The Money Race: NY Students and Their Support for the Democratic Candidates

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Much has been said about the tremendous support Bernie Sanders has among young people. Take the New York primary: While Sanders lost by 16% in total, he received 65% of the young vote (the 18 to 29-year olds), according to exit polls.

Judging from this, a vast majority of college-aged New Yorkers voted for Sanders.

In New York, the Brooklyn-native also received a high amount of donations from students. But they didn’t have the same impact as those Hillary Clinton received from the same group, as a Lady Liberty Votes-analysis of filings with the Federal Election Commission shows.

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Events: Bernie NY Volunteer Call

While many New Yorkers try to ignore our neighbor across the river, Bernie Sanders is hoping you will overcome your New Jersey-aversity and help out in their upcoming primary.

The campaign is holding a statewide organizing call for New York volunteers today (Tuesday) at 7pm. You can sign up for the call here.

Events: Meet the “Good Wife” at Hillary Fundraiser

Lawyers for Hillary is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next Tuesday in New York. Besides the candidate herself, there will be Attorney General Eric Holder and Julianna Margulies – who plays lawyer Alicia Florrick on the Good Wife.

Tickets start at $250 and go all the way up to a pledge to raise $27,000 in primary election contributions

Tuesday, May 31, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Buy tickets here.

Retired Upstater Travels Country For Trump

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Michael Machnica and Julie Kaska at a rally for Donald Trump in South Carolina.

Name: Michael Machnica
Borough: Upstate New York
I will vote: Donald Trump

“I am a rightly-dividing evangelical King James Bible believer (a tiny minority among so called “Christians”) that supports Mr. Trump (a vastly larger number).”

“I assisted with door-to-door campaigning in New Hampshire and South Carolina, assembly of lawn signs, phone banking and assisting with various small tasks that needed to be done in the headquarters building.”

“I am supporting Mr. Trump because I know for a fact, not just believe, that he wants to turn this country around. He, as well as millions of other Americans, have witnessed in their lifetime this once great country take a free-fall towards oblivion. As a patriotic American, he has an opportunity to do something to stop this country from destruction. History has proven that no civilization is immune from a catastrophic collapse. Mr. Trump wants to do whatever he can to keep that from happening, at least for the foreseeable future.”

“This common core garbage in the schools is dumbing down the nation’s youth. The entire Dept. of Education is unconstitutional. Education is one of the many matters reserved to the localities and states. Far more college students are assigned to read the Communist Manifesto than the Federalist Papers which was written by men who had a key part in the founding of this nation.”

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Millennial Values Clinton’s Experience

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Lucy, 22, poses with a silver H-baloon at a “Millennials for Hillary Bar Night” that she organized.

Name: Elizabeth Lucy
Borough: Brooklyn
I will vote: Hillary Clinton

“I am completely energized by the fact that she is the first person in history ever that will already know how the White House functions.”

“Day 1, she will get in there, and know who to talk to, who to call, where the toilet paper is, little things that will honestly save so much time and get us going places so much quicker. There won’t be this transitional phase, like any other presidency.”

“It’s really exciting. And also, not just because she is a woman, but I think it is – she will be the first woman to be the president of the United States and I think that will show the rest of the world a lot of progressive things about America. And also just a new perspective, honestly, it’s exciting to me.”

“And beyond that, I have always been a huge fan. I think she is an incredible woman and I really respect her and admire her.”

Jeff Daniels Goes ‘Will McAvoy’ on Trump

Actor Jeff Daniels enlisted the help of Bloomberg Politics to revive Will McAvoy, the character he played on Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom.

His message: Donald Trump might not be the best-case scenario for Hillary Clinton.

Watch for yourself. And if you are a Newsroom-geek like me, you will see plenty of references to McAvoy’s famous opening monologue.

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Events: The New G.O.P. = The Party of Trump (?)

The NYC Political Forum, a multi-partisan discussion group, is taking a look at the future of the GOP now that Trump is the presumptive nominee.

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“For this discussion — we’ll set aside the sloganeering and the media frenzy — instead, we’ll substantively explore and discuss the possible implications, including:  

• What does this mean for the G.O.P. and its official Party Platform?

• What does this mean for the down-ballot Congressional and Gubernatorial candidates?

• How will the “Establishment” wing of the Party react? “

Thursday, May 12, 6:45 pm
CAFE 28

245 Fifth Ave, Corner 28th Street, Upstairs Dining Area
New York, NY 10016

Young Hillary Supporter Hopes Party Will Unite

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Jonathon Boyd, 21, a NYU junior, poses with Debra Messing, a celebrity he met at a Clinton fundraiser. Boyd gave $250 to be able to attend the event.

Name: Jonathon Boyd
Borough: Manhattan
I will vote: Hillary Clinton

“I support Hillary Clinton because I believe she has the most impeccable record of any candidate running.  She took an incredibly active role as First Lady, more so than what was typically expected at the time, which gave her exposure to policy and foreign affairs, and a strong presence in society.”

“Her record as Senator and Secretary of State shows us that she’s willing to work across party lines to achieve what’s best for her entire constituency, while actively standing up for human rights, safety, and well-being. These are things she’s been fighting for since long before her life in the political sphere, which is why I believe she will continue to do so as president.”

“We need a leader whose vision is realistic and feasible, and I believe Secretary Clinton has the knowledge and experience to come through on the promises she’s made to the United States and to the world.”

“I try to encourage the dialogue among my family, friends, and peers as much as possible. Some people have a negative view of the Clintons, and I’ve found that through conversation, I can sometimes show a different perspective and possibly change a mind.”

“When it comes down to it, I think the most important thing is defeating the Republicans (particularly Donald Trump) in this consequential election. So quite often, my goal is to unite the Democratic side and ease the tensions of this HIllary vs. Bernie battle in hopes that whoever the nominee ends up being will have support from the Democratic Party.”