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Cool Stuff feat. Arthur

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I dissect how Democrats used rhetoric during the pandemic to protect capital instead of guaranteeing everyone housing and health care. Disinformation and smears against single-payer health care were fueled by mainstream media outlets like CNN & MSNBC.

"Throughout the pandemic, the Democratic approach to messaging has been to obscure the ethical, humane policy options available—like single-payer health care, housing for all, equitable vaccine distribution, or paid lockdowns—with propaganda that allows the powerful to persevere."


In "Joe Crowley Just Played Into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Hands" in The Atlantic, I'm the first person quoted in the article after AOC. "'It exposes what AOC talks about a lot,' says Arthur Tarley, a progressive activist who volunteered with Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign. 'It neatly fits in with the narrative that most politicians, whether it’s in Washington or Albany or wherever, are in it for themselves, for their donors, for those with means.'”


There in Sunnyside with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Primary Day 2018. I woke up at 5am to do all-day Get Out the Vote, and wound up in this pic with her, which wound up on her Instagram.


My Atlantic quote was so good, it landed in "Politico Influence." I may not be a lobbyist like Crowley, but I've got influence!


Launching a Canvass for Tiffany Caban

Coffee Tossy in Sunnyside, back when you could gather maskless with friends, acquaintances and strangers to knock doors for a socialist, decarceral District Attorney candidate.

Our protest got local coverage in Gothamist and neighborhood papers. My tweet was featured in the Sunnyside Post. You can see me above on the left, if you have a good eye.

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