Cathy Donohoe, member of
Joint Parish Respect Life Committee,
speaking at Press Conference
On behalf of the Queens Village Republican Club, I would like to thank all the media outlets who covered our “Cuomo Outrage” press conference at Queens Borough Hall last Tuesday. Thanks for helping to make our voices heard in protest of Governor Cuomo’s intolerant remarks directed against a large swath of New Yorkers with politically different opinions than himself, that they should leave New York State.
While we embrace the entire spectrum of Republican perspectives from moderate to conservative, we do not consider the particular conservative views condemned and categorized by our Governor, and recently in a statement by Mayor de Blasio, as “extreme.” The majority of Americans hold pro-life beliefs, support the Second Amendment and traditional marriage. It is illustrative of the arrogance of power for a governor and a mayor to demonize a wide segment of the New York population because of their beliefs.
Rep. Peter King to Headline the Lincoln Day Dinner
February 9, 2014, Queens Village Republican Club
The Queens Village Republican Club is pleased to announce that Honorable Peter T. King, Member of Congress, (R-NY2), will be the keynote speaker at our 139th Anniversary Lincoln Day Dinner on February 9, 2014. This spectacular annual event hosted by the oldest Republican Club in America, will take place at Antuns of Queens Village, famous for its world class cuisine and catering, which has celebrated every New York governor, mayor, and nearly every president of the United States.
We will celebrate our hometown hero, Rep. Peter King, who has announced his aspirations for the presidency in 2016. Nassau County Republicans recently gave their public endorsement to Congressman King and stated emphatically that he is poised to win the presidency. Rep. King is a hero to many since he stood up for New York devastated by Superstorm Sandy. He led a successful fight against fierce opposition to obtain $60 billion in emergency funding for victims of the storm. As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, King fearlessly took on the sensitive issue of home-grown Muslim terrorists radicalized in the United States and stood alone in the face of rabid opposition from special interests funded by their malevolent allies abroad. Rep. King has always been the leading defender in Congress of the State of Israel and American interests abroad.
Over the decades the Queens Village Republican Club has earned the reputation as the producer of the most lavish Republican political event of the year: the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Our Club revived this exciting event around 1994 after a hiatus of several years. Today it is once again the event to be at and be seen at. A sampling of past bold face headliners include: Florida Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West, Mayor Bloomberg, State GOP chief Ed Cox, NYS gubernatorial candidate and author Herb London, anti-Islamist firebrand Pam Geller, Congressman Rick Lazio, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, CUNY board member and lightning rod Jeffrey Wiesenfeld just to name a few.
LANCE CORPORAL GREGORY BUCKLEY JR., 21, 3RD BATTALION, 8TH MARINE REGIMENT, 2ND MARINE DIV, II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, MURDERED AUG. 10, 2012
When the Ultimate Sacrifice Award was presented to the family of Marine Lance Corporal Greg Buckley at the Lincoln Dinner, and the majestic strains of the hymn, “Mansions of the Lord” was heard, the entire crowd was on its feet in solemn emotion.