Candles for Clemency 2016



Gay Awards 2016 Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Gay Awards 2016 Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club


Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club Endorses Bernie Sanders

 

Sanders campaign delivering signatures for NY ballot

Bernie Sanders supporters deliver boxes of petitions to  the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A

 


 

Jenifer Rajkumar for Congress

"Jenifer Rajkumar will be a strong voice in Albany for reform and transparency. Ms Rajkumar has been an effective advocate for income equality, abortion rights, the LGBTQ community and an outspoken advocate in the struggle demanding Governor Cuomo exercise his power of clemency to release the elderly, infirm and others clemency worthy from needless and cruel incarceration."
- Allen Roskoff, President, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

 


Statement of Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club In Relation to Rentboy.com and the Actions of the NYPD and the Department of Homeland Security

rentboy is closed

 


 

Jim Owles Endorses Amanda Septimo

 


 

Pictures from the Jim Owles Human Rights Awards 2015


George Takei honored

George Takei honored

 


Supporters still hoping for justice for Judith Clark

Supporters still hoping for justice for Judith Clark

 


2015 Jim Owles Human Rights Award Ceremony
2015 Jim Owles Human Rights Award Ceremony


Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club's Campaign Literature 2015

Jim Owles Campaign Literature 2015 Jim Owles Campaign Literature 2015
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NYT Coverage of Candles for Clemency

NYT coverage of Candles for Clemency

 


 

Second Call on Cuomo at Candles for Clemency

Candles for Clemency from emmanuel fineus on Vimeo.

In a departure from his previous policy, Governor Andrew Cuomo is establishing a system to review requests to shorten prison sentences of rehabilitated prisoners.

Four days before a planned demonstration near his Westchester County home that had the backing of a wide array of elected officials, the governor called longtime gay activist Allen Roskoff, saying, “I get it. I get it. It will be done.” Cuomo pledged to review requests for clemency from state prisoners.

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The September 26 demonstration in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco was the second annual “Candles for Clemency” gathering demanding that “Governor Cuomo get a heart; issue clemencies now.” Nathan Riley, Gay City News, Sept. 27

Cuomo chief counsel, Alphonso David, addressed the demonstrators and described the new review plan: “Particular attention will be paid to prisoners who received sentences for crimes committed at a young age, elderly prisoners who pose little risk to society, and prisoners who have served long sentences but have demonstrated that their release would not harm others.” The latter may prove controversial. David specifically offered the assistance of his office to help attorneys and advocacy groups through the clemency process.

You can also see video news coverage of the Candles for Clemency vigil by Diana Campbell on Fios News

Endorsements for the vigil included: City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, seven local members of Congress, and 17 members of the City Council, including Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

The event was organized by Tony Hoffmann of VID and Allen Roskoff of The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.

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2015 Jim Owles Gay Pride Awards Ceremony

 


For NYC's St. Patrick's Parade, the Protests Don't End

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Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club's Campaign Literature 2014

Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014
Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014 Jim Owles Literature Democratic Primary 2014

Candles for Clemency Rally
Candles for Clemency Rally

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Robin Byrd
  9. Hon. Gale Brewer
  10. Christian Campbell
  11. Kathleen Chalfant
  12. Gus Christensen
  13. Debra Cooper
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Kyan Douglas
  23. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  24. Sonia Dueno
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Kathryn Erbe
  28. Hon. Herman Farrell
  29. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  30. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  31. Dan Gettleman
  32. Hon. Richard Gottfried
  33. Hon. Mark Green
  34. Arthur Greig
  35. Robert Grunnah
  36. Donna Hylton
  37. Hon. Alicia Hyndman
  38. Tony Hoffmann
  39. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  40. Binn Jakupi
  41. Hon. Letitia James
  42. Hon. Corey Johnson
  43. Camille Joseph
  44. Phillip Keane
  45. Greg Lambert
  46. Marc Landis
  47. Dodge Landesman
  48. Chris Marchitello
  49. Philip McCarthy
  50. Cameron McFadden
  51. Michael Mallon
  52. Mike C. Manning
  53. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  54. Artyom Matusov
  55. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  56. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  57. John Cameron Mitchell
  58. Donny Moss
  59. Barry Mullineaux
  60. Ali Najmi
  61. Hon. Paul Newell
  62. Noah Pfefferbilt
  63. Bob Pontarelli
  64. Billy Porter
  65. Joe Pressley
  66. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  67. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  68. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  69. Maer Roshan
  70. Dan Roskoff
  71. Toby Russo
  72. Bill Samuels
  73. James Sansum
  74. Scott Sartiano
  75. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  76. Lynn Schulman
  77. Cecile Scott
  78. Frank Selvaggi
  79. Rev. Al Sharpton
  80. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  81. Tom Smith
  82. David Spegal
  83. Marti Speranza
  84. Anne Strahle
  85. Hon. Scott Stringer
  86. Wayne Sunday
  87. Hon. Bill Thompson
  88. Hon. Matt Titone
  89. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  90. Sam Underwood
  91. Andrew Velez
  92. Derek Walker
  93. Jessica Walter
  94. Patricia Nell Warren
  95. Kathleen Waterman
  96. Wil Weder
  97. Barry Weinberg
  98. Seth Weissman
  99. Emma Wolfe
  100. Hon. Keith Wright
  101. Zephyr Teachout