For Immediate Release: March 21, 2011
Contact: Roy Moskowitz, Reciprocal Results (718) 370-3977 Mobile: (917) 992-1873 Email: R2ceo@aol.com
Richard Reichard, SIDA ((718) 440-6717 Email: ReichardRA@aol.com
Staten Islanders protest Congressman Michael Grimm's "Obamacare" repeal support
Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA) rally celebrating "Affordable Care Act" anniversary
2:30 p.m. Wednesday March 23 outside Grimm's Staten Island office, 265 New Dorp Lane
SIDA will cite 10 reasons why healthcare bill repeal would be bad for families, seniors and the deficit
(Staten Island) The Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA) will protest Staten Island and Brooklyn Congressman Michael Grimm's Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) repeal support during a press conference celebrating the healthcare bill's anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday March 23 outside Grimm's Staten Island office, 265 New Dorp Lane.
SIDA cites 10 reasons why repealing the legislation would be a mistake.
1. Under Obamacare Children, up to the age of 26, can be covered under their parent's health insurance. read more »
Sign the BoroughVoter.com petition asking elected officials to abide by the term limits voted on by the voters. The link is www.boroughvoter.com/?cat=55
The petition text is as follows:
We the undersigned ask all affected Staten Island elected officials to abide by the Term Limits law voted on by the voters of New York City in 1993 and 1996. Without a voter-approved referendum, we ask all Staten Island elected officials affected by the recent Term Limit extension to not abide by the City Council's vote. If it is true that elected officials represent their respective constituencies, then the unanimous vote by Staten Island City Councilmen against this measure should speak loud and clear on the behalf of all Staten Islanders.
Therefore, we ask all affected Staten Island elected officials to abide by the term limits voted on by the voters in 1993 and again in 1996.
The October 15 debate between Obama and McCain wasn't the final 2008 election cycle presidential debate.
Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY 8 Congressional District Manhattan/Brooklyn) and former Pataki aid and Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Greg Menken will sub for the actual presidential candidates in a 2 PM Sunday October 19 debate at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun (CBJ), 275 Martling Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314. CBJ’s Men’s Club is sponsoring the event.
Nadler and Menken have previously debated each other as presidential candidate surrogates.
I will co-moderate the event with CBJ mens club pres Ronnie Ben-Aron.
The Staten Island Democratic Committee has decided to back City Council member Michael McMahon for the House seat being vacated by Vito Fossella. Chances are, the SI Dems' backing has a lot to do with the nearly $150K in his "McMahon for Staten Island" campaign account (not to be confused with "Committee to Elect Michael McMahon," his City Council campaign account).
While it makes sense for the SI Dems to back someone who lives on SI, McMahon will have to explain away his "yes" vote on congestion pricing -- something that would not have helped Staten Islanders. McMahon will also have to deal with the fact that Vito Lopez is also backing him. That probably won't help his campaign in Bay Ridge, where Steve Harrison is very strong, and it certainly won't make a noticeable difference on Staten Island. Of course, at least this time Lopez is backing someone who actually lives in the district.
It's going to be an interesting primary season.
Meanwhile, on the other side, Curtis Sliwa is making noise about running. Seriously!
Democracy for America has nominated New York 13th Congressional District Democratic candidate Steve Harrison for consideration as a "Congressional Grassroots All-Star".
The winner of the competition receives in addition to bragging rights, a donation from the organization. Here's the link. http://democracyforamerica.com/gras