I received another email communication from Zephyr Teachout yesterday. She and Tim Wu are touring the state campaigning. They are looking for additional volunteers to help them conduct a grass roots campaign. See the text of her email below for the details.
We’re on fire! This week the Sierra Club, the National Organization for Women, and The Nation magazine, endorsed us. Today we launched our 3-day Whistleblower Tour across New York State. Sign up now to volunteer.
Our Whistleblower Tour will take us to 18 cities, towns and villages. At each stop we’re meeting our supporters and getting ready for Primary Day, Sep. 9.
We are blowing the whistle on Andrew Cuomo-era corruption in New York State. On the first day we – Visited a luxury highrise tower owned by Extell that was a target of a Moreland Commission subpoena.
Met with staff and residents at Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation. This is a state run facility threatened by privatization - a process for reducing services to seniors while increasing profits for private owners.
Toured the devastating effects of fracking in Montrose, PA. We could see how this supposedly 'safe' industry is poisoning the water, land, air and people. Immediately afterwards, we went to Binghamton to listen to fracktivists trying to avoid a similar fate in New York.
Listened to the stories of two whistleblowers in Buffalo who are part of Pigeongate, a sordid story invoking political fundraising that is also featured in the Moreland Commission report.
Everywhere we go we are highlighting stories of New Yorkers impacted by big money corruption. We'll be on the road for two more days, visiting Rochester, Watkins Glen, Syracuse, Albany, East Greenbush, Ghent, Woodstock, Kingston, New Paltz, White Plains, Queens, Uniondale and Brooklyn. See the whole agenda here.
The culture of corruption in New York politics must end - and we're only going to do it town by town, volunteer by volunteer, voice by voice. If you haven't signed up yet to volunteer, let this be the sign you were looking for.
-- Zephyr Teachout