Press Releases

August 7, 2013

The National Organization for Women – New York State (NOW-NYS) enthusiastically joined the National Organization for Women – NYC Chapter in backing Ben Kallos for City Council in CD5 (the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island). Kallos also received the endorsement of former Congresswoman, Comptroller and District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman last week.

 

August 1, 2013

 DC 1707 AFSCME declared its enthusiastic endorsement of Ben Kallos, City Council Candidate in Manhattan’s District 5

 

July 30, 2013

Elizabeth Holtzman, former eight-year Congresswoman, Comptroller and Brooklyn D.A., endorsed Ben Kallos for City Council

 

July 29, 2013

Tenants PAC Endorses Ben Kallos for City Council

 

July 26, 2013

NOW-NYC endorses Ben Kallos for Manhattan District 5 City Council citing his strong platform for women. 

 

July 23, 2013

Council candidate Ben Kallos joined the Transit Justice Rally for better public transportation outside of MTA headquarters

 

July 22, 2013

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark endorsed City Council Candidate Ben Kallos in Manhattan’s District 5, citing his record of action to promote open government and transparency

 

July 19, 2013

City Council candidate Ben Kallos held an Upper East Side screening of Gasland II to spread awareness against fracking

 

July 19, 2013

The heavy spending from his Albany campaign committee is yet another example of Albany machine politics from Micah Kellner, who has used more from his state campaign coffers than any other Assembly candidate for a City Council race capped at $168,000. The Campaign Finance Act deems all spending out of any political committees spending for the 2013 election, and the New York City Campaign Finance Board must not favor Albany politicians by allowing them to continue spending out of Assembly campaign committees without counting it towards City Council spending limits.   This practice abuses our city's public matching campaign finance system, meant to curb corruption, by allowing ethically-challenged Albany politicians to illegally spend above the limit -- and leaves communities stuck with disappointing elected officials. Voters have reached out to our campaign to tell us that they’re ready for a new kind of leader, and I am looking forward to working on their behalf.

 

July 8, 2013

New York, N.Y. – Today City Council Candidate Ben Kallos announced 3,750 signatures to get on the ballot outside the New York City Board of Elections Office before filing petitions. The 3,750 signatures – enough to run for mayor and more than eight times the 450 signatures required by the City –showcase the campaign’s strong grassroots all-volunteer effort.