Arn Menconi for U.S. Senate Colorado

People matter more than profits

“I will fight to end the military industrial dominance of our government with its endless greed and killings, end our dependence on fossil fuels by 2050, providing single payer healthcare for all as a right not as a privilege and break up the Big Banks and power of Wall Street that has been stealing resources from our children and grandchildren.”

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Un-Screwing Of America USA Nightly #22

Obstruction Of Government Administration, Arrested at Debates, Oligarchy, & Militarized Police Departments
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This is what a debate looks like in the greatest country in the world...police blocking off streets 1/2 mile from University. That's not how it works in other countries. Our bus was just stopped by police, they got on and left. ... See MoreSee Less

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Senate Candidate for Colorado Arn Menconi to Protest Presidential Debate in New York

(Long Island, New York) - Green Party U.S. Senate candidate for Colorado Arn Menconi is in New York preparing to risk arrest while protesting the closed presidential debate tonight. The debate is being held at Hofstra University and will not include presidential candidates Jill Stein of the Green Party or Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. Over 1,500 people are expected to protest the closed debate with presidential candidate Jill Stein and her vice presidential running mate Ajamu Baraka tonight, despite tight security.

The general message of the protest is that the Republican and Democratic parties have too much power over our election process. The choices for the American people are limited so that establishment elites stay in power. “Right now in the United States we have corporate media driving the narrative that serves corporate owners, instead of reporting the news. The Democratic and Republican Party are both heavily engaged in pay-to-play politics. They have far too much power over the political process, our government has effectively become an oligarchy,” said Mr. Menconi. “Clearly Jill Stein is a real threat to Hillary Clinton, or democrats would not have worked so hard to rig the system and keep Jill off the ballot in Nevada.” He added, “I am here representing hundreds of thousands of people who could not be here tonight, to fight against corruption in our government and to salvage what is left of our democracy.”

Mr. Menconi intends to act as a citizen/candidate journalist as much as possible during direct action events today. Mr. Menconi will start livestreaming from the protesters bus to Hofstra at 2:30pm EST. At 4pm EST, the groups start arriving at Hofstra. Direct Action will begin at 5pm EST. The debate starts at 9pm EST. Follow Arn on Facebook and Twitter with #Debates and #OpenDebates.

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka will be on-site at Hofstra University amongst the demonstrations. Stay tuned for a livestream at 9pm EST, where Jill will offer her own responses in real time during the debate, in partnership with Twitter & the Guardian. She will answer questions through Twitter Q&A afterwards. This can be viewed both on Facebook: facebook.com/drjillstein and on Twitter: twitter.com/drjillstein.

Arn Menconi will be available for questions and comments by email, arn@arnmenconi.com and phone, 970-390-4844
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Issues

No more war
  • End endless wars
  • Cut the huge, bloated, wasteful military budget
  • Abolish nuclear weapons
Wall Street crackdown
  • Aggressive crackdown on corporate crime and corporate welfare
  • Adopt a Wall Street securities speculation tax
  • Work to end corporate personhood
Healthcare
  • Adopt single payer national health insurance
Energy and the environment:
  • No to nuclear power, solar energy first
  • Adopt a carbon pollution tax
  • Ban on fracking
  • Get America off fossil fuel by 2050 and make the Paris Summit COP21 agreement binding
Jobs
  • Repeal the Taft-Hartley anti-union law
  • Increase minimum wage to $15 an hour
Foreign policy and aid
  • Reverse U.S. policy in the Middle East
  • End foreign aid to countries except for humanitarian crisis

Learn about Arn’s position on other issues here