party Wants (YNN Capital Tonight) True to form, the state Independence Party has released a grab-bag policy list of agenda items that it wants done this year by the state Legislature. Chairman Frank McKay announced earlier today that the third party — which is not the same thing as being a registered, small “i” independent — are pushing for Scaffold Law reform, a raise in the state’s minimum wage to $8.75 and legalization of medical marijuana….
http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2013/02/what-the-independence-party-wants/

True to form, the state Independence Party has released a grab-bag policy list of agenda items that it wants done this year by the state Legislature.

01/27/2013
Independence Party Goes to Bat for Carrión | Politicker

Daily News excludes independent candidate Adolfo Carrion from candidate forum, no explanation ...

By Ross Barkan1:18pmShare this:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint(Photo: Facebook)The Independence Party is fuming that likely candidate Adolfo Carrión was not invited to last night’s Daily News mayoral forum, going so far as to blast out a statement last night tearing into the paper–the clearest indic...

Looking forward to our February National Conference of Independents!!!!http://themoderatevoice.com/173116/national-confe...
01/12/2013
National Conference of Independents: Grassroots Independents to Converge on NYC Feb. 16 at NYU Skirb

Looking forward to our February National Conference of Independents!!!!
http://themoderatevoice.com/173116/national-conference-of-independents-grassroots-independents-to-converge-on-nyc-feb-16-at-nyu-skirball-center/

For every other of the past 14 years, grassroots leaders of the independent movement who are organizing independents from across America come together to talk to each other, listen to each other, and appreciate the hard work and gutsy-ness of a gr...

Did you know that The Hankster is a regular contributor to The Moderate Voice??? Yes! We often cross-post there. In fact...
01/09/2013
The Third Apparition and Independent Voters

Did you know that The Hankster is a regular contributor to The Moderate Voice??? Yes! We often cross-post there. In fact you can see The Third Apparition and Independent Voters there now! http://themoderatevoice.com/172866/the-third-apparition-and-independent-voters/

Amid the dwindling attention in the media to independent voters after President Obama's re-election in November (below see who won independents' votes in 2012), I'm drawn to re-read Jacqueline Salit's Obama and Independents: Th...

"He's surely the leading candidate for getting the endorsement of the Independence Party, and he's worked hard to be in ...
01/08/2013
Former Bronx BP Carrion Becomes Independence Party's Favorite In Mayoral Race

"He's surely the leading candidate for getting the endorsement of the Independence Party, and he's worked hard to be in that position," said Salit.

The Independence Party has been instrumental in putting Mayor Michael Bloomberg in office, and now it has a clear favorite for 2013, the unaffiliated former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion.

11/21/2012

Cathy Stewart, Harry Kresky, and independent voters discuss the after math of the 2012 election: does 1 + 1 equal 2???

Cathy Stewart and Harry Kresky discuss what is and what is becoming in politics at P4P (at Scholastic)
11/21/2012

Cathy Stewart and Harry Kresky discuss what is and what is becoming in politics at P4P (at Scholastic)

Cathy L. Stewart Politics for the People Series features the people's attorney Harry Kresky in a discussion of post-2012...
11/21/2012

Cathy L. Stewart Politics for the People Series features the people's attorney Harry Kresky in a discussion of post-2012 election politics...

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