In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy we would like to join forces to help rebuild our beloved beach communities of Far Rockaway and Coney Island through art. We want to do something more than just write a check so we are all rallying together to raise money in a fun, unified way so that these places can recover, rebuild and come back stronger than ever.
We are asking many friends to donate, artists to contribute their work, companies to sponsor our event and friends to join our committee to make this event the success it needs to be – and you are one of them! So please join us and consider being a part of our fundraising effort on Saturday, November 17th from 2-9pm at Trais Gallery on 76 Wooster Street.
100% of the proceeds of the silent auction and all cash donations will go to the recovery and rebuilding of the communities of the Rockaways and Coney Island and we’re not stopping there! In the coming days we aim to secure a separate fund for our project within their organization to be evenly split 50/50 between Rockaway and Coney Island!
As passionate lovers of Coney Island, and heavily dependent recreationalist’s in the Rockaways we all have a sincere interest to bring these communities back and help the neighborhoods to recover, rebuild and come back from this disastrous nightmare. Click for more info.
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Whewwwwwwwww!!!!!!! Is my response to last night’s election. Let’s push things forward!
Four years ago, I knew that electing Obama wouldn’t be the magic bullet to fix every one of the nation’s problems. Another four years of Obama will likely not achieve all I hope for, but it will take us forward, not backward. How far forward we can move depends largely on us, not Obama. Progress depends on how hard we push. I’ve often described my approach as the “inside/outside strategy.” Obama can be an ally on the inside, but we have to use all our voices and resources to push from the outside. Your vote is just one very important part of your voice and power. There are many issues on Obama’s agenda that I’d like to see succeed, and the potential for effective results is greatly enhanced by exterior pressure on government, not just pressure from government.
If you care like I do about the issues of: tax fairness, Wall Street regulation, green energy, fuel efficiency standards, climate change, education, infrastructure and infrastructure jobs, health care, gender equality, and marriage equality, then push Obama and Congress to move these ideas forward.
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I could go on and on about the flaws of the system itself, but short of a violent revolution (which I don’t advocate), the only way to improve the governance of the country, and the system itself, is to VOTE. Vote people in who will make positive changes for government and for the people. I’ve talked to many people who say “f*ck the system—I’m not voting,” but when you remove yourself from the democratic process by saying “f*ck the system,” you’re only ensuring that the system will be more f*cked.
This is no time for idealistic posturing on the sidelines. When you don’t vote, the people who benefit most from your apathy certainly didn’t want you to vote. If you’re as frustrated as I am, and you want to give a big F*CK YOU to someone who’d love to oppress you, VOTE—and give the middle finger to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Wall Street, and all the other powerful interests who want us to live in their world without any say for ourselves or any humanitarian regard for society’s least fortunate. Your vote matters.
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Prop 37 will be voted on in just 6 days. Yes on Prop 37 will mandate simple labeling on foods made with GMO’s in California. 90% of all Americans agree that our foods should have these labels,however Monsanto, DuPont and other chemical companies have spent over $40 million working to confuse consumers, and it is now behind in the California polls.
I have finally articulated why I will vote for Barack Obama and why I’d urge others to do the same. I procrastinated because my feelings about Obama and the state of politics right now are complex. My writing for 90days90 reasons reflects my most constructive take on Obama and how we can move forward. Please take a look and share. ALSO use your voice and vote on
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