Non-Citizen Voter Law Suit
I have joined a lawsuit brought by New York Republicans against the City of New York in an attempt to block their new law that gives voting rights to 800,000 non-residents. I am a plaintiff as both a resident of Kings County and Chairman of the State Conservative Party.
This outrageous new law is almost certainly unconstitutional, and it cannot stand. Voting in modern America is properly reserved for U.S. citizens — and U.S citizens alone — and attempts by the Democrat Party to erase all distinctions between citizen and non-citizen are dangerous and wrong.
One almost misses the days when the City Council was simply an object of humor: (Q. What’s the difference between the New York City Council and a rubber stamp? A. A rubber stamp leaves an impression.)
There’s nothing funny, whatsoever, about the City Council now. Its radicalism knows no bounds.
Supreme Court Split Mandate Decision
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday blocking the Biden administration from mandating vaccines for large employers, but allowing a separate rule that applies to health care workers who work at facilities that receive federal funding.
While we are in complete agreement that the federal government does not have the right to impose mandates on private businesses with over 100 employees, their ruling that the right to mandate vaccinations on healthcare workers and federal employees is upsetting and certainly does not make those impositions the right thing to do.
The ruling falls short of resolving local business mandates which will continue to hurt small businesses and those whom they employ.
Petition to Remove Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg
Newly elected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg released his “Day One’ memo in which he instructs his staff not to prosecute serious crimes, including armed robbery.
The Conservative Party, through a petition that we hope to obtain thousands of signatures on, is calling on Governor Hochul to use her constitutional authority to remove DA Bragg for malfeasance in office.
Bragg’s memo detailed the following instructions for prosecutors to reduce charges filed by cops in various cases:
Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there’s no “genuine risk of physical harm” to anyone. Armed robbery, a class B felony, would typically be punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison, while petty larceny subjects offenders to up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Convicted criminals caught with weapons other than guns will have those felony charges downgraded to misdemeanors unless they’re also charged with more serious offenses. Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony, is punishable by up to 7 years behind bars.
Burglars who steal from residential storage areas, parts of homes that aren’t “accessible to a living area” and businesses located in mixed-use buildings will be prosecuted for a low-level class D felony that only covers break-ins instead of for more serious crimes. Those more serious crimes, class B and class C felonies would be punishable by up to 25 and up to 15 years in prison respectively.
Drug dealers believed to be “acting as a low-level agent of a seller” will be prosecuted only for misdemeanor possession. Also, suspected dealers will only be prosecuted on felony charges if they’re also accused of more serious crimes or are actually caught in the act of selling drugs. That felony would mean facing up to seven years behind bars.
To read Bragg’s memo in its entirety and to sign the petition please visit our website here.
54th Annual Conservative Party Political Action Conference
I am pleased with how our annual conference is coming along and look forward to being with you all once again in Latham for two days where we will hear from guest speakers, candidates, consultants, and more Conservative thought leaders.
I am pleased to announce our current list of speakers that includes: Elizabeth Lupo Tesoriero, Betsy McCaughey, Joseph Burns, Joe Mahoney, Brittany Grome Antonacci, John Faso, Karen Cross, Claudia Tenney, Mark Fonte, Louis Gelormino, Inna Vernikov, Tom O’Mara, and John McLaughlin.
We look forward to seeing you all there for what is shaping up to be a great conference.