Judgment Day is coming… let your legislators know that we’re taking notice!
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Unshackle Upstate agrees with our NYS elected officials that something must be done to lower property taxes. But we differ greatly on the solution – and think their ideas fall way short.
After intensifying our social media efforts less than a year ago, we have shot past 12,000 Facebook fans and are now approaching 13,000. Since launching our 2010 Challenge last July, we’ve averaged 40 new fans a day. That’s incredible! Collectively, Unshackle Upstate is now one of, if not the, largest on-line political movement in New York. I can’t tell you how excited and thankful we are that so many New Yorkers are now engaged in the political battle to save our state.
Unshackle Upstate answers some questions raised about why we are seeking contributions to fund our campaign to save New York state.
Regrettably, the lyrics have changed to the once popular “NY State of Mind” song. It’s now “NY State of Disarray” which includes new phrases such as “A state that can’t seem to stop spending increases” and “Having representatives that no longer serve the interests of the State.” Moreover, recent verses have just been added that include “Politicians that violate the citizen trust” and “Voter apathy in NYS that seems ever increasing.”
I am really excited to share with you our new initiatives this week: The Scorecard: A Judgment Day Primer for Voters and our 2010 campaign called “11.2.2010…Judgment Day for State Legislator\s.” These two important programs will allow us to tell you exactly what takes place at the Capitol and who the good and bad actors are within each party. And Judgment Day is really what we are talking about…poor decisions by elected officials means they don’t get to go back and represent us.
We’ve heard the calls for change over the last several years. Let us also remember NY State has very significant challenges: minimal turnover in representation leading to long careers for our representatives, negative views of the legislature, low popularity and support for Governor Paterson, private sector exit from the State, and a 2010 $8.2 billion State budget deficit.
Unshackle Upstate doesn’t work on behalf of ourselves as an organization, or our own thoughts and ideals, but rather is about listening to and echoing the thoughts and concerns of YOU, the taxpayer. So I wanted to personally respond to some of the comments I’ve been seeing from all of you on the Unshackle Upstate Facebook page.
The Unshackle Upstate business coalition today unveiled a multifaceted web-based communications platform designed to give a louder voice to New Yorkers who have grown increasingly frustrated with the dysfunction of state government and its abysmal tax-and-spend culture. The webinar and news conference, provided information on the issues, as well as an interactive demonstrated of the […]
Unshackle Upstate, will host an interactive webinar news conference on December 15, 2009 at 3pm EST. The news conference will provide the media, and the public an overview of the Unshackle Upstate campaign, as well as discuss their budgetary and fiscal concerns regarding spending in New York State. The new platform, the first of its […]