What's its really like to run for office? We're Zephyr Teachout, Anti-Corruption Scholar and Tim Wu, 'Father' of net neutrality-- candidates for Governor & Lt. Gov. in New York, who have seen the dirty behind-the-scenes. AMA!
We're the team fighting against the powerful and entrenched old boys club that runs New York state-- we're running for Governor and Lt. Governor in the Democratic Primary. We're doing this to go after the extreme corruption that has taken a hold of our democracy and economy.
Zephyr has spent over a decade in politics, working on campaigns and as a corruption activist and law professor who was cited in the dissent opinion in the Citizen's United Supreme Court case that allowed unlimited political spending by corporations. Tim is a lifetime internet freedom fighter and the "father" of net neutrality.
Incumbent Andrew Cuomo is under the cloud of a major scandal involving corruption and his anti-corruption commission, and his running mate, Kathy Hochul, has been avoiding the press because of her long-standing anti-immigrant views. We recently prevailed against Gov. Cuomo's legal challenges to kick us off the ballot, twice! (Cuomo's team plans to appeal.)
We have had more individual donors in one day than Cuomo has had in the past month, and, most importantly, people are excited about what we're doing. Our platform is simple: we believe in an economy and democracy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. We believe in small class sizes, banning fracking, pro-immigrant politics, and a small business economy. A Teachout-Wu administration would directly confront big cable, and big banks, and other monopolies that are choking our economy and democracy. We're traditional democrats and trust-busters with 21st century ideas.
We believe that entrenched power must be challenged and uncorrupted, smart, fearless ideas can fix what ails us.
Our campaign has been possible because of people. If you're interested, here's how to help:
1)Please sign up to be a part of this campaign: teachoutwu.com 2) We're running a crowdfunding campaign to help us push back on Gov. Cuomo's legal challenges: https://teachoutwu.tilt.com/save-teachout-wu-from-governor-cuomo-s-bullying 3)If you can volunteer -- dev, design, phone calls, letters to the editor, sharing with friends, and more -- please let us know -- teachoutwu.com
Our bios: teachoutwu.com/about
Ask us ANYTHING, we love reddit and we can't do this campaign without all of you.