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Hc ny state-constitution-0914

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Hc ny state-constitution-0914

  1. 1. RIGHT-WING BILLIONAIRES ATTACK THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION
  2. 2. THEY’RE RICHER THAN EVER— AND THEY’RE HURTING US TO GET RICH. THE BILLIONAIRE CLASS: • Destroying our economy • Corrupting our government • Hurting our families, communities & environment • Exploding greed & inequality • Filling the swamp & profiting from Trump
  3. 3. DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY • Wage cuts, job cuts, pension raids, outsourcing  • Destruction of industrial base & jobs for short-term gain • Winner-take-all economics
  4. 4. CORRUPTING OUR GOVERNMENT • Campaign cash corruption  • Billions for lobbying & right-wing think tanks • Paying for dog-whistle political appeals • Funding attacks on public institutions
  5. 5. HURTING OUR FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES & ENVIRONMENT • Driving up the cost of housing, medications & college • Bashing immigrants and low-income workers • Austerity attack on Puerto Rico • Profiting from mass incarceration & private prisons • Fossil fuel & toxic chemical profiteers
  6. 6. EXPLODING GREED & INEQUALITY • Lavish personal consumption  • Carried interest & tax loopholes • Eroding middle class values & security
  7. 7. FILLING THE SWAMP & PROFITING FROM TRUMP • Pushing policies that make them millions • Keeping Americans poorly paid & in debt • Scoring profits from ICE raids & private prisons • Rigging the system to benefit billionaires
  8. 8. THE BILLIONAIRES HAVE TOO MUCH POWER...
  9. 9. AND NOW THEY WANT EVEN MORE
  10. 10. Robert Mercer—the most aggressive, racist, pro-Trump hedge fund billionaire—wants to rewrite the New York State Constitution.
  11. 11. WHO IS ROBERT MERCER?
  12. 12. MERCER= MONEY
  13. 13. MERCER= TECHNOLOGY
  14. 14. MERCER= MEDIA
  15. 15. THE FAVORITE BILLIONAIRE OF THE TRUMP REGIME MERCER=
  16. 16. THE POLITICS OF DIVISION AND HATE
  17. 17. MERCER’S ALLIES IN THE BILLIONAIRE CLASS THE KOCH BROTHERS JOHN PAULSON CARL ICAHN
  18. 18. They are targeting our Constitution to cut their own taxes and make themselves even richer.
  19. 19. RIGHT NOW, THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS • Our schools  • Our environment • Our civil and criminal rights • Our pensions  • Our workplace & collective bargaining rights • Our safety net and healthcare
  20. 20. Mercer and his billionaire posse want a new constitution that helps billionaires — and hurts working people.
  21. 21. And they’ll spend millions of dollars to get it.
  22. 22. Every 20 years, a mandatory question appears on the general election ballot: “Shall there be a convention to amend the constitution and revise the same?” On November 7, 2017 voters will decide – yes or no.
  23. 23. “Reclaim New York” is Mercer’s Trojan Horse to gut our Constitution
  24. 24. • A shadowy group • Working to shove New York politics to the far right • And give billionaires more power than ever RECLAIM NEW YORK
  25. 25. Reclaim New York was created by Mercer & Bannon to make New York a right-wing billionaire’s paradise
  26. 26. They’ll spend millions to dominate any constitutional convention to get what they want.
  27. 27. • Voter suppression • Union busting • School privatization • Flat taxes that benefit billionaires • Forced fracking • Attacks on immigrants & communities of color THE MERCER-BANNON- RECLAIM AGENDA:
  28. 28. IT’S UP TO US TO STOP THEM
  29. 29. STOP THEIR MOVE TO REWRITE OUR CONSTITUTION FIGHT THEIR POLITICS OF DIVISION AND HATE
  30. 30. • Invest in our schools, our healthcare & our communities • Tax the rich to invest in our future • Take on Trump to demand our civil, criminal & human rights • Protect our environment & confront the climate crisis • Strengthen our economy & our democracy BUILD A NEW YORK THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US
  31. 31. STOP THEIR SCHEME TO REWRITE OUR CONSTITUTION ONNOVEMBER7,2017 VOTE NO AND BLOCK THE BILLIONAIRES

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