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Curtis Sliwa for Mayor Motorcade Barnstorms through Queens

Curtis Sliwa for Mayor made several stops from morning to night on his barnstorming tour of Queens on Saturday June 19th. Here are some photos of the days action from Breezy Point and Floral Park, Queens.

Breezy Point photos with Steve Sirgiovanni for City Council and Rich Valdes, WABC Talk Show Host

Floral Park photos with Alex Amoroso, Republican candidate for City Council in District #23


Curtis Sliwa endorses Steve Sirgiovanni for City Council

Opponent Ariola uses political tricknology to ride on Sliwa’s soaring popularity toward the June 22nd Republican primary

Although the Queens County GOP is supporting Fernando for Mayor, it looks like Chairwoman Joann Ariola prefers to associate herself with Curtis Sliwa to give the impression they are running as a team.

Curtis said: “Last night I had a fundraiser at Prima Pasta on Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach. In the window was a small sign for Ariola. I asked them to take it down and instead walked across the street to the largest political banner of this political cycle for our Patriot City Council candidate Steve Sirgiovanni. I let everyone know that I was supporting Steve and not Ariola. Ariola is putting up signs wherever there are Sliwa signs and is trying to attach herself to My candidacy.”

We can understand Ariola’s shunning of Mateo, who has no signs in Howard Beach, and her use of political tricknology to attach herself to Sliwa especially after Mateo’s abysmal performance in last Thursday’s PIX11 Republican mayoral debate, and the ensuing PIX11 Mayor’s Race Poll showing Curtis crushing Mateo 74% to 15%.


Curtis Sliwa in Kew Gardens Hills: Sharing, Caring, and Uniting the People!

CURTIS SLIWA IN KEW GARDENS HILLS:
JOINS FOOD PANTRY GRAND OPENING 
SHARING, CARING, AND UNITING THE PEOPLE!

Kew Gardens Hills, NY.  June 9, 2021 – Republican Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who is familiar with every inch of NYC, is mobbed by supporters, as he came back to Kew Gardens Hills to discover Chazaq, and meet it’s founder and manager, Yaniv Meirov. 

Curtis with Yaniv Meirov, founder of Chazaq

As he handed out food packages at the Grand Opening of the Lev Aharon Community Food Pantry, run by Chazaq, Curtis praised their humanitarian operation, and remarked that he would broadcast their amazing work far and wide, of sharing, caring, and uniting people of all backgrounds. 

Curtis handing out food at Lev Aharon Food Pantry Grand Opening

Curtis is a uniter, not a divider, and he particularly appreciates the great work Chazaq is doing uniting the entire community with love and fellowship. This is the real NYC! 

Curtis with supporters

Also campaigning with Curtis were Republican Patriots candidates, including Danny Noble for Republican State Committee 27AD, Phil Orenstein for Republican State Committee 24AD, and Angelo King for City Council in District 24. Angelo works as an Electrician and is a uniter of the people as well.

Curtis with David Abraham (right) and Angelo King (2nd from right) with the Mets jersey

Also present was Republican Patriot State Committee 28AD candidate David Abraham who presented Curtis with a letter from a loyal supporter, Christine Healy, with four handwritten pages of the names and phone numbers of voters for Curtis.  Christine, an 80 year old disabled woman, is dedicating her heart and soul to getting Curtis elected mayor of NYC.  

Curtis displaying the letter and name list from loyal supporter Christine Healy

Curtis visited several shops along Main Street, including Bagel Boss on Jewel Avenue, where he met the owners and enjoyed one of their famous bagels with a schmear. 

Curtis with Bagel Boss owners

The Queens County Republican Patriots is a New York State registered multi-candidate committee dedicated to building a strong grassroots Republican Party organization in Queens.

For more information, including candidate info, visit the website: https://queenscountyrepublicanpatriots.com


 


Video: Sara Tirschwell speaks at June 3rd QVGOP Meeting plus Queens County Republican Patriots candidates

Sara Tirschwell, who was a Republican NYC mayoral candidate, was knocked off the primary ballot by Republican mayoral candidate Fernando Mateo and the Republican political establishment, and she will not be appearing on the primary ballot, which Curtis Sliwa said was a sad day for NYC and the Republican Party. The Republican establishment is busy suppressing talented and capable Republicans, rather than fighting Democrats and their destructive agenda for NYC. We give a voice to Sara, this talented and capable leader with over 30 years in the city’s financial services industry, at the Queens Village Republican Club, where it all begins. We also hear from several of the Queens County Republican Patriots candidates, who were likewise knocked off the ballot but fought back and won in state appeals court, and who are now officially on the ballot.


Curtis Sliwa alerts us against graffiti vandal’s message of anarchy coming to Queens

Curtis Sliwa was out on the streets of Queens warning residents about the “No Police, No Presidents, No Prisons” message from graffiti vandals with an Antifa tag symbol. It will never happen under a Mayor Sliwa administration.


We are the real Republicans, the Republican Patriots!

By Phil Orenstein, May 27, 2021

PHIL ORENSTEIN & ANITA UPPAL

Anita Uppal and I are running for Republican State Committee District Leaders in the 24th Assembly District, the birthplace of President Trump, and as our extraordinary former president often says, we believe “our best days are yet to come.”

I was the previous District Leader of the 24th Assembly District and I feel it’s essential that with your support, Anita and I must win back this seat at the Republican Primary Election on June 22nd. Originally, our past president of the Queens Village Republican Club, Reverend Philip Sica held the seat as Republican State Committeeman for many years, and I followed in his honorable footsteps for several years. Now it’s important that we win back this district leadership seat for the sake of our club and the Republican Party.

Besides campaigning to build a strong grassroots Republican Party, we have been fighting for ballot access, since both Anita and I, along with nearly 30 other Republican candidates were thrown off the ballot because of “innocent and inconsequential” technicalities, after meeting all the petitioning and legal requirements to be on the primary ballot. It’s an important piece of the puzzle that the voting public, notably registered Republicans, know that they have been disenfranchised by the collusion of the establishment party organization, the New York City Board of Elections, and the lower courts of New York State, in order to protect the status quo, the incumbent leadership, and keep “outsiders” out.

We have been fighting this ongoing legal battle with faith in our American system of justice, and on appeal, we were restored to the ballot with a unanimous 4-0 ruling in NY State Appellate Court which reversed the New York City Board of Elections and lower court rulings.

Despite the stunning Appellate Court judge’s decision, the establishment Queens County Republican Party organization tried to drag us through New York State’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals in Albany, and continue the legal wrangling to prevent us from being on the ballot, but they were defeated again! Now Republican voters of Queens get a chance to hold a Republican primary and select the candidates of their choice.

A word about ourselves first, and why we are running for State Committee positions in the Republican Party. Anita Uppal is a frontline healthcare worker, who with compassion and self-sacrifice, has been treating patients with kidney disease and chronic illness since immigrating from India, as well as caring for infected patients at the height of the pandemic. Her positive energy and infinite kindness stems from her practice and membership at Gurdwara Sant Sagar in Bellerose and Hanuman Mandir Hindu Temple. Enjoying the glorious freedom and opportunities America offers, she became an active member of the Queens Village Republican Club, and board member, and is now enthusiastically giving back to the community and country she loves.

I am honored to be president of the Queens Village Republican Club, America’s oldest GOP club, and since I became active in the club, I and a handful of enthusiastic board members, built it up from a small group of Republican stalwarts to the vibrant and renowned club it is today, one of the strongest clubs in New York State. Our club boasts exciting monthly meetings, informative newsletters and publications, a popular club website, and the annual gala Lincoln Dinners with over 350 excited guests and fellow patriots. I retired from my career in manufacturing several years ago, and took on the leadership of the club full time, as well as activities to build the Republican Party in Queens, city and statewide. Currently I am busy supporting political campaigns, and active in the community as a board member of the Bellerose Jewish Center, Coop board member, as well as a member of the Queens Village Civic Association, Bayside Kiwanis Club, and Community Board #13.

I got involved in politics to make difference, to let the people have a voice and control their own destinies, rather than the current top-down authoritarian control of a few “commissioners” in a room dictating the fate of us all. I believe in a bottom-up grassroots movement of the people fighting for America and for a united party that will save our city, state, and nation.  

We are proud to be running on the same Republican slate as Curtis Sliwa for Mayor, Danniel Maio for Queens Boro President, and other great Republican Patriots. These are the people who genuinely care about our city and our communities, and not for the benefit of themselves politically or otherwise.

We cherish God, family, and country, love our hometown communities, and above all strive to keep them safe. Amid last summer’s violent rioting and lawlessness, and calls to defund and abolish the police, we knocked on 1000’s of fellow Republican’s doors to raise awareness and collect signatures to support our local police, oppose the bail reform laws, and stand against defunding the police.

We also advocate for lower property taxes, protecting the interests of small businesses, and for a merit-based education system in NYC. We have been in the forefront fighting the bureaucracy of the city school system, and countering the political indoctrination in our schools. We’ve held fundraisers for restaurants during the lockdown, held rallies and press conferences, released position papers and press releases on the top issues. You can follow it all on our website www.QVGOP.org.

We are the legitimate Republican force in Queens. We are the real Republicans, the Republican Patriots! We are at the forefront, fighting for a better quality of life, working on the issues that matter for the citizens of Queens County, and for the revival of a great grassroots Republican Party. 


Court Victory Helps ‘Republican Patriots’ and Curtis Sliwa Redesign Party

By Shabsie Saphirstein, as published in May 20, 2021 edition of Queens Jewish Link

In the hours before Shavuos this past Sunday afternoon, May 16, Republican Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa joined a contingent of the Queens County Republican Patriots at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens to announce  their  4-0  win in the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department. The Queens County Republican Patriots is a New York State-registered multi-candidate committee dedicated to building a strong grassroots Republican Party organization for the 130,000 Queens Republicans.

The stunning win and a decision of the New York State Court of Appeals to not hear the case now allows 18 Republican candidates to appear on the primary ballot for the upcoming June 22 Primary election. In essence, this decision creates a Republican Primary in areas where a race had not been expected. Previously, New York City Board of Elections, the establishment known as the Queens County Republican Party, and a lower court ruling had thrown off the candidates citing an “innocent and inconsequential” technicality.

On Sunday, Joe Concannon, Republican Patriots leader and male State Committee candidate for the 33rd district, applauded the diverse group of assembled candidates: “Here are hardworking American citizens who have the wonderful right and privilege to vote here in America and Queens County, and we will fight for every one of them to have their day, whether it’s to run for State Committee, County Committee, City Council, or Mayor of NYC.”

Curtis Sliwa declared, “People should have an opportunity to run for office at the lowest levels to the highest levels. and there should not be all these impediments.” Sliwa placed blame on the Haggerty brothers “and their minions” for denying Sara Tirschwell, a Republican mayoral candidate, and comptroller candidate John Tabacco, a ballot spot. In the case of Tabacco, Sliwa recounted that one small, misplaced number on a cover sheet was the reason 17,000 signatures and his candidacy were rejected.

Sliwa urged, “If you don’t have deep pockets, or you do, you’ve got to contribute to their legal defense fund, because they’ve had to dig deep into their personal resources to fight the good fight.” The upholding of these candidates’ rights has cost upwards of $20,000, according to insiders. Sliwa continued, “I’m hoping that they and I are able to win this primary on June 22 and send a message to the Queens Republican County machine. But more importantly, it will open up the process for everyone else who wants to make a difference.”

Sliwa also shared a memory of his good friend former Congressman Bob Turner, who was removed from a Queens GOP chair amid a takeover, “I will never forgive, I will never forget, and I will use the power of the mayoralty  to  try  to  find  out  what  kind  of indiscretions have been going on, the same way I want Thrive investigated, de Blasio and his wife, we’re going to be investigating the Queens County Republican Party.”

In speaking with the various candidates on behalf of the Queens Jewish Link, I felt a strong passion resonate in each – a desire to be granted the opportunity to run in a primary.

Concannon saluted this premise, “They should be unimpeded by a  bureaucracy that seems to be hell-bent to never sup- port anybody other than the incumbent.” His words were echoed by those gathered, many proud Orthodox Jewish members of our communities.

“It  is  a  great  victory,  but  we  must continue to fight and unite the Republican Party in Queens,” remarked Daniel Noble, a male State Committee candidate for the 27th District, on the win. “We need a united Republican Party to fight for our rights.”

“I believe that it is time for a big change here in Queens and in New York City politics. We, the Republican Patriots, have assembled an extraordinary group of Patriots who will work hard and with passion to take back our party, our government, and our schools,” said Phil Orenstein to the QJL, a male State Committee candidate for the 24th District. “People are yearning for a real American grassroots movement of people in Queens with core conservative values and that’s the Republican Patriots!”

The  excitement  in  David  Abraham,  a male State Committee candidate for District 28, is quite palpable. Abraham has taken on this plight with full fervor. “We have to be taking on the Democrats, not challenging each other,” adding, “It’s time to replace.” Abraham’s statement came as he showed those assembled the court filing financed by taxpayer monies.

With military ballots and some absentee ballots already in the mail, the 18 candidates are now requesting new ones be is- sued. Queens Borough President candidate Danniel Maio wrote to the BOE, “Aggrieved- and-restored, my name should appear on all the Queens Republican Primary ballots starting today, May 13. We do reserve the right to challenge all mailed-in ballots that do not have our names printed.”


Republican Patriots with Curtis Sliwa at Boro Hall, announce their 4-0 Appellate Court Victory

18 Republican Candidates are restored to the ballot, and vow to fight, as litigation continues in New York State’s highest court

City Council candidate, Angelo King with Curtis Sliwa and Republican Patriot candidates at Queens Boro Hall

Kew Gardens, NY.  The Queens County Republican Patriots candidates for public and party offices were joined by NYC Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa at Queens Boro Hall Sunday afternoon, to announce the stunning 4-0 ruling in NY State Appellate Court 2nd Department. This decision reversed the New York City Board of Elections and lower court rulings this past week throwing the candidates off the ballot for an “inconsequential” technicality. 18 Republican candidates are ordered to be restored to the ballot and Republican voters of Queens get a chance to hold a Republican primary and select the candidates of their choice. 

Notwithstanding that decision, the establishment Queens County Republican Party organization is seeking to drag this soap opera out and see if they can get the New York State Court of Appeals to grant them a hearing.  While we think this is highly unlikely, we think the four-judge panel’s 4-0 decision speaks volumes on our behalf and that this coming Tuesday, the establishment organization will be rebuffed once again.

Joseph Concannon leads Queens County Republican Patriots Press Conference

Republican Patriots leader, Joe Concannon, spoke on behalf of the diverse group of assembled candidates, applauding them as “…hard working American citizens who have the wonderful right and privilege to vote here in America and Queens County, and we will fight for every one of them to have their day, whether it’s to run for State Committee, County Committee, City Council or Mayor of NYC.” He continued, “All they wanted from the very beginning was their opportunity for a primary….They wanted all of you to have the opportunity to vote for the best candidate out there. And that’s why we are here today, because we are going to fight that into the highest court in NYS, the NYS Court of Appeals.”

Concannon discussed the right and privilege for a Republican in Queens County to run for public or party office, saying “…they should be unimpeded by a bureaucracy that seems to be hellbent to never support anybody other than the incumbent.”

To the tune of occasional chants of “throw them out” he went on to say, “We will not be told by the establishment here in Queens County, these people who behave like juveniles from some sort of pre-school, that we cannot be on the ballot…They need to grow up or they need time out in the corner to think about what they’re doing to our party, our county, or city and state. They are manipulating the system with their cohorts at the NYC Board of Elections who should be thrown out.”

Concannon concluded his remarks about the establishment GOP, saying “It’s time for a change…and your juvenile theatrics and all your little manipulations of the Board of Elections, their lawyers, their commissioners, and everyone else, your day is done. It’s over. We’re coming after you…until you are out of this party.”

Concannon then introduced Curtis Sliwa, a great candidate running for mayor, as the man for the working man and woman of NYC, and Sliwa declared, “…people should have an opportunity to run for office at the lowest levels to the highest levels and there should not be all these impediments.”

Sliwa remarked about the sacking of Republican mayoral candidate Sara Tirschwell, comptroller candidate, John Tabacco and “so many candidates at the hands of the Haggerty brothers and their minions.” In the case of Tabacco, Sliwa recounted that one small, misplaced number on a cover sheet was the reason 17,000 signatures and his candidacy were tossed out. 

Curtis Sliwa poses with Republican Patriots candidates. To his right, former congressional candidate, Scherie Murray, to his left, Danniel Maio for Queens Boro President, Stephen Sergiovanni, candidate for City Council District 32, and Angelo King, candidate for City Council District 24

Sliwa said “something has to be done” about the ability of the Republican Patriots to run unimpeded against the county candidates, since they’ve been put through delays and endless court proceedings, and had to raise so much money to defend themselves. He urged, “…if you don’t have deep pockets, or you do, you’ve got to contribute to their legal defense fund, because they’ve had to dig deep into their personal resources to fight the good fight.”

Sliwa continued, “…I’m hoping that they and I are able to win this primary on June 22nd and send a message to the Queens Republican County machine. But more importantly, it will open up the process for everyone else who wants to make a difference.”

He ended his remarks commenting on the time they sacked his good friend former Congressman Bob Turner, ousting him from the chairmanship of the Queens GOP and taking over the party, saying, “I will never forgive, I will never forget and I will use the power of the mayoralty to try to find out what kind of indiscretions have been going on, the same way I want Thrive investigated, de Blasio and his wife, we’re going to be investigating the Queens County Republican Party.”

View the entire press conference below or on Rumble: https://rumble.com/vh5a2d-qcrp-press-conference-may-16th-2021.html

The Queens County Republican Patriots is a New York State registered multi-candidate committee dedicated to building a strong grassroots Republican Party organization in Queens.
For more information, visit the website: https://queenscountyrepublicanpatriots.com

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Curtis Sliwa Recounts Memories of the Rebbe on Visit to 770 Eastern Parkway – Anash.org

CURTIS SLIWA RECOUNTS MEMORIES OF THE REBBE ON VISIT TO CHABAD HEADQUARTERS

NEWS כ״ב אייר ה׳תשפ״א – MAY 4, 2021

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels who is running for Mayor of New York City, paid a visit to 770 Eastern Parkway on Thursday night, where he spoke to locals and recounted his memories of the Rebbe.

By Anash.org reporter

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels who is running for Mayor of New York City, paid a visit to 770 Eastern Parkway on Thursday night, the night of Lag B’omer.

For Sliwa, the anti-crime activist who founded the Guardian Angels in 1979, the visit to Chabad Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway was hardly the first. During the Crown Heights Riots of 1991, Sliwa and his patrol group took to the streets of Crown Heights to protect the Jewish community. And in the winter of 2019, when NYC saw a rise in anti-semitic crime, he was back with his group patrolling once again.

On March 8, 2020, Sliwa announced that he would be running for mayor of New York City in 2021, seeking to become the 110th mayor of New York City. But he is running as a Republican, and the city hasn’t elected a Republican for Mayor in over 15 years.

On Thursday, Sliwa paid a campaign stop to 770 Eastern Parkway, Chabad World Headquarters. During his visit, which took place around 10:30 PM, he spoke to a small crowd of bochurim and locals who weren’t attending any Lag B’omer program.

Sliwa told over his memories of his encounters with the Rebbe, including of the time he received a dollar from the Rebbe during “Sunday dollars.” After recording what seemed to be a campaign video, he continued talking to and greeting locals who approached him.


Are Free and Fair Elections Possible?

Are Free and Fair Elections Possible?

The corruption at 42 Broadway

By Phil Orenstein, April 26, 2021

What follows is detailed and factual account of crucial importance to all Americans regardless of political party affiliation, in understanding local, regional, and national elections and what has been corrupting our political election process.

Today, political candidates are blocked from even appearing on the ballot due to the nefarious machinations of political insiders. 

This is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue, but an American issue involving all political parties. It is about democratic participation in our political system.  It is how potential candidates do not even reach the ballot box and are thwarted by entrenched political insiders in collusion with Board of Elections executives. Thus, the status quo is maintained.  It is the undermining of the foundation of the democratic voting process that we the voters trust, which has been usurped by ten political “commissars” in a room.

The nefarious drama took place, as it always does, at 42 Broadway in Manhattan, in the bleak hearing room of the Board of Elections. In this room, the 31 Republican candidates knew their fate was already determined.  This is the factual account of 31 Republican candidates, running for public and party offices in Queens, who were recently thrown off the ballot for meaningless technicalities, thereby denying 130,000 registered Republican voters in Queens County, NY a choice in the upcoming June 22nd Primary Election.

A former commissioner revealed some of the shocking details of the insider protection racket at the top tiers of the Board of Elections and party organizations. According to the former insider, the commissioners, general counsel, the party bosses all collaborate to pre-determine the approved candidates to get on the ballot and who they want to knock off. These private “horse-trading” sessions occur prior to the public commissioners hearings, which are carefully pre-scripted to make sure the insurgent candidates do not have ballot access in their party’s Primary Election.

This is how the story played out. It began with 31 candidates seeking public and party offices under the Republican Party banner in Queens, but outside the auspices of the County Republican Party organization. The Queens County Republican Patriots (QCRP), a NYS multi-candidate political committee, supported their desire for public service with petitioning and other activities to meet the legal requirements to get on the ballot. Most of the candidates and their teams gathered several times the number of signatures required.

The County Republican Party sought to prevent the 31 candidates from getting on the ballot by filing General Objections against their petitions at the Board of Elections. Specifically, the county party charged that all the petitions should be invalidated, because of a listing of pre-printed Election District (ED) numbers in the blank space on the petition. The listing of ED numbers was not prohibited by NYS Election Law.  Actually, placing the ED numbers on the petition does clarify which signers can legitimately sign the petition.

The Board of Elections General Counsel agreed with the County Republican Party objections and the Board of Elections clerk’s report, issuing a statement declaring the added ED numbers were an attempt to confuse the voters, thereby invalidating the petitions.

The county party also filed a lawsuit in Queens Supreme Court against the 31 candidates. It was an “Order to Show Cause” to invalidate the petitions and disqualify the candidates from appearing on the ballot. All candidates were served with lawsuits to appear in court taped to their doors late at night.   

The commissioners hearing took place on April 14th at the Board of Elections. The Republican Patriots argued to the commissioners that the numbers on the face of the petition were valid and legitimate according to Election Law. The county party argued that the petitions are invalid, and thus the legitimate petition signatures of 3000 registered Queens Republicans were null and void. There was a brief give and take, interrupted abruptly by the Queens Republican Commissioner who accused representatives of the Republican Patriots of intentional deceit and recommended that they “move the clerks report” which they did. All commissioners summarily voted in unison with a 10 to 0 decision to declare the petitions invalid for incorrect markings. All 31 candidates were “removed prima facie because of invalidity of petitions.” You can see this segment of the hearing, which is on the BOE website for public viewing, at: https://vote.nyc/page/commissioners-meetings    April 14, 2021, at 5:08:00.

Most people are unaware of the political process, but it’s vital to understand this well-guarded establishment secret, since it plays a major role in our destiny as a community, city, and a nation. We need to understand the process in order to fulfill our civic duties as citizens, and to restore honesty and integrity to our political system. This is a story of voter suppression that needs to be reported and understood.

The Republican Patriots hired the law firm of Harris Beach PLLC, to file a Petition to Validate, to reverse the flawed determination at the commissioners hearing and restore 18 of the original Republican Patriots candidates to the ballot. Harris Beach filed the lawsuit against the Board of Elections in Queens Supreme Court and the hearing in the Election Part was set for last Wednesday, April 21. After many roadblocks to prevent a hearing on the merits of the case, and a couple of adjournments, the Judge hasn’t as yet rendered a decision.  At the present time of this writing, the county party’s attorney postponed the Petition to Invalidate until after the Judge’s decision. Thus, with the adjournments and requisite appeals, the legal battle continues indefinitely.

The Republican Patriots are determined to keep fighting in the courts to restore their candidates to the ballot, so that the merits of the case are heard.  The system itself is not at fault.  The process for candidates to get on the ballot was designed to reduce fraud, forged and duplicate signatures, in order to ensure honest elections. But it has been corrupted by malevolent people to hold on to power. They have perverted the system so that any scratch or marking can be a fatal defect, invalidating the entire petition, to knock outsiders off the ballot. There must be changes in the system to stop the present corruption.

The integrity of our local elections must be safeguarded. We are writing this so that people are aware of the problem and learn more about our system of democracy and freely participate in it. This issue is about our most urgent civic duty, the right to vote.  People fought and died to preserve our system of voting and free and fair elections.

More people need to run for office, not less. The political process should be set up to advance the best candidates to be on the ballot. The voters should decide who runs for party and political positions, not ten bureaucrats in a closed room.  The rank-and-file Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, and Democratic Socialists of America must be free to express their views in the open marketplace of ideas and policies in America. In the greatest and freest country in the world, let the people choose who will represent their best interests.  Stop the party insiders from abolishing the primary. Let the candidates run.  Let the people choose! 

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Phil Orenstein is the president of the Queens Village Republican Club. Established in 1875, it is America’s oldest Republican Club  www.QVGOP.org. Historian, Jerry Matacotta, founder of History Seminar Series at Queensborough Community College and High School American History teacher, was the advisor for this article.


Help Curtis beat Mateo

Email Message from Sara Tirschwell 

Dear Friend,  

I am grateful for your support.  I still cannot believe that my campaign is over.  

After months of hard work and raising more money than my opponents combined, I was pushed off the Republican Primary ballot by Fernando Mateo on Wednesday. This was an abuse of power by the leaders of the Manhattan, Bronx and Queens GOP who appropriated your right to decide.  We must send a message to them by supporting Curtis Sliwa,ensuring that Mateo does not represent our party in the general election: DONATE    

Fernando Mateo embodies everything that is wrong with New York City politics: a political insider who was implicated in illegally raising money for Mayor de Blasio and worked behind the scenes to limit freedom by taking democratic choice away from the voters.  Fernando is part of the fundamental problems in NYC that I have been fighting to solve.  

Curtis has publicly and privately supported keeping me on the ballot because he recognizes that it is the People who should decide elections—not political insiders behind closed doors.     

The Republican Party is now left with two choices: Curtis Sliwa, who has always been a gentleman to me and has fought to keep me on the ballot, and Fernando Mateo, who was photographed on the front page of the New York Times with Bill de Blasio due to his involvement in a straw-donor scheme. Fernando’s people thought it would be better for democracy for New Yorkers to have fewer choices.   

Support freedom of choice and fight against those who choose to limit the right of Republicans to select our own nominees.  

Help Curtis defeat Mateo: DONATE    

Thank you, 
Sara Tirschwell     

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The Few Choose for the Many

Editors Note: Sara Tirschwell, who was a Republican candidate for NYC Mayor, was just knocked off the ballot by Republicans behind the candidacy of Fernando Mateo denying her access to the ballot as a Republican. She has given her endorsement to Curtis Sliwa for the Republican Primary Election on June 22nd. Here is her statement below.


Republican Curtis Sliwa to officially launch campaign for NYC mayor

Republican Curtis Sliwa to officially launch campaign for NYC mayor

By David Meyer. As seen in New York Post March 15, 2021

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa will officially launch his long-anticipated bid for the Republican nomination for mayor on Monday morning, his campaign said.

Sliwa plans to use the appearance outside Penn Station on Monday to call on all other mayoral candidates to sign onto a letter demanding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s immediate resignation.

Sliwa, who registered as a mayoral candidate on Feb. 17, plans to run on a slogan of “Save our City,” the campaign said.

His platform will include the reversal of budget cuts enacted against the NYPD in the aftermath of anti-cop protests last year.

Other campaign priorities include “cleaning up the subway, and bringing businesses and tourism back to New York,” a release said.

Sliwa launched the crime-fighting Guardian Angels group 40 years ago to patrol the subways and the streets in the days when Gotham was overrun by crime.

He told The Post last year that he worries those dark days are rearing back.

“It took us a long time to crawl out of the belly of the beast of the 1970s through 1990s. Bill de Blasio and the Democrats are bringing us back in,” he said at the time.

The longtime New York City fixture and WABC talk-radio host has the backing of the Staten Island Republican Party and Brooklyn GOP, but won’t face an easy primary: The Queens, Bronx and Manhattan GOP committees have all endorsed opponent Fernando Mateo, an advocate for taxis and bodegas.

Financier Sara Tirschwell is also competing for the GOP nod.


2021 Is Our Last Chance

By Vickie Paladino

The title of this article may sound dramatic, but it’s sadly and terrifyingly accurate. The fact is that New York City is now at a point where we’re either going to make some kind of change in how our government is run, or we’re going to continue our rapid slide into bankruptcy, lawlessness, and despair. This is a hard truth everyone needs to come to terms with.

The de Blasio era has been catastrophic for NYC, there’s no denying that. We have seen our economy destroyed, skyrocketing homelessness, open hostility to small business and homeowners, and a crime rate that has spun completely out of control. And all these trends were firmly in place before COVID hit.

Post-COVID, our single-party government took a difficult situation and turned it into a generational tragedy. The incompetence, ignorance, and naked malevolence of de Blasio, Cuomo, and our ruling party was on full display. They immediately and enthusiastically used the excuse of COVID to claim extraordinary dictatorial powers over our lives, and then used those powers to make everything worse. We’ve seen riots, looting, murder, and the total unplugging of our economy. Meanwhile ordinary citizens who resisted these destructive policies were targeted for prosecution, even as the doors of our prisons were swung open to release violent criminals back onto our streets scot-free.

New York is now hemorrhaging jobs, money, and taxpayers as citizens wake up to the fact that red states like Florida and Texas could be better options for people seeking a life of prosperity, security, and liberty. Needless to say, this is unsustainable for our city and our community.

We have one final chance to begin the hard work of turning things around. Our local elections in 2021 will quite literally determine whether our city returns to its former glory, or if we become another Portland, Seattle, or San Francisco — a once great city, now wracked with nightly riots, homelessness and drugs, and utterly paralyzed with corrupt single-party authoritarian rule by a bizarre quasi-religious progressive cult too obsessed with malignant identity politics and hatred of western civilization to solve even the most basic of municipal issues.

This is not an exaggeration. This is the choice we face. That’s where we’re headed. And I’m running for City Council along with other great candidates like Curtis Sliwa for Mayor to help bring about the change we all so desperately need.

It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight. We have a lot of work to do, and we expect a fight every step of the way.

The GOP may not ever be a majority party in New York City — at least not anytime soon — but even relatively modest success in 2021 will be massively significant in the direction this city takes, in terms of desperately needed police funding, crime prevention, economic development, and tax relief for small businesses and homeowners. We must break the monopoly. I hope you’ll join me in our fight.

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Vickie Paladino is a Republican candidate for New York City Council, CD #19, and President of the Whitestone Republican Club.


New York Post: Staten Island Republican Party Endorses Curtis Sliwa for Mayor

New York Post. By Carl Campanile February 21, 2021 

Curtis Sliwa. Photo credit: Matthew McDermott

The Staten Island Republican Party has endorsed Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa for mayor.

The backing of the island GOP’s Saturday night is a coup for the red beret-wearing Sliwa, as the island GOP is the strongest, most organized Republican organization in the otherwise Democratic city.

“The members of the Staten Island Republican Party are concerned with the current trajectory of the City of New York. Today we make the first step to take back our City,” said newly elected island Republican Party chairman Anthony Reinhart.

Other GOP candidates in the running include taxi-bodega advocate Fernando Mateo and financier Sara Tirschwell.

Billionaire business mogul John Catsimatidis is strongly considering a second run for City Hall after losing the GOP primary to Joe Lhota in 2013. Petitioning to get on the ballot is March 2, so he’ll have to decide soon.

“The Staten Island Republican Party interviewed all candidates who responded to our call … Curtis Sliwa was the clear choice to be our candidate, and we are enthusiastic to support him as he brings his vision on how to save our City and protect Staten Island’s quality of life,” Reinhard said when asked about Catsimatidis.

Sliwa, who recently filed paperwork for his candidacy, said he will step aside if Catsimatidis jumps into the race.

Catsimatidis owns 77 WABC Talk Radio and Sliwa has his own radio program on the network — which means Catsimatidis is his boss.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Staten Island Republican Party. This is the body that rescued this city twice, first with Rudy Giuliani and then with Mike Bloomberg,” Sliwa said.

“Right now, with our city facing a crime crisis and the precipice of fiscal calamity, I’m looking forward to working with Republican leaders from all over the city to save it.”

While Democratic candidates have been talking about reining in the NYPD, Sliwa and his Guardian Angels safety patrol group have been visiting and patrolling subway stations and other locations that have seen spikes in crime.

On Saturday, Sliwa stumped outside Bay Ridge train station where an elderly man was mugged on the subway platform.

“The paramount issue is crime and public safety. Without addressing that, nothing else happens,” Sliwa said.

“Public safety is my strength. It’s been my whole life.”

Staten Island has a GOP congresswoman with Rep. Nicole Malliotakis. Other Republican elected office-holders include Borough President James Oddo, state Sen. Andrew Lanza, Council members Joseph Borelli and Steven Matteo, and Assembly members Michael Reilly and Michael Tannousis.

Former President Donald Trump carried the borough over President Biden in last fall’s election.

Strong votes on the island helped elect Rudy Giuliani twice and Michael Bloomberg three times as mayor when they ran under the GOP banner.


CURTIS SLIWA ANNOUNCES NEW EFFORT TO FIGHT SUBWAY CRIME

PHOTO: CURTIS SLIWA WITH JOHN & MARGO CATSIMATIDIS, & GUARDIAN ANGELS

Curtis Sliwa is the only Mayoral candidate fighting subway crime & calls on “Limousine Liberal” candidates to join him riding the trains daily.

Releases flyer telling riders how to stay alive underground.

WATCH HERE: 


Sliwa was there for Republicans while Mateo was MIA

Curtis Sliwa was there for Republicans while Mateo was MIA

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Chinese American Guardian Angels

We are in the beginning stages of the Asian Lunar New Years. It lasts for 15 days. We were honored in Chinatown as we celebrated our Guardian Angels 42nd anniversary Saturday 2/13 in Confucius Plaza. It marked one year since we were invited in to patrol the area because of an increase in bias attacks against Asians. Because some of our fellow Americans believed that the Chinese themselves were carriers of the CoronaVirus there were attacks and abuses directed at Asians in the streets, buses and subways. We immediately came in and recruited Asian Americans to become Guardian Angels. That required a lot of time spent developing relationships with all the different factions that visit and populate the area. We taught the self help concepts of the “Guardian Angels” and the community responded favorably. 

On the political note the Asians were more akin to the values of the Republican Party then they were to the Dems.  When it came to preserving the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) to gain entry into the Specialized Public High Schools. Keeping the Gifted and Talented program in the public schools. Supporting their many small businesses, and most importantly supporting the police and bringing public safety back to our city. You would think that the Republicans would have made headway into their growing communities. That has been limited.

I trace it back to Northern Queens and the races that Peter Koo ran against the Dems as a Republican. In his 1st race he ran a good race against the entrenched State Senator Toby Stavinsky. His next race he ran as a Republican for City Council and won in a close race against the Dem. At that point the Republicans failed to capitalize on that victory and left Koo without the support to build and grow the Republican brand amongst the growing Asian community. The Democrats in the Asian Community often are at odds with the belief systems of their constituents. The community can be converted to the principles of the Republican Party because for the most part they are already living their lives that way.

Even with YANG in the race as a Democrat the community has not been immersed by ethnic politics. As the Republican Mayoral Candidate I will spend the time and resources to develop the permanent relationships not just for the purpose of winning the Mayoral Election but for building a Republican infrastructure for their community.

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ONLY A GUARDIAN ANGEL CAN SAVE FEAR CITY

We have become “FEAR CITY”

Everyday there are slashings, stabbings and victims being pushed into subway tracks.  Murders, shootings and violent crimes are skyrocketing across the 5 boros. 

This Saturday 2/13 marks the 42nd Anniversary of when Curtis Sliwa started the Guardian Angels.  Their goal then as is now is to take back the streets and subways from the criminals.  Nothing else will move forward in NYC until we address the crime issue, public safety and the quality of life in NYC.

There is no candidate running for Mayor from either party who has the background and credibility to once again make our city safe.  Now more than ever, we need a Guardian Angel as Mayor of NYC.

SEE VIDEO CURTIS SLIWA NYC 2021

Curtis Sliwa for Mayor 2021 

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Rise up, unite, and win elections in 2021

By Danniel Maio on Feb. 9, 2021

Hello!  My name is Danniel Maio, president of the Central Queens Republican Club, https://central.queens.gop. I am running to win the Queens Boro Presidency against the incumbent, Donovan Richards (D).  Citizens of Queens will be better served by Republicans focused on family, community and compassion instead of Democrats touting programs and services that are self-dealing, wasteful and blind to reality.

I was raised in Frederick, Maryland; graduated from American University with a BA in International Studies; and worked for Westinghouse Electric before starting Identity Map Company with my brother in 1990 making maps of New York City.

I have been involved in Manhattan, Kings and Queens County politics since 2001, when I was the Manhattan Boro President candidate the year of 9/11.  I have been on the ballot 8 times, and this race is my 12th attempt.  My mother has told me many times that I should switch my party registration to Democrat if I want to win in New York.

I cannot and would not sacrifice my values and the party that I believe in all my life, however imperfect it is.  Our country is founded on democratic-republican principles, which means the people elect among themselves their representatives, expecting those elected to caretake the welfare of the people.  Pre-COVID, we already knew New York was on the wrong track. 

Now, it is acceleratingly more so. Orders from our Democrat leaders have forced the closing of thousands of businesses in Queens and counting.  Thefts are done openly nowadays with impunity.  We’ve had the worst shooting spike in decades. Teachers have not been laid off, while standardized tests are eliminated, removing incriminating evidence to prove their education failure.  MTA has lost millions in ridership, yet federal handouts are to cover pre-COVID reality.  Eviction moratorium until May 2021 is unfairly one-sided, and will become the next “Bail Reform” debacle when courts reopen.  Where is Chirlane McCray’s $ billion ThriveNYC mental-health program, as increasing numbers of homeless people are left ignored.  Even the election fraud and irregularities President Donald Trump single-handedly elevated to national consciousness, are being swept under the rug.

We already know the Democrats’ agenda.  More rules, more programs, more spending, and more taxes.  Accountability and reality are not their priority. The city and state are losing their income base and trust of their good people.  Who will raise these issues without fear of retribution?  DON’T expect it from the Democrats!

In January 2020, I spoke at the Rockaway Republican Club. The focus was that Republicans and Conservatives should “rise up and unite”.  When it was my turn to speak, I repeated the same mantra. In fact, the name of my political committee is “Maio Unites”.  Should you wish to help fund my campaign, up to $175 is matchable, my website is MAIO.NET.  I will spend your contribution with respect.

Republicans and Conservatives in Queens need to be united.  It is my goal.  It shall be our goal.  Join me.

Petitioning for citywide offices including the candidacy of yours truly starts February 23, 2021.  We will get many good Republican candidates on the ballot including the following City Council candidates:  Alex Amoroso, Martin Hightower, Marvin Jeffcoat, Felicia Kalan, Angelo King, Vickie Paladino and others. 

Together, we will rise up, unite, and win elections in 2021.  When Republicans win, citizens in Queens win.


Sliwa: Fernando Mateo Should Come Clean & Apologize to GOP for Pay-to-Play Politics With de Blasio Instead of Making Lame Excuses

February 7, 2021

Sliwa: Fernando Mateo Should Come Clean & Apologize to GOP for Pay-to-Play Politics With de Blasio Instead of Making Lame Excuses

Mateo’s Niece Promotion With NYPD Proves Quid Pro Quo for His Illegal Straw Donations to Mayor’s Re-Election Campaign

Fernando Mateo

(New York, NY) Curtis Sliwa, a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for Mayor, said today that Fernando Mateo, also a GOP candidate, should stop his lame excuses for his $18,800 in illegal straw donations to Bill de Blasio’s re-election campaign and just apologize.

Mateo has publicly stated that he was “tricked” by the Mayor and was the “victim” in the pay to play schemes. However, published reports about the promotion of Mateo’s niece with the NYPD and his admitting his goal with the illegal contributions was to land a city job for a friend (Ahlam Jaoui) proves he knew exactly what he was doing. Mateo even boldly stated “That’s the way politics works.”

According to the report, Mateo’s niece, Det. Nancy Sola, who was a member of de Blasio’s NYPD police detail, had been promoted to second grade detective even after she had been “caught driving the Mayor through stop signs just days after he announced his ‘Vision Zero’ plan to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.” The promotion was “despite the potentially career-derailing speed bump she hit in February 2014 when she blew through stop signs and was speeding with the mayor beside her in the passenger seat.”

The DNA Info expose’ reported that, “As it turned out, Sola is also the niece of politically influential taxi driver advocate Fernando Mateo” and that “Mateo started pressing his NYPD brass contacts to promote his niece as far back as a year and a half ago” according to sources at the time and that she didn’t have the seniority for promotion in the detail.

This revelation is on top of Mateo admitting that he funneled $18,800 in illegal “straw donations” to the Mayor’s re-election campaign in 2016 to land a city job for Jaoui, saying “That’s the way politics works.” In addition, Mateo’s wife was seeking the city’s permission for a women-only livery service.

Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels 40 years ago, said “Mateo should just apologize and admit he got caught up in the pay to play schemes that have been a hallmark of the de Blasio administration. Republicans will have a tough enough time winning back City Hall; we don’t need a candidate that not only made illegal political contributions, but did it on behalf of the worst Mayor in NYC history. This guy is not a credible candidate for Republicans to get behind and he will be a ticking time bomb for our Party.”

The primary election for both Republicans and Democrats will be held on Tuesday, June 22.

To read relevant published reports, click below:

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160711/civic-center/detective-who-drove-mayor-through-stop-signs-is-promoted-despite-gaffe

https://nypost.com/2016/06/28/de-blasio-fundraiser-admits-to-pay-for-play-bundling-scheme/

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Pataki Joins Curtis Sliwa in Battle against the Dems


This past Monday former Governor George Pataki came to the studios of WABC and appeared on my show.  He was angry that the group (NY United 4 Change) was attempting to poach Republicans by having them register as Democrats so that moderate Dems could fend off the takeover of their Party by the Socialist Dems.  The Establishment Democrats wanted Republicans to know that a Republican could not win as Mayor.  Pataki was there to refute that claim.  He reminded the audience that when he announced for Governor in 1994 almost no one knew him and almost everyone said that he couldn’t beat MARIO CUOMO.  Dems had nominated Cuomo for political sainthood.  Pataki said the consensus was that he couldn’t win the Republican primary, never mind beat the man who could have been President. 

I began to reminisce how on the night that I was fired at WABC from the morning show in 1994 I went to the Yale Club to fulfill a promise that I had made to introduce Republican Gubernatorial candidate George Pataki.  There were 8 people in attendance – 4 of Pataki’s family members, 2 of his classroom chums and 2 strangers.  The 2 strangers told George he had no chance to beat Cuomo.  Six months later outside of Ben’s Kosher Deli on Queens Blvd. Bob Grant, the King of Talk Radio, and comedian Jackie Mason spoke at a rally for Pataki.  Half the crowd made it known they didn’t think George could beat Mario.

Two weeks before Election Day the polls had Cuomo up by 10 points.  In 1994 47% of voters were Democrats and only 31% were Republicans.  Cuomo won NYC but Pataki almost the rest of the state.  Final tally had Pataki with 47% of the vote and Mario Cuomo with only 44%.   He went on to serve 3 terms as NYS Governor and stood side by side with Rudy in the aftermath of the attack of 9/11.  Being a hopeless underdog was no deterrent.  He believed from the beginning that he could win the race.   

Pataki urged all Republicans not to jump ship, to fight for the principles of the Party and to push forward as he had to VICTORY.

I was inspired and I hope you will be too,

 Republican Mayoral Candidate 2021  


Queens County Early Voting Information

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Videos: Steve Bannon, Bevelyn Beatty at Sept 3rd Dinner Meeting

It was a rainy evening on September 3rd but more than 80 guests attended the Dinner Meeting under the Triple Crown Diner Tent in Bellerose filling the venue to capacity. The event featured Steve Bannon video conferenced in live from the War Room Pandemic, and other exciting speakers in person. Enthusiasm was evident as chanting spontaneously broke out—“USA, USA” and “Four More Years” repeatedly. Here are the videos of this energizing event.

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon spoke at Queens Village Republican Club Dinner Meeting Sept. 3, 2020, live from the War Room Pandemic via video conferencing. In a 45 min interview with Q & A he explained that this is our toughest fight and the most important election in history. The Democrats are poised to steal the election through all sorts of nefarious tactics, and we must “Flood the Zone” and win on Nov. 3, and then hold the victory until the Inauguration.

Bevelyn Beatty

Bevelyn Beatty was guest speaker at Sept 3, 2020 Dinner Meeting of the Queens Village Republican Club. Bevelyn is an Evangelist and co-founder of At The Well Ministries. In a Facebook video that went viral, Bevelyn spread paint across the BLM mural on 5th Ave. outside Trump Tower and became a national patriotic super-star.

Diane Atkins

Diane Atkins is a great Republican activist and patriot from Brooklyn, NY. She’s working with the Mighty American Strike Force, the driving force behind the victory for President Trump in battleground states in 2016, and we calling for volunteers to do it again in 2020!

Dave Franklin

Dave Franklin, former Port Washington Police Commissioner, is running for State Senate in a very competitive race against Democrat Anna Kaplan. This is a close race and a great opportunity to flip a State Senate seat to Republican.

Giovanni Perna

Giovanni Perna is the Republican candidate running for State Assembly in the Glendale Ridgewood area of Queens.

Repeal the Bail Reform Act

Repeal the Bail Reform Act

By Dave Franklin

I was watching a softball game recently and between innings the umpire, who looked to be in his 60’s, came over to chat with me. When I asked him how he had fared the past few months, he shook his head and said, “I feel like I woke up one day and was on a different Earth”. After introducing myself as a former police commissioner in Port Washington, he went on to ask how anyone in their right mind could possibly endorse, let alone help pass the Bail Reform Act.

The failure of the Democrat’s Bail Reform Act is the major impetus that led me to seek higher office and run for State Senate in District 7. I am greatly concerned for the safety of all due to the revolving door justice system implemented by the ruling party in NY State and I will work to change that.

Although my opponent tried to walk back her initial enthusiasm for Bail Reform and supported it’s  April amendment, she still does not believe that bail is necessary when it comes to criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child, reckless assault of a child, tampering with a consumer product, bribery, perjury or endangering the welfare of an elderly person and the list goes on and on. This revised law does not provide judges with the discretion to post bail or remand offenders who may be dangerous to the public, either. There are virtually no consequences for almost all drug crimes, 2nd and 3rd degree robbery or for domestic violence offenders. This leaves some of our most vulnerable victims exposed.

Additionally, the Discovery law, which provides for each party to obtain evidence from each other, was changed from 15 to 20 days for a defendant in custody, and from 15 to 35 days for a defendant not in custody.  While collecting said evidence, law enforcement and district attorneys attempt to find everything which pertains to a case. 20 days is not enough time to properly execute this search. It is greatly concerning that someone with so little foresight or regard for their constituent’s lives is in power.  

Tourists, commuters and even residents are staying away from New York City due to the surge in violent crime. Fox News reported that during the recent “protests” there were about 425 people arrested, then released who went on to commit another 850 crimes. This has even prompted a local elected official to warn his constituents about the dangers of visiting. The Democrat’s answer to this chaos is to defund and disband the police (who are being attacked at an alarming rate) and it has already started with the Anti-Crime Unit.

The New York State Democrats, with their one-party rule, have done more for criminals than for law abiding citizens. Bail Reform was passed without public hearings or consultation with law enforcement professionals. The language was made public only hours prior to the vote. I do believe that some reform is necessary, but what should have been dealt with surgically was instead hacked with a machete in a politically motivated bill that has put all New Yorkers lives in jeopardy.

Bail Reform is only one example of how far to the left our state has become. One-party rule is not working out for anyone – except criminals and I plan to put an end to that. This November 3rd, be sure to vote for Row B and to restore common sense law and order to our great State.

Dave Franklin is the former Port Washington Police Commissioner, and Republican Candidate for State Senate in District 7.   franklinforsenate.com  


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