Impeach Cuomo! DAYEINU!!!!

The word dayeinu means “it would have been enough.” The song is about being grateful to God for all of the gifts he gave the Jewish people, such as taking us out of slavery, giving us the Torah & Shabbat, and had God only given one of the gifts, it would have still been enough. This year, we’re repurposing our Dayeinu with some righteous indignation aimed at Governor Andrew Cuomo. Any one of his many crimes should have been enough to warrant a resignation or impeachment. Now, with New York at a crossroads, let’s take a walk down memory lane. After each statement, we all repeat: Dayeinu! Just as God’s blessings for the Jewish people have been plentiful, our list of Cuomo crimes is long! So get comfortable, and sign our petition.

Special thanks to Ravi Mangla & our own Rafael Shimunov for comprehensively compiling Cuomo's many crimes and failings.

If Cuomo had raided the MTA budget in 2010, 2014, 2015, leaving NYC's transit system to crumble, but not disbanded the Moreland Commission, an ethics body, when he himself came under investigation...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo disbanded the Moreland Commission but not rushed the reopening of the Tappan Zee Bridge against engineers' orders, so he had something to grandstand about ahead of the 2018 primary...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo rushed the reopening of the Tappan Zee Bridge but not quietly given tax breaks for luxury yachts and private planes in the 2015 state budget...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo quietly given those tax breaks but not proceeded to give more tax breaks to corporations than any other U.S. Governor...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo given more tax breaks to corporations than any other U.S. Governor but not taken hundreds of thousands in donations from predatory financial execs pushing austerity in Puerto Rico...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo taken hundreds of thousands in donations from predatory financial execs pushing austerity in Puerto Rico but not gotten friends and staff to make repeated $1 donations so he could claim "small donors"...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo gotten friends and staff to make repeated $1 donations but not deleted state workers emails after 90 days, raising serious questions about ethics and paper trails...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo deleted state workers emails after 90 days but not raked in huge money from the real estate industry...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo raked in huge money from real estate but not taken nearly $1 million from landlords and property owners who rent space to ICE and CBP...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo not taken nearly $1 million from landlords and property owners who rent space to ICE and CBP but not cut off funding to the grassroots organizations protecting immigrant communities like New York Communities for Change & Make the Road New York after they dared to endorse Cynthia Nixon...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo cut funding from these grassroots orgs but not sought to destroy the Working Families Party...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo sought to destroy the Working Families Party but not created a fake women’s party to try and manipulate women into voting on a ballot line with no platform or constituency, in another attempt to destroy the WFP… DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo created a fake women’s party to destroy the WFP but not refused, year after year, to tax the rich...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo refused to tax the rich but not spent $50 million on a job creation program that created only 408 jobs...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo spent $50 million on this failed job creation program but not backed the IDC, a group of fake Democrats that gave Republicans the majority in the State Senate for years...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo backed the IDC but not vetoed more bills now, with a fully blue legislature, than when we had a Republican Senate...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo vetoed more bills from a blue legislature but not attempted to torpedo legislation to restore driver’s licences for undocumented people...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo attempted to torpedo the Green Light legislation but not later said “As a New Yorker, I am a Muslim. I am a Jew. I am Black. I am gay. I am a woman seeking to control her body. We are one New York”...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo said he’s a Muslim, Jewish, Black, gay woman seeking to control her body but not also compared anti-Italian discrimination to anti-Black racism, dropping the N-word in the process...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo compared anti-Italian discrimination to anti-Black racism but not cut Medicaid & $400 million from hospitals at the start of the pandemic...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo cut Medicaid & hospital funding at the start of the pandemic but not failed to fulfill the Foundation Aid formula year after year, ignoring the court order to fund Black & brown public schools...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo failed to fund Black & brown public schools but not covered up the real number of lives lost to COVID-19 in New York State nursing homes...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo covered up the real number of lives lost in nursing homes but not also insisted on austerity budgets at the expense of schools, healthcare, and life-saving services for Black and brown communities...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo insisted on austerity budgets but not sexually harassed his staff and others around him, creating an unbearably toxic misogynist workplace...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo sexually harassed his staff and others around him but not played political games instead of shutting down the State to keep people safe...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo played political games instead of shutting down the State but not excluded undocumented New Yorkers from all relief in a so-called sanctuary state...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo excluded undocumented New Yorkers from relief but not also rolled back bail reform in order to incarcerate more poor New Yorkers at the start of the pandemic...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo rolled by bail reform but not exploited prison labor to produce hand sanitizer for pennies...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo exploited prison labor to produce hand sanitizer but not refused to prioritize vaccinations for incarcerated people, against the recommendations of health experts...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo refused to prioritize vaccinations for incarcerated people but not had one of the nation’s most horrific records on clemencies to begin with...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo had one of the nation’s most horrific records on clemencies but not referred to unhoused people on the subway as “disgusting”...DAYEINU!

Had Cuomo referred to unhoused people on the subway as “disgusting” but not, while New York has had among the worst COVID outcomes of any state, spent his time writing a book about how he single-handedly defeated the virus...DAYEINU!!!