We have a unique opportunity to forge an interracial, interfaith, cross-class chorus of voices for economic justice. If we embody our shared imperative to pursue justice on behalf of the most vulnerable, we can help push the ball forward.
A likely reason the governor has taken over horse racing in New York stems from a desire to bring gambling casinos into the state big time, and Cuomo wants to get his hands on all the existing pieces of legal gaming in New York.
Editorial boards across New York have called upon Governor Cuomo to veto the gerrymandered districts likely to be adopted by the state legislature. But calls for a veto at this stage miss the real point of redistricting reform.
In 2012 let's resolve that we will not be deterred in any way from ensuring civil rights for all people. We must pledge to continue to advocate, to write to our legislators, and to do all that we can to demand equal rights.
Nearly two thousand attended the meeting, hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to permit public spoken comment on the 15,000 page SGEIS guidelines it had produced at Governor Cuomo's request to fast-track fracking in New York State.