Live-Tweeting the Veeps

Follow Lady Liberty Votes on Twitter, while I live-tweet the one and only vice-presidential between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine.

Live-Tweeting #debatenight

Follow Lady Liberty Votes on Twitter, while I live-tweet round 1 of The Donald meets Hillary Clinton.

Events: Theater in Asylum Debate Watch Party

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After their big success doing the Democratic primaries, Theater in Asylum is now creating theatrical adaptations of the general election match-ups.

To beginn, they are watching each debate to analyze its content. Later on, they will devise an original piece around it, and present it live in NYC.

“With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.”


Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 9:00 pm
12th Street Ale House

RSVP on Facebook

Events: NYC Political Forum Debate Watch Party

The NYC Political Forum is hosting round one of the presidential debates.

“You are cordially invited to the first round of the Presidential Debate Watch Party, where the likely match up will be:  Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.”

Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm
The Black Sheep
583 3rd Ave

RSVP on Medium

Facebook to Livestream Presidential Debate

After the post-convention low, it’s almost time for the political spectacle to begin again.

Monday night, the Donald will scare off against Hilary in the first of four presidential debates. For those of you, who a) don’t own a TV set and b) don’t want to have weird commercials in their live stream, there is now another option: Facebook Live.

The social media site will live-stream the event and allow instant commetnign – who needs focus group, when you can just count all the hearts and sad smileys?

[Mashable]

Events: NYU Students Can Tour Clinton HQ

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If you are a Hillary fan and happen to go to NYU, here is your chance.

Saturday, September 24
11:00 – 14:00
300 Cadman Plz W, Brooklyn 11201

Hillary for America welcomes NYU Dems to campaign headquarters for a volunteer orientation, group tour, and phone-banking shift.

In order to attend you must fill out this google form.

Hillary Got the Flu, So What?

In case you were on a quick trip to the moon during the last couple of days: Hillary Clinton had to leave the 9/11 memorial service early, because of pneumonia. A video shows her collapsing as her agents help her into a car.

Of course it didn’t take long for people to cry “conspiracy,” because Clinton didn’t disclose that had pneumonia until after the public found out.

So what?

It’s not like she was hiding an actual threatening disease. Pneumonia is a perfectly curable, with antibiotics and rest it takes a couple of days to heal.

Even the collapsing part sounds worse than it is: Given the heat during the memorial service, the fact that Clinton was probably wearing a bullet proof vest and had to stand through most of the ceremony, add that with already being on antibiotics, and even a young man could have fainted.

And lying about being ill in the first place and still going to work? That’s what women do.

Let’s Talk Politics, Siri!

Do you ever feel like this entire election season is going overboard? That it’s all too crazy and you just need a break Or at least someone sane to talk about it?

That’s how I felt the other day – so I started talking politics with Siri.

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At first, Siri was just as confused as me. Especially about her party affiliation.

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Turns out, she doesn’t even care too much about presidential elections.

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But who would you vote for, Siri?

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Really?

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But what if you could?

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So you never voted for anyone in your life?

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So Siri listens to endorsements. And contrary to all the pundits out there, Siri actually doesn’t want to talk you into a certain position.

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Like a said, if you ever need a sane person to talk to.

On the Ground with New Yorkers Volunteering for Clinton, Trump and Sanders

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After months of preparation and a three-week spree of intense campaigning, a radiant Hillary Clinton took to the stage in the ballroom of the Sheraton on Times Square. “There’s no place like home,” she told an energized crowd that repeatedly interrupted her with chants of “Hil-la-ry, Hil-la-ry.” In her New York primary victory speech, Clinton thanked all “the volunteers who have worked their hearts out” and encouraged others to sign up: “Be part of this campaign.”

Any presidential campaign needs volunteers, tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters who give up their free time (and often their money) to champion their candidates. That’s no different in New York, where volunteers scoured the state going from door to door, making phone calls or organizing events.

And yet, volunteering varies — as a look at the Clinton, Trump and the suspended Sanders campaigns shows. Clinton’s volunteers are the most experienced and the most loyal, they are also closely tied to the offical campaign; Sanders’ were highly motivated, but loudly and vehemently demanded their independence, and Trump’s are few, and just as as outspoken and spur of the moment as the real estate mogul himself (shouting matches between volunteers and staffers included).

In that sense, the volunteers are a reflection of the candidates themselves.

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New Yorker is First Republican to Endorse Clinton

Drumroll please … the first Republican has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Plenty of GOP-lers have been plenty discontent with their nominee. Then former Republican Michael Bloomberg attacked Trump while speaking at the Democratic convention.

But so far their disapproval against Trump has not turned into support for Clinton. Until today.

Richard Hanna, a Republican congressman from New York, wrote an op-ed in his hometown paper, where he publicly explained why he will vote for Hillary Clinton – and why others should follow him.

“For me, it is not enough to simply denounce his [Trump’s] comments: He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country.

Secretary Clinton has issues that depending on where one stands can be viewed as great or small. But she stands and has stood for causes bigger than herself for a lifetime. That matters. Mrs. Clinton has promoted many of the issues I have been committed to over the years including expanding education and supporting women’s health care.

While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton. I will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good American who loves his country is far more important than parties or winning and losing. I trust she can lead. All Republicans may not like the direction, but they can live to win or lose another day with a real candidate. Our response to the public’s anger and the need to rebuild requires complex solutions, experience, knowledge and balance. Not bumper sticker slogans that pander to our disappointment, fear and hate.”