I wrote my county rep and got a dance around, blow me off response as if it's not his problem. It sure will be come election time.
I'm conveying to those at the county level that they are now in the same boat as a State Rep who voted for the NY Safe Act. Either publicly denounce and reject this law or you are a Pinko RINO. Goes for the Dems as well.
Part of the letter to Richard Nicolello:
"Not to get into the pros and cons of the Safe Act Law, and the very undemocratic process that took place to pass it, I want to express my concern about the upcoming backlash the Republican Party will experience in the next election(s).
Many Long Island State Republican Senators and Assembly Members voted to pass this law and as a result have lost a huge voting block of support.
I’m currently organizing and working with Long Islanders and others throughout the state to vote against the republicans who voted yes to the NY Safe Act; however this may actually give the democrats exactly what they want.
We will not support any candidate who does not openly protest and reject this law. My State Senator Martins and Assemblyman Ra have both lost enough support to put their next election in a very questionable state.
What will you and your constituents do to gain the confidence of those now seeking to support only representatives that will put political posturing aside, and not infringe on law abiding citizens’ rights?"
His lame response:
"As you can imagine, our hands are full at the county with the budget issues that continue to grip the county. We do not get involved in issues outside of our jurisdiction. As a matter of facts, our rules prevent the consideration of sense of the legislature resolutions.
Since this is my governmental email, I will not comment on your choice of who you and your associates will vote for"
P.S. I say hit them in every direction, FB pages, their webpage, etc..
Edited by E5USMC, March 08 2013 - 12:40 PM.