Candles for Clemency

September 26, 2015, Mt. Kisco, NY

 

Candles for Clemency 2015
Past VID President Tony Hoffmann, greeting participants on the bus from NYC. 
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Allen Roskoff, President of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Speaker: Donna Hylton.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Former Public Advocate Mark Green with Donna Hylton.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Councilmember Corey Johnson, Assemblymember JoAnne Simon, Councilmember Daniel Drumm, Councilmember Laurie Cumbo.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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District Leader Keen Berger.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Cuomo chief counsel, Alphonso David, addressed the demonstrators.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Cuomo chief counsel, Alphonso David, addressed the demonstrators.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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65th Assembly District Male District Leader, Paul Newell.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Former Public Advocate Mark Green.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Councilmember Daniel Drumm.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Past VID President Tony Hoffmann, Councilmember Daniel Drumm.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Past VID President Tony Hoffmann with Jim Owles President Allen Roskoff.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Donna Hylton.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Former Councilmember Robert Jackson.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Matthew Roskoff.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Councilmember Corey Johnson.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Kate Linker, Debbo Gaffney.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Jennifer Mancuso, clemency activist and Son.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Assemblymember JoAnne Simon, Allen Roskoff, Tony Hoffmann.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Assemblymember JoAnne Simon.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Ali Najmi.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Rene Valdez.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Laurie Cumbo, JoAnne Simon, Robert Jackson, Allen Roskoff, Cathleen Chalfant, Tony Hoffmann, Corey Johnson, Mark Green.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Nathan Reilly and Diana Campbell.
Photographer: Gili Getz

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Photographer: Gili Getz

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Jawanza Williams, Eric Kelly, David Smith.
Photographer: Gili Getz




MEMBERS OF CANDLES FOR CLEMENCY

Kathleen Chalfant
The Affair, The Exonerated

Valorie Curry
The Following, The Twilight Saga

Catherine Curtis
Orange Is The New Black

Eve Ensler
Vagina Monologues and Founder of V-Day

Kathryn Erbe
Law and Order

Lee Grant
Academy Award Winner

Ron Leibman
TONY Award Winner

Kate Mulgrew
Star Trek: Voyager, Orange Is The New Black

Billy Porter
Kinky Boots

Sam Underwood
The Following, Dexter and Homeland

Jessica Walter
Arrested Development, Archer

Deborah Winger
Three Time Academy Award Nominee

 

Congressmembers

Hakeem Jeffries

Carolyn Maloney

Gregory Meeks

Grace Meng

Jerrold Nadler

Charles Rangel

Jose Serrano

Nydia Velazquez

 

Mayor

David N. Dinkins (Former)

 

Comptroller

Scott Stringer

 

Public Advocate

Letitia James

Mark Green (Former)

 

Borough President

Eric Adams

Gale Brewer

 

Democratic Party County Leader

Frank Seddio, Brooklyn

Keith Wright, Manhattan

 

State Senate

Adriano Spaillat

Liz Krueger

Gustavo Rivera

Jose Serrano

Tom Duane (Former)

 

Assemblymembers

Rodneyse Bichotte

Michael Blake

Jim Brennan

Herman Denny Farrell

Deborah Glick

Richard Gottfried

Pamela Harris

Francisco Moya

Roxanne Persaud

Victor Pichardo

Dan Quart

Jose Rivera

Linda Rosenthal

Rebecca Seawright

Jo Anne Simon

Matt Titone

Keith Wright

Robert Jackson (former)

Frank Seddio (former)

 

Councilmembers

Margaret Chin

Laurie Cumbo

Danny Dromm

Rafael Espinal

Dan Garodnick

Corey Johnson

Benjamin Kallos

Brad Lander

Stephen Levin

Mark Levine

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Speaker)

Carlos Menchaca

Rosie Mendez

Ydanis Rodriguez

Helen Rosenthal

Ritchie Torres

Jumaane Williams

Ronnie Eldridge (Former)

Lew Fidler (Former)

 

Prominent Individuals

Monte Albers de Leon

Curtis Arluck, DL*

Mark Benoit

Keen Berger, DL*

Christian Campbell
Reefer Madness, Big Love, True Detective

Scott Caplan

Gus Christensen

Louise Dankberg, DL*

Jon Del Giorno

Robert Dennison
Former Commissioner of NYS Parole under Gov. Pataki

Sylvia DiPietro, DL*

Bill Dobbs

Kyan Douglas
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy

Mitch Draizin

James Duff, Creator
The Closer, Major Crimes

Hazel Dukes
NAACP New York State

Ethan Eldon
Former Commissioner of Department of Air Resources NYC

Mujahid Farid

Josh Fox
Producer/Director, Gasland

Deni Frand
Former Executive Director, People for the American Way NY Region*

Emily Jane Goodman
Supreme Court Justice, (Ret)

Michael Hardy
General Council, National Action Network

Nadine Hoffmann
President, Village Independent Democrats

Donna Hylton

Andy Humm
Co-host Gay USA

Phillip Keane
The Closer, Major Crimes

Susan Lerner
Executive Director Common Cause New York State **

Bertha Lewis
The Black Institute

Kate Linker

Evie Litwok

Sally MacNichol
CONNECT

Mike C. Manning
Disney's Cloud 9, Kidnapped for Christ

Zenaida Mendez
Former President, NOW New York State

Dorothy Muller

Ali Najmi
Candidate for City Council

Paul Newell, DL*

Ann Northrop
Co-Host Gay USA

Jennifer Rajkumar, DL*

Lynn Roberts PhD-
Assistant Professor, Community Health: CUNY**

Bill Samuels
EffectiveNY

Elaine Schulman
President, Ansonia Independent Democrats

Arthur Schwartz, DL*

Tom Shanahan
Civil Rights Attorney

Rev. Al Sharpton
President, National Action Network

Steven Skyles-Mulligan, DL*

Tom Smith
Former President, Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Steven W. Smollens, DL*

David Solomon

Elinor Tatum
Publisher, Amsterdam News

Zephyr Teachout

Quentin Walcott
CONNECT

Seth Weissman

Jeanne Wilcke

Tim Wu

 

Faith Leaders

Rev. Dr. Robert l Brashear
Pastor, West Park Presbyterian Church

Rabbi Ayelet Cohen

The Rev. Dr. Peter Heltzel
Micah Institute
Park Avenue Christian Church

Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson
President, Auburn Seminary

Rabbi David Ingber
Founder and Spiritual Director, Romemu

Leah Kozak
Associate Director, Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary

Rabbi Robert N. Levine DD
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Rabbi Joy Levitt

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church

Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church

Father James Sheehan
Educational Ministry Catholic Archdiocese of New York

Rabbi Felicia L. Sol

John Vaughn
Executive Vice President, Auburn Theological Seminary

Campaign Riverside Church Prison Ministry

The American Friends Service Committee (NY)

 

Organizations

Amsterdam News

Ansonia Democratic Club

Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club

College & Community Fellowship

Chelsea/West Village for Change

Democracy for NYC

Downtown Independent Democrats

EffectiveNY

Five Mualimm-ak

From Life to Life

Gotham Greens Local

Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats

Greater NYC for Change

Incarcerated Nation Corp

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Just Leadership USA

Lenox Hill Democratic Club

Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens

Manhattan Young Democrats

McManus Democratic Club

NAACP New York State

National Action Network

National Dominican Women’s Caucus

National Lawyers Guild New York City

New Visions Democratic Club

New York County Democratic Committee

Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP)

Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club

Stonewall Democratic Club

Think Outside the Cell

Village Independent Democrats

VOCAL-NY

West Brooklyn Independent Democrats

 

*DL Connotes Democratic District Leader

** For Identification Purposes Only

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Matthew Bond
  9. Erik Bottcher
  10. Hon. Gale Brewer
  11. Danny Burstein
  12. Robin Byrd
  13. Tiffany Cabán
  14. Christian Campbell
  15. Gus Christensen
  16. Hon. Martin Connor
  17. Tom Connor
  18. Hon. Jon Cooper
  19. Wilson Cruz
  20. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  21. Alan Cumming
  22. Michael Czaczkes
  23. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  24. Aries Dela Cruz
  25. Jon Del Giorno
  26. Kyan Douglas
  27. James Duff
  28. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  29. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  30. Marc Fliedner
  31. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  32. Dan Gettleman
  33. Jason Goldman
  34. Emily Jane Goodman
  35. Hon. Mark Green
  36. Tony Hoffmann
  37. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  38. Binn Jakupi
  39. Hon. Letitia James
  40. Hon. Corey Johnson
  41. Camille Joseph
  42. Phillip Keane
  43. Suzanne Kessler
  44. Yetta Kurland
  45. Dodge Landesman
  46. Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito
  47. Phillip McCarthy
  48. Matt McMorrow
  49. Michael Mallon
  50. Mike C. Manning
  51. David Mansur
  52. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  53. Troy Masters
  54. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  55. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  56. John Cameron Mitchell
  57. Donny Moss
  58. Barry Mullineaux
  59. Denis O'Hare
  60. America Olivo Campbell
  61. Noah Pfefferbilt
  62. Josue Pierre
  63. Bob Pontarelli
  64. Billy Porter
  65. Hon. Keith Powers
  66. Randy Rainbow
  67. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  68. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  69. Maer Roshan
  70. Sheila Rule
  71. Toby Russo
  72. Bill Samuels
  73. James Sansum
  74. Scott Sartiano
  75. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  76. Lynn Schulman
  77. Cecile Scott
  78. Frank Selvaggi
  79. Rev. Al Sharpton
  80. David Siffert
  81. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  82. Kathy Slawinski
  83. Tom Smith
  84. Anne Strahle
  85. Hon. Scott Stringer
  86. Wayne Sunday
  87. Hon. Bill Thompson
  88. JD Thompson
  89. Bjorn Thorstad
  90. Hon. Matt Titone
  91. Jessica Walter
  92. Barry Weinberg
  93. Seth Weissman
  94. Hon. Jumaane Williams
  95. Emma Wolfe
  96. Hon. Keith Wright
  97. Zephyr Teachout