For Immediate Release October 13, 2020 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
CONSERVATIVE PARTY RATES 2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION;
Assemblyman David J. DiPietro Scores 100%
Brooklyn, NY – The Conservative Party’s 2020 legislative ratings for the shortened COVID-19 legislative session are available on the Conservative Party’s website (www.cpnys.org) today to allow voters in New York state to be informed and knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 20 key bills that passed both Houses.
Keeping with tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues would be used. The Bills considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to economics, health, safety, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of all New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our hard-earned money. Every Bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Gerard Kassar, State Chairman. “A review of the Bills used this year will show New Yorkers how out of touch the legislature is with the average citizen; many are costly, sometimes unwarranted, and some will show how they help New Yorkers.” said Kassar.
Assembly Member, David J. DiPietro (147th AD) was the only legislator to score a perfect 100%.
The overall Senate ratings have consistently dropped since the Democrats took total control. In 2018 the average was 55%, in 2019 the average was 40%, and this year the overall Senate rated a meager 35%. In 2018 the Democratic Senate average was 41%, in 2019 the democratic average plummeted to 14%, and slightly improved to 17% in 2020. Republican Senators averaged 71% and Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate averaged 69%.
The Assembly’s overall rating remained at 36% same as 2019, but down from their 2018 rating of 42%. The Democrats in the Assembly averaged 19%, up slightly from 17% in 2019, but down significantly from their 28% rating in 2018. Republican Assembly members averaged 79%, while Conservative Party endorsed Assembly members remained steady with an average of 79%.
We encourage voters to review the ratings and vote accordingly. Send a message by voting on the Conservative Party line that conservative fiscal policy and principles make New York business friendly. New York needs to reestablish a friendly place for entrepreneurs to open businesses and most importantly to create new jobs for those who have been forced out of work due to COVID-19. The current trends adopting progressive ideology only increases the exodus; families want a safe place to live, and a resurgence of business opportunities that made New York the beacon of hope and prosperity.
(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy.)
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