All Politics is Local – Get Out and Vote!
By Phil Orenstein
We believe one person’s actions can make a difference. Moses Maimonides, a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher, said it best: “Each person should see himself as though the entire world is on a delicate balance, and with one deed, he or she can tip the scales.” Although some of us may feel we are too tiny and insignificant to change the world, there is something we can all do to make a real difference: vote and encourage others to do the same!
Voting matters. Some elections have been decided by just a handful of votes. Republican David Storobin won a special election for State Senate in Brooklyn a few years ago by a mere 13 votes. The Father of the Constitution, James Madison believed that voting matters and helped establish the first political party, the Republicans, although it had no relation to the modern GOP established in 1854. In fact, he said it is so crucial, that “the government equilibrium of power would face collapse” without “an informed and engaged electorate.” Madison believed that all power in America ultimately resides with the people.
OCTOBER 14, 2016 / NEWS / POLITICS
Queens County GOP chairman Bob Turner and Queens Village Republican Club President Phil Orenstein said their support for Republican nominee Donald Trump has not waned in recent weeks. Photo by Micahel Shain
Candidates tackle policy issues with Republicans at St. Anne’s Council
Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:30 am
by Ryan Brady, Associate Editor
PHOTO BY RYAN BRADY
Harry Wilson, who may run for governor as a Republican in 2018, speaks to the Queens Village Republican Club. State Senate candidate Jarret Freeman, left, Assembly candidate Ira Harris and upper chamber hopeful Mark Cipolla also spoke.
Republican hopefuls for the state Assembly and Senate and a businessman weighing a gubernatorial bid talked about policy issues at a Queens Village Republican Club Meet the Candidates night at the St. Anne’s Council last Thursday.
Mark Cipolla, Republican and Conservative Candidate for New York State Senate District 11
Read all about Mark Cipolla’s candidacy in the Queens Chronicle: “GOP backing lawyer against Sen. Avella”
Mark Cipolla will be a featured speaker at the next General Club Meeting:
Thurs. Sept 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus/St. Anne’s Council
263-15 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Mark Cipolla is the Republican and Conservative candidate for New York State Senate in District 11 which is in Northeastern Queens. When asked about the reason he chose to enter the race, he said: “I am tired of seeing career politicians allowed to treat “their” office as theirs, not “ours.” I am tired of seeing career politicians run unopposed because the cost of running a campaign against an incumbent is perceived as cost prohibitive and the uphill battle too daunting.”
One of our biggest issues is corruption in Albany and as Mark has stated: “the first step in ensuring that our government operates ethically is to demand that our elected officials are challenged on their record when up for re-election. Without serious challengers we provide career politicians with immunity to act in their self-interest, not in our best interest.”