Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses US Senate Bill fails, Gov. Hochul’s budget, NYC crime spree and our 54th Annual CPPAC.

Federal Democrat Election Bills Fail

Senate Democrats failed on Wednesday to use the “nuclear option” to circumvent the filibuster that would have allowed two far left election reform bills to pass the Senate and be sent to the President’s desk for signing.

Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer’s scheme was defeated by two members of his own party reminding us that although he may have “Majority Leader” in his title, he certainly does not command one.

The Democrats attempt to federalize elections and take power away from the states did everything to make voting less free and secure when it completely failed to implement any checks, balances, and safeguard against registration concerns. Simply put the bill, H.R. 1, did nothing but further erode how American’s view elections.

Easier to vote, harder to cheat is something we can all get behind but this legislation did just the opposite. If Democrats are really interested in safeguarding elections, they will work to implement voter ID which has immense support from voters. Until then, we should all be weary of any elected representative that wishes to take power away from the individual states and hand it over to the federal government.

Hochul Budget

 The more you spend, the more you save seems to be the philosophy behind Governor Hochul’s over the top spending document.

More than 200 nations around the world have budgets smaller than the $216 billion state budget behemoth Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed today. Her budget is more than those of Texas and Florida combined — each state with significantly higher populations than ours.  New York is narrowly competing only with California, a state with twice our population, for the most expensive state government in America. The Hochul budget is almost half the size of Russia’s — Russia’s!

Meanwhile, the moving trucks keep arriving. Boy, do we need a change of direction in Albany.

NYC Crime Spree

 Crime continues to increase and quality of life continues to decrease. This has been the story for the last 8 years and this one seems and feels no different.

Rape, shooting incidents, shooting victims, assault, robbery, and hate crimes are once again outpacing the previous years numbers. The subways of New York City have become a bastion for violent crime and above ground the streets can feel no safer.

It is simple, the more that those most willing to commit crimes are empowered by District Attorneys and the City Council, the more brazen we’re going to see these bad faith actors become. This has led to more liberties being taken by criminals which has directly resulted in more law abiding citizens being the victim of crimes.

The job of our government and elected officials is to first and foremost keep us safe. They have failed. If District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the New York City Council were doing their jobs and allowing the NYPD to do theirs, Michelle Go, who was pushed in front of a moving train last week, would be alive today.

We’re seeing the consequences of “woke” city leadership, far left ideologies, and lack of voter engagement every time we see someone shoved in front of a train or read of a baby struck by a stray bullet.

We will have one more opportunity to correct these disasters this year when Lee Zeldin is on the ballot. Only with new leadership in Albany can we start to move to protect hard working, law abiding tax payers of New York City and New York State.

In case you missed it:

In his first memo to staff on Monday, Jan 3rd, Alvin Bragg said his office “will not seek a carceral sentence” except with homicides and a handful of other cases, including domestic violence felonies, some sex crimes, and public corruption.

Sign the petition to stop Bragg here.

54TH Annual Conservative Party Political Action Conference

Our annual conference is just around the corner and our growing list of speakers includes experts across many fields including: National Pollster John McLaughlin, Journalist Joe Mahoney, newly elected NYC Councilwoman Inna Vernikov, National Right to Life PAC Chairwoman Karen Cross, Former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, Senior Republican Member of the Senate Finance Committee Tom O’Mara, Elections Attorney Joe Burns, newly elected Town of Huntington Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth and other conservative leaders, legislators, and candidates, maybe even a surprise or two. Our gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin as well as other members of our statewide ticket will be in attendance.

Registration begins at Noon on Sunday and the last session on Sunday will end at approximately 6:00 PM.  Monday’s registration begins at 8:30 AM, Sessions begin at 9:00 AM, and lunch is scheduled for 12:30 PM.  The evening concludes with a festive Cocktail Reception and Dinner beginning at 6:00 PM with invited conservative endorsed legislators.  At the dinner, we present our 2021 Legislator of the Year awards and we release our 2022 Legislative Program.

For more information and registration please click here.

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