Vote NO on the ConCon Con!
By George I. Levy
District Leader, 24th Assembly District, Queens County Conservative Party
On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on two ballot referenda: Proposition 1 for a state Constitutional Convention, and Proposition 2, a Constitutional Amendment that would deny pensions to politicians convicted of certain crimes.
New York State’s Constitution gives voters the right to approve a Constitutional Convention every 20 years, and 2017 is such a year. If approved, voters would choose 204 delegates to that Convention next year. Those delegates would meet in April, 2019 to propose amendments, or a new Constitution, to be approved by voters, likely in November, 2019 but there is no Convention time limit, and to take effect the following January 1.
President’s Message Oct 2017
By Phil Orenstein
Some say the glass is half full, some say half empty. I choose the positive. I say it’s half full, we are on track to winning elections, and our actions, words and prayers to elect strong Republicans, are making a difference!
Republicans are a minority group in New York City. Outgunned, outnumbered, and hunkered down in our foxholes, we Republicans forgot what winning is all about. We are engaged in a battle for the soul of America, and winning the battle of ideas means winning elections.
This battle of ideas, which in our history took the form of the slave system versus a free market society, began when the founders of the Republican Party met in 1856, in Philadelphia. They met where the U.S. Constitution was written, in order to restore it, return to its foundational principles, and to abolish the deep-rooted slavery system of the South, championed by the Democrats, which was spreading North and to new territories in the West.
CITY COUNCIL: EVEN THOUGH I’VE LOST FRIENDS HERE’S WHY I’M RUNNING AS BLACK REPUBLICAN
BY RUPERT GREEN
The Black Star News, P.O. Box 1472, New York, N.Y., 10274
Five months ago I stated my intention to run for City Council in District 27 Queens (St. Albans, parts of Hollis, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Addisleigh Park, Jamaica, and Springfield Gardens) as a Republican.
Annual Columbus Day Dinner Meeting features History Instructor Gerald Matacotta on “The legacy and history of Columbus in the United States” and former Republican NYS Assembly candidate Alan Zwirn on “Proposition #1: The Constitutional Conventaion”
COLUMBUS DAY DINNER
THURSDAY OCT. 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
255-41 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, NY
The city’s statues and monuments are being threatened with elimination, including the iconic Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle, since Mayor de Blasio formed an advisory commission to “address monuments seen as oppressive.” Now a throng of vandals has appeared defacing our monuments, including the Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park which was vandalized, the destruction of the statue of Francis Scott Key, who wrote our beloved National Anthem, and many others.