My thoughts from the campaign trail.
Unrefined? Maybe. Honest? Always.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Time for an End to a Cruel & Antiquated Industry in NYC
A new issue has recently come to my attention--ending the horse and carriage industry in New York. The horses are overworked and exposed to dangerous conditions, the drivers are under-insured, and there is always the risk of accidents, especially to the horses. Proponents of the industry, like Mayor Bloomberg, and several City Council members well-funded by the industry, argue that it is an essential part of New York City tourism, but dozens of major cities across the globe have eliminated this antiquated and cruel industry.
A new plan put on the table that I particularly like would have the carriages replaced with electric antique cars. This proposal addresses the loss of jobs for the carriage drivers, and points out an environmentally sound alternative that would still attract tourist interest.A petition to the mayor's office and NY City Council to end this industry now as nearly 10,000 signatures- and you can help get to 10,000 by clicking here.
My name is Dave Kerpen. I'm running for office in 2009 in Queens, New York . I'm a young, energetic go-getter, with lots of experience in trying to change the world, but less experience running a political campaign. This blog contains the details of my quest to enter the political arena, and help my community in the process!