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Mayor Rich David wants to destroy Binghamton's STAR PLAZA and put up a Parking Lot

November 5, 2014 by Zalasith

I have been recovering from this season's election-exhaustion-cold, a form of illness found only in the stuffy quarters of campaign offices nearing the dreaded daylight’s saving’s end. Here, volunteers and experts widdle down the wee hours of the night, gnawing on each passage of talking points, poll results and endless endless walking lists.

Vote! Advice from Joan Jett and Lesley Gore

October 29, 2014 by pegjohnston

Mid term elections are famous for low turnout and all kinds of politicians take advantage of this fact. So Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts are important. Here are two heartening ones that remind anyone who cares about women and reproductive health that elections matter!

This one uses the song "Bad Reputation" and Joan Jett "approves of this message". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQT1jmHEApU&feature=youtu.be

The second one is to "You Don't Own Me" and also approved by Lesley Gore. http://www.upworthy.com/a-bevy-of-famous-ladies-sing-along-to-this-50-year-old-classic-wow-this-song-is-magic?g=2&c=ufb1

 

Check it out~!!

Talk to your County Legislators about Mental Health

October 26, 2014 by pegjohnston

HEAR YEA,  ALL
Call these Broome County legislators and tell them NOT to close the county mental health clinic.
One week to go.  Finance committee meets, Thurs, Nov 6  at  5 pm.  It all depends on you.
 
Dist 1  Colesville         Stephen Flagg             238-0498
Fenton, GBHC,
Kirkwood,
E. Binghamton           
 
Dist 5 Tn Vestal          Daniel J. Reynolds  757-2902
E & W Rt 26
Main St Vestal
 
Dist 6                          Greg W Baldwin         239-0524
W Rt 26 Maine,
Union, Endicott         
 
Dist 7                          Matthew Pasquale  754-7189
E Rt 26 Maine,
W FarmtoMarket,
Union, Endicott         
 
Dist 8                          Jason E Shaw             444-5712
Tn Union, Taft Ave
E Squires, Endwell,
Struble to Rt 17
 
Dist 9  Barker
Lisle, Maine,
Nanticoke, Triangle     Ronald Keibel  692-4461
 
Dist 2  Kirkwood,
Sanford, E. Windsor   Scott Baker  723-7905
 
Dist 3
Tn Bing,
W Rt 11Conklin,
E Rt 26, Vestal           Kelly Wildoner  296-0609
 
Dist 10 Fenton,
Tn Chenango,
E Dimmock Hill,
Upper Front St to
Rt 79/Rt 12 Junct        Jerry Marinich  648-9903
 
Dist 12  Bing,
Tn Dickinson, Union,
Johnson City, Port
Dickinson                    Michael Sopchak, Jr    798-7764

NY redistricting proposal is just more political flim-flammery (Editorial)

October 23, 2014 by artisalive

(original: http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/08/ny_redistricting_propo...)

In November, New York voters will be asked to pass judgment on a constitutional amendment that changes the way legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years based on the U.S. Census. The ballot proposition is wonky and complicated and therefore open to manipulation. And manipulated it was.

The state Board of Elections approved the language of the ballot proposition on Friday. It includes the word "independent'' to describe the 10-member commission that will be formed to redraw the district lines. The commission will be nothing of the sort.

Eight of its members will be appointed by the four leaders of the state Legislature -- the people who have a direct stake in preserving the status quo. The remaining two commission members will be chosen by the eight legislative appointees -- one degree of separation from the leaders.

The commission of 10 is almost guaranteed to deadlock. In the event it does, the proposed constitutional amendment puts redistricting in the hands of -- guess who -- the Legislature. And then we're right back where we started, with legislators drawing lines to stack the deck in favor of incumbents. So much for independence.

If it feels like you've seen this movie before, you have. Last November, voters were asked to approve casino gambling. It was described in ballot language larded with sweetness and light (or its equivalent in jobs, lower taxes and increased school aid). The gambling proposition passed with 57 percent of the vote.

We'll have more to say on the redistricting amendment as Election Day nears. The wording of the ballot proposition is not a good start.

FREE screening of "THE THROWAWAYS" - Critically Acclaimed Documentary at The Bundy Museum of History & Art

Date: 
10/28/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Bundy Museum of History and Art, Main St. Binghamton NY
Cost: 
free

$750 Artist Grants Available

October 8, 2014 by pegjohnston

MONEY FOR ARTISTS! BCAC in collaboration with CFSCNY  

ARTISTS FUND  GRANTS  for visual artists in Broome County  Get guidelines & applicationsCall 607-723-4620 Request a hard copy application  OR Schedule a REQUIRED consultation BEFORE writing your grant.

 Submission deadline: 5:00 pm Friday November 7
 Please share this with an artist who might be interested!
Broome County Arts Council 81 State St Ste 501  Binghamton, New York 13901

 

Coffee Bag Fundraiser for VINES

October 8, 2014 by pegjohnston

Last year VINES had a successful fundraiser by challenging people to create art, functional items and gifts out of burlap coffee bags from Laveggio Coffee Roasters which will then be auctioned off to benefit the garden intitiative. Each bag is $6 and are available at Laveggio M-F 7:30 - 4 pm Sat 9-1 at 101 Court St. The fundraiser will be Nov. 15th at Laveggio and at Chroma Bakery and the Loft at 99.  See mosaic bag from last year.

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