Press Release: Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling leaves America with toxic mess

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Chris Tallent National Campaign Director MAYDAY America Office: 202-446-0489 | Cell: 405-821-3611   “SUPREME COURT GERRYMANDERING RULING LEAVES AMERICA WITH A TOXIC MESS” SAYS CLEANUP CARL   Washington, DC – Today, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Gill v. Whitford that plaintiffs lack standing, thereby refusing to resolve the issue of partisan gerrymandering, Cleanup Carl (America’s only superhero … Continue reading Press Release: Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling leaves America with toxic mess »

Mick Mulvaney’s how-to guide to bribing Congress

Mulvaney told a roomful of lobbyists: To get what you you want, keep giving money to lawmakers until it happens. Look how well it worked with me!   By Teddy Rube   Former Congressman – and now Trump Office of Budget and Management Director – Mick Mulvaney exploded the internet with a bombshell admission Wednesday night at a conference.   Speaking to a crowd of … Continue reading Mick Mulvaney’s how-to guide to bribing Congress »

Today, New Yorkers will choose: Democracy or kleptocracy

A special Senate election is a referendum on the power of big money in politics and may well decide whether we the people – or billionaires – run the state.   By Teddy Rube   Hedge funds, billionaire real estate developers, school privatizers, and Wal-Mart heirs are brazenly trying to buy a New York State Senate seat in special election happening today.   The money’s … Continue reading Today, New Yorkers will choose: Democracy or kleptocracy »

This is what a sellout looks like

This is what a sellout looks like New York’s GOP State Senators betrayed their constituents for the hedge funds’  campaign contributions.   By Teddy Rube   Last Friday, instead of passing a budget that provided funding for NY’s struggling schools, homeless shelters, and crumbling infrastructure, the GOP-controlled State Senate passed a budget that keeps open the carried interest tax loophole and makes the rich richer. … Continue reading This is what a sellout looks like »

Toxic Tour: Shaking up Sen. Marcellino

By Teddy Rube   Every year, between January and April, kids, parents, teachers, and administrators on Western Long Island all make an impassioned plea to their State Senator up in Albany: we need help. New York’s schools are suffering from a huge budget crisis. Classrooms are literally crumbling; afterschool programs are cut; teachers, nurses, and social workers aren’t getting paid.   Despite their pleas, every … Continue reading Toxic Tour: Shaking up Sen. Marcellino »

Toxic Tour Kickoff: Press Coverage

The Toxic Tour – our campaign to take on five New York State Senators who are doing the bidding of billionaire Wall Street hedge fund donors – kicked off in Albany on Feb. 13th, and immediately made huge waves. Here’s a news broadcast from that evening that aired on Albany’s Capital Tonight!

Kicking off the Toxic Tour!

By Teddy Rube   Political money is dirty – and when that money from comes from NYC hedge funds trying to buy preferential policies, it’s downright toxic!   Since 2014, five New York State Senators have taken $8.3 million dollars from hedge funds: Senator Elaine Phillips​, Terrence Murphy​, Senator Sue Serino​, Senator Carl Marcellino​, and Senator Tom Croci.   In exchange, they’re standing in the way of policies, like closing … Continue reading Kicking off the Toxic Tour! »

Cleanup Tour Stop #9: Shaming Hedge Fund Managers in Connecticut

When you need to shame a hedge fund manager, where do you look? The yacht club, of course! That’s where Carl and a ruckus-raising caravan of activists went to publicly shame the wealthiest in Greenwich, CT–the richest town in one of the richest states—for rigging the system for themselves. The state of Connecticut is facing a budget crisis and is in the hole to the … Continue reading Cleanup Tour Stop #9: Shaming Hedge Fund Managers in Connecticut »

Cleanup Tour Stop #6: Battling McDonald’s with Fight for $15 in Alabama

Cleanup Carl headed to Birmingham, Alabama on Labor Day to rally with RaiseUpFor15, the local Fight For 15 group in Alabama, and demand a livable wage and voting rights for all workers! It was a truly inspiring day of action with amazing activists standing up and taking direct action to fight for their rights. The day’s actions were actually part of a coordinated day of … Continue reading Cleanup Tour Stop #6: Battling McDonald’s with Fight for $15 in Alabama »

Cleanup Tour Stop #5: Rallying with ROC United at the Howard Theater

Carl announced that he is joining Restaurant Opportunities Centers United’s campaign to defeat the lobbying power of the National Restaurant Association and pass one fair wage. Carl made the announcement at a One Fair Wage benefit concert at DC’s Howard Theatre yesterday. Here’s what Carl had to say about ROCU’s fight for a fair wage: “I made some amazing friends at the Howard Theatre with … Continue reading Cleanup Tour Stop #5: Rallying with ROC United at the Howard Theater »