James "Jimmy" McMillan III is an American political activist, perennial candidate, karate expert, and Vietnam War veteran, as well as a former postal worker, and private investigator from Brooklyn, New York. McMillan is best known as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a New York-based political party.
The Rent is too High Party was birth out of the injustice that McMillan has seen when it comes to rent in New York City. McMillian uses humor and theatrics to promote the party's message, his passion is for the people of New York and their benefits. His Platform focus on Affordable Housing, Housing Discrimination, Gentrification, Economic Viability, and Jobs for City Youth.
The Rent Is Too Damn High Party is a political party, in the state of New York. The central tenet of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party is that rents in the city of New York are "too damn high and focuses primarily on serious welfare issues.
McMillan pledges to focus on the core matters of his campaign, by being the voice of the people because they are his number one concern. He's not your typical politician who will lie just to get a vote and then ignore you when they are in office, he wants to become the people's choice.
Currently, he's on the mission to spread the word about why he's running, seeking volunteers and donations to help him succeed in this fight to make New York City a beacon among cities. He’s the voice of the people, he will fight for New Yorkers who are suffering from rent that is just “too damn high”, affordable housing, housing discrimination, and jobs for city youths among other issues in his campaign.
McMillan wants to be your next City Councilmember for District 2, in 2017 .