Grimm Reality: Halloween Edition
Halloween: a time for terror and treats. We have one of each for you!
A terrifying reality is that Michael Grimm is up for re-election this November. He is the only rep from New York City to be a part of the recent war on women. He wants to de-fund the U.S. family planning program, hopes to diminish sex education in New York City Schools, and aims to restrict access to abortion, healthcare, and family planning services for New Yorkers.
The scariest thing we can think of this Halloween is of votes cast the weekend after for Michael Grimm. Take action and get out the vote in your local community against this man. Support Mark Murphy in his efforts against Grimm and the war on women.
And now for a treat!
NOW-NYC is having a costume contest for a NOW-Inspired Halloween outfit. Whether you dress up as the (Michael) Grimm Reaper or something else, make sure it is something creative that we would like to see! Think political activists, important champions for women’s rights, or something satirical (a woman in a binder, maybe?). The deadline for submissions in November 4th since Halloween falls mid-week this year. Send your submissions to Contact@nownyc.org with the subject line “Halloween Costume Contest.” The winner gets a free membership to NOW!
Murphy hammers Grimm for supporting Ryan Budget, Devastating the Middle Class
Murphy said Ryan’s budget plan “and extremist policy agenda” will “devastate the middle class and harm the lives of countless seniors.”
Murphy said Ryan’s Medicare reform proposal will “eliminate traditional Medicare as we know it” and will “overburden seniors with skyrocketing increases in costs.”
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Key Fundraiser for Congressman Grimm Released on $1.5 Million Bail
An Israeli businessman and former fundraiser for Congressman Michael Grimm has been released from prison on $1.5 million bail following his recent arrest for allegedly misrepresenting his financial status while applying for a visa to the United States.
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Hothead Grimm Compares Office Vandalism to Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
First Grimm claims that the vandalism against his office was politically motivated and included wiping his office computers clean of memory and important documents. Then Grimm compares the vandalism to the Arizona shooting of Rep Gabrielle Giffords. All the while, the vandalism was carried out by a group of 13-year olds and was not in fact politically motivated.
From the S.I. Advance:
“Instead of waiting for the N.Y.P.D. to finish their investigations, the Congressman jumped to conclusions by declaring it a political conspiracy. The congressman went so far as to compare it to the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona that left six people dead and multiple people wounded - including Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Such a statement is inexcusable and defies logic.”
He added: “Congressman Grimm should apologize at once for making that statement since it is appears that the whole rush to judgment on his part was merely an act of juvenile vandalism. “
Will Grimm Plead for Leniency for Fundraiser Like He Did for Fraudster?
When Congressman Michael Grimm’s (NY-11) good friend Thomas Kontogiannis was convicted of bribery, Congressman Grimm shamelessly sent a letter to the judge asking for leniency. Now that Congressman Grimm’s top fundraiser, Ofer Biton, has been arrested by the FBI, will Grimm repeat the gesture? Biton is asking a judge for leniency today, and the only question is whether his buddy Congressman Grimm will be there to lend a helping hand.
“Congressman Grimm has surrounded himself with criminals for years, even lobbying judges to show leniency to a convicted fraudster,” said Josh Schwerin, Northeast Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Many observers already believe Biton’s arrest was connected to the ongoing FBI investigation into Congressman Grimm himself, so it would come as no surprise if Grimm were to help his fundraiser out and repeat the favor he already performed for a convicted fraudster.”
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Rep. Michael Grimm’s top fundraiser denied bail as he faces new federal extortion charges
THE FEDS are turning up the heat on Rep. Michael Grimm’s top fundraiser, who was denied bail Friday and faces stepped-up extortion charges.
Grimm, a former FBI agent, has denied any wrongdoing.