JOLDC Gay Awards 2017
JOLDC Gay Awards 2017


The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club Releases its 2016 Annual New York City Council Ratings Report.
Please open attached PDF to see Council Member ratings.

2016 Annual New York City Council Ratings Report


Criminal Justice Reform


PRESS RELEASE: Clemency for Long Serving Serving Prisoners and Executive Youth Pardons

Clemency for Long Serving Serving Prisoners and Executive Youth Pardons


Critics blast Cuomo’s clemency for Brinks heist driver


NY1 Online: The Case for Clemency

The Case for Clemency


JOLDC Holiday Card 2016


Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club


autumn ceremony 2016


Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club's Campaign Literature 2016

Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016 Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016
Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016 Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016
Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016 Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016
Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016 Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016
Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016 Jim Owles Democratic Club Endorsements 2016

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

 


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

 


 

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

 


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

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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. Erik Coler
  14. Debra Cooper
  15. Hon. Jon Cooper
  16. Wilson Cruz
  17. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  18. Alan Cumming
  19. Valorie Curry
  20. Michael Czaczkes
  21. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  22. Jon Del Giorno
  23. Aries Dela Cruz
  24. Kyan Douglas
  25. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  26. James Duff
  27. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  28. Kathryn Erbe
  29. Hon. Herman Farrell
  30. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  31. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  32. Dan Gettleman
  33. Hon. Mark Green
  34. Robert Grunnah
  35. Tony Hoffmann
  36. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  37. Binn Jakupi
  38. Hon. Letitia James
  39. Hon. Corey Johnson
  40. Camille Joseph
  41. Phillip Keane
  42. Greg Lambert
  43. Dodge Landesman
  44. Cameron McFadden
  45. Michael Mallon
  46. Mike C. Manning
  47. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  48. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  49. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  50. John Cameron Mitchell
  51. Donny Moss
  52. Barry Mullineaux
  53. Ali Najmi
  54. Hon. Paul Newell
  55. Hawk Newsome
  56. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  57. Denis O'Hare
  58. Noah Pfefferbilt
  59. Josue Pierre
  60. Bob Pontarelli
  61. Billy Porter
  62. Joe Pressley
  63. Randy Rainbow
  64. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  65. Neil Reilly
  66. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  67. Barbara Rosen
  68. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  69. Maer Roshan
  70. Toby Russo
  71. Bill Samuels
  72. James Sansum
  73. Scott Sartiano
  74. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  75. Lynn Schulman
  76. Hon. Rebecca Seawright
  77. Frank Selvaggi
  78. Rev. Al Sharpton
  79. Taylor Shubert
  80. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  81. Tom Smith
  82. Marti Speranza
  83. Anne Strahle
  84. Hon. Scott Stringer
  85. Wayne Sunday
  86. Hon. Bill Thompson
  87. Hon. Matt Titone
  88. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  89. Sam Underwood
  90. Derek Walker
  91. Jessica Walter
  92. Patricia Nell Warren
  93. Wil Weder
  94. Seth Weissman
  95. Justin Westbrook-Lowery
  96. Mel Wymore
  97. Emma Wolfe
  98. Hon. Keith Wright
  99. Zephyr Teachout