Politically (Un)Correct Shopping @ Fishs Eddy

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Fishs Eddy has always been political, with their Hamilton shot glasses and Notorious RBG cups. This hasn’t changed post-election, and at their Broadway store, they aren’t even trying to hide what they think of the new president-elect.

All Trump merchandise is 30% off and proceeds from the “I am Huuuge” espresso cups are partly donated to Planned Parenthood.

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They also have an idea what you should do with their Trump blocks: burn them.

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Subtle.

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Meanwhile, they dedicated a wall with personal notes to HRC.

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Mayor Assures New Yorkers He Will Stand up to Trump

Bill De Blasio today promised all New Yorkers to stand up for their rights and against Trump in an hourlong speech at the Cooper Union.

“To all Latinos who heard their culture denigrated, we stand by you. To all the African Americans who have heard their history denied, we stand by you. To all the women who heard their rights being threatened, we stand by you. To all the Muslims who heard their faith belittled, we stand by you. To all those in the Jewish community who heard a resonance from history that gave them real fear and cause, we stand by you. To all those in the LGBT community who heard a message of taking us backward, we will never go backward, we stand by you. To all of you, we will protect you. This is your home.”

We will use all the tools at our disposal to stand up for our people. If all Muslims are required to register, we will take legal action to block it. If the federal government wants our police officers to tear immigrant families apart, we will refuse to do it. If the federal government tries to deport law-abiding New Yorkers who have no representation, we will step in, we will work and build on the work of the City Council to provide these New Yorkers with the lawyers they need to protect them and their families. If the Justice Department orders local police to resume stop and frisk, we will not comply. We won’t trade in neighborhood policing for racial profiling. If there are threats for federal funding for Planned Parenthood in New York City, we will ensure women receive the healthcare they need. If Jews or Muslims or members of the LGBT community or any community are victimized or attacked, we will find their attackers, we will arrest them, we will prosecute them.”

Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue in New York

Slowly, but surely New York is waking up from it’s collective moment of shock and mourning.

In the meantime, many New Yorkers are tacking actions and protesting Trump and the values he stands for.  And even though Trump doesn’t seem to agree, peaceful demonstrations and marches are a powerful tool of democracy. So keep them coming!

Today – Saturday – two demonstrations are leaving Union Square to march to Trump Tower. One at noon, one at 9pm.

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Meet you at Union Sq. at 12pm and march to Trump Tower (725 5th Ave) at 2pm.

Divided is the reason we just fell. We must unite despite our differences to stop HATE from ruling the land.

This is a peaceful protest. Violence/vandalism will not be tolerated


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Exercise your right to free speech and PEACEFUL protest at Union Square Park this Saturday starting at 9pm! At 10 pm we will head to Trump Tower to join other protesters.

There is another protest earlier in the day, this is an opportunity for those who cannot make it to join in the fight. 
This is not about hate and anger- lets use our anger and frustration to show that our right to protest can make a difference when we do it the right way. No matter your reason for fighting back, make it there and make it known. 


 

Event: Free Screening: ‘I Voted?’ + Q&A with Katie Couric

Does your vote count? Or is Donald Trump right and the election will be rigged?

The answer is both surprising & disturbing. Learn how America’s voting works in this non-partisan documentary. After the screening, there will be a Q+A with Executive Producer, Katie Couric.

Friday, November 4, 7:00-9:30 pm

 

The Lounge at WeWork SoHo
173 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Free, but RSVP needed

 

Last Day to Register in New York

Friday, October 14, is the last day to register to vote in New York State.

So if you haven’t done it, go out, and do it now. NOW. 

You can do it online here.

Or if you want to enjoy some good food, while you do your last-minute registration, check out the hashtag #NoshtheVote.

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And if you already fulfilled your civic duty by registering, you can win some cool prizes by reminding your friends to do the same.

Just go to VotePlzand use their referral link to remind people.

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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.

Don’t Forget To Vote, New York

It’s not all presidential elections, so a quick reminder: Don’t forget to vote, New York!

Today’s primary are for the State Senate and a couple of judgeships.

If you need information about where to vote and for whom, here is a handy resource: http://whosontheballot.org/

Party + Voter Registration = Head Count

 

You want to listen to some nice music, make friends and fulfill your democratic duty at the same time? Or help others fulfill theirs?

Then you should check out, some of the events that HeadCount are hosting in New York.

The non-partisan organization partners with musicians and bands to promote participation in democracy. In practice this means that they do voter registration at concerts and festivals.

“By reaching young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – we make civic participation easy and fun.” – HeadCount

According to their website, HeadCount has registered over 300,000 voters in the last decade. They have worked with artists like JAY-Z or The Black Keys. And they are constantly looking for volunteers to help out at their events.

Check out some of their upcoming events in NYC, for a full list click here.

9/14/2016 EOTO Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
09/14/2016 Phil Lesh & Friends Coney Island Amphitheater Brooklyn, NY
09/15/2016 Phil Lesh & Friends Coney Island Amphitheater Brooklyn, NY
09/16/2016 Tauk Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
09/22/2016 Explosions in the Sky Terminal 5 New York, NY
09/23/2016 Lucius Summer Stage New York, NY
09/23/2016 The Kills Terminal 5 New York, NY
09/24/2016 Global Citizen Festival Central Park New York, NY
09/26/2016 Brian Fallon & the Crowes Terminal 5 New York, NY

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.

A Lady Liberty Votes feature on Medium. Continue reading.