Candidates Issues

Meeting on Migrant Crisis – April 18, 2024

Nicholas Softy, State and Local Field Representative of Federation for American Immigration Reform gave a concise presentation filled with facts.

Candidates who presented themselves from left to right were Brandon Castro, State Assembly 30 against Steven Raga; Angelo King, State Assembly 27 against Sam Berger; Juan Pagan, State Senate 11 against John Liu; Bill Kregler, US Congress 7 against Nydia Velazquez; Paul King, US Congress 5 against Gregory Meeks; Thomas Zmich, US Congress 6 against Grace Meng; Dr. Josh Eisen, US Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand; William Shanahan, Queens Civil Court Judge; and Ruben Diario Cruz (not pictured), State Assembly 24 against David Weprin.

First time attendees were invited to speak.  Christopher Johnson delivered an impressive introduction!

Other updates discussed include the unconstitutional NYC Local Law 11/2022 Non-Citizen Voting being brought before the Court of Appeals; movement against NYS Equal Rights Amendment (“Parent Replacement Act”) ballot proposal in November 2024; MTA cutting deals with NJ, SI, UES, Battery Park lawsuit filers against Congestion Pricing; Governor Hochul’s state budget to include elements of “City of YES“, specifically, opting-in Accessory Dwelling Units.  The state budget has not been adopted as of April 18, 2024.

Click the image to view the Live Streamed meeting video.

The Club live streamed the meeting via YouTube for the first time.  We had a peak of 9 concurrent viewers.  Thank you!

The next third Thursday meeting is May 16, 2024.  Featured speaker is Ana Champeny from the Citizens Budget Commission on the New York State budget.  At the speaker’s request, the order of meeting’s agenda will be rearranged.  Ms. Champeny is up first from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm.