The Hudson Valley enjoys a long and diverse relationship with the arts. Speaking as one artist, a resident, and a Democrat, I wish I could be enthusiastic about the candidacy of Zephyr Teachout. Her campaign says, “We can have a fair economy that puts the middle class back at its center,” and certainly this is a goal I support.
But for a segment of the middle class that includes artists and creative professionals, there is a corporate agenda working against our interests — one that is less visible than business tax avoidance or lobbying. It’s Silicon Valley’s assault on copyright; and Zephyr Teachout has played a significant role in furthering that agenda as an executive at the organization Fight for the Future.