As election day get closer, political contests become more and more heated. With the November 4th election less than a month away, we interviewed two labor supported candidates running tough races on Long Island. Congressman Tim Bishop discusses his close race to maintain his House seat. Adrienne Esposito, environmental activist for many years, is running for NY State Senate, as a Democrat in a very Republican District encompassing Brookhaven and Islip. Next, we (in the 99%) change gears to get some financial-planning tips about from Stu Stein of North Shore Financial.
A Day at the Political Races
Two political races on Long Island which have gained some major state and national attention. . First Congressional District Congressman Tim Bishop is facing a heated political battle against a candidate who he beat in 2008. This time the candidate, who since 2008 won election to the New York State Senate, is running with significant backing from both local and national conservative interest groups. Representative Bishop cites his extensive work on veterans issues, his relentless advocating for workers’ rights and more in support of his bid for another term.. Then, we focus on the battle for control of the New York State Senate and Adrienne Esposito’s campaign to become Senator. She is running in an overwhelmingly Republican district as a Democrat but she emphasizes that her first loyalties will be to her constituents above anything else. Her opponent is the Islip Town Supervisor, who’s also a Reserve Military These are the two political races to watch and if you have any other races that you feel we should focus on then feel free to Tweet or Facebook us.
Financial Advice for the 99%
Financial planning. Some working people tend to believe that it’s something only rich people need to think about. In reality, it is something that every household should consider. To better understand how the average person should manage their assets with a view towards retirement, we invited Stu Stein of the North Shore Financial Group to review the basics about financial planning that working people (and rich people as well), ought to know when figuring-out how to fund a dignified retirement.
1) Vote No on Prop 1 – Veterans Equality Act: Proposition 1 is on the November 4th election and could change the Constitution to support political gerrymandering
2) Middle Class Action Project – Meeting Haber, NY Senate candidate: If The Middle Class mobilizes then the elections could be truly representative of working people. And we talk in depth with Adam Haber, a NY Senate candidate
3) Healthcare Update – Labor Rights are Civil Rights – Union Womens’ Summer School: We talk about how healthcare can impact the average person and what you can do to make sure you are not negatively impacted by it
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