Local Long Beach resident Joey Naham is the Green Party Candidate for New York State Assembly – District 20. I recently caught up with Joey and got to ask him about his run.
What makes you different than the other candidates?
I’m very different. I can start by saying first and foremost I don’t receive any campaign contributions from LLC’s, PACs, Special interests, or corporations, because I want to work for You and only you.
I want to propose legislation that bans political party leaders from holding an elected government office and also protecting whistleblowers who expose unethical behavior. My candidacy is important to me, I have lived here all of my life (fourth generation) and I intend to not only represent and champion our communities in the assembly as a beacon for investing education and grant funds to not only into our general education, but also for laboratories that study climate change, vector control (integrated pest management is an alternative to spraying pesticides) and providing climate change resource jobs for our communities in addition to the green jobs I intend to bring in either the Green New Deal proposal.
Can you elaborate on some issues that concerns the average Long Beach resident?
(Disclaimer: I, Anthony, am not affiliated/registered with any political party)
From Joey Naham: I’m having a long beach green party meeting: Monday 4/6/15 @5:30 location: Gentle Brew. The Green Party candidate for Governor, Howie Hawkins, earned more than 160,000 votes in the last election cycle. There are now more than 1,500 registered green party members in Nassau County. The Green Party is now 4th on the ballot.
The Nassau County Green Party wants to organize. We are developing our Nassau County Green Party Platform. If you would like to meet fellow members and contribute to crafting our county platform please join the meet and greet of fellow Green Party neighbors!
The Platform is in development, but these are the ideas being discussed:
Stream line solar roof permitting process between county, towns, and incorporated villages in Nassau County.
Property transfer tax for homes sold in the county worth one million or more (county would get revenue)
Oppose privatization of county owned infrastructure
Support stock transfer tax as part of New York State Green Party platform
Oppose alienation of county park land
Ban plastic bags and Styrofoam
Eliminate red light camerasThe upcoming meet and greet will be fun and informative. Hope to see you there.