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Meeting on the 2/13 Special Elections and Taxes – February 15, 2024

Post February 13 Special Elections and Taxes!

Republican lost both races.  Mazi Melesa Pilip and Norman McGill have an open invitation to talk about their race in any future meeting.

The redrawn Congressional lines have been adopted by the Independent Redistricting Commission, and submitted to the State legislature for adoption on February 15Most of the lines have not changed much except for some upstate districts.  But it does favor incumbents more.  Result indicates that Governor Hochul’s challenge to Special Master’s 2022 map was a waste of taxpayer money.

Bob Chou, chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, Queens County, talked about his life, experience and conservative values.  

Steve Gillan presented Project Civica to help get out the vote and registration, to train poll watchers, to challenge voter irregularities, and to support candidates signing on its Common Sense Contract.  Vanessa DeLise discussed her Liberty Neighborhood meetings to inform and educate homeowners on common issues and concerns. Several members and attendees offer their expertise and connection to help.  Elena Chin, president of the Queens Chapter of Moms of Liberty, talked about the organization and the protest at its January 18 town hall in Manhattan.  Antonella Spaventa had signatures collected to have a street in Bay Ridge named after Nicholas Funaro, a Silver Star veteran.

Candidates who presented themselves were Hasime Samantha Zherka, US Congress 14 (AOC); Michael O’Reilly, NYS Senate 10 (Sanders); Dwayne Moore, US Congress 5 (Meeks); David A. Bellon, US Senate (Gillibrand); Juan Pagan, NYS Senate 16 (Liu);  Jonathan Rinaldi, US Congress 14 (AOC); and Joseph Chou, US Congress 6 (Meng).

Thank you, Tzlil Levy (holding the raffle bucket), for running the meeting!

The next meeting is March 21, 2024 (Thursday) at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, Queens.

April 2, 2024 is New York’s Presidential Primary.  Early voting starts March 23.  Schedule of Presidential Primaries.   June 25, 2024 is the Primary; and November 5, 2024 is the General.