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Rent is 2 Damn High

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Rent is 2 Damn High Party
New York
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Organization Profile
Year founded:2005
Website:Official website
The Rent is 2 Damn High is a political party in the United States, active primarily in New York. The party ran candidates in the 2005 and 2009 New York City mayoral elections and the 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial elections. The party was founded by Jimmy McMillan. In 2014, the party expanded activity to Washington, D.C. by running candidates in the Democratic primaries for city council.[1]

Background

McMillan and the party gained a cult following in 2010 after his appearance in a debate at Hofstra University. He was a crowd favorite for his "ceaseless tirade against high rents throughout the state." New York magazine crowned McMillan as the debate's winner.[2] The video of part of the debate can be found below:

Platform

McMillan's viral campaign slogan inspired a number of impersonators at political rallies around the country.

A platform released by McMillan in 2010 had the following points:[3]

  • Declaring an economic state of emergency
  • Housing Homeless Emergency Bill
  • Combining various housing boards into the New York State Rent Board
  • Travel tax deductions
  • Free college tuition
  • Property tax cut
  • Landlord Tenant and Criminal Court reform
  • Restoring family values

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