Archive for March, 2011

Annual Brunch and Presentation of Ronald Reagan Americanism Award on April 3, 2011- Reserve Now!

Date: April 3rd, 12-3pm @ Bay Ridge Manor (76th St. off 5th Avenue in Brooklyn)- Reserve Now!

The Kings County Conservative Party is proud to announce that this year’s recipient of the Ronald Reagan Americanism Award will go to Herbert Ryan. Mr. Ryan is a retired Major General in the New York Guard and retired Colonol in the U.S. Army, a long-time Conservative stalwart and patriarch of a Conservative family, including 3 sons in Service to our country.

The keynote speaker of the event will be David Malpass, a recent candidate for the U.S. Senate, who was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for George H.W. Bush. He is currently Chairman of GRowPAC and founder and President of Encima Global LLC.

Local, State, and Federal elected officials are expected to attend. The brunch is an excellent opportunity to stay in touch with friends, honor a great American and support the party.
The cost for the event remains only $55 per person. ou may send a check to the office along with your name and complete address and made payable to: Kings County Conservative Party – 486 78th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

GOP City Councilmembers to Intro bill to reduce taxpayer matching funds for campaigns from 6-1 to 2-1. Is this a good start? What do you think?

The New York Post reports today that City Council Minority Leader James Oddo and the Republican Conference will introduce a bill in the Council to reduce the NYC matching capaign funds from 6-1 to 2 to 1. The bill does not abolish the matching funds system but does roll back the amount of money that taxpayers have taken from the commonweal to finance campaigns. The Conservative Party has held firm against campaign matching funds. What do you think? Is this a good start? Does the proposal not go far enough? Should the current 6-1 match be maintained? What is your opinion and does anyone think there is a chance that the measure would pass in the Council?

See the story in the post below

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/city_gop_pols_lasher_move_HYVlvgZenVIrjeexjAMj3L

DESPITE NO VOTES BY 9 LOCAL COUNCILMEMBERS: NYC COUNCIL INTRO 371 CONCERNING SIGNAGE at PREGNANCY CENTERS- CHILLING FIRST AMENDMENT OR COMBATTING DECEPTIVE PRACTICE- WEIGH-IN NOW

INTRO 371. a bill touted to combat alleged deceptive practices at pregnancy centers in New York City that often operate near Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics passed the Council yesterday by a vote of 39 in favor, 9 opposed and 1 abstention, 2 were excused. Proponents of the bill testified that it does not seek to silence the centers, but that the centers offer over-the-counter pregnancy tests while allegedly dressing in medical scrubs, giving the impression that they are medical clinics. The bill seeks clear signage. Planned Parenthood and NARAL championed the bill as did Speaker Quinn. Opponents of the measure contend it seeks to chill the free speech of pro-lifers and curtail legitimate practices. The centers provide pregnancy test and some provide ultra-sounds, which are often critical to inform young parents of the life that they would be taking by having an abortion.

The Vote :Brooklyn Pols Vote : City Council Members James Oddo and Vincent Gentile: NO, David Greenfield voted Yes.

The vote was 39 Yes, 9 No: Cabrera, Gentile, Halloran, Ignizio, Koo, Mealy, Ulrich, Vallone, and Oddo

Abstention: Eugene, excused Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Karen Koslowitz

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