Green candidate for NY governor to visit Glens FallsMatt reports:
Contact: Matt Funiciello (518) 361 - 6278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 6, 2006 - Local progressive and Green Party activist Matt Funiciello announced today that Green Party candidate for New York State Governor Malachy McCourt will be in Glens Falls to perform his one man show “You Don’t Have to Be Irish to Vote For Me” at the Wood Theater at 8pm on Saturday, September 23, 2006. A mystery guest will introduce McCourt.
On August 22, 2006 the Green Party of NY State filed about 30,000 signatures - twice the number required - to place Malachy McCourt and the GPNYS Peace Slate on the ballot for November 7th.
McCourt’s Patriots for Peace campaign offers an alternative to the bankrupt campaign of negativity and fear mongering by his opponents. Among his proposals are plans to bring the New York National Guard home from Iraq.
“There is no such thing as a just war because in all wars, the majority of people who are killed are innocent. We need to resolve our differences and difficulties by peaceful methods,” McCourt said.
McCourt also seeks to abolish the Death Penalty in New York once and for all, will pursue the elimination of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. He believes in healthcare for all New Yorkers, ridding New York State of its old and dangerous nuclear power plants, curbing global warming, and legalizing same-sex marriage.
McCourt is a longtime activist, author of the NY Times bestseller A Monk Swimming, and brother of Angela's Ashes author Frank McCourt. He is a well-known radio host on WBAI 99.5 FM/Pacifica Radio in New York City. He is highly regarded by progressives for the stand he took for justice by marching in the alternative Queens St. Pat’s for All Parade, the response to the traditional NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade which excludes the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender community.
Tickets for the event will be available for $20 each in advance at either Rock Hill Cafe or at High Peaks Java. If the show is not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds will be used to support the McCourt campaign.
Adirondack Progressives is a group of local Independents, and members of the Green, Democratic and Republican parties interested in fostering a local dialogue on today’s most important issues. For more information on the McCourt campaign see: www.malachyforgovernor.com