Bookmark and Share


Green Party LogoRev. Billy Talen, Green candidate for Mayor of New York, will appear at Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC on Sept. 29

(Distributed by the DC Statehood Green Party,

Monday, September 28, 2009

Michael O'Neil, media contact for Rev. Billy Talen, 917-825-3562,
Scott McLarty, media coordinator for the DC Statehood Green Party, 202-904-7614,

WASHINGTON, DC -- Reverend Billy Talen, Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York City (http://www.VoteRevBilly.Org), will make an appearance in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 29..

Rev. Billy and the Life After Bloomberg Gospel Choir will gather with friends and supporters at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Street in Washington at 8 pm on Tuesday evening. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, will join them on stage.

Admission is free, with donations accepted. Reporters are encouraged to attend. Visit: and for more details.

Rev. Billy Talen, a popular performance artist and anti-corporate activist, has campaigned throughout neighborhoods in New York City. He is the founder of The Church of Life After Shopping and performed recently on stage with Joan Baez. See Rev. Billy on WNBC's Video Voter Guide (

According to the Rev. Billy campaign, "Now that Rev Billy Talen is on the ballot with nearly 20,000 signatures, the sleepy corrupt politics of New York City can wake up to see the Promised Land. The $300,000 per-day electronic wallpapering of our city with Mike Bloomberg ads, while his Falcon 900 jets buzz the skyline, has some of us dazzled. But many younger citizens are re-applying the neighborhood-saving of Jane Jacobs with a hip hop spin. Banksy's walls are the paralyzed half-built condos now standing there in Williamsburg, and the artists are rising in the construction destruction. What is the issue? What's the beef? What's the revolution? It's our Democracy, Stupid!"

"We're preaching and singing on the piers, rooftops, parks and streets, trying to plant the seed of free speech to re-start Democracy in our town. Join us! Electa-lujah!"

~ END ~