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  • commented 2017-10-27 16:02:50 -0400
  • commented 2017-09-01 15:47:32 -0400
    I like this webpage! It has great appeal and it allows for the community to engage if they choose to. I recently sent a letter and would very much like your feedback, or suggestions on how to move forward. Hope you have a lovely weekend, and I thank you for your time and attention.
  • commented 2017-05-08 18:02:07 -0400
    The link in the email that just went out (5/8/17 at 5:41pm) was broken when I clicked on it. See below

    https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jackson2018%20

    Please check it. I was able to just go straight to the voterobertjackson.com website on my own to make my donation, but I’m afraid others may not do that and I know you are under a deadline.
  • commented 2016-09-13 11:57:58 -0400
    I just spoke to an employee at BOE and this is the conversation regarding the mix-up – I spoke to a gentleman from the BOE at 212.8862100 who, although very forthcoming with information; blamed the misinformation on the fact that the pollsters were dayworkers, who were unable to articulate the fact that it was an uncontested contest with only a few districts allowed to vote – when I asked if he meant that the pollsters were not smart enough to provide information regarding why my district was not voting, he said well they are your neighbors, who are paid minimally for a days work. All of the workers at my polling location were as unaware of why all districts were not able to vote and I contend the BOE did not make that information clear.
  • commented 2016-09-13 11:32:52 -0400
    the sense that after she “promised” me that I was notified

    that my voting district was changed; became offended when I told her that

    promise was not valid to me because I had not received any notification that

    my location was changed. She then told me that I was being disrespectful,

    although I did not say anything offensive or rudely. She then went on to tell

    me that she knew that I was notified because notifications are not done the

    day before or the day of an election. When I tried to explain to her that the

    pollsters at my voting location were also unaware of the changes; she

    continued to overtak me and was not interested in listening to my concerns

    or questions. When I told her I would like to talk to someone who would

    listen to me; she hungup the phone on me. This is totally unacceptable as

    well as unprofessional. 2. My concern – I went to my usual voting location

    only to find out that only a handful of districts that vote at the Adam

    Clayton Powell, Jr. School on Amsterdam Avenue, in Harlem had not been

    relocated. My district, 27, and many others have been moved with no prior

    notification and we had to choose between a hand ballot or going to a judge

    to request a court order to use the electronic ballot. This is ridiculous

    because many of the voters in my area are elderly, trying to vote before or

    after work and no one locally new of this change – not even the people at the

    polling station!

    Hello, Mohammad?

    Chat History Page 1 of 3

    https://boe-chat2.dirad.com/chat/chat.html?chatName=VJ+Caughman&chatEmail=vjaj_ca… 9/13/2016

    10:20:33

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    10:22:19

    a.m. Mohammad: Hello. What is your question now?

    10:24:36

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    why was my polling station changed, why weren’t we notifified, and how do

    I file a complaint?

    10:26:05

    a.m. Mohammad: Let me check in the system. What is your date of birth, full name, and

    current address?

    10:29:26

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    why do you need all of that information? My polling location is at Adam

    Clayton Powell, Jr School in Harlem and my district is 27 – the district was

    move without my knowledge or the knowledge of the pollsters working the

    location.

    10:32:19

    a.m. Mohammad: I want to check your poll site according to your address in the system. I

    need your information.

    10:33:25

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    my address is 401 w. 149th street – I do not feel comfortable giving you my

    DOB

    10:38:27

    a.m. IC: VJ Caughman has been idle for 0:05:00. VJ Caughman must type something

    within the next 0:02:00 to remain active in the chat.

    10:39:31

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    i sent my question – am not comfortable giving you my DOB – i have given

    you my address – i have been using this voting location since 1998

    10:40:43

    a.m. Mohammad:

    According to your address, your poll site is PS-153 located at 1750

    Amsterdam Avenue, Your ED: 027, AD; 71. There is no election in your

    district because of no contests. Nothing is changed.

    10:43:06

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    there was an election there today – PS 153 aka Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    Middle School – unless youre telling me all those poll workers and angry

    voters were a figment of my imagination, your information is incorrect.

    10:44:51

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    i voted using an affidavit ballot with the option of going to a judge to obtain

    a court order to be allowed to use the electronic ballot

    10:47:54

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman: Mohammad, are you still there?

    10:48:59

    a.m. Mohammad: According to my system there is no election today at your poll site because

    of no contest. my information is correct.

    10:49:41

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman: so, all the voting signs and ballot booths are there by mistake?

    10:53:31

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman: Hello?

    10:55:47

    a.m. Mohammad: Hold on I am checking.

    10:56:45

    a.m.

    VJ

    Caughman:

    so, the woman who “promised” me that i received notification that my

    voting location was moved was in correct because your information

    correctly shows that there was no election today at my poll site because

    there was no election – although the papers and news have been inundating

    us with reminders to vote?

    11:01:47

    a.m. IC: VJ Caughman has been idle for 0:05:00. VJ Caughman must type something

    within the next 0:02:00 to remain active in the chat.

    Chat History Page 2 of 3

    https://boe-chat2.dirad.com/chat/chat.html?chatName=VJ+Caughman&chatEmail=vjaj_ca… 9/13/2016

    11:01:49

    a.m.

    Mohammad: Ok. I found that this poll site is covering District 005, and 005 has election

    for State Senator. But you are not belong to 005 District. This election is not

    for you because your district is 027.
  • commented 2016-09-13 06:41:40 -0400
    I read his dossier, and wonder, what has he done about the now affordable housing problem? It seems most of the locations that were once affordable housing, are becoming high income locations, or Luxury apartments, once they op out of HPD, HUD, and Mitchell-Lama programs. How do we stop that from continuing and what will he do if elected, about the elders who are being forced out of their homes, due to family size changes, that are already in the section 8 programs?
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  • commented 2016-09-12 09:36:19 -0400
    High Fives !!!
  • commented 2016-09-10 18:36:42 -0400
    I just sent the note below to Mark Levine in response to his request that I vote for Micah Lasher.


    No! I will not support Lasher under any circumstances. His longstanding tendency to blame the problems of schools on teacher tenure and unions, and his work in that regard for Bloomberg, are alone enough to disqualify him. I know that he has adjusted his views for purposes of this campaign, but I wouldn’t trust him from here to the door. And I am surprised and disappointed that Mark Levine is supporting him.


    I come from a small town in upstate New York, where there was no union and no teacher tenure. Yet the exact same problems existed there. A grotesque older teacher in our high school’s English department was completely untouchable. She should have retired years before, in fact should never have been a teacher in the first place, but the principal told me privately, when I was a high school senior, that “I’m sorry, I would like to help, but please understand, there is nothing I can do.” His statement (which I guess he wanted me to convey quietly to other students) was all the more remarkable because I had not even complained to him about her, but was just discussing other issues. She was that bad — but not because of a union or tenure. She was well connected with the Board of Education.


    So getting rid of tenure and weakening the union would change little or nothing, but the end-tenure-and-promote-charter-schools recipe as the way to fix the schools has been criticized as a solution from the 1%. Most of them never attended a public school. I know that Micah Lasher did, and read his letter to the Times that he wrote as a Stuyvesant High School student where he denounced teacher tenure. But I also read his wedding announcement from 2009 noting that his wife is or was a banker with Goldman Sachs, so that puts him in the 1% anyway.


    Maybe a different perspective would be worth considering. A friend of mine teaches at Taft High School in the Bronx. He says that he doesn’t understand why people criticize a place like Taft. It is doing exactly what this society’s rulers want it to do: lowering the expectations of the students about what they can hope for in life, and serving as a recruitment center for the military. He says the military is in the school every day.


    That is the real problem. It serves no purpose to pretend that it is some lesser problem.


    I’m writing this because in addition to your email, I just received a call, which I suspect was from Lasher headquarters, asking whether I intended to vote and if so, for whom. I am supporting Bob Jackson, whom I know, and who I know has done some real work on school issues.


    (I should note that I am not member of a teacher or a member of any union, although I would like to be; we don’t have a union where I work and anyone trying to organize one under current rules would be fired immediately. But we do have a child in Amistad School.)


    Mark Cook

    markcook1974@aol.com
  • commented 2016-09-10 16:50:05 -0400
  • commented 2016-09-02 12:09:30 -0400
    Is 50 Riverside Drive in the district? Call me.
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  • commented 2016-09-01 15:04:49 -0400
    Hello there, looking to see if there will be any advertising efforts on the radio for the campaign.

    I represent La Mega WSKQ/ Amor WPAT. Looking forward in hearing from you. Thank you.
  • commented 2016-08-29 21:09:24 -0400
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  • commented 2016-08-23 14:17:09 -0400
    Why am I interested in a State Senate race in New York? To change our world, we need to build it brick by brick from the ground up. I want candidates who can bring new people, young people, into the political process as they advance. I want state candidates and national candidates whose goals are not fame but productivity – and can bring young people into the process to understand the nuts and bolts of grinding out progress. If Robert Jackson can do this effectively, he can build organizations around him that can both get him elected, re-elected and moving forward, while grooming others for these same roles.

    Unfortunately, I don’t live in a Red State that I can turn Blue, but the people of New York accomplish and move, and they can take the learned experiences of New York, to North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida and Georgia.

    I write online about the experiences of people on the ground, and in the cities and rural areas. Someone had written in Salon.com about Donald Trump’s “brain trust” around him. All New Yorkers, all wealthy, and Betsy McCaughy among them. The urban New York City is primarily Democratic, but places in Queens, Staten Island and the rest of the state has huge pockets of people voting Republican against their own interests.

    I wrote this, about those wealthy New Yorkers:

    “The problem with organizations made up of so many “leaders” is that no one wants to follow. So you have a room full of egos and nothing is getting done. On top of that, each one brings a different set of experiences and they ALL think they are Right.
    This creates a dynamic of poor ideas (because none of them understand the role of government) and different business sectors which they are versed (mostly finance), and zero understanding of “work” or “working people” or “wages” or “salaries” or “living expenses.”
    Famously, George H.W. Bush, was asked, in his campaign how much bread or milk cost. He guessed. But he guessed at a 50s price. I will absolutely guarantee that NONE of these people have shopped for groceries in 30 years (except at Cinterella in the Hamptons) and they don’t know the price because they just slap everything onto their company card enmasse."
    There is nothing wrong with wealth. But they, as well as people voting lock-step with the Republican Party, have to understand that change comes in state houses, state senates, state legislatures, governorships, Congressional districts, practical urban areas, practical rural and suburban areas, in order to accomplish the things that have historically been done in the future.
    Communications with that broad swath of people, is the key.
  • commented 2016-07-13 04:33:20 -0400
    You are sending unwanted spam emails and I receive other emails associated with you from groups that are clearly criminal and are seeking to access my personal details. I have never signed up to your mailing list or any similar list. Either this is a scam or you are willing to use unveiled lists gained by nefarious means. Please stop. I note that I cannot find any email address for you. I will not give my email address for you to use again.
  • commented 2016-07-06 15:28:34 -0400
    Is this campaign still active?
  • commented 2016-06-21 15:31:45 -0400
    Testing from online. BC.
  • commented 2016-06-15 16:49:22 -0400
    I will try to get some signatures but doesn’t the signer have to live in the district Bob is running in?
  • commented 2016-06-01 16:06:25 -0400
    What were your reasons for endorsing Keith Wright for Congress?
  • commented 2016-05-20 13:31:07 -0400
    Dear Mr. Jackson;

    I am writing as a representative of the National Association of Social Workers Political Action for Candidate Election Committee (PACE).

    Members of our committee would be honored to meet with you to discuss issues of mutual concern. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8th from 6:15 – 8:15pm at our Chapter office, located at 50 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

    All best, and thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,

    Stella Padnos-Shea LMSW

    PACE Field Organizer

    917.545.3807

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