1. Tuesday’s Democratic primary is a rare opportunity to support candidates who articulate a progressive message and the values we espouse. Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu stand for limiting the impact of corporate money on our state government, for protecting our environment from oil and gas interests, for public education and for net neutrality, among other things.
2. Your vote counts! Primary turnout is always low (15% of Democrats voted in the last gubernatorial primary in 2006), so your vote means a lot more than in the general election. A very small number of determined people can win.
3. Andrew Cuomo has not governed as a progressive Democrat. He has consistently broken his promises. He broke his promise to veto gerrymandered districts drawn by Republicans, he handed the richest a big tax break, he undercut New York City Mayor De Blasio’s plans for pre-kindergarten, and he disbanded the Moreland Commission when it came too close to his own administration in its ethics inquiries.
4. Not even the New York Times could bring itself to endorse Cuomo’s re-election. Although it stopped short of endorsing Teachout, it did endorse Tim Wu for lieutenant governor over Cuomo’s new running mate Kathy Hochul. This is a real vote of no confidence in Cuomo’s leadership.
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