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NY alert: support Rep. Gillibrand for the Senate seat

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by sernv99, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. sernv99

    sernv99 Well-Known Member

    not sure where to put this but this is good news for you New Yorkers:

    got this from the Newsday online edition:

    " Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said Thursday Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's gun control views make her unacceptable for the U.S. Senate and threatened a primary challenge in 2010 if Gov. David A. Paterson selects the Hudson Democrat to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    McCarthy, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after her husband died and her son was injured in the 1993 massacre at the Long Island Rail Road's Merillon Avenue station that killed six people and injured 19 others, said she is "furious" about reports that Paterson today may select Gillibrand, who last year earned an "A" grade from the National Rifle Association.

    "I've spent 15 years trying to prevent gun violence in this country, and if he does pick her and if no one goes and primaries her, I will primary her," McCarthy said. "I will do that. I'm not going to give up on this. I'm not going to let New York State get represented by someone who gets a 100 percent rating from the NRA."

    Sen. Charles Schumer, who like McCarthy is a strong proponent of gun control, asked the Mineola Democrat to refrain from protesting Gillibrand's selection, McCarthy said."

    so any NY folks out there, start getting on the phones and emails and make sure to support Ms. Gillibrand
  2. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    He picked her!!!!!!!!
    Rated A by the NRA

  3. Blondie

    Blondie Well-Known Member

    My understanding is that the governor's appointment would hold the office until 2010, when a special election would be held.

    Kirsten Gillibrand, according to the news I have read, is fiscally responsible and actually voted against the Wall Street bailout. She is also, as mentioned, NRA rated A. She is from upstate New York and represents a relatively more rural area.

    I love this; Hillary Clinton and Carolyn McCarthy are so mad and there is nothing they can do. I suspect they would have rather seen another socialist with communist ideals get the seat.

    Hopefully the people in upstate New York and enough people in New York City can help Ms. Gillibrand keep her seat in 2010.

  4. tbtrout

    tbtrout Well-Known Member

    If anything positive could come from Hillary moving up this is it.
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Right now we just have an FYI thread with some beginnings of a plan of action, let's get a real plan established so we can get something accomplished with this.

    It should focus on NY members and those of surrounding states.

    Who are the people that can influence Gillibrand's selection, beside the Governor?
  6. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    I have grown to respect and not just pity New Yorkers since my recent trip to the north country. They are an example the rest of us could well learn from as we wrestle with growing population centers in the west like Denver.
    The people and culture I saw Up State could fit into any rural setting in America and are the victims of big city liberals dictating law for all.

    Thank God they got a decent pick out of the Hillary fiasco and maybe there will be some sunshine to come of it.

    You New York Patriots keep us informed of the good Pro Gun Polititians and let us know what we can do to help come election time, my money will never again simply go to a party but will be given to those from any party who stand for freedom.
  7. Dominus

    Dominus Well-Known Member

    I think the best thing we can do is contact the Governor and express support for his choice.

    To Write To The Governor:
    David A. Paterson
    State Capitol
    Albany, NY 12224


    To Email The Governor:
    Click here to email the Governor.

    Responses may be sent via the U.S. Mail.

    For Information on Legislation:
    Please access the New York State Legislative
    Session Information page at

    I'm glad to see upstate to receive better representation, as most senators in recent memory have been from NYC or within 100 miles.

    Up state NY has had a void in representation for many years. Hillary (not to get political) campaigned in 2000 up state where I have relatives and she promised to create tens of thousands of jobs and theirs been a loss of double the jobs as a result.
  8. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Would it be a good or bad thing if folks from other states wrote the NY governor?
  9. Dominus

    Dominus Well-Known Member

    NY senators will have the voting power to effect you in KY, so I see no reason not to contribute your support.
  10. Dominus

    Dominus Well-Known Member

    For better or worst here is the email I sent:
  11. Caliban

    Caliban Well-Known Member

    jumping for joy in my manhattan office right now, although i suspect i am one of a very small number of people who are thrilled about this. i am going to use that link to write the gov and thank him.
  12. Arcli9ht

    Arcli9ht Well-Known Member

    As an upstate New Yorker, this is the first thing that I don't hate Patterson for.

    At first I was upset that Hillary got the Sec. of State nod, but then I realized that it not only gets her out of my state, but it might even get her out of the country for the duration. And that her replacement is pro-2nd just fills me with joy.

    NY sportsmen still have their job cut out for them with Patterson's budget, but it's nice to have a glimmer of hope every once and a while.

    Edited to add:
    emailed Patterson thanking him for the representation and to whine about the budget
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  13. hnk45acp

    hnk45acp Well-Known Member

    I too am jumping for joy in my NYC office. The looks on people's face when I told them "I'm more excited by this than Obama", are priceless.

    I too thanked him
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  14. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    It can't hurt to compliment the Governor on selecting someone that represents the rest of the state and it's more traditional values.
  15. Enginetech88

    Enginetech88 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, He will be making the official announcemnet at noon today. So we will def. have to show our support. Any bit helps..... This could mean good things. I sure hope so atleast.
  16. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Well-Known Member

    you fellas best hope and pray (and raise H&^% too) that she gets the nod.
    down here in Carolina Liz Dole went down to the anti Kay Hagen who is of the ilk of Boxer and co.
  17. Enginetech88

    Enginetech88 Well-Known Member

    Well its now official!! She's in. Josh
  18. Dominus

    Dominus Well-Known Member

    Here here......its a step in the right direction.
  19. Bill_Rights

    Bill_Rights Well-Known Member

    Plan to support Gillibrand

    I will donate money directly to Gillibrand's fund-raiser effort. Member "sernv99" reported:
    Also keep in mind that the Senate muckity-mucks still have to "seat" Gillibrand in the Senate, and she may face oppposition (likely trumped-up, just like against IL Gov. Blogoiovich's appointment to fill Obama's vacant Senate seat) that might require her to hire lawyers RIGHT NOW. My money can go for that, too.

    As "X-Rap" says:
    I will do as X-Rap says.

    I will also write to Gov. Patterson, using the link others have provided, to thank and congratulate him.
  20. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Be sure to keep the notes brief and positive supporting Rep. Gillibrand's selection as representing the entire state of NY's interests and the wisdom of putting an up-stater in the office.

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