Photo taken by Catherine Weaver somewhere on Court Street.
If you feel that Mayor Bloomberg has a lot of gall to be declaring that he should be Mayor again without a single soul voting on it, I want to alert you to some things you can do to let your voice be heard because we really shouldn't sleep through this one. Here are some things you can do as per an email from Tom Grey from Councilman Bill DeBlasio's office. Please note that there is a rally in JJ Byrne Park tomorrow at 2pm!
The fight to stop Mayor Bloomberg from overturning the will of the people has been gaining momentum. Make sure your voice is heard – the voters established term limits, and should not be cut out of the process. We need extensive public debate and discussion about this issue before considering such fundamental changes to the government of New York City.
Here are a few things you can do in the coming days to help protect democracy in our fair city:
1) Please visit this website
There is a petition to sign there to tell the Mayor and City Council to stop undermining the voter's decision. There are also ways there to involve your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers.
2) Help Us "Rally for Democracy" in Park Slope on Monday: Join Bill, elected officials, and community leaders
Monday, October 13 at 2 p.m.
JJ Byrne Park, at 3rd Avenue & 5th Street, Brooklyn
3) Join us at Baruch College for a panel on term limits sponsored by
Tuesday, October 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Floor
4) Come to the public hearings on this issue at City Hall.
Thursday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Council Chambers - City Hall
Friday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Committee Room - City Hall
Legislation Under Consideration:
--Preconsidered Int____ - By Council Members James and de Blasio –
This bill will put the issue of term limits before voters in a referendum this spring.
--Int 845 - By Council Member Felder- This is the Mayor's bill to change term limit laws without voter consent.
--Int 850 - By Council Members Weprin, de Blasio, Gioia and Liu – This bill requires that any further change to term limit laws must go before the voters
--Res 1640 - By Council Member Avella - This Bill calls upon Albany to change the home rule law to require that any changes to the term limit law go before voters.
City Council Member Bill de Blasio