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By Senator Jack M. Martins, 7th Senate District, Op-ed

My wife and I know a successful, young couple that live in a spacious Manhattan apartment. They have lots of dining and entertainment options, a doorman and great views of a park. Best of all, they roll out of bed, hop on a subway and they’re at the office in a matter of minutes. They’ve got it made, yet everyone’s debating how long before they move to the suburbs.  

You guessed it. This dynamic duo now has a newborn and as with many young families, conversations turn to where best to raise a family. Of course, they’re dutifully fighting it. Hoboken has a “hip little downtown.” Williamsburg has a “good vibe” but ultimately, the conclusion is always the same: growing families need room to grow in safe communities with good schools.


What’s Going on in Albany!


By Dr. Laura Schmitt Schwartzberg, QVRC 3rd Vice President

February 5th was Lobby Day at our State Capital in Albany. Elena Chin, Queens County Chapter Chair of Mom’s for Liberty (M4L), fellow QVRC Board Member James Coppola, and I joined M4L members from across our state to voice concerns about consequential imminent legislation, not mentioned in the mainstream media. Our group assembled a table in the main corridor to lobby all those passing through. Elena, James, and I headed to each legislator’s office, hitting every floor. Note to self- wear sneakers next year!

The first set of bills deals with the hijacking of parental rights. Bills A00276B, S00762A and A06761 give children of any age the right to consent to medical treatment and care without parental consent or knowledge. Some versions mention homeless or runaway, but don’t define terms.  Any angry child who doesn’t like hearing “no” can slam the door behind them and claim to be a runaway. Homeless doesn’t mean orphan. Existing legislation already allows for the treatment of children in emergencies, by licensed physicians without parental consent. Noteworthy, throughout the new legislation “licensed physician” is replaced by PA’s and numerous ancillary healthcare workers with less rigorous educational certification and training. While simultaneously omitting a child’s most fervent protector, the parent, it allows the clueless minor to make life altering decisions in consultation with someone who didn’t even go to medical school!  This substitution and license creep wasn’t made to protect children. It’s there to increase the number and types of people who can override a parent’s will.

 Curiously, the word “care” was newly inserted adjacent to every existing word “treatment.” It isn’t there to make you feel warm and cozy. Treatment is to cure, heal, make better. Medically speaking, “care” has an opposite intention. Canada’s assisted suicide laws are medical care. They are not intended to make you better; they are intended to make you dead. When assisted suicide laws pass here, this law will be situated to allow non-terminally ill children, possibly suffering depression, to end their lives.  Meanwhile, “care” gives legal cover for gender transitioning interventions and procedures not meant to heal. Medical research does not confirm that transitioning a child is healthy for them. Technically, it is not a treatment. These are healthy children. This is “care.”

A parent’s right to know is also blocked! What about adverse reactions, drug interactions, duplication of medications? Shouldn’t parents have input to provide family histories and comorbidities absent from electronic medical records?

We opposed A04576 and S01532, transgender policy allowing biological males to compete with girls in competitive sports. Title 9 invested separately in women’s sports, acknowledging biology. It didn’t promote co-ed sports to achieve equality.  Feelings have no effect on the chromosomal programing of every cell since conception, which gives one sex a competitive physical advantage over another. Additionally, girls should have the right to privacy and safety in bathrooms and locker rooms. We groom girls to become victims when we teach them to ignore their gut feelings and be ashamed when they feel unsafe.  

We achieved bipartisan support for bills A00423 and S01037 protecting children from data mining.

Some questioned our opposition to the proposed state ERA bill. “What is a woman?” I asked. If you can’t define a woman as a biological female, ERA becomes an oxymoron. A feminist would be a moron to approve. It strips women of rights, bestowing them upon biological males. Attempting to protect elderly, this ERA encompasses “all ages.”  Tell your child to go to bed and get the retort, “No, I have rights!” Does this reiterate a child’s right to medical treatment and “care?”

I’m not surprised that many of these bills are poorly written or loosely read.  When we got to the 6th floor, the back offices all reeked of pot!  My parenting impulses exploded. I opened their doors as I knocked, scolding them like I would any stupid teenager caught doing the same! “You have one day a year to meet here with constituents and you have the audacity to disrespect us like this! Can’t you refrain one day and pretend you are doing the job we’re paying you to do!  You should be ashamed of yourselves!”

Our day brightened as we spoke with some stellar common-sense representatives. The standouts among these are Lester Chang AD49 Brooklyn, Doug Smith AD5 Suffolk County, and Anil Beephan AD105 Duchess County. These three are astute, steadfast, and brave. They understand what is at stake. Preserving parental rights is key to protecting children. Unfortunately, they are the minority. They stressed the importance of flipping 2 to 3 seats. They need help and we need more like them!




US SENATE CANDIDATE CARA CASTRONUOVA, BOXER & JOURNALIST, WILL KNOCK OUT DONKEYS & RINOS!

What do I stand for? America First. Protecting the Constitution at all costs – that includes free speech to the point of the most offensive kind. The Second Amendment, which was created to PROTECT US AGAINST A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT, is a God-given right and must be protected at all costs. We must close our borders and take care of our own men and women who have been abandoned.


Videos of the March 7th Club Meeting


The March 7, 2024 meeting of the Queens Village Republican Club in the Banquet Hall of the celebrated Marbella restaurant, hosted a jam packed program of fascinating speakers and Republican candidates. Each one of the speakers made a request to do something, to help them petition for signatures for ballot access, to get involved in their patriotic cause, to save our city and our country. The word is action – don’t be a spectator, be a gladiator!  

Thank you to James Doukas for videotaping the speakers!

Cara Castronuova running for US Senate in NYS against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Cara Castronuova is a former Republican candidate for State Assembly, freedom fighter, founder of Citizens against Political Persecution, investigative journalist, and two time Golden Gloves boxing champion. Last year, she was the Republican Woman of the Year at our Lincoln Dinner. She is a fighter, and this year, she will win the title of US Senator of New York!

Yiatin Chu for State Senate in District 11 vs. Sen. Toby Stavisky

Yiatin Chu is a New York City public-school parent turned education activist, president of Asian Wave Alliance and cofounder of PLACE NYC, the premier organization fighting for merit in our school system. Many Asian voters have shifted to voting for Republicans and Yiatin is largely responsible for that demographic change by educating Asian voters.

Dwayne Moore Republican Candidate for State Assembly in District 29

We welcome back Dwayne for a full presentation on his race for State Assembly, his vision and plan. Dwayne Moore is the Republican candidate for State Assembly, in District 29. With experience as a 9th-grade English teacher, college counselor, professional actor, model, and music artist, this talented and capable leader aims to do nothing less than contribute to making America great again for everyone. America needs Moore!

Vote NO on the so-called Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Greg Garvey, Campaign Manager for The Coalition to Protect Kids-NY, is working to fight the so-called Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) or the Parent Replacement Act as it should be called, which is on the ballot in New York in November. Greg explains the hidden dangers which will obliterate parental rights and says to vote NO on the ERA ballot proposal.

Maria Lynn speaks about Tactical Civics and Switch 2 USA

Maria Lynn is CEO and Sr. Director at the Patriot Wellness Company, speaking about Tactical Civics and Switch 2 USA at the March 7th QVRC Club meeting. Tactical Civics is a responsible new way of life, with a plan to take back America. Switch 2 USA helps Americans break up with mega-corporations, that own the vast majority of consumer brands, and move their shopping to an American Made, Family Owned Manufacturer.

Stephanie Lucia Introduces us to Project Civica

Project Civica is inspiring people to run for office, hold voter registration drives, carry petitions for our candidates, and more. Principally, each of our individual efforts combined will yield a thriving nation firmly established in liberty for future generations. projectcivica.org


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