FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117 [email protected] Non-Citizen-Voting, Defenseless Landlord Bills Show How Out of Touch New York City Government Has Become: Conservative Party
Bronx, NY-Sept. 18…The New York State Conservative Party called the New York City Council “hopelessly out of touch” today for two reckless pieces of legislation it is now considering: non-citizen voting and a measure that would prevent landlords, large and small, from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants.
The call was made during a news conference Saturday outside the Bronx Conservative Party Headquarters, at which a state executive committee meeting was later held. Speakers at the news conference included State Conservative Party Chairman, Gerard Kassar; Bronx Conservative Party Chairman, Patrick McManus; Conservative Party Bronx Borough President Candidate, Sammy Ravelo; Bronx Conservative Party Candidate For the 11th Council District, Kevin Pazmino, and Bronx Conservative Party Candidate For the 15th Council District, Ariel Rivera.
“Ask any New Yorker about either of these bills and watch their reaction,” said State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar. “New Yorkers implicitly know that voting is a right reserved for citizens and that common sense demands that landlords, especially those renting out second units in two-family houses, have a right to know if a prospective tenant has a criminal history.”
Chairman Kassar and other leaders said that the City Council “has traded common sense for woke ideologies that are eroding the civil fabric of New York.”
“New York City government is completely ungrounded right now, and we urge voters to carefully consider our candidates for city offices this year. If you like reason, law-and-order, and common sense, you’ll love them, because that’s what they stand for.”