Saturday, September 11, 2010
It was Gustavo Rivera Vs Pedro Espada!.
People that read this blog regularluy know that this blog was partly created-by wanting to keep ALL OF THE OUTSIDERS who want a piece of our district--out!!!!
And while some in the community even consider Gustavo a part time--insider/outsider---the same people say that it is more important to corral around Gustavo Rivera.
First Yorman Nunez, Desirees Campaign manager gets The Southern Office for Gustavo Rivera organized and now NWB Democrats is asked to help organize The Northern Office.
BUT WE DECIDED ONE STEP BETTER
IF ONE CAN HAND OUT SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND FRUIT---WE ARE HANDING OUT DOLLARS ON PRIMARY DAY!!!
If anyone wants to help in the Liberation of Fordham, Kingsbridge, Bedford Park & Norwood, by helping Gustavo over Pedro Espada please LET US KNOW TODAY as there is an important training session going on Sunday and Monday. WE would love to have you work on the campaign. Please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets see: 12 pieces:
5 from Campaign of Gustavo Rivera
3 from New Rooselvelt-for Gustavo
1 piece Dan Padernacht
1 from NYers for Perdo Espada
2 pieces-from outside union sources=for Pedro Espada
Numbers: Gustavo 64% Pedro 24% Dan 8%.
oops....I think we predicted Dan would get 8% on Tuesday?
While most are attempting now in The 33rd State Senate to "galvanize the district" for Senate Candidate Gustavo Rivera, the community elements get stranger and stranger.
Below is the New York Post Story, highlighting that The Local Community Group, The Committee of 100 Democrats will NOT BACK Gustavo Rivera on Tuesday. While Vice Chair Robert Press claims he preferred Dan Padernacht over Gustavo Rivera or Perdo Espada---The Chairman of The Committee of 100 Democrats--Ricky Martinez has publicy endorsed Pedro Espada. NEITHER PREFERRED GUSTAVO!!!
The NWB Gremlins called up Ricky & Bob to confirm if Robert Press, who endorsed The Jose Rivera Ricky Martinez ticket at The Committee of 100 Democrat BBQ would endorse Pedro Espada as well.
While Ricky Martinez, currently in Puerto Rico, confirmed his allegance to Pedro Espada, Vice Chair Robert Press stated, "I am not working for anyone, Jose, Gustavo, Pedro or Ricky"
New York Post Article (click)
A Recent Look at The Blog for The Committee of 100 Democrats-100 (click) Percent- confirms THE 100 DEMOCRATS INVOLVEMENT
From the Candidates themselves!!!
* Rev Carmen Hernandez-Bronx Distrixt Leader Candidate-85th Assembly District
Doug Biviano-Brooklyn Assembly 52nd District
Charlie Ramos-State Senate Candidate, 32nd District
In one week, voters in the 32nd Senatorial District of Bronx County will go to the polls to elect their next State Senator. They'll face a stark choice between Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. - who will continue to be an obstructionist - and Charlie Ramos, who has a deep commitment to building community and developing the next generation of future leaders
Charlie is the only candidate in the race who will be a strong partner for Albany and work with his colleagues in government to improve our broken system and get our economy back on track.
His opponent is not only bad for the Bronx, but all New Yorkers. Diaz, Sr. has been a leader in the chaos and dysfunction in Albany, and his transgressions are limitless
He was the ONLY Democrat who voted against a bill which declared those living with HIV/AIDs shall not be required to pay more than 30% of their household income towards rent;
He co-sponsored a bill to eliminate seniority protection of public school teachers;
He first voted against a package of reforms to the juvenile justice system, only to switch his vote after Senator Parker sternly criticized him;
He has stood silent on tenant issues - including when a landlord in the heart of his district was arrested for failing to make court ordered repairs to his building which had well over 662 open violations;
He is the most vocal opponent to marriage equality; and
He has the 3rd lowest voting record. He passed 5 bills in 2008 and only 2 bills in 2009. (See, http://www.nypirg.org/goodgov/legislative_action_review2009/default.html)
That's why I am standing with Charlie Ramos -- and why Progressive organizations are counting on us to send him to Albany.
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Remember, your contribution can make a difference. Please donate today!
Also, remember to vote on Election Day, September 14! Only a handful of voters could mean the difference that brings well-needed change to the Bronx and New York!
Ariel Ferrrira- 71St Assembly Candidate, Manhattan
It's crunch time. Elections are in 4 days! Mark your calendars! Tuesday, Sept. 14th, you will have the power to vote for a new leadership who will finally bring soluions to the problems of our community. Let's take our community back!
Spread the word! Tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and/or relatives to vote for Ariel Ferreira for NYS Assembly for th 71st Assembly District.
The 71st Assembly District is from 145th st to 162nd street from River to River then from 162nd St to 215th street everything west of Broadway including Fort Washington, Bennett, Cabrini, Haven, Pinehurst, Riverside Drive, Seamen, Cooper, Payson, Overlook Terrace, Park Terrace West. So if you or anyone you know in those areas, tell them to vote for Ariel Ferreira.
New Leadership! New Direction!
If you wish to help out on the day of election, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Daniel at 646-247-5414.
We will also be having a volunteers meeting on Saturday Sept. 11th, 2010 at 6:00 pm at 3651 Broadway Ave between 150th and 151st street.
Hope to see you there!
The power is in your hands to change the leadership of this community!
Sebantian Ulagma-Co-Op City District Leader
The campaign gained a lot of steam and is rolling full throttle into Tuesdays primary with our community grassroots roots campaign. We have been endorsed by The Bronx Dominican Parade organization and the Grand Council of Hispanic Societies in Public Service. I attached a photo of myself as well
Here is some background info on me;
For District Leader of Coop City
Father, Husband, Activist, Leader
He is well known as PS 160 Co- President of the PTA, Community School District 11 Presidents Council President, Co-Chair of the Coalition against the MTA Cuts, Coalition to save affordable housing member , Co-Chair of the PCB-Free NYC Schools Parent Coalition, Coop City Youth and New Sales Committee member and Coop City Spanish American Club.
Given Sebastian’s compassion for the issues in Coop City, he will make an excellent representative for the people. Sebastian has lived in Coop city since the early age of 13 - nearly 20 years. He has laid a foundation for his family in Coop City and is active in this election for District Leader to ensure the quality of life for his family and yours. Not only does Sebastian live in Coop City with his wife Jenny Ulanga-Santiago of 11 years, and their four children (Jennesy, Jennise, Sebastian Jr., Jennisa), his sister lives there as well. His parents lived there for 15 years and are currently retired and living in Florida. Sebastian is an 1199 union baby and a third generation union worker.
Sebastian has college degrees which gives him direct insight into how he can help the community. In 2006 he graduated from Bronx Community College (BCC) with a two year degree and in 2007 he graduated from Lehman College with a four year degree in Political Science. Sebastian has insight into two worlds, education and community life. Bringing them together he will undoubtedly make Coop City a better place to live while providing a voice to the people. Sebastian comes from a multi-cultural background. His last name Ulanga and ancestry come from Africa and his parents were born in Puerto Rico. Sebastian married Jenny Coste-Ulanga who is Dominican. Coop City provides the perfect melting pot environment for them. Sebastian is the real deal!
Sebastian is a husband and father above all else and that speaks volumes. It is his most important goal in life to provide a secure, safe, and nurturing environment for his family and the people around them. In part the environment has a lot to do with this and Sebastian has many initiatives to clean up Coop City as well as the Bronx borough parks. He will make the parks safe for his children and yours by cleaning out the trash, broken glass, maintaining Coop City in the Mitchell-Llama program to guarantee affordable housing for working families, and providing more public safety officers. He picks the children up from school and helps them with homework everyday.
Sebastian has experience with organization and people’s rights. He has an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In 2002, Sebastian was instrumental in organizing the unionization of three satellite sites at Beth Abraham Health services; he was elected a 1199 union delegate after only being there for a year. In 2010 started a business Paralegal Services LS Incorporated to help the community with credit issues, mortgages and attorney referrals.
In 2008 Sebastian became directly involved when two teenagers were stabbed in the Coop City community. He was the only person who stood up and organized a candlelight vigil, calling for more Coop City police and NYPD police presence. He has been an outspoken advocate of equal education funding across the board for all of our children education. Currently his biggest task is organizing a campaign against PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls). PCBs are found in any building built between 1950 and 1979.
Thank You and Best regards
Sent from Sebastian Ulanga
Candidate for the
82nd Assembly District Leader
Monday, September 6, 2010
RESULT: Espada Wins. Many political insiders believed that Richard's "vote for me the community guy" Soto's campaign generated enough speed-that is was one of the main contributors in Espada's Win-by at that time a viable 3rd Candidate
Read The Shocking (and hopeful) cancellation of Dan (The 3rd Candidate) Padernecht decision to bow out of The Race-he says-to help get rid of Perdo Espada----while still being on the ballot for Primary Day During this campaign, many of the same politicos have said Danny is working for Pedro to siphon off votes.
Read The Daily News Article
Read The NY Times Article
Friday, September 3, 2010
All we know is this: People have been saying that Rev Ruben Diaz Sr is The REAL Chair of Bronx County. In 2009, we were leaders in The Yudelka Tapia candicacy and we thought doing quite well.......till one day.................ALL THE ICE CREAM TRUCKS CAME OUT AND YELLED "Vote for Cabrera" ...and the rest some say is history.
Although I thought we combatted in well last year "The Batmobile Vs The Ice Cream Trucks", this year, Ruben has decided to take out the whole fleet, right next to his church........oh oh...church???
Read the wonderful stories below
Part 1-He Has The trucks
part 2-Now he has The IRS Looking
9-13-Manhattan-The Cooper Union-The Great Hall-7th Street & 3rd Ave
9/15-Bronx-Hostos Community College-450 Grand Concourse
9/16-Staten island-St George Theatre-35 Hyatt St
9/20-Queens-Sheraton Laguardia Hotel-135-20 39th Ave
9/21-Westchester-Performing Arts Center- 11 City Place, White Plains
All Hearings start at 6PM. Registration is at 5PM. For more info call: 212.878.7483
A Limited Unlimited Metro Card indeed. Remember folks, it was The State Legislature who gave the Power to The MTA that created this mess. Do you think they should take it back?
thanks Bill..oops..MR X...and keep up the amazing reporting
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Greatest Line in this 30 minute debate between Gustavo Rivera Vs Dan Padernacht (and they were some goodies) was when Gustavo (after being jabbed by Danny several tiimes for no community involvement) mentiones that "Its telling that Pedro was not there to take the lead in The Kingsbridge Armory Re-development".. Danny Boy gives him a classic left hook by reminding him, "You Were not either"
Gustavo took so many left hooks to the ribs , his basic political skills abanded him, spitting out different endorsements-everytime---I mean every time--that Moderator Gary Axelbank asked him a question. A telling sign, indeed!.
Click for The Debate
Maybe its time for reform in The South East Bronx! We simply believe that Charlie Ramos is reform-just like Adam-and so does The NYC Daily Gotham.
Click to read more
No, we are not talking 1944, when Harlem opened up its first Congressional Seat and voted in Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. we are talking about the election of 1991 when many of us (some living in Harlem at the time) decided to keep History and political Independence alive by Supporting Adam Clayton Powell, IV into city government as a Councilman.
Twenty years later, we have st rived for this Independence all over the city boundaries. This movement, we believe, has assisted in the makings of a 1992 Fusion Party and a 1994 Bronx Independence party. This movement also allowed us to help install some of The County Chairs, from Keith Wright in Manhattan to Jose Rivera in The Bronx. This movement has also allowed us to assist in the areas of Brooklyn and work with great campaign teams. This movement allowed to inject some life into what was dead political activity in The Bronx; establishing The Committee of 100 Democrats in 2005 and The Liberty Democratic Association in 2008 .We still do not know if this "Independence Movement" created The New Bronx Rainbow Coalition or destroyed the prior workings of a rebuilt party-destoyed by The Friedman's in 1994 (by the help of independents).
You will learn below more of our working for 2010, with the belief that 20 years ago, and 20 years from today, we are still on the verge of making political history-for the prospect of good independent government. This year, we go back to where it all began for some of us; Harlem USA. A Different Place than in 1990. Hell Yeah!. Has Charlie Rangel achieved community greatness, YES HE HAS!. Is it time for another POWELL MAN in Congress to continue what we believe to be over a 90 year Powell (Jr, IV) and Rangel representation?---KEEP THE FAITH, BABY!!!! (Even in The Bronx)
And an update on click The Daily News Rangel-Powell Debate
The NAACP has also announced on Sept 2nd they will be holding their own candidates night; from The Attorneys General race to many District Leader Races. Bronx NAACP Chair Burke has indicated to us that the key races the group is focusing on is the; 76th, 78th and 86th Assembly races and The 31st, 32 and 33rd State Senate races. The Debate will be held at " Westchester Methodist Church, 2547 East Tremont, from 7-9PM. Oh Boy, Sept 2nd will be a HOT political North-South-East-West Throw down!. Only interesting part is: With one on Fordham and the other on Tremont-will the cross town traffic be good enough?
First, we have stopped immediate assistance on the campaigns of Nelson Castro & Jose Rivera. We believe both of these Assemblyman deserve re-election. Not because of their "greatness" however but the lack of greatness from there challengers.
a) Castro runs against Hector Ramirez- a nice man who is District Leader-many say was next in line for The Assembly job before Castro-has spent now years in his District Office-not being able to communicate to the Bronx Higher Ups. Why? Because he can not speak English. Should it be a requirement? Well, we would preume so guessing that over 80% of The State Legislature does not speak Spanish as their first language. Hector needs to go to ESL classes in Bronx Community College, instead of going to Albany. Even sadder, independent Yudelka Tapia, has now gone to the other side, working with Hector Ramirez after orginally accepting The Female District leader job from Castro. Finally even sadder, Nelsonn hired "Strategic Strategies" a loose knit consulting firm headed by Sherman Brown, key aide for former Councilwoman Maria Baez and Assemblyman Jose Rivera. And many insiders will now tell you in the campaign: It has been mistake after mistake after mistake and because of this NWB Democrats, has slowed down its support for Mr Castro until this consulting group gets back on its tender feet.
b- Jose Rivera-NWB Democrats has also slowed down its grass roots efforts for Assemblyman Rivera, partly requested by The Assemblyman himself. In 2006, NWB Democrats supported Efrain Gonzalez and received over 80% of the total vote. In 2008, Efrain decided not to ask NWB Democrats and injected The Committee of 100 Democrats to run their campaign. Mr Gonzalez lost to Pedro Espada-60-40%. Now, Mr Jose Rivera, by picking The Committee of 100 over NWB Democrats to run his campaign, we believe, might be setting up the same trap that Efrain created for himself in 2008. While NWB Democrats has been 12 for 16 in campaign tests the last 8 years, The Committee has gone 1 for 5 in the last 3 years. Good Luck Jose!. As a man of the people we believe he is going to win, and Rickys candicacy can not hurt him, but the "lack of troop" power that has been facing The Committee in recent years has got to worry the "higher ups"
In full disclosure, we wanted Desiree Pilgrim Hunter to win for State Senator-why-because in our opinion, she was the only REAL candidate from the NWB neighborhood.
Gustavo Rivera-a nice man who has no community presence in The Bronx
Pedro Espada-which we still today are not sure which house, borough or state he lives in.
The New Rooselvelt Group-from New Rochelle-not the Bronx. SOUNDS ALL LIKE OUTSIDERS ON THE INSIDE, Right?
d- While we do not enjoy The Snooki name attached to Assemblywoman Rivera we must admit, coonsidering that Snooki is hot, that we believe that is a GREAT COMPLIMENT for Naomi.
NWB Democrats have decided NOT TO GIVE support to this race because Naomi Rivera-supports Kenny Agosto----and Kenny Agosto--supports Naomi Rivera...OH, you didnt know? They were trying to keep it quiet-but THEY ARE A TEAM.
Yes, The Same people that challenger Robert Guiffee says MUST BE ELIMINATED from office. But Sadly Robert needs more of a history lesson. When he says "Naomi is the worst legislator we ever had"-and says in the next breath-"I would have supported Kenny Agosto for Assemblyman"-just shows the political naiveness of Robert. Simply put, if you hate the job Naomi is doing why would you support her puppetmaster!. Yes, Kenny Agosto planted Naomi Rivera into her current job and for this trickery at its highest level-we decided to walk away.
e- While we are still supporting Ricky Martinez for State Committeeman yes, indeed we do have a lot of worries. Firstly, Ricky will get some monetary help from Pedro Espada (read below). Secondly, the committees depressed troop level (from 100 in 2006 to 5 today) does not make it an easy race to say the least. As a matter of fact, Ricky had to create a new troop, "The Committee of 100 Ladies" to hand out his petition when his Executive Board (Robert Press, Rene Cuesta, Chris Jones) all declined to work the summer to get Ricky signatures. To Ricky's credit-The word is he got 600. Sadly though, not 1 signature was received by The Executive Board.
f- Maybe our biggest reason for disolusion in The Bronx is the statement above by Adam IV. In The Bronx, 1981, we had Webtech-a government ripoff-and since then-started a 40 year downhill spiral of Bronx Corpution and Bad policies that today, 30 years, now has The Bronx Dems standing as a shadow of its former self. In 1962, Bronx Dems had the president's (of the US) ear, today, they are lucky if they can get the ear to the sanitation department to clean their streets. We had big hope in The Bronx and still do, especially on the North and SouthEast sides (Go Charlie Ramos) but today, as we started in our first campaign for Adam Clayton Powell IV 20 years ago as a Councilman, Adam's race to us, represents the continual evolution of an Independent voice in NYC politics and that is where the bulk of our efforts will be this year.
g- but maybe lastly, who is the real king of Bronx Politics? Chairman Carl Heastie gets orders from NYS Democratic Party to terminate Pedro Espada's membership from Bronx Dems party. Carl passes off big problem to 2nd in command Jeffrey Dinowitz-who says-there is no need to act now. But then they both push their resources to attempt to get Nelson Castro off the Democratic Ballot Line? Even worse, last minute Jeffrey Dinowitz token support of Gustavo Rivera in the 33rd State senate, after supporting Riverdalian Dan Padernect all summer, now assures Danny Boy will get 10%of the total vote-and Gustavo might lose!. Who wins? If Pedro does, is it Jeffrey's fault?----or does he want Pedro to win all along (Editors Note: NWB Democrats announced Jeffrey's double dipping of candidates in 2009 when he supported both,; Anthony Cassino AND Oliver Koppell for City Council). What we do understand however, that $250,000 of monies allocated to Gustavo by his suporters New Rooselvelt CAN NOT GO TO Gustavo directly----is that why Jeffrey's Ben Franklin Club and Kenny Agosto's Liberty Democratic Club are now supporting Gustavo?. Yes times are tuff---even in the Democratic Clubs pocketbook.
And that why we are leaving most of these Bronx races this year. Yes clubs should get paid for hard political work-but at least were ethical!
If anyone wants to work in Brooklyn, Mr X is currently working with a group in Brooklyn outlining Darlene Mealy's case for higher office.According to William, she will be working hard.
Up in the Boogie Down Bronx however, William has been stymied by the uglyness of Bronx Politics. "I have just been told by Robert Press & Ricky Martinez, workers for The Jose Rivera campaign that they are waiting for a bunch of monies from Pedro Espada to finish there campaign. Its a shame Ricky decided to go with Pedro".
It gets even stranger when NWB Democrats attempted to find out about this situation, and Robert Press announced: " I have to support Jose Rivera because I am with Ricky-but I really love Sergio (Assemblyman Candidate against Jose Rivera)".
Bill-Stay in Brooklyn-it is a MESS here in The Bronx-but keep up the great reporting
Monday, June 21, 2010
There are many candidates that can use your help-----NOW!!!!!!
*Adam Powell For Congress (click here for website)
350 East 116th Street
(bet 1st & 2nd aves)
917-723-0070, campaign cell
Joseph Huff (click here for website)
Mr Ariel Ferreira (click here for website)
809 West 177th St
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Rev Ruben Diaz Sr says he speaks "The Word of God". On that note alone, we ask all Bronxites to assist Charlie Ramos in his quest to unseat, "God".
I truly wonder how many people, in the picture above walking with Ruben Sr (oops God), support "Equal Marriage"???
Yep, maybe its all time for us to support God-and unseat the impostor!
To Assist in Mr Ramos quest (and be saved!!!!!?????) Learn more at his website (click here)
In short, it was about a person, who had both, a good side and bad side.
These days, The 80th Assembly District feels the same way. Since the sad "political war" of 2008 and the "crumbling" of The Liberty Democratic Club. Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera & Kenny Agosto have kept up the pace in their 2 year war. Kenny's club, going against Councilman Koppell; firing poll watchers in The Scott & Tracey Towers areas of the District and most sadly, "not including" The 80th West Side Communities (Bedford park, Norwood, Van Courtlandt Village, Fort Independence) to participate in 80th political activities. And on the other side on this coin, Assemblywoman Rivera, some would say, has been no better, not just stating that "Liberty Democratic Association" DOES NOT represent the 80th assembly District, but also not formulating or assisting in any re-development of another club.
So, many were "SHOCKED" when "out of the blue" A SINGLE TICKET EMERGES:
NAOMI RIVERA, Assemblywoman
Ken Agosto, District Leader
Joe McManus-Stare Committeeman
Diane Cerino- State Committeewoman
Some call it peace. We call it. Dr Jekyll& Mr Hyde-The 2010 Version!!!! And the community rumor is: NO ONE IS BUYING IT!. Maybe, that's because, no one can sell it!
So, in this destruction of a political district, does an independent emerge?
Mr Robert Giuffre, a Morris Park Resident says, he is "FED UP" and is goimg to try to unify the district with his candidacy. His website, is really interesting, because, OMG, it talks about ISSUES (click here)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Maybe you need to find out. As Congressional seats open up, meet a Born Bred Bronxite--now ready to take it to Washington
Meet Mark Rodriguez, On Saturday , May 29th & Saturday June 5th, as a current member of The Borough President Task Force Committee on The Kingsbridge Armory has ideas to save The NorthEast Bronx.
Meet Mark's biggest fans: The Political Parent Party---And our Good Friends---in assisting to take our North Bronx Back!
House Party For Change:
Saturday May 29th 2-4PM
3015 Perry Ave
Saturday June 5th
Contact: Anthony Rivieccio (347.575.5045)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
You can learn moe about Mark at this time at: www.politicalparentparty.com
Please Join Me To Promote A Bronx Change!!!
coordinally invites you to a neighborhood gathering and full course dinner to support a Life Long Bronx Resident represent our neighborhood interest
Candidate, State Committeeman
78th Assembly District
254 East 204th St
(Valentine Ave & Mosholu Park.S)
Friday March 26th 2010
Local Assemblymanb & Supporter:
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Committee to Elect Ricky Martinez
3015 Perry Ave, Suite 5B
Bronx NY 10458
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
According to The Assemblyman in The 78th Assembly District:
SEE CUTS AND INCREASES IN GOVERNOR’S BUDGET
Rivera Concerned About Impact on Families and Seniors
Rivera stated, “I welcome the Governor’s significant increase in funding for food pantries and soup kitchens helping those hungry families and individuals who have been hit hardest by the Great Recession we are experiencing. However, I am not pleased by the Governor backing away from his commitment to raise public assistance benefits which have not increased in 20 years.
The Governor’s budget includes a nearly $10 million increase in funding for emergency food programs. However, the cuts in programs serving the homeless will hurt the same people who will be turning to the food programs. Reduced funding for senior meal programs and WIC will hurt those who are trying to keep from relying on emergency donations.
“I am also concerned about going backwards in our efforts to prevent childhood obesity and diabetes. These health problems will lead to higher health care costs for Medicaid where spending increased faster than expected this year,” added Rivera.
“I look forward to working with the Speaker, my colleagues in the Assembly, our friends in the Senate, the Governor, and the President and Congress, to support our struggling families and seniors. I believe that we can do even more to use nutrition assistance and education to reach those goals and will continue my work to improve food policy for consumers, food businesses and farmers.” said Rivera.