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October 16th, 2012

Ms. Gizmo on the Last Day for Voter Registration

Friday, October 12, 2012 Ms. Gizmo had another good day in Harlem, a little different this time. Well, every day is different.

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However, Friday Ms. Gizmo shared her table with Voter Registration. After all, this was the last day to register for voting.

As many […]

September 19th, 2012

Spend Tax Dollars on Education, Jobs, Housing!

On Friday, September 14, 2012 Ms. Gizmo went to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, and a good time was had by all.

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The people of the neighborhood were sympathetic to our survey, and those who participated did so with enthusiasm. One woman […]

August 29th, 2012

Ms. Gizmo at the East Harlem Teen Fair

Ms. Gizmo returned today to a favorite place – the East Harlem Teen Fair, organized each August by City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito with other sponsors. Teen Service agencies set up information tables along East 104th Street and every year the turnout grows.

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In this […]

August 8th, 2012

Ms. Gizmo in Verdi Square

We were in the shade in Verdi Square, but barely a leaf was moving. In spite of the temperature and the sultry day, folks stopped to register their opinions and discuss the needs of we the people.

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Big sister telling little sister (hidden by the tubes), […]

July 30th, 2012

How Would We Spend Our Tax Dollars?

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The weather forecast predicted rain, wind and a possible tornado on Thursday, July 26th but the sky cleared long enough for the latest visit by Mz Gizmo to City Hall Park.

In this election year when domestic issues are forefront in most people’s minds, Mz Gizmo was […]

March 20th, 2012

Best Use of Tax Dollars – Education? War?

A week of grim news. The terrible carnage wrought by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Syria in shambles. And here at home, conservative wing-nuts are waging war on us women. How do we combat this onslaught of negativity? Maybe getting ourselves out in the public arena will help, and what better location than Union Square. […]

August 17th, 2011

New Yorkers Suggest Revisions to the Federal Budget

On a lovely midsummer day we took Ms. Gizmo to the streets with her eight categories for allocating federal tax dollars. (See the chart below.)

After voters distributed 20 pennies into the eight categories we gave them a War Resisters League flyer to show how discretionary funds are spent in the federal budget.