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All Day, All Week, Occupy All Streets: George Martinez’s Response to Jay-Z

All Day, All Week, Occupy All Streets: George Martinez’s Response to Jay-Z

[NEW YORK, NY] George Martinez grabbed national headlines when he became the first Occupier to qualify as a major party primary candidate for the United States House of Representatives, but few know that the fledgling politician also has a seasoned career as a celebrated hip-hop emcee in New York City’s grassroots political hip-hop scene. Last week when Jay-Z was interviewed for a cover feature in the New York Times Style Magazine he indicted Occupy Wall…

Endorsement Vote Shows Occupier Congressional Candidate George Martinez Neck & Neck With Incumbent Nydia Velazquez

Endorsement Vote Shows Occupier Congressional Candidate George Martinez Neck & Neck With Incumbent Nydia Velazquez

[NEW YORK, NY] Occupy Wall Street activist George Martinez’s campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives may have initially been labeled a quixotic effort by the press but it is quickly proving to be otherwise. In an endorsement vote tally released on June 19th by Democracy for New York City (the New York chapter of Howard Dean’s Democracy for America) George Martinez trailed incumbent Nydia Velazquez by a mere 8 points at 40% while Erik Martin Dilan and…

NY1 Excludes Occupier Congressional Candidate George Martinez From Debate

NY1 Excludes Occupier Congressional Candidate George Martinez From Debate

[UPDATE] This morning, Michael Nitzky of NY1 announced the postponement of the debate due to the untimely passing of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s mother. We send our deepest condolences to the Velazquez family. We hope that the postponement provides the time for the management of NY1 to reconsider its position and include Mr. Martinez as a candidate in all future debates, because he was put on the ballot by the people of the 7th District. Out…

Occupy Wall Street Activist George Martinez to Run for NYC’s 7th Congressional District

Occupy Wall Street Activist George Martinez to Run for NYC’s 7th Congressional District

[NEW YORK, NY] George Martinez, a Brooklyn native, hip-hop artist and seasoned Occupy Wall Street activist has announced his candidacy for Brooklyn’s 7th Congressional District. In a clear statement honoring Occupy Wall Street’s non-partisan process, an autonomous parallel movement calling itself “Bum Rush The Vote” has announced it’s intentions to grab political seats using the same grassroots guerrilla campaigning strategies that quickly catapulted the Occupy message from New York’s financial district onto the international stage. George…

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