Candidates Issues

Meeting on Petitioning and Albany – March 21, 2024

Petitioning, Albany and Haiti

Jude Elie, Presidential candidate of Haiti updated the club on the situation in his country.

Lester Chang, first Chineses Republican State Assemblyman (49 District), discussed how he won his race in 2022, and offered his guidance for candidates running this year.

Phil Grillo talked about his January 6, 2020 experience and his case before the federal court.

Candidates who spoke:  Yiatin Chu, State Senate 11 (Toby Ann Stavisky); Joseph Chou, US Congress 6 (Grace Meng); Ricardo Pacheco, State Assembly 34 (Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas); Robert Speranza, State Assembly 26 (Edward Braunstein); Ruben Diario Cruz, State Assembly 24 (David Weprin); Ken Li, State Senate 17 (Iwen Chu); David Rem, US Congress 14 (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez); and Juan Pagan, State Senate 16 (John Liu).

Petition collectors are needed.  Please contact  Some candidates are offering to pay.  April 4 is the last day to submit petitions.

– Next meeting is April 18, 2024.  Nicholas Softy, Field representative of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is scheduled to speak.

Video of March 21, 2024 meeting.