This campaign is 100% grassroots and being run mostly by volunteer activists that share James Lane' vision of creating a better New York City government that is of, by and for the people.

Please feel free to use the contact information below if you would like to get involved. Thank you.

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  • Chung Hsiao
    commented 2017-10-16 14:34:22 -0400
    Good afternoon. I am recently naturalized citizen of the United States living in Queens reviewing the ballot coming up in November and wanted to know how you would execute on your platform if you are elected as Public Advocate. Do you have sample legislation already in mind for introduction or co-sponsoring? Would you be willing to share sample legislation if you have some in mind? Thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions.
  • James Lane
    published this page 2017-07-16 14:17:16 -0400
  • Kareem Abou-Ali
    commented 2016-05-26 11:42:01 -0400
    Hello James Lane,

    My name is Kareem Abou-Ali and I am your U.S. Postal Service Political Representative covering the Park Slope area. My role is to provide free consultation and support to you and your political team with regards to your use of direct mailings during your upcoming campaign. Our political mail team has been directed to engage early with the expressed purpose of providing your campaign with information, ideas, and instructions that will ensure your message gets out in a timely manner. I have numerous studies and articles on how you can best position your political team to support your Congressional run.

    With the many postal facility consolidations and various changes in delivery instructions and logistics, I will be your “go to” person to meet your postal needs. We have assembled a very talented team in Washington dedicated to supporting your campaign – offering new, innovative, and cost-effective ways to engage your constituents and potential voters.

    The United States Postal Service wants the mail to work for you because it proves to be a highly effective and influential political channel. Below are just a few ideas I’d like to discuss with you in more detail:

    • Database hygiene – address quality processes to maximize deliverability

    • Targeting & personalization to increase message relevancy & response rate

    • Integration with other channels to enhance message lift, connect with voters, and expand the functionality and overall lifespan of campaign mailers

    • Mail piece formats that increase voter engagement while staying within budget

    • Entry/processing requirements in order to streamline acceptance and delivery through the USPS system

    • Cross-channel marketing: Mail + Mobile = Multiple Engagements

    I look forward to supporting your campaign efforts by learning about your strategies and how the Postal Service can help serve you better. I will call your office on Friday to coordinate schedules. I look forward to meeting you.


    Kareem Abou-Ali

    Field Sales Representative | U. S. Postal Service

    (718)348-3624 – office

    (347)831-4861 – mobile

    P.S. If you would like to talk sooner, please don’t hesitate to contact me using my contact information above.
  • Keynnis Bacca
    commented 2015-12-28 14:15:44 -0500
    Me gustaría apoyarle con los botos de mi familia
  • philip fahey
    commented 2015-10-24 16:27:59 -0400
    please phone Philip in London on 00 44 208 9608966
  • philip fahey
    commented 2015-10-24 16:26:09 -0400
    Can James contact me by phone any time
  • Catherine Conley
    commented 2015-07-21 16:48:29 -0400
    Hi, my name is Catherine Conley and I am doing research on the candidates of the 2016 Congressional elections. I was wondering if I could have the name of the campaign manager for this campaign?

    My email is Thanks so much for your time!
  • Rebecca Millman
    commented 2015-04-16 08:27:01 -0400
    please send me a contact number for James Lane We would like to do a story with him for WPIX thank you
  • SUSan Metz
    commented 2015-04-14 07:32:16 -0400

    TPP will lose American jobs. This shoots down Obama’s claim that ‘free trade agreements’ will create jobs

    All organized labor totally opposed. Jobs creation is a key national issue. Must be balanced with public sector in a unionized environment.

    The Trans Pacific Partnership is in trouble on Capitol Hill. Here’s why.

    By Ed O’Keefe, congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.

    The trade agreement, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership, has been in the works for nearly a decade and would more closely align the economies of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and nine other countries in South America and Asia. The deal would eliminate tariffs on goods and services and generally harmonize dozens of regulations that can often complicate doing business across borders. White House is eager to finish the talks with its would-be trading partners and has been pushing to earn the authority to bypass Congress and quickly approve the deal. But most Democratic lawmakers don’t want to give Obama “fast track” trade authority to quickly negotiate and approve the deal.

    The resistance could complicate things for Obama on two fronts. First, any sign of serious opposition in Washington will make countries involved in the talks nervous that the American president can’t seal the deal back home. But second — and more importantly for The Fix’s purposes — Obama has to balance his desire to get a deal with the political needs of congressional Democrats, dozens of whom run the risk of losing their seats in November.

    Already, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are opposed to moving forward with granting Obama fast-track authority.

    “Everyone would be well-advised just to not push this right now,” Reid said late last month. He’s generally opposed to large global trade agreements.

    Pelosi doesn’t oppose the concept of fast-track, but said last week that she is against a bipartisan measure introduced by Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) that would give Obama the authority.

    Resistance from Reid and Pelosi usually would be enough to at least ease the White House push. Obama and Vice President Biden have also been directly confronted on the issue in recent weeks by rank-and-file members. But 151 House Democrats co-signed a letter late last year written by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to voice opposition to fast track authority and the TPP — more than half of the caucus. And during a recent closed-door meeting at the White House, Obama took two questions on the subject, while Biden faced a grilling on the subject at the House Democratic policy retreat last week.

    At the White House, Obama heard an earful from Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), two outspoken liberals with close ties to the labor movement and other liberal constituencies.

    Kaptur said she had a simple request for Obama: Let Congress and the public see the details of the TPP before Congress is asked to give him fast track authority.

    “He did not say yes,” she said in a recent interview. “That means that we would be faced with a fast-track vote that would lock our ability to amend without even knowing what’s in the agreement. I can’t do that. Not when we have $9 trillion of accumulated trade deficit, which is the reason for our budget deficit, because we’re losing middle-class jobs in our country and we’ve outsourced millions of our jobs, a third of our manufacturing base is gone.”

    Grayson said he wanted to remind Obama that the U.S. faces hundreds of billions of dollars in trade deficits with other countries.

    In response, Obama “didn’t give me any sense that, any reason to believe that these free trade agreements that are being negotiated now are going to be any different than the ones we’ve negotiated in the past,” Grayson said in a recent interview. “They’ve consistently, and almost to an unbelievable extend, exacerbated our trade problems. I told the president specifically this: That what’s actually happening is that we’re buying goods and services from foreigners and creating jobs in their countries and they are not buying our goods nor our services. What they are doing is buying our assets and driving us deeper and deeper into debt. So we lose twice, we lose because those jobs go overseas and because we go deeper and deeper into debt.”

    Despite the Democratic opposition, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that “we’re going to continue to press" for fast-track authority.

    But if Obama pushes too hard, he risks upsetting rank-and-file Democrats and key liberal support groups in the labor and environmental communities that always have concerns with major international trade deals. Upsetting those groups might prompt them to sit on their hands or not spend as much money backing Democratic candidates in November.

    But if Obama doesn’t push hard enough for fast-track, he risks upending an historic trade deal that would help advance his administration’s long-sought “pivot” to Asia and upending similar trade talks underway with European countries.

    That’s why for now, at least, the White House’s push for fast-track trade authority has slowed to a crawl on Capitol Hill.
  • Frank J. Capria III
    commented 2015-04-03 13:00:55 -0400
    James, I am a recent convert to the Green Party. I just left the Democratic Party. I hope you win and can actually lead a progressive charge for America!
  • Robert Hernandez
    commented 2015-03-20 13:05:09 -0400
    Hi James,

    This is Robert Hernandez from Occu-Evolve. Did Utrice Leid contact you for a interview on her show, Leid Stories? I haven’t heard anything about it. Please reply.
  • Laurens Hunt
    commented 2015-03-16 15:33:06 -0400
  • Ed Griffith
    commented 2015-03-14 15:41:06 -0400
    We would like to email or mail you a letter inviting an endorsement of the Unified Platform, the requirement for getting the endorsement of the New Progressive Alliance. It is very similar to the ten goals of the Green Party. All I need is a mailing or email address.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or require any further documentation.


    Ed Griffith

    New Progressive Alliance
  • Rich Florentino
    commented 2015-03-13 20:49:14 -0400
    It was a pleasure speaking with you last night after the Staten Island Political Action Club meeting. Please e-mail me; i’d like continue learning about the Green Party.
  • gail Cohen
    commented 2015-03-08 20:01:13 -0400
    Glad you are running. Carry On!
  • Jessica Graham
    commented 2014-03-05 13:38:02 -0500
    I volunteer some of my time to help nonprofits with their websites. I worked in IT for 23 years and was a professional webmaster too. I’ve helped eight organizations so far. Do you have any interest in getting a new website for free? I just helped an animal shelter and their site is really nice now. I helped a women’s center before that.


    Jessica Graham
  • Robert Tutton
    commented 2013-09-05 11:53:50 -0400
    Hi James,

    I am a journalism student at NYU working on an assignment about the coming elections. I was wondering if you’d have some time today or tomorrow to discuss your candidacy with me, as well as some of your main issues. I was very intrigued by your adoption story and how that factors in to your decision to run for Public Advocate. You can give me a call any time at 917-582-2429. Thanks, and I’m looking forward to speaking with you.


    Robert Tutton