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{{tnr}}'''Donald Hassig''' is a 2012 Green candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 21st congressional district elections, 2012|the 21st Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
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{{tnr}}'''Donald Hassig''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Green Party]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 21st Congressional District]] of [[New York]].<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''New York Board of Elections'', "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014]</ref>
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Hassig was also a 2012 Green candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 21st Congressional District]] of [[New York]]. He lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/NY/house ''CNN'' "New York Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Hassig holds a bachelor's in biology and chemistry from the State University of New York at Potsdam College.  He is the founder and director of Cancer Action NY, a grassroots organization that aims to minimize cancer risk by reducing exposure to pollutant carcinogens.<ref>[Email submission to Ballotpedia on August 26, 2012]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Political Philosophy===
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Hassig outlined his political philosophy as the following:
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"I believe that good government is a vitally necessary part of civil society.  I hope to bring about a great change in the federal government of the United States.  I am committed to working with great perseverance to bring a new federal government into existence that functions without any controlling influences of corporations.  I am committed to the establishment and enforcement of publicly financed campaigns for public office.  I am committed to using government to increase the quantity of fairness in America.  I will work to establish a system of taxation that introduces fairness into economic matters at all levels of economic status.  I propose to accomplish this by enacting tax changes that include:  (1) 50,000.00 standard deduction on federal income tax, combined with progressive tax rates; and (2) a federal sales tax on all transactions that occur on the New York Stock Exchange and within the financial sector.
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I would use the funds generated by the above described system of taxation to provide the following service free of charge:  public transportation, college through graduate school, health care and legal services.  I would endeavor to insure that a new minimum was established for Social Security, that minimum being 1,500.00 dollars per month.  I would establish open enrollment Medicaid for all Americans.
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In order to accomplish the goals described above, the Truth needs to come out about corporate control of government in the United States.  I would work to establish a National Truth Commission charged with empowering the American people to bring out the Truth about corporate control.  I would endeavor to create a First Amendment Rights Task Force.  This task force would be charged with empowering the American people to make full use of their First Amendment rights.  The task force would serve to insure that abuses of First Amendment rights were addressed with the full force of the law."<ref>[Email submission to Ballotpedia on August 26,2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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[[File:BattlegroundRace.jpg|left|100px|link=U.S. House battleground districts, 2014]]
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Hassig {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014|21st District]]. Hassig {{2014isseeking}} the Green Party nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[New York's 21st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Hassig is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 21st congressional district elections, 2012|21st District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Green Party ticket. He was unopposed in the primary and will face incumbent [[Bill Owens]] (D) and [[Matt Doheny]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>
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Hassig ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012|21st District]]. He sought the nomination on the Green Party ticket. He was unopposed in the primary and faced incumbent [[Bill Owens]] (D) and [[Matt Doheny]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref> Owens won.<ref name="cnnr"/>
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==Campaign donors==
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No campaign donor information available.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=NY21&spec=N ''Open Secrets'', "Donald Hassig" Accessed May 20, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[New York's 21st Congressional District]]
  
 
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Donald Hassig
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 21
PartyGreen Party
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Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York Potsdam College
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Donald Hassig is a 2014 Green Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 21st Congressional District of New York.[1]

Hassig was also a 2012 Green candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 21st Congressional District of New York. He lost in the general election.[2]

Biography

Hassig holds a bachelor's in biology and chemistry from the State University of New York at Potsdam College. He is the founder and director of Cancer Action NY, a grassroots organization that aims to minimize cancer risk by reducing exposure to pollutant carcinogens.[3]

Issues

Political Philosophy

Hassig outlined his political philosophy as the following:

"I believe that good government is a vitally necessary part of civil society. I hope to bring about a great change in the federal government of the United States. I am committed to working with great perseverance to bring a new federal government into existence that functions without any controlling influences of corporations. I am committed to the establishment and enforcement of publicly financed campaigns for public office. I am committed to using government to increase the quantity of fairness in America. I will work to establish a system of taxation that introduces fairness into economic matters at all levels of economic status. I propose to accomplish this by enacting tax changes that include: (1) 50,000.00 standard deduction on federal income tax, combined with progressive tax rates; and (2) a federal sales tax on all transactions that occur on the New York Stock Exchange and within the financial sector.

I would use the funds generated by the above described system of taxation to provide the following service free of charge: public transportation, college through graduate school, health care and legal services. I would endeavor to insure that a new minimum was established for Social Security, that minimum being 1,500.00 dollars per month. I would establish open enrollment Medicaid for all Americans.

In order to accomplish the goals described above, the Truth needs to come out about corporate control of government in the United States. I would work to establish a National Truth Commission charged with empowering the American people to bring out the Truth about corporate control. I would endeavor to create a First Amendment Rights Task Force. This task force would be charged with empowering the American people to make full use of their First Amendment rights. The task force would serve to insure that abuses of First Amendment rights were addressed with the full force of the law."[4]

Elections

2014

BattlegroundRace.jpg
See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

Hassig is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 21st District. Hassig is seeking the Green Party nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012

Hassig ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 21st District. He sought the nomination on the Green Party ticket. He was unopposed in the primary and faced incumbent Bill Owens (D) and Matt Doheny (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5] Owens won.[2]

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2012

No campaign donor information available.[6]

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