Dr. Devi, who will be speaking at our October 7th Club Meeting, wrote the following letter to our club members and friends:
Dear Queens Village Republican Club members:
I am aggressively pursuing my goal of having a televised debate with Jumaane Williams. To force him to a debate, I must raise $115,000 by September 27th. As a candidate, I cannot contribute more than $6000 of my own money. My friends cannot contribute more than $250 for matching funds. If we have a TV debate, 4 million New Yorkers can see us side by side and vote. Without a debate, people generally vote by party, which is why Democrats traditionally win.
I have already raised more money than any Republican in the history of the Public Advocate position. The irony is that most of this money is coming from Democrats. I’m a lifelong Republican (26 years) but– perhaps because of our party’s infrastructure– it has been very difficult accessing Republicans to ask for support. I hope that this letter will help me reach our fellow Republicans.
I am scheduled to speak at the Queens Village Republican Club on October 7th, but to qualify for a debate on CBS, NBC, or ABC, I must reach the fundraising threshold by September 27th.
The civil rights movement led to the end of legalized racial segregation and the beginning of the ability of African Americans to be free and equal citizens in the United States of America. But similar oppressive government injustice is happening in New York City today.
About a third of all citizens of New York City, among them the majority of African Americans, have not been vaccinated. De Blasio’s mandate to show proof of vaccination and IDs at NYC restaurants, bars, museums, gyms, theaters, concerts, and other indoor settings, discriminates against millions of unvaccinated New Yorkers, who will be prevented from engaging in normal everyday activities, and even students who are prevented from playing in high school sports. Forced vaccination mandates will prevent many New Yorkers from keeping their jobs. Unvaccinated New Yorkers will be legally prohibited from traveling by subway, bus, or plane. But it also normalizes the outrageous mandate that people are required to show their private health papers and personal identification.
Mandated vaccines for all is the civil rights issue of our time. Government overreach has now created loss of privacy of our personal health information and has demonstrated that we can be fined and even jailed for not complying with their unconstitutional and illegal “laws.” But we know that these are not laws, they are government proclamations from the mayor and public officials.
Carmine’s and its workers were targets of BLM attacks last night. Also attacked was Guardian Angel Joshua Penner, who lives in the area and was surrounded by BLM protestors. A video showsBLM protestors screaming a barrage of vulgar verbal and homophobic slurs at Penner, who remained calm
The message that must be sent to Albany insiders is that voters and not political bosses should decide who represents them in Albany and Washington. Regardless of party, this November New Yorkers should vote a resounding “no” on these amendments.
The Queens Village Republican Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Place TBD
Coffee, soda, and cookies are served at 7:30 PM. The meeting begins at 8:00 PM. There are no general club meetings in July and August.