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Candles for Clemency from emmanuel fineus on Vimeo. More than 150 Candles for Clemency Lit Up Mt. Kisco on Sept 26th In a departure from his previous policy, Governor Andrew Cuomo is establishing a system to review requests to shorten prison sentences of rehabilitated prisoners. Four days before a planned demonstration near his Westchester County home that had the backing of a wide array of elected officials, the governor called longtime gay activist Allen Roskoff, saying, “I get it. I get it. It will be done.” Cuomo pledged to review requests for clemency from state prisoners. The September 26 demonstration in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco was the second annual “Candles for Clemency” gathering demanding that “Governor Cuomo get a heart; issue clemencies now.” Nathan Riley, Gay City News, Sept. 27 Cuomo chief counsel, Alphonso David, addressed the demonstrators and described the new review plan: “Particular […]
RALLY FOR PRISON JUSTICE AT HOME OF GOVERNOR CUOMO To protest Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cruel and unjust prison policies, elected officials, celebrities, religious leaders, and other people of conscience will gather for a candlelight vigil to respectfully insist that New York State demonstrate wisdom, mercy, and righteousness. The rally and vigil will take place at the intersection of Crow Hill Rd. and Millwood Rd., in Mount Kisco, on Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. Buses will leave New York City from 10th Avenue, (btw 16th and 17th Sts.) at 5 p.m. Mount Kisco is also accessible by car and Metro North railroad. New York State prison policies are in desperate need of reform. Many people are unjustly incarcerated, given unreasonably long sentences and have been placed in solitary confinement. Prisons hold many elderly, ill and disabled people who have served excessive time, pose no threat to society, and can live productive […]
Since this election will have a low turnout and every vote will count, it’s especially important to get your campaign groove on. Please vote on September 10th for our judicial delegate slate. Get your friends and neighbors to vote. The most important things you can do are: Distribute the VID flyer/Mailer under your neighbors’ doors Give out the literature at a polling place for an hour or two on September 10th. If you can do either and need literature please: 1-Contact Ed Yutkowitz and make arrangements to pick up the literature from him. His email is eddieNY@aol.com. His home address is 3 Sheridan Sq. 2- Contact Tony Hoffmann. His email is TonyHoffmann26@gmail.com. His address is 100 Bank Street. If you need large quantities (over 100 pieces) please contact Ed snce he has the bulk of our literature 3- Come to VID on Wednesday, September 9th from 6:00-7:30 PM. Ed will be […]