Please vote in the Tue June 28, 2016 Dem Primary for me!
You can have the changes Bernie would've wanted. I support Hillary, as presumptive nominee: A victory for women in the USA! (Good fight, Bernie)
4Petesake.NYC is a call for a revolution to fully move forward into the 21st century: For Pete sake, NYC, it's about time we adopt 21st century methods!
I changed my position on what's possible and needed for the USA with this tweet on Tue Jun 14,2016:
I am upset and angry that my opponent Rep Carolyn Maloney refuses to debate me, and yet we as a country need a debate on gun laws. If fellow Dems can't debate, she does not deserve to be in Congress.
It’s 2016. For one thing, you should not have to mail a letter or send a fax when working with businesses or civic & social organizations. We’ve moved beyond what was possible in 1790, when Ben Franklin was the postmaster – or even 1980 for that matter. You should be able to scan, email, text, and/or submit online whatever what you need to get across without all the pesky waiting times. That's the 21st century way!
I’m Pete Lindner, a two-time MIT grad in statistical analysis with a passion for fighting injustices. I want to represent New York in modernizing and reinforcing our way of living: I’d do this by expanding everyone’s accessibility to today’s technological resources & opportunities, in addition to using them to improve online security and gun control measures; creating more jobs in high-crime areas to stimulate the livelihoods of hard-working and disenfranchised people, as well our economy; making legislation that uses our tax money and government funds for good by actually regulating online violations of privacy and property (the very same way you’d be busted for tampering with a mailbox); ensuring accountability for corruption and misdeeds in all branches of our government, from legal to executive to judicial, by creating a well organized & maintained registry of complaints filed against public officials, departments, or agencies; and fighting to bolster ongoing research & developments in food, diseases, and science. In 2 words: Integrity and Freedom.
Above all, empowering we the people again, especially those feeling let down or disenchanted by the powers that be, so that we all feel engaged with and secure in our society.
- Progressive policies and open minds lead to opportunities for all.
- With a rational and thoughtful approach, we can effectively filter out biases, bigotry, and bureaucratic obstruction
- Together, we can fight against corruption by encouraging honesty, humility, and accountability
As representative, I would fight to employ existing research that maps out ways to make the web encrypted and safer, so no one can fool you or steal your private info & properties. I would normalize this process across the board, until it’s as every-day familiar as turning a key to unlock a door, and I’d support continued studies to better these processes on down the line.
I intend to champion stronger modes of gun control in addition to the ongoing advancements in background checks, closing of gun show loopholes, establishment of better educational resources, and mental health reform movements initiated federally, all without threatening the second amendment rights of gun-owners. This would mean pioneering legislation calling for technological investment in 'smart guns' to implement finger-print-readers and other personalized ways of user verification. And after the Orlando nightclub shooting, reinstate the ban on assault weapons.
I'm also in favor of federally legalizing marijuana and ending its century-long stigma, born in government fear tactics & false notions of having addictive qualities – or being a debilitating “gateway drug” comparable to heroin and LSD. Today, these are all Schedule 1 drugs, and it’s unacceptable that marijuana is counted among them. Far from it leading to harder drug use, we can combat mass-incarceration of non-violent offenders and work to mend these social ills that disproportionately affect people of color in addition to low-income communities; promote marijuana’s medical advances and treatment opportunities for cancer, MS, and other conditions; revitalize trade; and create jobs exponentially, altogether boosting our economy and qualities of life.
With a Truth & Reconciliation commission / registry , I intend to combat the many forms of government corruption that are so often swept under the rug, especially by allowing people to submit claim reports for incidents right when they happen – and by ensuring common sense measures like tabulating complaints when they’re filed, as to more easily follow up on the potentially corrupt public officials involved and initiate investigations if necessary.
Bottom line: I’d like to put my time and experiences in MIT undergrad and the MIT Sloan School of Management for my master’s, and the fields of business and computers, to best use by kicking off a Congressional campaign that focuses on the possibilities of what we can do together. We are in an exciting, rapidly-developing age of technological growth that can maximize the progress with respect to social responsibilities. But… I can only do my part to prioritize and mend these issues & injustices facing all of us with your help. Let’s seize these opportunities and propel society forward together!
 As Bill Maher said Feb 12, 2016 on HBO: “Legalize it nationally – period.”
 The South African commission worked powerfully to end the brutality of Apartheid, and perhaps a similar commission giving amnesty for honest accounting of bribes would give the people (both those bribed and corporate bribers) a clean start, and help trace bribes so it doesn’t happen again.