Rob Astorino Announces for Governor; De Blasio the class warfare mayor; and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Ultimately Must Clean Up Donation Solicitation Mess. Read all about it in this week’s Common Sense column by Jerry Kassar in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator @ http://www.homereporternews.com/opinion/common-sense-rob-astorino/article_1d190578-a89b-11e3-93da-001a4bcf887a.html
Brooklyn Conservatives Annual Brunch Apr. 6 Honors Laurie Windsor. Nicole Gelinas to Speak- Reserve Now.
Join the Brooklyn Conservatives for our annual brunch where we will honor local civic leader and volunteer Laurie Windsor with this year’s Ronald Reagan Americanism Award. Ms. Windsor is an an advocate for education and many other facets of our community over many years. Come help us thank Laurie for her volunteer efforts.
Laurie Windsor – President of Community Education Council District 20, President of the Bay Ridge chapter of the Deborah Hospital Foundation, Member of Community Board 11, Former Treasurer of St. John’s Church
We will also hear an address by political and government analyst and columnist Nicole Gelinas. Gelinas is the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Gelinas writes on urban economics and finance, municipal and corporate finance, and business issues. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. Her most recent book,After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Streetâ€”and Washington was published on November 2009 by Encounter Books.
Gelinas has published analysis and opinion pieces on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, the New York Sun, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Dallas Morning News, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and the Boston Herald. She has also written for Crain’s New York Businessand National Review Online.
Before coming to City Journal, Gelinas was a business journalist for Thomson Financial in New York, where she covered the international syndicated-loan and private-debt markets. She also wrote a regular op-ed column for the New York Post.
Gelinas graduated from the Newcomb College of Tulane University with a B.A. in English literature. She and her husband live in Manhattan. (Bio compliments of the Manhattan Institute.)
Sunday April 6, 2014 @ 12 noon @ Bay Ridge Manor 76th Street off 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge
Please make checks for $55 per person payable to Kings County Conservative Party Mail to Kings County Conservative Party 486 78th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
Questions: Email us at brooklynconservativeparty.com
Read “Common Sense: Charter Schools” by County Chair Jerry Kassar in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator @ http://www.homereporternews.com/news/school_news/common-sense-charter-schools/article_e4692044-a324-11e3-b598-001a4bcf887a.html and join the conversation on our blog, on Facebook @Brooklyn ConservativeParty and on twitter:Brooklyn Conservative@bkconservatives
On same day report that co-location does not harm students in traditional public schools, Mayor DeBlasio reneges on City deal with Eva Moskowitz’ Success Charter Schools. Mayor crushes hopes and dreams of parents clamoring to have their kids have a shot at a better education than that provided by the current UFT driven mediocrity. Good schools should thrive in competition, whether traditional or charter schools. Charter schools are public schools. This goes beyond bettering our schools, it is an outright assault, reaching back. Parents need to remember this when they vote for Mayor and for his sycophants and sympathizer on the City Council. Sound off here or on facebook
“incredible, outrageous, insane” are words used to describe Governor Cuomo’s priority of free education for prisoners while other items need attention. Sen. Golden addresses neighborhood concerns at upcoming townhall meeting. This and more in this week’s column by Chairman Jerry Kassar in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator @ http://www.homereporternews.com/opinion/common-sense-sing-sing-university/article_f5104558-9b59-11e3-b961-001a4bcf887a.html
The NYS Assembly passed the NYS Dream Act. Assembly Speaker Silver stated that about $27 million has been budgeted. The act permits students in the country illegally to draw tuition assistance just as natural born students or permanent residents may. While education is important to everyone, it is a totally misplaced priority to put American Citizens and legal residents in competition for a finite pool of funds with those who are not in the country in legal status. It is wrong regardless of the circumstances that may cause students to be out of status in the U.S. There is a difference as well, between permitting certain individuals who are out of status from attending college and allowing private donations to fund it, and providing taxpayer funds to pay for it and worse constrict the amount of funds available for citizens and legal residents.
We are proud of Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-C 64AD)who voted against the bill again and is quoted on NY1. She stated “[t]he priorities are backwards here. We should be focusing on people who are struggling. Middle class, American students and legal immigrants who are here and struggling, graduating with $26,000 average debt.”
The bill heads to the Senate, where its future is uncertain, but the Governor has indicated he will sign the bill if it passes and the Democrats are almost unanimously in support. We urge a no vote on this Dream Act.
The Mayor’s Snow Job? – Read “Common Sense: A Snow Job” by Jerry Kassar in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator http://www.homereporternews.com/news/opinion/common-sense-a-snow-job/article_23e6ffd4-98d5-11e3-813b-001a4bcf887a.html
Reduction of Verrazano Bridge for Staten Islanders as Brooklyn toll payers need a break. Cathedral Club dinner attended by many including prospective gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, and more Common Sense in Jerry Kassar’s column in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator, see “Common Sense: A Tolling Problem” @ http://www.homereporternews.com/opinion/common-sense-a-tolling-problem/article_788e7166-9371-11e3-93be-001a4bcf887a.html
The following was released by the Grimm campaign this morning in a press release touting the endorsement by both the Staten Island Conservative Party and the Brooklyn Conservative Party.
Grimm faces a challenger in Dominic Recchia who supports Obamacare and is just wrong on too many issues. This is too important of a race to cede to anyone who goes along with the President’s policies.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nick Iacono, (718) 887-6522
Rep. Grimm Receives Endorsements of Staten Island and Brooklyn Conservative Parties
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) received the endorsements of both the Kings and Richmond County Conservative Parties for his re-election to the U.S. Congress:
“I’m proud to receive the strong support of the Conservative Parties of Staten Island and Brooklyn,” said Rep. Michael Grimm. “Our hard work together for the past three years has demonstrated that progress can be made in Congress and that real results lead to a stronger economy and quality of life for hard working families here at home. The Party’s recognition of my dedication to serving our community means the world to me.”
“Congressman Grimm’s proven track record of delivering for the people of Staten Island, particularly after Super Storm Sandy, has been immense, and we need him in Congress to continue this important work,” said Harold J. Wagner, Chairman of the Richmond County Conservative Party. “We wholeheartedly endorse him for re-election.”
“Our unanimous endorsement of Congressman Grimm is a reflection of our organization’s belief that his continued service in Congress will be beneficial to the people of Brooklyn and the core values of the Conservative Party,” stated Jerry Kassar, Chairman of the Kings County Conservative Party. “His commitment to a strong national defense and pro-growth economic policies, coupled with his outstanding constituent services in the district, continue to make him an excellent choice for Congress.”
Congressman Grimm represents the entire borough of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn in the U.S. House of Representatives