"My grandmother remembers the Arab world much differently than people view it today. She remembers a place known for its music, innovation, and intellectual abilities. I may be naive, but I want to help work toward unity in the Arab world— both between our countries and within our countries— so that we can get back to that place again." (Amman, Jordan)

Cuomo 2014, today

Here’s the Cuomo 2014 campaign email:

From: Will Younger

Date: February 20, 2014 at 12:03:35 PM EST

To: Will Younger

Subject: Phone Banking for AC2014

Good afternoon!

We are working on a large phone banking project today for Governor Cuomo’s re-election campaign. If you have some time this afternoon to help us out on this and make some phone calls—even an hour or so—please let me know.

We understand if you cannot come to our office at this late notice, and this can all be done remotely.

Thank you and please let me know ASAP if you can help us out on this!



Will Younger

Compliance Director

Andrew Cuomo 2014


Question: [inaudible] calling for uniformed police officers not to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

Mayor: I believe that uniformed city workers have a right to participate if they choose to, and I respect that right. Yes?


Question: Just to follow up on Emily’s question, I think that there’s a difference between allowing city workers on their own personal time to march in a parade and having them show up in uniform with signs saying ‘City of New York Police Department.’ So if we have a little bit more about your thinking on that, and are you planning to attend the parade?

Mayor: I’ve said what I think. I respect the right of our City workers to march in uniform – period. And no, I am not planning on marching in the parade, I haven’t in the past in my capacity as an elected official. I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city and the contributions of Irish Americans. But I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade in their exclusion of some individuals in this city. Thanks – OK, go ahead.