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New York State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

Martin Koppel
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Attorney General; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. The New York State Attorney General is the chief prosecutor for the state and the defender of the people. For which aspect of the job do you think you are most qualified; on which aspect would you personally focus?

The Attorney General's office, like the cops, the courts, and the rest of the capitalist government, does not represent all the "people," but represents the wealthy against working people. My party stands in defense of workers against the continuing offensive by the employers and their parties --the Democrats and Republicans.

2. Would you target or investigate public authorities, and how would you slow down (or stop) their loophole borrowing?

That public authorities such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority are nests of fiscal abuse is no secret to workers. I would focus on supporting struggles to organize trade unions, use and extend union power against the bosses' assaults; backing fights against cop brutality, for immigrants' rights, and against the death penalty.

3. What should be the role of the Attorney General in ending gerrymandering in New York State?

The elections are designed so that only the wealthy and their servants can be elected. Working-class candidates like me are excluded from debates and media coverage. We support extension of the right to vote and be represented to workers and oppressed nationalities, including those who have been in prison.

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