GWEN with Lexington Houses kids, First Day of School


See GWEN's Introduction Video (CLICK HERE)
ELECT GWEN GOODWIN
TO CITY COUNCIL
DISTRICT 5
(Primary Day:
Sept. 12, 2017)

Endorsed by the SMALL BUSINESS CONGRESS!

MUST SEE:
GWEN vs. Ben and Patrick
Televized Debate of City Council District 5 Candidates (CLICK HERE)

Compare GWEN and the rest -
See Why GWEN is the Best:

A SECOND MUST SEE:
GWEN vs. Patrick (since the incumbent, Ben, refuses any more debates)
Second Debate of City Council District 5 Candidates (CLICK HERE)
Held Wed. Aug. 30, 2017, at Ryan's Daughter, 350 East 85th St., NYC
(We think Gwen Won Again!)
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GWEN: OH, YES SHE CAN
      OH, YES SHE DID:

Gwen DID save P.S.109 from the fate of demolition. (CLICK)

Gwen DID arrange free mini-vacations in Cape May for Fire Fighters and other first responders to 9-11. (CLICK)

Gwen DID get Davis, Polk and Wardwell, pro bono, to sue the MTA for Environmental Racism. (CLICK)

Gwen DID get the gas power turned on at Lexington Houses in August of 2013, after it had been off for two months. (CLICK for coverage with Daily News article)

GWEN WILL FIGHT TO GET:

  • Tenant Protection for Nursing Home, Senior, Disabled and other Special-Needs Housing Residents.
  • Rent Regulation for NYCHA Residents.
  • To Preserve Our Historic Buildings and Landsites.
  • Citywide Rent Regulation for all Rental Residential Housing.
  • Accommodation of autistics, particularly outer ID, so as to prevent overreaction and panic by Police and others, when they act out (Gwen is familiar with problems of autism among relatives).

Gwen has proven, time after time, that...


Gwen is the ONE
to get the job DONE!

GWEN on the Women's Status and Rights:
See GWEN's NOW Questionnaire Reply
(CLICK HERE)

GWEN YOU TUBES/VIDEOS
  • On the Ravages of Upzoning (CLICK)
  • Gwen Speaks to Black Youth on Gentrification (CLICK)
  • Race to Represent (CLICK)
  • P.S. 109 (CLICK)
  • Rock the Vote (CLICK)
  • Emminent Domain Abuse (CLICK)

ROOSEVELT ISLAND
See GWEN's Ad in "The Wire" - Aug. 26, 2017
(CLICK HERE)

Would you like to work in Gwen's campaign?

Find out how, by emailing Gwen at gwe2000@aol.com.

Thank you for being
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Gwen Goodwin
for City Council, District 5
152 East 100th Street, Suite 5E
New York, NY 10029
Phone 646-469-3933
E-mail: GWE2000@aol.com

For more information about Gwen Goodwin and her historic campaigns, projects and achievements, see below, or go to her archived website (CLICK)

ARCHIVES FROM PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS

Gwen and Million Women March to Refuse Fascism and Reject Trump


GWEN ENDORSES BERNIE SANDERS:
Don't forget: Tuesday, Apr. 19: Vote for Bernie in the NY Primary! And better yet, download and distribute Gwen's Flier, to help build a mass Bernie turnout (CLICK HERE)!

BERNIE SANDERS AT THE APOLLO THEATER

. . . AND IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

WOMEN FOR BERNIE MARCH

You are invited! Please Reply to RSVP ASAP.
If you cannot attend, you can still contribute online at GwenGoodwin.com!

FUNDRAISER
Occupy City Council:
ELECT GWEN GOODWIN
IN DISTRICT 8!
Contribution: $25 (or whatever you can afford over $10)
AN EVENING OF GREAT MUSIC AND BARBEQUE
  • Stop INFILL: Save Public Housing!
  • Strengthen Tenant Protections and Rent Control and Rent Stabilization!
  • Save the Public Schools!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 7pm

HARLEY'S SMOKESHACK

355 East 116th Street

(Between 1st and 2nd Aves.)

New York, NY 10029

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
GWEN GOODWIN FOR CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 8

152 East 100th Street, Suite 5E
212-534-0963            gwe2000@aol.com
http://GwenGoodwin.com
June 21, 2013
Community Activist and Friend
Rev. Norman Eddy, Dead at 93
Wake and Viewing: Friday, June 28, 2013, 5-8 P.M.
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 11 A.M.
Church of the Resurrection, 325 East 101st Street, NYC

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: New York Theological Seminary Margaret and Norman Eddy Program Center for Spiritual Coordinationa and Community Well-Being, 425 Riverside Drive, Suite 800, New York, NY 10115.

No matter whom you talk to in the neighborhood, everyone has a story about how Norm came into their lives.

Here is mine: In 1999 I was able to stop the illegal demolition of P.S. 109. I got the roof put back on and my group was successful at getting 109 landmarked. However, my group, The Coalition to Save P.S. 109, was still trying to get the school reopened as a public school. I was at yet another Community Board meeting, again getting very little support for the reopening of P.S. 109; after all, they were the ones who had given the OK to tear it down.

Right after I finished making my pitch for support in saving the school, an older man on a walker stood up and said he agreed PS 109 should be restored and reused as a public school. I was so grateful for someone finally understanding and supporting my efforts! That was Norm!

He invited me to team up with his group to try to reclaim our beautiful school house for the kids of El Barrio.

Norm chaired the East Harlem Coalition to Improve our Public Schools. They quickly moved to meticulously survey all East Harlem public schools, confirming that they were 86% overcrowded.

Soon after, we were successful in getting the word of Dr. Irving Hamer of the Board of Education in a 1999 New York Times interview that PS 109 would be restored and reused as a public school.

We went on to receive a beautiful letter of support from Community Board 11 as well as Rep. Charles Rangel, and the full support of NY State Senator Olga Mendez.

In 2005 all that changed. Melissa Mark Viverito became the City Council member, assuring Norm and Community Education District Council 4 and me that she would NOT fight or support the fight to return P.S. 109 to the children of East Harlem. Instead she pushed for converting the building into a specialized artist housing complex.

Norm and I continued to struggle to get 109 reopened against a very well-moneyed political machine. I always thought that we would bring PS 109 back in as a public school before Norms life would end, but I was not able to make that dream come true for Norm.

However I will always be inspired by Rev. Norman Eddy to continue to fight the righteous battles.

Norm was humble. I remember sitting at his kitchen table discussing strategy when he quietly said, "You know, when I first met with Martin.., " and I asked, "Martin , as in Martin Luther King?" He said yes, softly. I said “Norm, you never told me you worked with Martin Luther King!” He said, “you never asked.”

Norm was part of group of ministers that worked early on with Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement .

Another time I was spouting off about how rich people are always taking and never giving back. Norm said not all of them. I said what do you mean, he said his father founded Stanley tools, yet raised him in the spirit of giving back.

I was taken by surprise again.

He rarely mentioned his background as a Yale graduate and post-graduate of Union Theological Seminary. or his brave service as a medic in World War II, where he witnessed the bombing of Dresden and much other carnage.

Norm did not live large. He lived in a modest brownstone and gave of himself to any who asked. His door was always open to those in need.

He also gave of himself institutionally, as founder of the Metro North Citizens' Committee, East Harlem Interfaith, East Harlem Credit Union and the East Harlem Urban Center.

Norman Eddy was the loving husband and close collaborator with the late Rev. Dr. Margaret (“Peg”) Eddy. He is survived by the children he dearly loved, Rebecca Eddy Feuerstein, Tim Eddy and Martha Eddy, and grand and great grand children.

Although much of his energy had faded, he was a spiritual and spirited fireball, and his death still comes as a shock. He will be greatly missed by myself and by the community that loved him so much. Go in peace, Norm.

GWEN GOODWIN

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NY CITY COUNCIL DIST. #8 MAP
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MEDIA
COVERAGE


One Woman's Dream: A Switch between two schoolhouses, but now the City wants to demolish both! (NY Times, Jun. 5, 2005). ( CLICK )

Gwen Goodwin among the 100 Women who Shape our City (Daily News, Apr. 26, 2004). ( CLICK )





Saving P.S. 109 in East Harlem ( CLICK )

Cape May Mini-Vacations for WTC Fire Fighters ("A Breath of Fresh Air") ( CLICK ) ...as covered in the Sept. 16, 2011, Cape May Herald, by Jack Fichter  ( CLICK )

Fighting the 100th Street Bus Depot ( CLICK )

Moffitt House was built in the 1700's, but the current owners want to knock it dow to make room for modern real estate. You can make this amazing edifice your own, for a song, and help preserve this unique antique. ( CLICK )

The ongoing struggle to save Atlantic City, NJ's, schools under the axe, starting with the Ohio Avenue School. ( CLICK )

Eminent Domain Abuse, accelerated by the Kelo v. New London. CT, U.S. Supreme Court Decision, is another mega-corporate threat to everyone else, and this time, institutional liberalism is the cutting edge of the attack. ( CLICK )
Gwen and Million Women March to Refuse Fascism and Reject Trump
Gwen Goodwin Gwen Goodwin, Democrat for City Council, District 8
ENDORSEMENTS
NEWSROOM
PHOTOS
    
FUNDS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We can now accept credit and debit card donations! Click for the form: » .
Volunteer by email to gwe2000 @ aol.com. You may send contributions, large or small, by check, made out to the Committee to Elect Gwen Goodwin, at 152 East 100th Street, #5E, New York, NY 10029. Checks must be accompanied by a downloadable disclosure form (CLICK). Every contribution will be highly appreciated, and will help make important differences.

NYCHA Resident? Check out NYCHECITY, "the social networking organization for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents. We are a new and dynamic community, serving the unmet needs of NYCHA residents." »

Gwen supports Instant Recall Voting!

Ever feel your vote cheapened by being forced to vote more AGAINST some greater evil, than FOR some slightly "lesser" evil? Instant Runoff Voting may be the solution. »

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WBAI-FM Interview (CLICK then scroll the dial to 37:00 for relevant segment)




Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Interview.

Interview with Nat Wood, host of "30 Frames a Second" WPIX-TV (CLICK»)

Main Debate (MNN) for Council District 8: (CLICK»)

Bronx Talk Debate: (CLICK»)
GWEN ONCE AGAIN SWEEPS DEBATE
BronxTalk Sept. 3, 2013

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GWEN SUPPORTS LEXINGTON HOUSES TENANTS...
... PREPARING COURT ACTION AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC RENT STRIKE AGAINST NYCHA, ONE OF NYC'S WORST LANDLORDS, AFTER NO GAS, HOTWATER OR STOVE FACILITIES SINCE AUG. 15!

Tenants call rent strike until NYCHA restores gas service at Lexington Houses

Residents at the East Harlem public housing complex say they already put up with roaches, mold and other squalid conditions, but this time their tempers have reached a boiling point.

By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Monday, September 2, 2013, 8:18 PM

Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News
Linda Grace, showing the electric burner she has been using since the Lexington Houses building lost its gas service last month, is one of about 150 tenants who say they will withhold their September rent unless the problem is resolved.

. . . “For years the tenants were trying to get NYCHA to do what they are supposed to do and it’s been falling on deaf ears,” said community activist Gwen Goodwin, who is asking rent strike participants to deposit their would-be payments into one shared bank account.

Goodwin is also campaigning to represent the neighborhood in City Council.

“People in NYCHA are treated like second-class citizens,” Goodwin said. “We have to speak the language that the powers that be understand — and that’s money.” . . . ( Read Full Article: Click » )


Why Gwen Deserves Your Support, by Rabbi Arturo Scotti (Click »)


Elevator Problem: Gwen to the Rescue
Gwen was out on the Campaign Trail at 80 Bruckner Blvd, when she noticed a crowd in dismay, in front of their 20-storey building. The elevators had stopped working. Gwen went into action, and several agencies showed up, includling the Fire Department. The Management did not let them enter, but in short order those elevators were fixed. ABC-TV was on hand to document the event, interviewing Gwen and several residents.


Gwen's Fundraiser, Saturday, August 10, 2013

CAMPAIGN 2013 IS ON!




GWEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST "INFILL"!
Gwen Goodwin raises awareness to the INFILL issue at the "Our City, Our Homes" Mayoral Candidates Forum on Affordable Housing at Calvary-St. George's Episcopal Church. Gwen is standing with her husband Peter Anderson in the middle, and CommunityVoices Heard member Flenoy Withers III.

On March 14, 2013, a meeting was called by the New York City Housing Authority to advertize and promote "InFill". The "InFill" would build luxury high-rises in Public Housing projects, burying park-like spaces between buildings and creating enormous congestion, while the whole population balance shifts to accelerate gentrification. Public Housing land would be leased to developers for 99 years, locking NYCHA in for the rest of the residents' lives, and creating pressure for the City to take additional measures to "improve property values", which generally means reinforcing racial bias and ultimately driving out poor and working class people. The proposed high-rises will be 80% of units for those who can pay market rate (the top 1%) and set aside only 20% as "affordable" to "low income" people (the 99%), but further, in the real world, cronies of the developers, investors, real estate bankers, politicians and bureaucrats will move to the head of the list for that portion, and crowd out all others. The Bloomberg administration spokespeople from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), pushing for the plan, say it is necessary to raise funds after devastating Federal budget cuts created a $60,000,000 deficit. But as one audience member pointed out, that whole problem could be solved by eliminating the $75 million that NYCHA donates to the Police Department. Another solution would be to raise tax rates on the super-rich, even slightly, or a 1% transaction tax on Wall Street (small compared to current broker fees), could easily raise the $60,000,000. Bloomberg wants "InFill" to break ground before he leaves office this year, and his Big Real Estate friends not only hunger for profits, but want to obliterate the very example of Public Housing. Gwen Goodwin asked the approximately 200 people in the room how many support "InFill". Less than a half dozen political Clubhouse types and bureaucratic hangers-on raised their hands.
      Media coverage: DNA.com New York Neighborhood News »

Gwen supports Hospital Police unionization
Gwen speaks at Patrolmans' Benevolent Association function for unionization of hospital police, an effort driven by Clark Pena, right, with Gwen. Clark Pena is also a radio personality whose show, Radio Como Tú, can be heard citywide on 89.3 FM every Saturday, 5pm to 7pm.


GWEN & Husband Pete March with 59,000 Against Racial Profiling, Stop& Frisk
Last year, NYPD stopped nearly 700,000 people. Shockingly, 87 percent of those stopped were black or Latino. Of those stopped, more than half were also frisked, reports the Times.

During the ten years of the Bloomberg administration, police have performed 4,356,927 stops. Of African-American males between the ages 14 to 24, the number of stops last year was greater than their total population -- meaning that if you're a part of this demographic, the odds were that you were stopped more than once just this past year.
-Reuters

"STOP-&-FRISK" is in-your-face based on racial profiling (targeting).In addition, it is police-state violence, totally opposed in letter and spirit to the Bill of Rights



Gwen Marches for Trayvon Martin with Occupy Wall Street, Wearing Emblematic Hoodie, at Union Square Rally with his Parents.


East Harlem’s Unresolved Dilemma
by Jessica Hartogs Oakley

The grand, old building of Pubic School 109 sits empty, as it has done for the past 16 years, on 99th and 3rd Avenue, in the heart of East Harlem.

An ongoing dispute between local residents, state government and a redevelopment company based out in Minneapolis means that it has never reopened since the school was shut down in 1995.

[Gwen Goodwin and the Coalition to Save P.S. 109] wants P.S. 109 to be renovated and turned back into a public school. [Some local politicians and lobbyists] want the building to be converted into luxury apartments and artists lofts.... (Read more »)


Developing news on Gwen's efforts to restore and reuse P.S. 109 as a public school: »

From the desk of Gwen Goodwin:

Occupy Wall Street, All Day, All Week, All Year: City Council member Melissa Mark Viverito District Eight is a multi millionaire. She has supported Mayor Bloomberg's gentrification policies, i.e. the rezoning of 125 St. in Harlem which has created massive displacement of low income and "minority residents". She is pushing for the destruction of the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center. She has also worked vigorously to turn P.S. 109 into luxsury housing rather than support its restoration and reuse as a public school in East Harlem. So what was Melissa doing at Occupy Wall St on Saturday?

VOTE GWEN GOODWIN 2013: NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!

E. Harlem Immigrant Mothers Denounce Melissa Mark-Viverito
www.youtube.com


Gwen Goodwin Occupying Wall Street

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Gwen Goodwin
for City Council, District 8
152 East 100th Street, Suite 5E
New York, NY 10029
Phone/Fax 646-469-3933
E-mail: GWE2000\@aol.com