Monday, June 04, 2007

"Hillary Inc." From the

If Clinton really wanted to curtail the influence of the powerful, she might start with the advisers to her own campaign, who represent some of the weightiest interests in corporate America. Her chief strategist, Mark Penn, not only polls for America's biggest companies but also runs one of the world's premier PR agencies. A bevy of current and former Hillary advisers, including her communications guru, Howard Wolfson, are linked to a prominent lobbying and PR firm--the Glover Park Group--that has cozied up to the pharmaceutical industry and Rupert Murdoch. Her fundraiser in chief, Terry McAuliffe, has the priciest Rolodex in Washington, luring high-rolling contributors to Clinton's campaign. Her husband, since leaving the presidency, has made millions giving speeches and counsel to investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. They house, in addition to other Wall Street firms, the Clintons' closest economic advisers, such as Bob Rubin and Roger Altman, whose DC brain trust, the Hamilton Project, is Clinton's economic team in waiting. Even the liberal in her camp, former deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes, has lobbied for the telecom and healthcare industries, including a for-profit nursing home association indicted in Texas for improperly funneling money to disgraced former House majority leader Tom DeLay. "She's got a deeper bench of big money and corporate supporters than her competitors," says Eli Attie, a former speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. Not only is Hillary more reliant on large donations and corporate money than her Democratic rivals, but advisers in her inner circle are closely affiliated with unionbusters, GOP operatives, conservative media and other Democratic Party antagonists.
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Support Marriage Equality in New York

From The Human Rights Campaign:

HRC invites you to take action for
NY Marriage Equality!

Click here to find the Albany number of your Assemblymember.
When you speak to your Assemblymember's office remember to give them the number of the marriage bill (A.8590). Ask them to support its passage and to advocate with Speaker Silver and their fellow Assemblymembers to vote on the bill before the session ends on June 21.

Please report to Brian Coffin of the Pride Agenda what the Assemblymembers say about marriage equality. (or) 518-472-3330 ext 304

See below for Volunteer Opportunities
to Help Pass Marriage Bill

Now that this moment is here and the Assembly is deciding on whether to vote this year to end the discriminatory denial of marriage to LGBT families, we need you pick up the phone and let your Assemblymember know you want them to pass this bill.

Even Assemblymembers who are co-sponsors or have said they will support the marriage bill need to hear from you again. If you haven?t ever contacted your Assemblymember on this issue, now is the time you need to do it.

Working together we can made this happen! Start making those phone calls now! Contact Your Assemblymember!


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in New York

Phone Bank with Empire State Pride Agenda and NYACLU

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Time: 6 pm

Where: 16 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor, NYC 10010 (between 5th & 6th Ave)

Meet with Assemblyman Scarborough on June 15

Assemblyman Scarborough represents NY Assembly Distrtict 29 (Jamaica Queens). If you live in this area your presence at this meeting is very important.

To RSVP or for more information please contact Darinka Maldonado at

Volunteer for a Pride

Join HRC, Empire State Pride Agenda, and our allies at one of the many New York Prides during the month of June. Pride events are an excellent way to get people active and spread the word about NY Marriage Equality!

To Volunteer Contact Chris Cormier at