George Bezama is the Republican challenger for the 4th Legislative District in Broome County, NY, in the 2018 elections this November,
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As the facts, definitions, and context surrounding and directly involved with the Second Amendment is warped by social media and partisan politics, the Americans for Restoring the Constitution (AFRTC) invited firearm instructor Frank Johnson to present a detailed and at times personal clarity to the background essential to the subject.
We had the opportunity to ask where Mr. Astorino stands on the controversial NY START-UP, we asked what was the alternative that Mr. Astorino has to this and similar programs? Mr. Astorino opposes Government picking and choosing which private business to support or not. Mr. Astorino seeks to lower corporate and personal taxes as a means to spur business growth.
The efforts of these groups and individuals to spur non- partisan voter registration, could help to prove the pollsters and recent history of New York wrong. However many voters do show up, they will vote on significant issues that may alter the course of New York State.
Overall, the importance of grassroots politics, like the AFRTC and other organizations, is that of community involvement. Grassroots politics combats voter apathy and reconnects people to the issues that directly affect them.
Mr. Vasquez also took the time to express his thoughts on the 2nd Amendment and the growing issue of domestic unmanned aerial surveillance (drones).
The emphasis on voters connecting to candidates should never be overlooked. It was a chance to evaluate the incumbent and challenger. Joe Average has a chance to learn about the candidates and make a more informed decision on who will hold office. Which we feel is the only way to attain a collection of politicians that can effectively and realistically make changes to the benefit of the populace, from the local to national level.
Michael Kicinski, challenger for the 22nd Congressional District seat, appeared at the 2012 Vestal Candidate Forum. Some of the topics that were covered: Abortion; Budget cuts; Constitution; Economy; Gay marriage; Job creation; Middle East; NPR; National debt; Obamacare; Taxes.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, incumbent for the NY 126th State Assembly, appeared at the 2012 Vestal Candidate Forum and had spoken at the 2010 Forum. Assemblywoman Lupardo covered: Federal overreach; Governor Andrew Cuomo; Government spending; Gun Laws; Job Creation; Role of government. Exclusive video of all the candidates at the event can be seen at www.mvass.com under the New York State elections category
Julie Lewis, candidate for the 126th State Assembly seat, the exclusive video is the complete and unedited content of her time at the event. Some of the topics that were covered: Agenda 21; Constitution; Government spending; Hydrofracking; Job creation; NY State deficit/debt; Powers of Goverment; Property rights; Taxes.