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Queens Village Republican Club Meeting Thursday Nov. 7

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Queens Village Republican Club Events

 NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING: THURS, NOV. 7, AT 7:30 PM

Trattoria Lucia Restaurant


This month’s meeting will be devoted to a post mortem on the election results.
The featured Speaker is Eric Mingott who is planning to form an Hispanic-American Republican Coalition and will speak about his attempts to convert Hispanics in Queens to the Republican Party. He is a proud Republican and a former Marine who presently works as a tax accountant, but his heart is – and forever shall be – in service to the public. Mingott was a hopeful for the 35th Assembly District until his dreams were crushed after he was knocked off the ballot as a consequence of the internal war going on within the Queens GOP.
During his campaign in 2012, Mingott had taken the time to register friends and family with the Republican Party so that they could serve as witnesses to his petitions. “Family, friends, they registered Republican because of me — and we’re glad and proud — but the BOE didn’t process them in time,” he said. Doors open at 7:30 with free refreshments. General business meeting begins at 8 PM. The meeting all/restaurant is located at 247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose. Parking is available at the Queens County Savings Bank lot next to the barber shop.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VALIANT EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF OUR CANDIDATES!!

We wish to congratulate all our Republican candidates and supporters for your valiant efforts. Republicans won key races across NY State and in Nassau County, Republican County Executive Ed Mangano and our own QVRC member and former sergeant at arms Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos won reelection. Here in Queens, City Councilman Eric Ulrich won reelection.

Although we were outnumbered as much as 6 to 1 or more in some council districts, our local candidates stepped up to the plate fought courageous battles to represent us. Alex Blishteyn, Dennis Saffran, Joe Concannon, Scherie Murray, and Sunny Hahn and their teams deserve our love, admiration and praise for fighting for the good of our city and making a huge difference. No doubt we feel disappointed and disheartened by the results of the election and the future of NYC looks very dark. But let’s continue the friendships we’ve made through this campaign and stay positive and carry on the fight to build the party here in Eastern Queens. We met so many great people and our candidates are the true leaders of the people here in Queens. But we cannot wait until a few months before the next election to form a campaign team. We need to build the team throughout the year and organize to be victorious in the next election cycle. If this election taught us anything, it is that we cannot go back to sleep, but that we need to build our organization starting tomorrow.

The Queens Village Republican Club plans to do so. We will capitalize on the momentum of these campaigns and build the base for future political contests. We hope you will all come to the Club General Meeting tomorrow evening at Trattoria Lucia Restaurant and join our Club. Dues are only $25 per person or $45 per couple. Next month we have our annual Christmas Dinner. We invite you to become active in the oldest continuously active Republican Club in America!

With the anti-police, anti-business big government agenda of the newly elected “progressive” (read communist) de Blasio, Letitia James, Scott Stinger, new Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson et al  regime, we may unfortunately see our beloved New York City go down in flames.  It is a regrettable reality that we will see higher crime rates, lower property values and a mass exodus of the wealthy further eroding the tax base of a growing welfare state. The Queens Village Republican Club vows to grow and build on the momentum of the previous campaigns and be ready to step in and “pick up the pieces.”  We hope you will all play a part in it.


CLUB MEETING TIME, LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Trattoria Lucia Italian Restaurant
247-63 Jericho Turnpike
Bellerose, Queens, NY 11426
phone: 718-343-2185
Time: 7:30 pm – Free coffee, soda and cake.
8:00 – 10:00 pm – QVRC General Club Meeting
Directions: 5 blocks east of the Braddock Ave./Cross Island Pkwy intersection on Jericho Tpke.  For public transportation, take the Q36 or N24 buses. 5 blocks from Bellerose LIRR Station. Parking is available in the Queens County Savings Bank parking lot next door.

CAMPAIGN WRAP UP

Hi Everyone,

Joe_019_highresThank you for your wonderful and faithful support in this year’s campaign for New York City Council. The election this year was filled with challenges: short notice to prepare the campaign, prepare the voters, limited time to raise funds and running on an independent line which many voters just did not at all understand.

We crafted our campaign literature to educate the voters about the issues involved in this election cycle and where to find us on the ballot, but this proved to be a rather large obstacle in the end. It was particularly detrimental to the campaign as well that the 2013 General Election Voter’s Guide provided no listing of my profile and photo due to the incompetence and malfeasance of the NYC Campaign Finance Board.

Last evening we met at Vaccaro’s Pizzeria & Trattoria in Floral Park to thank our supporters, donors and campaign volunteers. We took stock of the campaign results that were coming in and conceded the election to Mark Weprin at about 10:10pm. We thanked all of you for your tireless work, time and energy. We had a great team, wonderful and hard working campaign manager and plenty of encouragement. Thank you all.

Moving forward, I will be joining the Queens Village Republican Club Board, and would ask each of you to become a club member at $25.00 a year. More importantly, I ask you to become active members of this club, participate in its functions and look to get our candidates elected. This is where politics begins, locally, and we’re counting on each of you to join us.

Joseph R. Concannon
VOTE THE REFORM LINE
Candidate for NYC Council District #23
https://www.facebook.com/concannon2013
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SAFFRAN WINS CASE UPHOLDING SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS CALLS ON NEW YORK CITY TO PASS A SIMILAR LAW, CITING PRESENCE OF 5 RELEASED OFFENDERS NEAR SCHOOLS & PLAYGROUNDS IN NORTHEAST QUEENS COUNCIL DISTRICT

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Contact: David Zuniga
718-225-0757 (campaign hq)
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david@saffran2013.com

SAFFRAN WINS CASE UPHOLDING SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS; CALLS ON NEW YORK CITY TO PASS A SIMILAR LAW,CITING PRESENCE OF 5 RELEASED OFFENDERS NEAR SCHOOLS & PLAYGROUNDS IN NORTHEAST QUEENS COUNCIL DISTRICT

City Council Candidate Dennis Saffran (R-C-Reform, 19th District), today announced that, in a decision handed down earlier this month, he had won an appellate court victory on behalf of Nassau County that allows over 100 municipalities throughout New York State to continue to bar registered sex offenders from living near schools, playgrounds, or their own victims.  Noting the presence of five such predators near schools and playgrounds in his Northeast Queens Council district, Saffran called on the New York City Council to enact similar restrictions, and announced plans to introduce such legislation in the Council.

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Saffran spoke at a press conference at Willets Point Playground, located on 166th St between 16th Rd and 16th Ave in Whitestone, right next to PS 9/209 and the North Side School, and only a block away from the residence of Arthur Fisher, a level 2 sexual offender who was convicted of sexually abusing a girl less than 11 years old.  He released a map and chart showing that 22 registered sex offenders reside in the 19th Council district in Northeast Queens, including at least five living near parks, day care centers or schools.  Among these are John Shea, who raped a 9 year old girl, and was classified as a Level 3 sexual offender — meaning he is highly likely to repeat his offense — living only two blocks from McNeil Park in College Point; John Prunty, a violent sex offender convicted of 1st degree sexual abuse of a child, who resides a block away from St Luke’s School; and Peter Legoff, who purposefully established a relationship with a 5-year-old in order to commit first degree sexual abuse, and resides a block away from Powell’s Cove Park.

Saffran praised the appeals court ruling, saying: “This decision is a victory for parents across the state, allowing communities to pass laws that place the safety of children above the rights of dangerous predators.”olent sex offender convicted of 1st degree sexual abuse of a child, who resides a block away from St Luke’s School; and Peter Legoff, who purposefully established a relationship with a 5-year-old in order to commit first degree sexual abuse, and resides a block away from Powell’s Cove Park.

However, he continued: “It is unacceptable that New York City has not passed such legislation providing our children with the same protection as the children in Nassau County and over 100 other localities around the State.  And it is unacceptable that parents in Northeast Queens have to send their children to schools and playgrounds within walking distance of convicted child rapists and sexual predators.”

He pledged that “one of my first actions as Councilman will be to introduce a bill like the one the court just upheld.”

In the case which Saffran won, People v. Diack (attached), a three-judge Appellate Term panel unanimously reversed a lower court decision which had struck down Nassau’s sex offender residency restriction law.  That law, which is similar to other local laws throughout the State, prohibits sex offenders required to register under New York’s “Megan’s Law” from residing within one thousand feet of a school, five hundred feet of a park, or two thousand feet of their victims.  The case involved Michael Diack, a designated sex offender under Megan’s Law who had served 22 months in prison on a child pornography conviction and was then charged with violating the Nassau law by living only 500 feet away from two Pre-K through 12 schools, including one for children with special needs.

The lower court had thrown out the charges against Diack, holding that the Nassau law and others like it around the State were “preempted” by State law.  The appeals court ruling reinstates the charges against Diack – and green lights the other local sex offender residency laws across the state.

Saffran’s comments about the ruling echoed the statements of Parents for Megan’s Law head Laura Ahearn, with whom he worked as director of the Center for the Community Interest, a national non-profit focused on quality-of-life and anti-crime reforms, and with whom he consulted in defending the Nassau law.  Ahearn called the decision “a tremendous victory for the community. The message is loud and clear — the protection of children is a top priority.”


UPDATE: Fundraiser for SCHERIE S. MURRAY

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