The New York Times is reporting that Reverend Billy (aka Bill Talen) of The Church of Stop Shopping has announced that he is running for mayor of New York City. He’s being backed by the Green Party and will be challenging incumbent mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Reverend Billy For Mayor of NYC website has just launched and includes a letter from Reverend Billy announcing his campaign.
Today I am launching a campaign for Mayor of New York City. Our campaign will be devoted to nourishing and strengthening our common wealth, our city’s heritage, our lovely parks, roads, streets, neighborhoods, and the people who live in them. This city once belonged to us, and it will once again.
photo by Eric Harvey Brown