Election night results

 

Here are the vote totals for the SI Borough President race from the NYC Board of Elections. Hank received 773 votes for .84% of the total. These are the unofficial  numbers. Absentee and military ballots haven’t been counted yet.

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Final fliering before Election day

Hi Everybody,
On Monday, 11/6/17 , from 3 — 5PM, John Dennie and I went to the South Ferry Terminal and gave out 60 of my campaign fliers to people who were catching the ferry boat to Staten Island. A couple of people said they would vote for me.
Hank Bardel

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Hank says “NO!” to REBNY

The right to safe, affordable housing is a basic Green Party value. We fully support the efforts of union organizer and activist, Ray Rogers, and his Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies.

From the campaign website:
“The Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies seeks to end the political dominance of REBNY and its abuse of economic and political power. REBNY’s top policymakers have been described as a cartel of bullies and racketeers and REBNY as one of the worst institutions to ever plague NYC.

The Campaign stands by its claims that corrupt activities by many influential REBNY decision-makers and their companies are at the heart of the lack of affordable housing and homeless crisis, thousands of small businesses shutting down, hyper-gentrification and massive displacement, once vibrant neighborhoods disappearing, increasing construction worker fatalities and the compromising of our political system. Please visit stopREBNYbullies.org and watch the 5-minute animated film ‘BULLIES’.”

Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies
PO Box 1002 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276-1002
info@stopREBNYbullies.org
718-852-2808

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Pleasant Plains / Princess Bay / Richmond Valley Civic Association Political Forum — 10/24/17

Hi Everybody,
On 10/24/17 I gave a campaign speech at the Pleasant Plains Princess Bay Richmond Valley Civic Association Political Forum held at Staten Island Gateway Church on Boscombe Avenue in Tottenville.

Hank with forum organizer Janine Materna

I explained my views on how we could make the bad American Economy get revived and work again for all Americans not just the richest 1% of Americans that are wealthy.
Janine Materna organized the Forum and invited me.
Hank Bardel

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Richmond County American Legion Political Forum — 10/20/17

Hi Everybody,
On 10/20/17 I spoke at the Richmond County American Legion Political Forum held at the New Dorp Moravian Church on Staten Island. The forum began at 7 pm. There was about a 100 people there.
I explained that the 1% of Americans who own 35% of the wealth in the USA are wrecking the American economy and that we have to redistribute the wealth down to the working class, the middle class and the poor. In this way we can have enough demand to buy back the supply.
Hank Bardel

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NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

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Candidate forum at The Staaten

Hi Everybody,
On Tuesday, October 17, I gave a 3 minute talk to New York State Women Staten Island Chapter Inc. forum co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Staten Island Women’s Political Caucus and several other groups active in the Sisterhood of Staten Island Women’s Organizations.
It was held at the Staaten Restaurant on Staten Island. There were about a hundred people there.
I pointed out that the Republican and Democrat policies were causing a bad economy and that the American people were going down the drain. I pointed out that the way to fix this situation was to redistribute the wealth in the USA away from the rich 1% of Americans who own 35% of the wealth.
Hank Bardel

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Labor Day barbecue

Hi Everybody,
On 9/4/17, Labor Day, I attended a barbecue in Willowbrook Park in Staten Island in the picnic section. It was very nice with about 100 politically progressive people, who were attending mostly from Staten Island.
One of the reasons I was invited was because I’m running for Borough President of Staten Island. I talked to many people explaining what we have to do to have a better society.I also gave out about 30 to 40 campaign fliers.

I explained to the people that because we have such a maldistribution of wealth in the United States it was causing a bad economy and horrible problems like crime, unemployment, drug addiction, pollution and the lack of adequate health care, to mention a few.

I explained that to take care of these problems we have to tax the wealthy 1% the way we did in the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s . In that way we will have enough money to take care of problems and straighten out the economy. It’s as simple as that!

Hank Bardel

 

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What we progressives should do to create a new, democratic, more egalitarian society

[Hank Bardel is the 2017 Green Party candidate for Staten Island Borough President.]

hank_fbThe problems in this world of poverty, unemployment, low wages, environmental problems, homelessness, war, legal and illegal drug abuse, alcoholism, racism, ethnic scapegoating and lack of adequate healthcare are basically caused by a maldistribution of wealth.The 1% who are the multimillionaires and the billionaires own 38% of the wealth in the United States.They also get a large percentage of the income through their corporations.This situation also exists in countries around the world.

What we have to do is  create a real democracy, A democracy where we get all the facts we need to make intelligent decisions. We need to get the facts and then through logic make the intelligent decisions democratically to make good laws.
We also have to redistribute the wealth in a more equitable manner. We have to have a progressive income tax starting with single people making over $150,000.00 and married people making over $200,000.00, to the wealthy making $10,000,000,00 or more. At the $10,000,000.00 level then we should start taxing at 90%. We also have to have an estate tax after excluding the first $5,000,000.00.
We live in a country where we have a mixed economy. By that I mean our economy. in the business and government sectors. that consists of corporations like General Motors,   small businesses, medium size businesses, partnerships like  law firms, cooperatives like Welch’s grape jelly , worker cooperatives like Cooperative Home Care Associates, non-profits like United Way and Federal, State and local government organizations that deliver services.
 I think that we should keep our mixed economy. However I believe that we have to have strong regulations that regulate all organizations. We should keep our mixed economy because all organizations can perform very efficiently. If an organization survives and delivers a good or service we should keep it. We could also mandate like in Germany that corporations give workers a seat on the board of directors. Opening up your own business can be very creative.
Our foreign policy should be based on diplomacy. We should also have an adequate military to defend ourselves.As far as the military goes we should be aware as President Dwight Eisenhower warned us in 1961 about “the unwarranted acquisition of influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex”.
Economically we have to realize that we have 2 important forces in economics. They are supply and demand, To make our economy work and work efficiently we have to have supply and an equal amount of demand. When our supply side (our goods and services) is set up we have to have an equal amount of demand (people with enough money to buy back the goods and services being produced). This is what causes a healthy equitable economy. It’s as simple as that.
Henry Bardel

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Election Day Report

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Hi Everybody,

Yesterday, on Election Day 11/8/16, I received 3,607 votes — 2,173 on Staten Island and 1,434 in the Brooklyn portion of the district (1.7%} — on my campaign for Congress in the NYS Eleventh Congressional District. I received more votes than I did in 2014 when I ran for Congress and got 2,687 votes.

You can look up election results in New York State by visiting the NYS Board of Elections website.

Hank Bardel

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