Meet the AG Candidates for Tonight’s Staw Poll!

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Tonight is the Manhattan Young Democrats Straw Poll for Attorney General.

We will be gathering at Luca Lounge in the East Village from 7-11 pm for some drinks, debates, and decisions.  Join us!

www.lucaloungenyc.com/lounge/
222 Avenue B between 13th/14th
From 7-9pm reduced prices: $5 mixed drinks, beer & house wines.

Meanwhile, here is some key info on the candidates to get you thinking.

RICHARD BRODSKY

  • Current and Previous Positions Held:
    • New York State Assemblyman (Westchester)
  • LGBT Rights:
    • Pro-Marriage Equality
    • Supports Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

  • Environmental Protection and Rural Development:
    • Supports ‘cancer mapping’ (state produced maps of environmental facilities and cancer hotbeds)
    • Supports the Department of Environmental Protection regulation over the Indian Point power plant
    • Supports bond acts to support clean air and water programs

SEAN COFFEY

  • Current and Previous Positions Held:
    • Naval JAG Officer, Federal Prosecutor
  • LGBT Rights:
    • Pro-Marriage Equality
    • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    • Supports Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
    • Supports Fair housing rights for LGBT

  • Environmental Protection and Rural Development:
    • Opposes drilling in the Marcellus Shale until it can be guaranteed that it would be pollution-free
    • Will work to create more clean energy jobs and sustainable development sector

ERIC DINALLO

  • Current and Previous Positions Held:
    • Manhattan ADA
    • Assistant New York  AG
    • New York State Commissioner of Insurance
  • LGBT Rights:
    • Pro-Marriage Equality
    • Supports Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
    • Supports Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
    • As AG, will w add a LGBT Advocate position in Civil Rights Bureau
    • As AG, will Challenge Federal Ban of gay men’s blood
    • Helped extend insurance benefits to same-sex couples while co-chairing the New York’s Universal Health Insurance Task Force

  • Environmental Protection and Rural Development:
    • Will assign an Assistant AG to each county
    • Expand basic legal services to local municipalities

KATHLEEN RICE

  • Current and Previous Positions Held:
    • Kings County ADA
    • Nassau County DA
  • LGBT Rights:
    • Pro-Marriage Equality
    • Supports Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
    • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    • Supports Dignity for All Students Act
    • Supports Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
    • As Nassau DA, Rice recruited LGBT prosecutors and appointed New York State’s first hate crimes-oriented prosecutor

  • Environmental Protection and Rural Development:
    • Will ensure that landlords will provide for non-toxic living spaces for tenants
    • Will ensure that the same environmental protection laws will be enforced against corporate polluters regardless of the socioeconomic status of the area
    • Will create a “311” system for legal assistance in rural ares
    • Will create a Rural Affairs Advisory Council and appoint representatives (both elected and not-elected) from all regions of the state

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

  • Current and Previous Positions Held:
    • New York State Senator (Manhattan)
  • LGBT Rights:
    • Pro-Marriage Equality
    • Supports Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
    • Supports Dignity for All Students Act
    • Supports repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
    • Supports Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
    • Supports Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act

  • Environmental Protection and Rural Development:
    • Plans to expand the AG’s Environmental Protection Bureau with “innovative legal challenges and building regional environmental alliances”