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Jim Fouratt

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Why am I running?

DEBORAH GLICK LOST THE HOSPITAL! NOW SHE WANTS YOUR VOTE

ISN'T IT TIME THAT YOU HAD A REPRESENTATIVE IN ALBANY THAT FIGHTS FOR YOU AND THE VOTERS OF DISTRICT 66 AND NOT SOME POLITICAL BOSS OR MACHINE? …

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Who is Jim Fouratt?

Jim Fouratt has been a history maker, nightlife entrepreneur, professional actor, pop culture critic, writer and political activist for his entire life.

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Jim Fouratt 4 State AssemblyI'm a lifelong community organizer and cultural instigator who has lived in District 66 since the 1960's. I've watched our neighborhood change over the decades in ways I've thought were positive and in ways I felt were harmful to the community and or the enviroment. I've written letters, attended townhalls, held signs, chanted and shouted, sent emails and made phone calls hoping that my active participation as a citizen, along with that of others, would help steer our representives to work on issues that are most important to us as a community.

Deborah Glick has been in office 25 years. When elected, she made history as the first lesbian in the State Legislature. I celebrated that milestone. It was no small acheivement. But like many of you, I have become disppointed in how she has represented those of us who make up her constituency. Let's face it, today, VOTERS NEED MORE than identity politics when choosing who will best represent our needs in the State Assembly. We need a leader who puts people and environment FIRST!

If you take a look at it, Deborah Glick's actual voting record will shock you and her silence on the most important issues to confront this district are a matter of public record:

  • Silent on St Vincent's closing!
  • Silent on the Village Frack Gas Pipeline making the far West Village a potential blast zone!
  • Glick's stealth Hudson Park Trust air-rights giveaway will fundamentally change the landscape and infrastructure of the westside.

I'm running for District 66 State Assembly, because I'm tired of career politicians skating by on business as usual. I'm tired of waiting for the needs of the people to be prioritized over wealthy landowners who want to make condos out of our hospitals forcing us to have to go to districts across or uptown during medical emergencies.

Vote for a lifelong community organizer and cultural instigator who is not afraid to speak up and wants to make communication with you a two way street!

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Jim Fouratt 4 State Assembly

District 66

Democratic Primary
September 13

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Who is Jim Fouratt?


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Jim Fouratt has been a history maker, nightlife entrepreneur, professional actor, pop culture critic, writer and political activist for his entire life.

In the 1960's, Jim was a member of the Open Theater, performed at Café Cino, LaMama ETC, trained with Lee Strasberg, joined Actors Equity, made his Broadway debut in The Freaking Out Of Stephanie Blake, and appeared SAG features and TV series. He was elected by membership to regional position In AEA . In 1965, he was arrested in the first anti-Vietnam War demonstration held in NYC's Times Square in 1965, forever changing his politics.

In the 1960s too, Jim was hired by Clive Davis at Columbia Records to interface with its roster of artists, which included Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Santana, Laura Nyro, Miles Davis and Sly Stone, among others.

In 1969 Jim was a witness to, and participant in The Stonewall Rebellion which marked the birth of the modern day LGBT Movement. Jim also was a co-founded the Yippies, The Gay Liberation Front, and was a founding board member of the New York Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center.

In the late 1970s and '80s Jim Fouratt changed nightlife forever, founding Hurrah, Danceteria, the new Peppermint Lounge, Pop Front, and reworking Studio 54, booking artists as diverse as REM, the B-52's, Diamanda Galas, Gang of Four, the Human League, Joe Jackson, Pylon, Philip Glass, and the Go Go's.

Jim was an early AIDS activist as a co-founder of HEAL (1982) and later a founding member of Act Up.

In the early 90's co-hosted the morning show on WBAI , moved to Santa Monica to become National Publicity Director of Rhino.. Returned to NYC to become Sr Vice President of A&R for Mercury Records.

He was a guest on both the Charlie Rose and the Stephen Colbert shows

Jim Fouratt has lived in Greenwich Village since the 1960's A long-time neighborhood activist, he has fought tirelessly for the community. Inspired by Jane Jacobs, he sought limits on rezoning, protection of arts organizations , campaigned for real affordable housing for both middle class and seniors on fixed income and open, usable, parks and funded public schools. An outspoken critic of Hydro-fracking, active in both Occupy Wall Street and Occupy the Pipeline.He was a founding member of the Coalition to Save a Hospital (St Vincent's) and has testified innumerable times at City Council hearings and Community Board 2 public sessions He has voted in every single election since he came of age. And recently gun control has become a focus.

Jim was the founding editor of New Times ; has written for numerous publication including Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Billboard, Hits, Spin, Attitude and Gay City News and is currently the Film, Music and Media editor of Westview News, He is also an active blogger.

Jim has said: "We may not agree but if you engage me, you will at least know where I actually stand on an issue. Don't believe the hype or false spin... better yet, talk to me directly to learn what I think of an issue... I will make myself accessible to all."

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