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New York City Mayoral Candidates Unite To Stop "Superspreader" Ballot Petitioning
"New York City public advocate Germany. Williams and seven of the leading mayoral candidates are urging city and state leaders to suspend ballot petitioning under city and state law, candidates must gather thousands of eligible signatures to secure a spot on the June primary ballot on the Brian Lehrer Show. Mayor de Blasio said he thinks candidates need to do something to show grassroots support. There's lots of ways that could be done, potentially including online, so I very much would like to see. Change here because we're in the middle of pandemic, but I am not certain that something can do alone. DiBlasio says he thinks the change would need to be made at the state level.
"germany williams" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"On a military base in the garrison at Fort Hamilton still can't get any answer to that. But all three of them deBlasio, Eric Adams and Germany, Williams went on record as hailing. The labor days. You've a celebration as a success, even though five was shot one being a six year old, That's a success. That's a success. That's so that's the definition of success. I guess if it's not like 20 people being murdered, this is apparently really, ah, an achievement in the minds of these war. I know that you're still living on the edge in the Fort. Yeah. Shame Fort Hamilton Again. I can't seem to get an answer as the Y Our public advocate who hates the cops want to abolish prisons hates the military is allowed to live in the garrison and active military base of the United States. Unless which is my hunch. He's a cooperating witness. He's a snitch. He's given information and it's protected behind those military wall, said night when he calls it the end of the night. Meantime. Who decided to chime in opposite all of these folks that we talked about. How slim shady shopped it. Who said when you talk about defunding the police you probably some of those latte sipping liberals who have spent their time in the Hamptons because if you're in the hood Nobody wants to defund the police should I'm glad to hear the head of glad to here. He says that now he said it once. Hopefully he sticks to it. But do you think that deblasio, Eric Adams or Germany, Williams or even Cuomo? Will confront him on that. Or is Sharpton's complexion on this? Yes, prestigious protected that a rhetorical question. I mean, let's be honest. You know exactly what the answer to that question is, anyway. Let's go if we can, Um Artie, who's calling from Huntington, your hometown, Jed said. Yes, Yes. Yes, yes, But Julia always disagree with you, but it's okay. I don't think you're a bad person. You walk around Heckscher Park, so that's pretty cool. Anyway, I just want I just want to say someday it, miss When you were talking about trending it was something else. That was trending. Donald J. Trump is up for the noble peace. We're going to be talking about that one o'clock. We're going to talk about that one. We're saving all of that. And it was a mention of Trump. Knowing that the Corona virus February 4th, But everyone's favorite doctor without you of Dr Fletcher, bruv. He on January 27th of January, 29th said the Americans had nothing to fear here itself way. Remember. In fact, he said that on our owners show and he has since apologized, and he said he has since made a grave error in saying that we have not heard the president apologized. Nor have we heard him say that he takes Responsibility for any of the problems that we're seeing. That was during the Chinese New Year. I remember it Well. I was at the Tropicana for the World Martial Arts Expo in annual event I go to and the Chinese were like pouring in from Pennsylvania. You, obviously What does that they like to play baccarat, right? That bird back rack back, right, Burt back, right. Don't they like back on Berk back cracker as they play Mars on exactly. Let's quickly go to Jimmy. A stat Neither welcome to W A. B. C. Jimmy. How you doing? Cartage guarded. You know things are going to get a hell of a lot worse in this city. In the next couple of months. You've got people moving at here. They're not arresting anyone. It's an open door, saying that the crime is going to go right right through the roof Fear. All right. Well, I'll tell you what, Jimmy, I'm going to get a firsthand appraisal of that tonight will be in Staten Island, Forgotten Island or some people call it Satan's Island. Oh, people don't like that name. Well, what? Who are those people would be surprised why It's an island with no bloody conceived of as being the on ly burrow that leans right obviously went for Trump in the last election, so persona non grata to some things, but I'll be, in addition is speaking to the building. I'll tour places that I know Well, Parkhill stable. 10 Mariners Harbor West Beytin Well, hot spots because you know, on Jersey Street. I can't wait for them to cap some shots my ways. Long Island's news.
"germany williams" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Not only called for guess he's having a virtual conference tonight. I just have you see, they are all in for me. I know. They all think I'm their friends. All these elected officials and I'm the enemy of Kurdish. I need $5. $10. 15 You know, because I must be on these circulation. That doesn't mean that they think that you're their friend. They just want money from you. Which means they don't even pay attention to the email's going at me. Two means they don't pay attention to this show because you talk about how you have no money. How well hates him. And know that despite her, so he's hosting a virtual conference tonight with Guess who Now I know this is not a household the word one name. In the tri state area. How Lisa Painter. Who happens to be the City Council president of Minneapolis. Oh, the woman who was behind the entire movie, how to abolish the police in Minneapolis. Wow! And jurors of a feather right? Doumani Williams wants to abolish the New York City Police Department and abolish prisons now Pick your poison as bad as de Blasio is, and he's bad. No, he's terrific. Do you really want Cuomo toe? Pluck him out? And be forced TTO have as his replacement to money. Williams, who wants to abolish the police and abolish prison question. Okay. What if they did this? So what if we abolish DeBlasio. What if Cuomo biologist de Blasio and then right when Johnny Williams gets and he abolishes Germany? Williams, who's the next in line? You're you of hierarchy. Cool. He's kind of failed me, though. I have to say I'm not happy with him lately. Oh, he wants funding police by more, he said. That's not enough. We got to take. We got to take more money right abolished and then who comes up like making our way to your line of ascension? I have no idea. But I mean out of the three. I think Corey is definitely the best pick. They're all in the same kebab. No, Korea, Because, really, I think I know. I know. You think I have a drink with me won't even respond to any of you A twitch. He hasn't But there's still time You keep knocking yourself. I am And by the way, Hawk Newsome. Yes, Who was so responsive when I tweeted him, And I said, Can you follow me and D M s right? Because I want to ask you a question. He never responded again, and I wrote him twice. I said, Look, nothing fair had nothing to do with you immediately, he goes, said w ABC radio dot com. Website says, Oh, Juliet Huddy, Okay. Was Kurdish, Lou. No, thank you. But I I wrote. I said, Look, I understand you might think that the station leans one way I said, I have. You can listen. I get screamed at all the time for being too liberal. I am I have supported the concept of black lives matter. You know, it would not be a an adversarial situation. We would ask you tough questions whilst I don't agree with everything that you represent. I clearly want to hear what you have to say. And there was no answer, of course, now because I know where all his bones are buried in who buried them. Let's go to Dan in Bayside. Welcome to W A. B. C, Danny. Good afternoon. The reason two reasons why Cuomo does not. Ah, Take de Blasio out is because he likes to see this incompetent fool twist in the wind. And if he was to take out the Blasio, then that Germany Williams Will be come on. Neha, Germany, William O Germany. Williams, who owns back property taxes on property and cannot see and I find it very ironic that he was threatening if you didn't get to the fun, police As much as he wanted. He was gonna suspend collecting property taxes. The man who owns property tax. Yeah, she do that running the asylum while you do that running the trial. Well, he can't. But he proffered out that he could cut. She's all full of bluster. But Dan Is he? Dan can't be fooled by Toumani Williams. But you'd be surprised how many people are and by the way, when you look at Dale's she Alexandria ll conceal cortege A k a all out crazy. Just imagine a male version of her. It's too money. Williams. They are brothers and sisters in Solidarity. Imagine tonight he is hosting a virtual conference extolling the virtues of the City Council speaker in Minneapolis Lisa vendor who has led the effort to abolish the police, They're well. Unfortunately, it's people like to money. Williams, an AOC who have Basically given a lot of people on the right and the centre the impression that Democrats are all left leaning progressive lunatics. And and I have to say, I don't believe that to be the case because all my friends who are Democrats are very reasonable people. Well, that's what Trump is Banking on. I'm very well aware of that when you go to the ballot box, or you send in your mail in ballot, although that's still in question in some states here. You're gonna have that image in your mind when you were goingto check Joe Biden. But all now it's Kanye West. You can write in Kanye West. She I wonder how that Form of political strategy and technology was divided. Oh, yeah? Would that take votes away from I'll take Troy from Biden and if I'm not mistaken, isn't Elon Musk really pushing him and didn't come out in support of him? It's such a It's so contrived. It's so obvious so confused about Dylan must because I saw him He has one. Crazy dude with Maxwell will be talking about Yes, yes, yes, And he's trying to distance himself from her. Everybody Speaking of distancing, Did you see the pucks put up the picture, where it's trump, Melania, Jeffrey and Dylan Maxwell, where they cut out Trump. So it looks like it's just a matter of Epstein with his arms around both women when you look at friends of Epstein It incorporates the world will be talking about that later. Oh, and I love what Alan Dershowitz says. Oh, yeah, he presumed innocent. I'm sure he'll be representing his very dear friend. No, I'm sure he will do everything you can to be a ce far away from her as possible. What? 800 for radio baby Say, listen at home at home Enabled a 77 w. ABC Alexis Guilt today, say 77 W A. B. C. You were.
"germany williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"So I guess a lot of other people have never heard of it. Can you? Confirm it or you're trying to do that right now. At New York one I was trying to do right now a few minutes ago, partly there is a section of the city charter that says that, But let's put all this into context, Brian because we have the public advocate to money, Williams But the public advocate normally doesn't have a really say on the budget negotiations, and they're basically between the City Council and the executive and the mayor's office. Right, So, but right now, we are at a very interesting situation in which the mayor mayor, the blast has I don't know. If you agree with me. He has zero political capital and very little leverage When it comes to public opinion on when it comes to executing any kind of political measure in the city of New York, he is extremely unpopular. And now he needs to lead a new city budget that he has to negotiate with the City Council that it's being extremely aggressive with its demands, also a public advocate and also a controller, a city controller that is running for mayor next year on he's extremely keen to the protestors demands on also is demanding. Radical de funding off the police department. And the funny thing here, Brian is that even though the blast you has actually low political capital right now, You will be the one to blame. If he's doesn't work out. Nobody's going to blame the City Council and nobody's going to blame a city controller whose name on duties Very few New Yorkers know so It's an extremely hard right now for the last year with that very little political leverage on like I said, Like the City Controller. We've heard the Hurricanes Scott Stringer. We've heard it before. He is basically saying that he favors the demands of the protesters. But but again, will he be able to run for mayor next year? Scott streamer on that record on the record? Of me trying to stop the city from given resource is to the police department in the way the same way that we've done in the last few years and same thing with the City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who's interested in running for mayor next year on DH, is presiding over the City Council's half. Of this budget agreement. Germany Williams to demands Right now. Our as I am seeing it a full hiring freeze on the NYPD D that I believe has already been placed on every other city agency are hiring freeze because of the budget crisis. And a commitment from the mayor and the council that they will transition. Away from the current school safety model to one that is focused on restorative justice as you were just describing on the hiring freeze. Is there a hiring freeze on Basically all city agencies. I mean, we have the mayor talking about possible layoffs if he doesn't get help from the federal government, and that Brian is not coming anytime soon. Or he gets a borrowing authority from Albany on Albany has said already we're not going to give you any borrowing authority because we don't know where and how you're going to spend that money, The glasses not being clear about the money, or he wants to do without money, So right now we're talking about not only hiring freeze but possible. Layers. But let's put all this in context Brian because when the blast came to City Hall, the budget of the city in 2014 was $73 billion. Right now. In 2019 the last budget was $92 billion. Another mayor is trying to pass a budget that is 87. So we went from 2014. 70 30 billion. Two right now the mayor trying to pass a budget of $87 billion the mayor mayor, the blast you in his years in office has grown the municipal workforce from 300,000 people to 330,000 people. And now he's talking about maybe 22,000 layoff. So we eso a huge increase in the number of people employed by the city during the last years, and not that might come to an end, not only to an end off hiring more people As part of the municipal workforce, but also getting rid ofthe almost as many people that the blast has hired extra over the years and certainly political and economic analysts have said. Over the 6.5 years of the de Blasio administration that he's been very lucky in a certain sense that it's been good economic times in New York City, at least good at maybe not for a lot of people in the city, but Good economic times for city revenue because those people who were making money in some cases were making relatively a lot of money. And so the city tax coffers were expanding, and he was able to add all that budgeting for new city services. Universal, pre k other things and adding all these employees as you say, and now some of that has to be rolled back. So on the police head count. If they're canceling the cadet class. For this year, 1000 cadets who apparently will Either not graduate. Oh, they'll graduate but not be placed. Is that the same thing as a hiring freeze on the NYPD? That'd be sort of like a hiring. Freeze. Remember again, Brian, that we need to see the fine print on this deal on we thought there was a deal. But now the last minute we have the public advocate coming in and threatening with not signing are trying to prevent from this budget from being executed. Eso Let's remember that at the end of the day we're talking about a New York City is like a small country right on the NYPD is like its army. And to go talk to any country out there that's trying to reform or reduce its military and you will see how hard it's been. The NYPD has tremendous. Political influence influence and also knows how to influence public opinion, However, at this moment in history in this country after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis There is a global even global movement right now, people being pushed to rethink the way they police our cities. That police their communities, so it's a huge global movement right now that is met with a huge economic and public health crisis..
Police Data Reveals Stark Racial Discrepancies in Social Distancing Enforcement Across New York City
"But this pandemic has highlighted New York struggles with longstanding issues that are among the worst we face and that's what we're going to discuss today early this month over one gloriously beautiful weekend new Yorkers of all walks of life poured outside filling the city's parks hang out on sidewalks saying hello to friends and neighbors and not always standing six feet apart the images that emerge from that weekend were striking on social media they were pictures of a lawn and one New York City park credit with people mainly white folks who are not socially distance and there was a video of violent arrest of an African American man who went to the hospital because of injuries sustained during an incident by Monday of last week there were new calls to release the data on arrests made for social distancing violations and on Friday the NYPD did release the numbers and they show that eighty one percent of all the arrests were of African American and Latin next voters and your car's public average money Williams was one of those who call for the arrest and summons data to be released he joins us now to talk about policing in New York during a corona virus outbreak Jumanji welcome to all of it thanks for having me appreciate so the dad of the NYPD released last week was for all the rest since the stay at home orders were issued in mid March how long had you and community leaders been asking for the data on social distancing arrest to be released what we reached out to the mailbox seven weeks ago a soul mate six saying that the focus on arrests and summonses we're going to re exacerbate historic problems and we actually gave it a completely different plans that could be executed of course we got a list of all three weeks ago we thought well this data because we started getting all information are about there are desperate district important added value I figure that'll be that Bob when they first initially ignored us and one finally got the gala it was astonishing to me ninety two percent of arrests black and brown sixty percent black in Brooklyn forty people arrested thirty five a black for black America thank you mention to some of the rest was was pretty appalling to complement a ministration we actually got elected because they said they were gonna do police in different what had you advocated for then that early proposal well even if you go back two months ago one of the main problems that yes city in the state with the governor and the mayor never had a clear message to begin are we start using words like quarantine lockdown but they never did make will never have the government issue you want to call it Paul he's going detente think about it we were construction sites open liquor stores males walking around all day long so we had a muddled message to begin to the extent that we start trying to unify the message we said let's have a holistic community response and so make every city agency involved fire department EMT NYPD sanitation try to get into a ball this call messaging on their vehicles let's have automated messaging will maybe locals are after five found let's get the emergency broadcast involved with the pick on every TV station let's get the cure violence which all groups that deal with violence communities will credible messengers let's get the clergy ball so we can be unified education all these communities but that was rejected and instead what we saw was policing and Chelsea pier people having amassed if anything being if we disturb them at all and then another few minutes people being punched in the face and fall to the ground it was very appalling to reach the same communities that have been ravaged distantly by cold over nineteen to begin again by some of the same people who will focus on what when it came to police you are a vocal critic of stop and frisk policing which also targeted black and Latino voters and it applies here is also opposed how concerned are you about the echoes of stop and frisk here I have been here to be concerned about echoes of over policing and district police what I dealt with the abuse Mustafa question Christopher van but you know even though we can get this abuse of course system and check it doesn't do anything about the over policing happens to black and brown communities so whether it will stop question first obviously broken windows how we didn't social distancing the problem is policing in black and brown communities what public health and public safety meeting black and brown communities what kind of building in the principle of transparency meet indiscriminate this administration has more for in some ways when it comes to transparency and accountability they've actually gone backwards even worse and when Giuliani Bloomberg in certain aspects I must disappoint my guess is public advocate Germany Williams you know there was such outcry on social media and everywhere actually after a video was posted of a violent arrest in the Lower East Side of a of a gentleman Mr Wright who was hospitalized reply zero and usually characterized videos of violent arrest as isolated incidents but he started talk about the need for more consistent enforcement what is consistent enforcement look like to you well first we should start with we don't need to open a conversation with the force and that was the problem the government almost among many things that you probably need to enforce this and that is sadly the mayor didn't take us up on our offer a few weeks ago he seems to be revisiting that and so that click here we also want to make sure we were not using the terminology or mark a mystery like actually is like yours you know the frequency is very small and it's not normal because one we have to stop complaining frequency in normal everyone will tell you that the vast majority of these characters and very well that's a good shake but that doesn't mean that the small amount that doesn't involve that doesn't mean that it's not normal for it to happen in black and brown communities so that is still mobile even if it's the least frequent so we have to be clear about that stop telling people they're not experiencing what they're experiencing and so we want to make sure that before committing it's not the main tool but to the extent you have to involve them like Pete it should be equitable you should be doing the same type of policing in every community so it seems that we know how to police we're just not doing it in every community my guess is public advocates Imani Williams you call for the department of justice to open an investigation into the impact of the corona virus on communities of color what's your end goal with this why did you call for the investigation but I also want to just start out looking for presents Eric Adams in the park if we reached out to thirty five elected officials across the country are all experiencing disparity impact and we said one of the J. to investigate there's nobody left to getting off now we do know who runs your cable we're hoping that the lifelong investigators were there will take you seriously and there's no workplace is not happening then probably New York state in New York City we have quite literally among the worst impact on planet earth and that is not just because of the federal government because of bill the bald eagle and more importantly it because of a governor you calm so what many people see more TV every single day what they don't know what the decisions you're making or not making have been extremely harmful to New York state and New York City and that's why we're seeing among the worst on planet earth and that's why the disparity is there because we do not Christina you can act open up and actually we just never adapted even as we got the information coming before that you have there's one small change you could make or enact tomorrow that you think would have a a big impact what would that be what we have to be honest about where we are the mistakes that we made and dedicated resource and funding to those communities immediately the virus doesn't discriminate but our responses and policies do and they have we just have to acknowledge that so when we look at the budget with the governors have cut Medicaid and trying to cut them to handle it out more and you look at the city budget when the mayor is trying to cut every single you job that exists in the summer while leaving NYPD homeless we know what happened so we must have a Phil Simmons that's a hundred percent but we have to use all the tools that we have so we need the government to look at every rate options will people own luxury yachts and planes left little who acted look at and he has secondly we have to get the resources for testing and contact tracing do begin mentally particularly is committed to working order while making sure that the information on the contact rate you've never used for third party never use for anyone besides people who are how to follow HIPAA laws and we can assure people that will be used for anything else psychotic and eventually
"germany williams" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Podcast edition of Maxim Murphy Many of our listeners will not being onto the for several months but because of some difficulties that station which are you'd still I I don't have a red line I mean I don't think that that I don't think people should approach elections with red line press conferences. I mean even in the nineties I mean he was able to get really buzzword the generation of press on a number of things the office works better when you have someone that has a fundamentally different view than the mayor off alternative. If you ask Mayor de Blasio I'm very confident he preferred to have his progressive ally like Germany Williams than someone who is a Republican who is his is going to offer and again I'm not GonNa win every argument right but it's not about that I mean just look at how Congress functions how most legislative body functions there's a duty in opposition we had this rikers island vote pass and there was almost no opposition from anywhere suggesting an alternative plan or alternative options other than the far left who was saying don't close jails and for me you'd build anything I don't know if the mayor would prefer Jimani Williams beating them up from the left versus job rally greeting out from the ray that's interesting who made you who made the mayor flip out it wasn't dramatic rooms so I I guess I get under his skin and if I'm the public advocate and I'll look forward to continue getting under his skin and just quickly that's about fry them I see offering to is when you didn't mention that would that be that would be a major focus of your account I mean look Germany's office put out a report on thriving Orca mean the the knock against that I would say is that that's after the council had hearings on it that's after the comptroller had reports that's after the mayor's management report had a report saying thriving York is is not doing well so the little late to the game the problem with thrive is that many people had some investment in that program even me who's an opponent of the mayor I had investment into the idea that we should be treating the severely mentally ill that that are forced into essentially assist the kind of street homeless mental mentally ill people tend to see more and more I mean thrive has not met that obligation by any stretch of the imagination then the metrics they use to gauge their success are are they're measuring success on things we've already done we've always had school guidance counselor's in so it's nice to think that we're doing something yeah but are we actually addressing the problem we're not mean so I mean thrives going to be on anyone's target list in the next couple of years there's not to mention in the mayor put in place a new mental illness policy for homeless that that put thrive New York on the back burner even the mayor seems to be distancing himself from his own not successful program all right we'll leave it there councilmember job really candidate for public advocate thank you and we're joined by balcon the Libertarian candidate for public advocate in the election coming up early voting starts October twenty six election day November fifth thanks for joining US thanks so much for having me it's a real real pleasure the office of public advocate what is what does it mean to you the what the office shouldn't mean I think too New Yorkers is the gateway to information about how the city works and how the city works what's working in the city what's not working in the city and how it can be improved from a person who isn't tied to a political machine or political party has a vested interest in everything looking great and I think that's that's what public advocate supposed to be in the charter which is oversight of the city and like an it's agencies making sure that they're delivering what they're saying they're delivering as well as organizing the information of the city to the public and understand what's going on this is you know I mean I'd love to talk about the Commission on public Kopech on public information communications because this is one of the great this could be one of the great strengths this city is this commission so let's let's come back to the Commission A few minutes.
"germany williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Family did pull that trigger. And we do for them. We did that pain. But we're scared grieving because Corey would not walk back to us. Prosecutors had sought a life sentence. On Wall Street today. The Dow fell one hundred thirty four points was down half a percent to close at twenty six four sixty two. This is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson near city is putting twenty five million dollars toward twenty twenty cents as outreach. That's as the supreme court considers whether the government can adequately in about a person's citizenship status. Julie Menin is heading the city us program. She says getting an accurate count is essential with the Trump administration edition of the citizenship. Question we need to ensure that we go to the bat that we make sure that every single the your car is countered in the process. Critics say a citizenship question will steeply cut participation in immigrant communities. Minute says the city stands to lose significant federal funds and potentially congressional seat. If there is an undercount the restaurant chain sweet green has decided to start accepting cash again after widespread criticism that it's credit card. Only policy was discriminatory. The New York Times reports the company has acknowledged the practice had an unintended consequence of excluding people who want to or have to pay with cash. Some of the pushback came from New York City public advocate, Germany Williams earlier this month Williams, said more than thirty percent of New Yorkers are unbagged or under banks. Meaning they have no access to a Bank account or often rely on money orders and payday loans. New Jersey passed a law banning cashless stores last month. The New York City council is considering similar legislation for the rest of.
"germany williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Week? The house of Commons will have to pass secondary legislation to change the date in law of breakthrough moment says twenty nine of Mark regime, bleep it will say the twenty second of may. And they'll deal with the eight folk and fever, and if I have to happen. There's also we expect we don't know exactly. When to be a a meaningful vote. They'll be an attempt by some MP's to take control again. The parliamentary process from the government. And there could be this long disgust series of indicative votes, looking at different potential solutions, a Norway style Brexit, the potential of holding another referendum all of that is going to be in the mix at some stage during the next week. And now. North Korea has withdrawn its star from a liaison office with South Korea weeks after a summit between the North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN and Donald Trump ended without agreement. The south said it had been told by the north that the instructions had come from a higher aurthority in Pyongyang. The campaign group Human Rights, Watch has warned of a dramatic increase in atrocities in Afonso being carried out both by Islamist militants and the security forces. Louise has more details Human Rights Watch says more than forty people were killed by Islamist militants in the last year because of suspected ties to the government. It says almost three times as many were killed by government forces on suspicion of ties to the Islamist allegations. The government denies the group says this report is based on over sixty interviews with victims and witnesses and thirty interviews with various officials, the Italian president Sergio mozzarella has welcomed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the start of the state visit that will see Italy endorse Beijing's giant infrastructure plan the belt and road initiative. Bethany bell is in Rome president she said. There was a profound friendship between China and Italy. He said Beijing and Rome wanted to revive the old Silkroad an ancient trading route for his part, president mozzarella hail. The new silk create a cord, which Italy is expected to sign with China tomorrow. The accord could help Italy boost exports and attract investment to lift its economy out of recession. World news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. The New Jersey legislature scheduled to vote on Monday on bills to legalize recreational marijuana WNYC's. Karen rouse reports. The governor Phil Murphy is feeling the pressure at a press conference. Murphy avoided saying which legislators were still deciding or how many volts he still needs in the Senate or assembly or if he's offering any deals to lawmakers in exchange for support. But he says he's working on it. This is still going to be very close. We're not there yet. We're making progress in making his case to the holdouts at the press conference Moore. Murphy turns to black leaders they talked about how important the Bill is. Because part of it would help clear the records of young black men with low level marijuana convictions. Supporters of efforts to increase police accountability in Newark, New York City say it's time to repeal law that shields officers disciplinary records public advocate. Germany Williams says overturning the law called fifty eight is not about demonizing officers. He says the public has a right to know about misconduct. The things on transparency and.
"germany williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"You can also make a pledge on our secure website, which is WNYC dot ORG. And thank you so much. From NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump's nuclear summit with Kim Jong on is over without an agreement on North Korea's denuclearization NPR's, Anthony Kunin. Hanoi says the summit in Vietnam was cut short after Kim demanded sanctions relief as part of a deal. President Trump told the press conference that North Korea offered to dismantle its main nuclear plant at Yongbyon in exchange for the lifting of sanctions Trump said North Korea's offer was insufficient in that. He was never afraid to walk away from a bad deal. They were willing to d- new garage portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that. President Trump said that an agreement was ready to be signed. But he thought it would be inappropriate, Anthony Kuhn, NPR news Hanoi. Trump says it may be a long time before he and Kim meet again Michael Cohen returns to Capitol Hill today following hours of testimony yesterday before the house oversight committee. That's where. President Trump's former lawyer described the president as a racist and a cheat and Republicans on the committee attacked Cohen's credibility. Here's NPR's. Tim mack. Michael Cohen closed door testimony before the house intelligence committee today will focus on national security issues that the panel is investigating and less on Donald Trump's business practices. It's his last scheduled. Congressional interview Cohen is facing three years in prison in part for lying to congress previously. This is NPR news from Washington, and this is WNYC in New York. I'm shumita Basu Jimani. Williams won the special election earlier this week for the role of public advocate and people are already offering him advice. WNYC's bridge Bergen reports at some of that advice came while he celebrated his win as the city's first public advocate. Mark green knows how to build out in office his advice for Germany Williams. Start gathering talent this from the dance floor at cafe, Omar. He will succeed..
"germany williams" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Probably a dusting at best. All right. Okay. So you're up to speed on that may well, congratulations, by the way to Germany Williams. Who is our new public advocate? He beat sounds like Trump almost beat sixteen other candidates who are vying for the position, and yeah, he won despite the fact or maybe because of the fact that there was very low turnout as far as some polling places around town where we're reporting somewhat of a friend of mine haven't spoken to her while, but no Miki const was running as well. She's very progressive. Politician. And this is her first time running for public office. I believe in she fell short, but not from a lack of trying certainly so good race there. No miki. And here's the thing. Now when I hear about the public advocate. I I'm going to be transparent with the audience. I have no idea what they do, quite frankly. So a little history. Okay. Mark green was the first public advocate. In other words, the position wasn't created until nineteen nine. And then I think the first actual public advocate was marketing in nineteen Ninety-four. You remember he ran for mayor in two thousand one everybody thought he's going to win and then Bloomberg upset them. Then there was Betsy Gotbaum who was the public advocate from two thousand to two thousand nine during Bloomberg's first two terms that after gut bound came build the plaza was a public advocate. So star is born the I guess so right served the role until two thousand fourteen then he became mayor, of course. And then now we have obviously, Germany Williams who will. Fill the position, but he's going to do. All right. As far as salaries concerned, you get one hundred sixty five thousand dollars in this position three million dollar budget three million. Yeah. Something that's amazing. But here's the thing though. She realized that the public advocate is the second highest ranking elected official in New York said amazing for somebody that we really didn't know how much they can investigate citizen complaints agencies, but they have no subpoena power. So they can't they can't make anybody coming testify or do anything. Okay. But still like if something happens to the current mayor right forbid, then the public advocate. I would think there's a Lieutenant mayor vice mayor something. But now, that's that's the way it works. That's kind of odd. It'd be only because if the physician wasn't created until less than thirty years ago that has that person becomes the second highest ranking official who who succeeded the mayor before that if the mayor had health problems are actually died or something. I mean, that's what I want. So it's kinda crazy who is Johnny Williams, by the way. If in case you want to know he won't with thirty three percent of the vote. Remember, he's running against sixteen other candidates. You could women thirty three percent. That's actually pretty good. Pyrite lately. Yeah. Yep. Let's see the city council three times. One of the issues he addresses, a councilman was New York City's stocking stop and frisk policy cosponsored the community safety act, which created the office of inspector general in the New York police department, so yeah. He ran for Lieutenant governor in two thousand eighteen lost coming Kittyhawk. So yeah, he's been involved for for a while, obviously, build a some name recognition for himself. And he is the son of Grenadian immigrants in a first generation Brooklyn. Pretty good. Guess you'll have to run again in in the June primary and again in the November five months from now. Oh. It's like public advocate. You've got to start your campaign over again. Good. It's like rest, and then anyway, we wrap this puppy up. When we come back. We're going to talk about the burger that was in front of Alexandria, Cossio, Cortez and the media firestorm. That was created as a result that's next on seven ten W O R. Celebrate fifteen years of art and community at camp arena.
"germany williams" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"So great Bill. Germany Williams wins the public advocate office in New York City, Chicago, we'll see a runoff for their may aura of their mayorality, which will end up with the first African American woman. Elected to Chicago's mayor's office. Mitch McConnell to call for a green new deal vote as the kids are. All right. Di fi polls her week t Bill. Pakistan, says it shot down to Indian aircraft. That's a little scary. House votes determine eight Trump's emergency declaration. And congressman John Lewis introduces a Bill to restore the Voting Rights Act. Lastly. Look at the war in daycare planned versus the family fund, pack daycare plan, all this and more on. Today's majority report are just quickly a programming note, we had planned to do a different show this this morning up until about an hour. Or so ago, we were going to talk to Chloe Thurston about the boundaries of homeownership credit discrimination and the American state, but just found this Cohen hearing just too much fun. And we will do a recap at one point over the next hour or so, but what's tune into this? We're going to just do some rolling coverage. The Republicans had been flailing in attempting to question, Colin, look, I am not a huge Michael Cohen fan. I'm becoming one..
"germany williams" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Good good modern jersey, Joe on the radio. What have we got with the summit? What's going on guys that they still eating still eating doing? I don't think they've started eating. Yeah. No, they're having their meeting, but it is nighttime over there. So right now, it's about a quarter to eight at night. So the one on one and just two translators. I believe so. Yes, thank you five boroughs. What do you think? What do you think? The Dow go go look let like who. Who you John Roberts used a great expression? Maybe they have something wasn't Ed. Henry one of the great reporters over there at FOX said there things are baked into this. They use the term baked in which I love this so already they set up these things before they even distribute anything publicly there are certain things that maybe Kim gentlemen. President Trump are working out before it even becomes public. That's probably I think that's probably true. Now. What those what would those deliverables are for each country who knows? But certainly the fact that we're talking with North Korea. Instead of exchanging angry tweets and war tinged videos is certainly a positive with respect to for saying that. Yeah. Of course, major Garrett said last night, he said that, you know, don't look at this meeting as being the end of this discussion probably going to have one more. You're not going to get it all done at this meeting. But it's again, if it moves forward in there's some substantial negotiations, that's a good thing. I look I I think we will have to remain cautiously optimistic here that North Korea is going to do something, you know, the benefits the rest of the world. But listen, at least he's there talking with him. No other president has done that. I don't know. A really I mean, this is this is monumental. And they're not going to give him any credit. And that's why I lean into it. And we do give the president credit for being a Vietnam with Kim Jong on. And you're right. It is an ongoing process. Not unlike what President Reagan did with seven forty five with Joan Al Franken in the studio. So so ever all rich didn't win at the public, advocate, Frankie boroughs. You know? It's very. Tough for a Republican in New York City. I'm not really that's apprised Alridge gave it a valiant effort finished second. And that's not bad for a Republican. So came in second man, I think Germany Williams a lot of people viewed as the favorite because he had run for Lieutenant governor last year and one New York City he lost statewide, but he won New York City. So chances are, you know, a lot of the efforts that he put into winning Lieutenant governor's race in New York City last year paid dividends in this race. Also at a time when New York is more progressive than it ever has been Giamatti Williams had the endorsement and the support of the working families party, which is a very very powerful force on the left wing of progressive politics, but you know, Germany Williams, and I've met him many times over the years. I wouldn't certainly wouldn't call him a friend. We haven't socialized or anything, but he is an incredibly nice guy and a very smart guy. Very principled guy. And a very independent guy. I think democrat. Yeah. Forgive me. And we wish Germany all the very best. How do you have a democrat? Overlooking made the Baio it doesn't work doesn't look Jimani Williams is is certainly a progressives progressive, but he is gone devise yo is not at all going to be happy with money Williams. He's not think. So is that right? He's not a guy that stands on ceremony. He's not a guy that that pulls any punches Demonte Williams is going to be holding the Blasio's feet to the fire every time he goes to to Ireland. Now, what can they actually do? The public advocate has almost no power at all. So it really really matter. Public advocate is. I mean, the only thing that we've seen in previous public advocates is they've used it as a stone for prior office last public advocate. Just James went on to become attorney general the prior public advocate Bill. The I went on to become mayor. Yeah. I mean Jimani says he's not running for mayor in two thousand twenty one. But the interesting thing about the public advocates office, really the only thing that makes it interesting is that you take over for the mayor if he resigns or is removed from office or or dies. So if the Blasio does get elected president in twenty twenty Damani would take over for at least sixty days. So so is in Iowa did become zone. Yes. What came home to announce congestion pricing? Governor. I know exactly you, you know, politics is better than than most freeing. How does somebody go put it this way people around made Abbasi the did not going to say, I guess there's no way you can win. Well, one person that is saying that and that is his wife Charlene, really, really. He gave an interview with politicos women who rule podcast very through cold water all over. He did. His campaign. She said he'd be a great president. And we'll do a great job. But that you know, she doesn't think that the time is right for you. Stop it. Over moonwalking. You always need a white close by. I'm sorry. The th the problem that I have with this congestion pricing plan is that how does it affect? I saw something that Nicole, Molly. How does this affect Staten islanders heading into the city? Did they get a break on the verrazano bridge going in? Joe Borelli in the eight o'clock hour, I think is up on exactly what toll would be reduced by the very least the the one positive thing about what the mayor and the governor announced yesterday is that at least the mayor finally abandoned his call for a millionaires tax to fund transit improvements. The two parts of their transformation of the MTA yesterday include some form congestion pricing and taxing marijuana. If it becomes legal is also do we actually find out who actually runs the MTA is that the governor? Or is it the mayor like do we did we get that clear? I mean, nobody claims that the that the mayor runs the MTA, and that's one of the things that the speaker Cory Johnson was upset about yesterday in that he said that the solution to New York City transit problems is not to give the state even more control over the revenue that's being generated from New York City's mass transit and more control over it. But we really dodged quite a bullet yesterday with Melissa Mark not being elected. She finished third yesterday a distant third behind all rich your money Williams. She is just as progressive as Jimani, but not nearly as intelligent and much more much more devious as political whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I all I know is Debbie congestion pricing. They have to put some kind of tacky, and it doesn't hurt. They're gonna take the millionaire's tax away. That's good. 'cause people are leaving in droves in New York and New Jersey. But then you're gonna tax the people. The cab drivers.
"germany williams" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"And also there are other candidates in the race that we have not spoken to in will not speak to. But that's because you be able to hear them on the show that comes on the same time slot. Tomorrow driving forces with our friend, Celeste cats, and Jeff Simmons and tomorrow, they are going to have a dentist Rodriguez as well as former public advocate Mark green on the show. That's still run this year to to read. He can't at this point split. You know, yes, you should tune in. Also for driving forces on Thursdays at five on WB. I and we sort of split up some of the candidates with them. They're going to have others in the coming weeks. And so are we and we'll get to just about all if not all of the sixteen or seventeen candidates who are running for public advocate still several names were kicked off the ballot at the final board of elections hearing yesterday. And now, we know the final ballot will have those seventeen names we should say though. In addition there will be ten of the seventeen in the first debate which is set for next week. Actually, it'll be on New York one and other available otherwise just after our show next week. So folks can listen to us and then tune in for that a little while after we're off the air next week on February sixth and they'll be one other debate which with even more narrow field. I believe on the twentieth. And then the vote on the twenty six our two guests later in this show. The to public advocate candidates were talking to today. Benjamin Ye Jared rich did. Not qualify for that debate. But we'll talk to them about their candidacy what kept them from that is the process of deciding who gets to be in the first debate fair does a rely too much on fundraising. And of course, what are their campaigns all about what are they trying to tell the voting public will give them a chance to talk about their platforms a little later in the show in of course, just to set the table you've mentioned before. But this is obviously a race to fill the role that was vacated by Letitia James when she became a state attorney general on January first right now, Cory Johnson. The city council speaker is doing double duty as the acting public advocate, whoever wins this race will have to face at least one more election. This year November to win the right to serve out the remainder of tissue names term running to the end of twenty twenty. There could also be a primary before that. And that is part of what makes this race. Interesting with so many candidates in the field and many of them, very serious candidates. And they say that just indicate they have money. They have existing name recognition existing political apparatus, obviously, we take all them seriously. That's why we're talking all of them. But you could have a very evenly divided field. There is no runoff provisions and so candidates that maybe you wouldn't necessarily think are going to prevail could do well, depending on how their neighborhoods and and respective voting blocks come out. But also, it means that the person wins that race may see that challenge come later in this year more seriously than otherwise would just because they may not have a mandate coming out of twenty six. So very interesting Rafer, very interesting. Very interesting as you say, you know, this is a special election. So everybody had to create their own ballot line. There's no democrat no Republican, you know, on the lines at least that people will see on the ballot. And then when you get into the regular more regular election. This fall there would be a democratic primary Republican primary if necessary and then a regular general election. So it'll be interesting to see what happens there. Whoever wins the special election at least gets to be. Gavitt for the rest of this year. And of course, has a major advantage heading into that election this fall, which would be to fill the seat for twenty twenty and twenty twenty one. There's some clear front runners in the race, Germany Williams, Melissa Mark Viverito, Michael Blake. I would probably put Daniel Donal in that list. And as we spoke to him on air in in large part because he's from the Upper West side and Upper West side vote in big numbers, and he acknowledged that and touted that when we talked to them..
"germany williams" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"The cost of the value of the mayor's home is three times, the value of that particular home in queens, or Brooklyn. So we know we have a broken system that that is not reflecting the real market value of those homes, it's based on a bogus assessed value when the city wants to collect more revenue they just raised the assessed of you know, assessment rolls. So that they can collect more tax revenue from people also making it easier for for senior citizens or veterans to get the exemptions that they need you know, that that is very important we've done workshops and town halls with the department of finance and the New York City property tax commission. We wanna make sure that we save people as much money as we can. But on the whole it's a broken system. The mayor set up this commission. They haven't come back with pro with recommendations, I tried to get on that lawsuit is actually. Money williams. I that were on that lawsuit to try to sue the city to come up with a fair system. One that really reflects the real market value the homes, and doesn't reward people neighborhoods that don't deserve to be rewarded with tax relief and punish middleclass neighborhoods. That are just getting soaked. Okay. Okay. Yeah. So I I was going to ask you for you know, sort of just Eur one specific element that you think needs reform, but it sounds like it's really just making it a system that's really based on the actual assessed value of homes, and and not not the current mishmash of a system while we you know, we we didn't propose specific recommendations. But we know what the current system is not working. That's why we signed onto that amicus brief. And by the way, to not only my district, but communities of color traverse city, which is why Germany Williams, you know, so strong on that we actually coat an op-ed together. It was an issue that I think it was bipartisan where people could agree Brooklyn, queens, and the outer boroughs, we're getting screwed by the city in terms of property taxes. And you're caller mentioned. He's one family homeowner. You know, he he might be paying more than than a two family homeowner in another part of Brooklyn where the houses sell for two or three times what he's able to get for it. It just doesn't make sense. It's really not fair. We're going to go to another caller, you're on WBAI with council member rich. What's your question? I should current member of the council what can be done what is going to be done. And what do you think will happen regarding the Amazon the buckle? That's the mayor and the governor negotiated with the richest person in one of the richest corporations in the world trillion billion dollars rather than to quit the those resources toward desperate needs to the city to leading question. But a good one. What's what's your take on that council member? Well, listen, I'm for jobs. I love jobs. I want people to come to New York and create jobs because I'm all for jobs, but at the same time what I what I absolutely disgusted by is the process. Okay. And the fact that the mayor and the governor who couldn't get along to fix the MTA who couldn't put their heads together to fix the problems at Nitra, but somehow or another they were able to kiss and make up and sign a sweetheart deal for Amazon in the middle of the night with no public input..
"germany williams" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"So we're going to start doing on this show is start inviting the candidates on for ten fifteen minutes here who they are what they're doing what their vision is for become. Public advocate. And once we you know, we're going to start with some of the elected officials who are running because we have a pretty good sense that they will actually do the work to and can afford it and have the organization to get on the ballot. And then we'll move ahead. We have a better sense of who's actually going to be on the ballot with inviting some other candidates on. But certainly it's an interesting race. Whoever wins a special election. We'll have a very big leg up to then run again in the fall. But even that that race could be could be wide open. One of the most interesting things to to see will be if the winner of the special election, let's say argument's sake, it's democrat, although you don't run on your on your regular party lines here. But let's say it's democrat like someone like Germany Williams or Melissa Mark Viverito or our guest today, Rafael Espino bunch of other Democrats running as well will that person then be challenged in the democratic primary in September will be very interesting. If we have this very crowded race in someone wins with fifteen or eighteen. Percent. And someone else gets fourteen percent. You know, it would behoove probably some of those other people to run again in the fall. Right. I think it's a fascinating reason to talk about why this is an office that is as far as I know basically, unique to New York City. It's an office whose purpose and rationale is constantly debated. It's being debated. Even now, you know, some folks have argued that as part of this current round of charter revision consideration folks consider removing that office from from the city charter because it is something that some some people think is is kind of an odd fit. Obviously it has defenders who have seen it. Having a great purpose in the city in terms of challenging the power of strong mayor and creating ob- ombudsperson in a city of eight million people, obviously, it has been a stepping stone for folks to run for city wide and other offices. Mark green ran for mayor on successfully and for other offices. Well, the blah's you ran successfully for mayor Letitia, James. Was considered leading candidate to run for mayor in three years time. And instead became attorney general the first female and first attorney general of color in the state. So it is obviously the steppingstone of all stepping tone terms of New York City and even New York state state office, so interesting contest for because it's one of those offices, frankly, like attorney general where the stamp that each candidate puts in.
"germany williams" Discussed on 710 WOR
"I do not believe the polls. The polls have been proved wrong time and time again, particularly in this year when there is such a progressive wave, and we are not capturing that fever in the polls. Okay. Yeah. Well, she's right about that. We've had upsets we've had upsets in deep blue states. We had an upset in a reddish state Florida to all right now lives been googling away Jimani Williams. Yes. That isn't even who was running with Cynthia Nixon. Yeah. So Giamatti Williams is running for Lieutenant governor entirely possible at Cuomo wins and Germany Williams wins for Lieutenant governor. What happens if it does Cuomo talked to this guy if he wins Lieutenant governor because they probably have no relationship that's happened before. Yeah. Marianne crypt? Check. I think was a Lieutenant governor that the the governor didn't like then you just send her to like a dairy farmer. Was a Lieutenant governor under Cuomo. I think under either Cuomo or Kerry now, I think you're just making up names. Joe? No, no, no, no, look her up Marianne group chat. I don't wanna look her up. Well, let's listen to the governor here. I need your car. Shrill. So arrogant thug and won't take question. I can't believe the day before primary the incumbent governor who's running for office third-term ran away from the media. They wouldn't tell the media where they were they ran from them. They didn't want to answer any questions about the Mailer that accused Cynthia Nixon and being antisemitic which did come out of the governor's office approved by one of his highest deputies in the campaign one of his closest advisors sorts, right? Yep. Yeah. So anyway, there you go, folks. Hey, when we return free frozen on Broadway tickets coming your way, and we're tracking Florence. We're going to go live to the Weather Channel and get the absolute latest. But first trouble on the BQ, e here's Fernie vitamin guys. It's very busy this morning on the westbound.
"germany williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Instead gone public and resigned if you would like to answer that question either way, just go to our Twitter feed at Brian Lehrer. And we will talk about it later on the show as we get some results, but you go to see our Twitter feed and take our one question poll that we've linked to shed the anonymous op Ed writer have instead gone public and resigned. Meanwhile, one week from today Thursday. Yes, Thursday September thirteenth is primary day in New York state, as you know, we've been covering the major races, and we continue to do that right now with New York state, Lieutenant governor Kathy Hokkaido, governor Cuomo's running mate who is being challenged in the democratic primary by Brooklyn city council member Jimani Williams councilmember Williams was here on Tuesday. Lieutenant governor Hoke gets her turn. Now, one important thing for you all to know about this election before we get started. If you don't already know is that you can split your vote. In the democratic primary that is you can vote separately for governor and Lieutenant governor. And in fact, the polls show Cuomo were the big lead over Cynthia Nixon, but the Hokuto Johnny Williams race as much closer. So there's that, of course, we know a lot of polls wrong about a lot of things. So we offer that with all the grains of salt that they deserve. But those are different and the Lieutenant governor race, according to the polls is much closer and you get to vote separately in these two races. And with that Lieutenant governor Hokkaido welcome back to WNYC. Thank you. Brian. Delighted to be back and listeners we've been taking your questions for the candidates and will continue to do that in this segment. Two one two four three three WNYC for three three nine six nine two people. Don't think that much about Lieutenant governors, but anything you wanted to ask a Lieutenant governor and never had the chance as she Wentz. Reelection two one two four three three nine. Six nine to do you want to weigh in on the times op Ed should they have instead gone public and opposition to Trump and resigned? First of all, I want to commend the New York Times for their courage in putting this unsigned letter forward. This message that was basic sound like there's a hostage situation where they are captive in Whitehouse. But in their opinion, their patriotic duty requires them to stay and I'm going to respect that. I believe that we need to have people that are checks and balances outside is governor Cuomo, and I have been fighting hard against the administration. But it gives me a little more comfort to know that there are insiders who also think of our country, I and not satisfying Donald Trump's ego. What if somebody inside the Cuomo administration had published such an op Ed about this context? What would you be saying, then I would be looking at it very differently than he Donald Trump has with his extreme paranoia. If there are problems like that that someone needs to have come forward. I'd want to find out what they are. And make sure we're dressing them. Because. People deserve to have the best government possible. And I have served at every level council. Member county official a member of congress and now Lieutenant governor. So I understand is tremendous power government has the too good for people. But also as we've seen under Donald Trump incredible powered has to destroy people and destroy writes that we've cherished all of our lives. All right onto your own race, one of the biggest differences between you and tramonte Williams is he says he would treat the office of Lieutenant governor less like an assistant to the governor and more like a watchdog like the job of New York City. Public advocate is to the mayor. He says why wouldn't that be a better way to serve the people of New York, especially if governor Cuomo wins reelection. Well, it's an interesting premise, but I'll tell you why it won't work first of all the number one job of Lieutenant governor. And it has to have the experience necessary to step in for the governor. If necessary I bring that lifetime of experience and the knowledge of how government works. Secondly, four years ago, the democratic primary voters and the general election voters asked me to be governor Cuomo's partner, we have been a team for four straight years. And so you don't see the gridlock that I saw firsthand paralyzing Washington. When two men are in a fistfight with each other every day and things don't get done. So I would say as Lieutenant governor working as a partner we have been able to accomplish so much more increasing the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour ensuring that we have free education for young people who just have a better shot in life sexual assault on college campuses. I've been a champion to make sure that we Aratu Kate that and it's very beginnings. So I've worked hard, and I know that we can get more done working clever. There are other checks on the administer. It does not have to be summoned who in my judgment is more like a vice president someone who should be working closely. Like Joe Biden did with President Obama a follow up point from Germany Williams. From progressive politics standpoint, is that governor Cuomo has only done some of his most progressive things when he's under pressure from the left of the party when build Blasios elected on promising universal pre-k for the city only then did Cuomo adopted for the state when jeffer- teach out ran against them in two thousand fourteen on a fifteen dollars minimum wage among other things only. Then did he adopt the wage scale as his own with Cynthia Nixon running on legalizing, marijuana only. Then did he go from not? Yes on that. So to progressive democratic primary voters, why wouldn't they be better served having a dramatic Williams who keeps that kind of pressure on him rather than you who won't play that role when he seems to need it from their point of view. I reject the notion that he seems to need it. First of all, I personally have been a progressive. The most Republican part of the state of New York my entire life. It is much harder to flow that is western New York. And I have been a member of congress who lost my seat because I refuse to vote against the Affordable Care Act. I still with Brock Obama when he needed my support. I've also been a champion of LGBTQ rights way back before it was a popular thing to do including transgender individuals. I stood up as a county official to protect them and a champion for women's right to choose. I come from an area of the state where I was told when I first ran for office for council if you did not accept the right to lifeline. You would never win. I rejected that I stood shoulder to shoulder. Women have Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights. So first of all I am a progressive. Secondly, governor Cuomo ensured that we had marriage equality three years ahead of the rest of the nation. He didn't need any pressure to do that. He did it because it was right? The safe act. He did that in response to a crisis. When we saw children slaughtered in their classrooms. Not far from here in Connecticut. So. I reject the notion that governor Cuomo needs other people to tell him to do what's right? The two of us worked together as partner, and we put the interest of the people of New York. I every time and William slogan is any blue won't do meaning not just any democrat in this blue state and to that point the victory of Alexandria, Cossio Cortez in queens and the Bronx and the victory of Presley in Boston over an incumbent democratic congressman like the one here was over a very liberal democratic congressman Joe Crowley are examples of the new waves of progressives and younger people of color who were seen as more dedicated activists for change. Even if you and drew Monty Williams agree on most issues, why shouldn't voters in this year's democratic primary. If they're inspired by Cossio Cortez an eye on a Presley, see Jimani Williams as the more meaningful choice for this moment. I I commend them on their elections. And as women as someone is the only woman in statewide office. Currently, I'm proud to see more women stepping up, and I encourage that I have been trying to get more women to run for office since I I found hot what it takes to get elected. Secondly, I have many bright blue in a sea of red, and that takes more courage and political guts tenacity, then to declare your certain shade of blue in Brooklyn. And so I have been there on issues like I said reproductive health for women women's right to choose ensuring rights pretty LGBT community at a time. When my challenger even waffled on those issues to his own detriment, and that became an issue when he ran for city council, and that was pointed out by members of the media, not myself. So I'm not sure what color bluer talking there. But I have been blue any red part of our state, and this state is magnificent. It's larger than the five boroughs, although there normally important, but the majority of votes in a general election are going to come out of upstate New York where I'm from. And I know my goal and the governor's coal is to make sure that we elect Democrats across the board and do not have a Republican governor. Owner or Republican Senate any longer. So that's our focus. So I'm embracing the energy out there. A lot of young people have supported my Wraith. Particularly young women are excited that I've paved the way for many of them, and I'm going to continue doing so on Germany Williams, past statements on abortion rights and same sex marriage. He says those were at one time personally held positions they were never his policy positions. And maybe one capacity is Mario Cuomo the governor's father who was so famous in his day, as you know for saying as a human being as Catholic he's personally opposed to abortion. But as a politician, it's not his place to tell women what choice they should make as a matter of law, so buddy Williams on safe ground there. Now, I will tell you. It is twenty eighteen the country has moved a long way and particularly when women's reproductive. Rights are literally under assault as we speak. There are confirmation hearings going on in Washington DC and Kevin off is selected. I believe he will be as the next supreme court Justice. It is no longer chicken little saying, the sky is falling the sky will have fallen, and we need strong people who are personally committed to women's reproductive health and always have been even in tough times are tough circumstances. Like, I have to stand up to Donald Trump, and this new supreme court because we're going to have so much more to do here in the state of New York, we have to codify Roe v. Wade immediately in January, and I'm looking forward to continue to campaign to elect Democrats. So Andrew Stewart cousins is the rightful leader of the Democratic Party and will protect women's rights. Always have always will never wavered, but guest is New York state Lieutenant governor Kathy Hokuto running for renomination next. Thursday's New York state democratic primary against Brooklyn city council member Germany Williams, councilmember Williams was here on Tuesday for his candidate interview. You Lieutenant governor Hokkaido is here right now for hers, and.
"germany williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"For Kathy Hokkaido so. Germany Williams has responded, to that ad I support marriage equality and I support a woman's. Right to excess safe and legal abortion there had been a muddled answers to, some of these questions, in the past and I, realized, that and so what I said okay makes more sense just to make a declared a statement instead of trying to. Answer in some kind of nuanced way and so, I did that last year was buried. Declared that. At one I support Metropolitans, all, right so that was Germany. Williams actually a podcast interview in, January so before the ad came out but certainly the issue had. Been raised in the Lieutenant governor's race. Vivian, canoe fact check any of. That I, it all sounds about right I mean it certainly seems to be something that Mr. Williams campaign has recognized is a potential weak spot and miss Hogue goals campaign is definitely making as much of it as they, can and Definitely makes for a somewhat interesting dynamic given that. You know he and miss Nixon are running. On this extremely progressive, slate challenging the incumbent from the laps and yet there are these. Issues these two issues that are often you know rallying cries for the left, that that they seem, that hopeless campaign seems to, genuinely, have kind of an an-and in attacking Jimani but he's running as more of a progressive against her in other ways. That's correct I think he likes to criticize what, he called hashtag Democrats new people who. Who are. Liberals people who you know, rhetorically, are very much in line. With him but haven't necessarily been, willing to to put their money where their mouth is is his. Line alright race on for Lieutenant governor. And, governor in the democratic primary. In New, York state election is on a Thursday this year by the way it's Thursday September thirteenth that'll be the New York state primary for those of you who want to Mark that down On your calendars right away is up because September eleventh is the, Tuesday that, week, and, they don't want to vote on September eleventh any idea I don't know that sounds like a But anyway Thursday September thirteenth obviously we'll be doing a lot. Of coverage between now and then the Lang your time state politics correspondent thank you so much Brian Lara WNYC a lot more to come. Next time on the New Yorker radio hour we look at the. Legacy of Philip Roth. And how we appraised the American legacy as, he saw, the country, being led by Donald Trump he said he had never been more terrified in his entire life, having lived through everything he lived through the depression of the war Nixon Watergate the fifties the McCarthy hearings the America that Philip.
"germany williams" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Who by the way is a recruiter of suicide bombings in fact in august two thousand fifteen she held a rally in support of the release of mohamed al and again a known recruiter of suicide bombings and here's the thing she she told posted on twitter this was october two thousand fifteen is she posted on twitter a photo of a young palestinian boy who is he you can see in the picture is clutching storms he staring down at a group of israeli soldiers and so clearly the imagery is of a palestinian throwing rocks at soldiers and i remind people that rockthrowing is a deadly i rockthrowing against cars has killed people are rock being thrown by out from a high cliff can kill somebody absolutely and then she writes on twitter quote the definition of courage it again i have to ask again is the a person who who supports rockthrowing which is a deadly act carried out by palestinians that has murdered jews saying that that is a definition of courage and we're speaking with germany williams who is the deputy leader of the new york city council any defender of linda some sort it is that really the definition of courage to throw rocks at civilians who again beginning on a perspective how you asked the question that you've got the issue right now i don't condone many thing including my colleague now who i think will policy while quote people who die what i have to make your portfolio in the thing who are with the milton mandela will lucrative perry by country well into the twenty andrew.