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QVGOP New Year’s Kickoff Meeting!
January 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING: THURS. JAN. 7, 2021 AT 7:30 PM
NEW YEAR’S KICKOFF MEETING!
RSVP to INFO@qvgop.org
Deadline to RSVP is Thursday at 3 PM
Celebrate 2021 with us as we kick off the New Year with our esteemed guest speakers:
CONGRESSWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS
Congresswoman Malliotakis was sworn in Sunday in Congress. She will be back to visit QVGOP live from Washington DC to give us an update on the new FREEDOM FORCE she created to fight against Socialism, AOC, and the Squad!
ASSEMBLYMAN KIERAN LALOR
Assemblyman Lalor, a Marine Corps Veteran and valiant fighter against NYS graft & corruption, will give us an update on THE STATE OF NEW YORK STATE! He will be addressing the NYS totalitarian bill A416, that will authorize the Governor and/or health officials to seize custody of New Yorkers, imprison, and force vaccinate them without due process.
Installation of 2021 Club Officers & Board Members
Reports from the frontlines of the January 6th Wild Protest in Washington DC organized by StoptheSteal.us and other groups.
RSVP FOR JAN 7TH ZOOM MEETING:
Send email request to INFO@qvgop.org with your full name, working email, and mobile phone. No sharing. All guests must individually RSVP. Deadline to RSVP is Thursday at 3 PM. You will receive the link before the Zoom Club Meeting.
Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was victorious in the race for Congress in New York’s 11th District, flipping the seat back to Red, and making her the only Republican House Representative in New York City.
Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. She currently serves as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. The Assemblywoman became a household name as the 2017 Republican nominee for Mayor of the City of New York against incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, holding the mayor accountable for the city’s high property taxes, bloated budget, and status as a sanctuary city.
During her mayoral run, she garnered 67% of the vote in New York’s 11th Congressional District, the district in which she ran as a candidate for Congress in 2020.
This January, Nicole was sworn in to her 5th term as a Member of the State Assembly. She’s fought to drain the swamp in Albany; speaking-out against Shelly Silver’s corrupt ways and creating transparency by opening committee meetings to public scrutiny through streaming on the internet and by making votes taken in committee part of the public record. She’s also successfully sued the Port Authority to expose records that should be public. Nicole has worked to rein-in the high taxes that are crippling our city and state.
Recovery from Hurricane Sandy has become a hallmark of her tenure as an elected official, as her district, which encompasses the eastern shore of Staten Island, was among the hardest hit by the October 2012 storm. In addition, Nicole has successfully fought to restore and expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, and reform education in our state. She has worked to improve New York’s economic climate and reduce the tax burden on small businesses and residents. She is also a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws.
Congresswoman-elect Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican woman and only Hispanic Republican elected official in New York City, and represents a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island.
During her time in the Assembly, Assemblywoman Malliotakis was named one of 2012’s “40 Under 40 Latino Rising Stars” by the Hispanic Coalition of New York, as well as a member of Greek America’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2012 for which she was recognized at their annual National Innovation Convention. In 2013, she was named one of the American Conservative Union’s “Top 10 Under 40” and addressed the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), for which MSNBC identified her as a “young conservative to watch.” In 2014, she was selected by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation to participate in a visit to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai to strengthen diplomatic and economic ties between the two nations. She also serves as a member of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association and as state director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
She has appeared on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends and Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox Business Network’s Making Money with Charles Payne and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.
Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor
Assembly District 105
A lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor is a hands-on, innovative and outspoken leader. A former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, practicing attorney, and, most importantly, a devoted father of four and husband, Lalor is a true fiscal-conservative who has not only called attention to how New York State’s bloated budgets are driving up taxes but also single-handedly saved taxpayers $600,000.
Lalor saves $9,000 per year by not accepting a leadership stipend that goes with the position of Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Banks. Though Lalor takes this position very seriously, he believes the leadership position is part of his role as an elected representative. By refusing the pay, he rejects party bosses’ ability to control or manipulate the legislative process.
Lalor saves $125,000 every term by telling Albany powerbrokers “no” to pork-barrel that is used to get lawmakers under their thumb and buy votes. He ran for public office to defend taxpayers, not go on a spending spree with hard-earned tax dollars.
Lalor is now saving nearly $50,000 annually by slashing and eliminating his allotted Assembly mail budget, totaling over $200,000 in savings over six years;
Lalor started saving taxpayers’ dollars immediately by personally moving furniture and office supplies into his Hopewell Junction office, saving $1,189 that would have been spent to hire movers;
Lalor and his staff have saved $16,200 by cleaning the office themselves, rather than having taxpayers foot the bill for a cleaning service; and
Lalor has saved $97,352 since taking office by refusing all travel expense reimbursements and per diem payments for meals and hotels.
In addition to serving as the Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Banks Committee, Lalor also serves as a member of the Assembly Committees on Governmental Operations, Real Property Taxation, Small Business and Veterans’ Affairs. Legislatively, Lalor has fought hard to fundamentally reform Albany through initiatives including term limits, recall elections for politicians who violate the public trust, and pension forfeiture for felonious politicians, among many other reforms. Lalor led the call for corrupt former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to step down. He opposes irresponsible spending and has voted against every state budget since taking office in 2012 because those record-breaking budgets spent too much and resulted in an increased tax burden on hard working New Yorkers. Lalor is a sponsor of common-sense legislation to require all tax assessing units to participate in the enhanced school tax relief exemption to provide more tax relief to homeowners.
Lalor is not only a strong advocate for taxpayers but also a staunch supporter of New York’s small businesses. He is a sponsor of the Small Business Full Employment Act to provide tax and regulatory relief for small businesses and encourage real job growth. He drafted legislation to protect against the outsourcing of jobs by companies receiving taxpayer-funded subsidies. He is a leading voice against corporate welfare and has proposed eliminating these ineffective, corruption-causing programs. Lalor led the fight against a taxpayer-funded $420 million subsidy for Hollywood filmmakers, exposed troubling details of the START-UP NY debacle, challenged tax credits for Viacom that were given while the company laid off New Yorkers, and successfully stopped expensive subsidies for a biofuel business owned by a billionaire from being included in the state budget. Instead, he believes the billions of tax dollars currently spent on corporate welfare would be better spent on providing all New Yorkers with substantial tax relief.
Both a veteran and a father, Lalor cares as passionately about protecting fellow veterans as he does about protecting our community. He successfully led the battle against Governor Cuomo’s vetoes of the Veterans Equality Act, and as a defender of the Second Amendment he is a sponsor of legislation that repeals the unconstitutional SAFE Act. Lalor is a sponsor of a bill to give judges the option to deliver consecutive sentences for multiple homicides committed through a single act. In response to Common Core, he became a sponsor of legislation that allows parents to opt their children out of standardized testing. To improve school safety, he drafted a bill to allow more retired police officers to become school safety officers. He started a public petition that was successful in encouraging the governor to deny the parole of notorious cop-killer Anthony Bottom in 2018. He also took action when 2013 federal sequester cuts threatened to deny active-duty military funding for higher education. In a bipartisan effort, Lalor sponsored legislation that reduced SUNY tuition by the amount of the federal cuts for military tuition remission and took to nation-wide news programs to get the attention of Congress. This helped force Congress to restore military tuition assistance funding.
Receiving unanimous support in the Assembly, Lalor’s first bill to pass granted an unused parcel of land at the Green Haven correctional facility to the not-for-profit Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center. The building of the shelter was paid for privately and is a valuable asset to communities in Southern Dutchess County. The project benefits the community significantly, but thanks to Lalor’s efforts, it did not have any financial cost to taxpayers.
In addition to meeting with constituents, partnering with local officials, and attending community events, Lalor is active in our community through organizing an annual World War II Veterans event and hosting blood drives, a Thanksgiving Food Drive and Christmas Toy Drive. Lalor and his staff help constituents with concerns they have on many issues including medical insurance, property taxes, road safety, consumer fraud, family court and Medicare benefits, among many others. He also works closely with federal and local governments to ensure constituents who need help from those branches of government get the answers and help they need.
Lalor’s devotion to others has been evident throughout his life. After graduating from John Jay High School in East Fishkill, Lalor was a teacher’s assistant in college and helped special needs children at Dutchess County BOCES in Salt Point. Lalor was a social studies teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes High School. He also ran the Boston and New York City Marathons to raise funds for a children’s hospital.
Lalor served as an infantryman in the Marine Corps Reserve. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, his unit was activated twice. Lalor was a Squad Automatic Rifleman while conducting security and stabilization operations in Nasiriyah, Iraq.
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Lalor and two other Marines were motivated by the way the country rallied behind New York on 9/11 and took it upon themselves to drive 1,400 miles to the impacted area. For his efforts, Lalor was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Lalor is a proud member of many civic and community organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Ancient Order of Hibernians. He also coaches local youth football and baseball. Lalor and his wife, Mary Jo, are raising their four children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran, Jr. in Hopewell Junction.