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Oust a Phony Democrat from Albany & get the change we need in NY -- Oliver Koppell run to defeat Jeff Klein

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Oust a Phony Democrat from Albany & get the change we need in NY -- Oliver Koppell run to defeat Jeff Klein

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Petition Statement

Since 2012, the will of the majority of voters in NYS has been thwarted. The progressive change for which New Yorkers voted has been blocked by Senator Jeff Klein and the obstructionist Republicans he empowered.
Oliver Koppell, you should run to defeat Jeff Klein and give progressive New Yorkers back the State Senate.
There are currently 1,495 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Senator Jeff Klein is the biggest obstacle to the progressive agenda in New York State. In 2012 New Yorkers elected a Democratic majority in the NYS Senate. Jeff Klein, claiming to be an "independent Democrat", abandoned the Democrats and made a self-serving deal with the Republican minority, transforming what should have been a powerless Republican minority into wall of obstruction.

By standing with the Republicans, Klein bears responsibility for blocking the progressive agenda on countless issues -- a minimum wage increase, strengthening tenant protections, financing Mayor de Blasio's plan for Universal Pre-K, campaign finance reform, protecting women's rights and a ban on hydro-fracking to name a few.

Jeff Klein has not acted like an "independent" Democrat -- he has empowered Republicans, and joined their obstructionist agenda.

Oliver Koppell, throughout your public service career many have called you an independent Democrat. We applaud your independence. We even applaud those times some of us may have disagreed with you. We trust your history of independent, progressive Democratic leadership. You should run to defeat Jeff Klein and give progressive New Yorkers back the State Senate.

Original Signers (all residents in the 34th Senate District of NYS):

Dart Westphal / Margaret Groarke / Barry Soltz / Susan Moscou / Jack Marth
Mollie Welsh Kruger / Alex Kratz / Elena Mora / John Kruger / Robert Jackson

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