Danny Panzella, the Libertarian candidate for New York’s 63rd Assembly District (Staten Island), has recently been acknowledged by Americans for Prosperity for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” The pledge, as signed by Danny, reads:
I, Danny Panzella, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of New York and to the American people that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.
Danny is one of only 17 elected or nominated lawmakers in New York to make this pledge (out of 747 total signers). (Read the full press release.)
After signing the pledge, Danny says, “I will be introducing a State Sovereignty resolution to the legislature to reaffirm New York States sovereignty and block the unconstitutional federal power grabs like Cap and Trade, and ObamaCare.” said Mr. Panzella.
For more information about Danny and his campaign, visit www.DontTreadOnStatenIsland.com.
Anthony Librera, 2010 candidate for the 60th Assembly District, was recently quoted on SILive.com regarding the need for third-party alternatives to the failing two-party system.
Change doesn’t come from political parties. Change comes from people’s ideas. The two parties in control had their shot at running the government efficiently and they failed equally miserably. The incompetence among Democrat and Republican Party lines has been fantastic. How can you run a successful operation when you only reach a deadline six times in the last 35 years? Change must come from the people.
Continuing to switch from each of the big parties hasn’t solved anything and it’s naive to believe this time is the exception. Fortunately, Staten Island and Brooklyn have a grassroots movement away from these parties and into a truly representative party for the people, the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party is fielding three candidates for State Assembly, Dave Narby in the 61st District, Danny Panzella in the 63rd District, and me, Anthony Librera, in the 60th District. Tom Vendittelli will be challenging Michael McMahon for the congressional seat.
The time for more than just the lesser of two evils is here. There’s a voice for the voiceless this year, and it’s directly from the people. The way the seemingly forgotten founders envisioned America to be, everyone has a say this year.
The approval rate for Congress has been in the doldrums for quite some time. According to a basket of polls, it hasn’t been since March 2005 that more people approved than disapproved of the job they’re doing. It’s no wonder that grassroots organizations and third-party candidates are making a splash.
It’s going to be an exciting 2010 election, and we’re all looking forward to real change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ed Stehlin, Chairman
Staten Island Libertarian Party
Island Libertarians Announce 2010 Candidates
Media Night Wednesday, June 9th
STATEN ISLAND, NY, June 10, 2010 – The Staten Island Libertarian Party announced that they will be running four candidates in the 2010 elections, covering New York’s 13th Congressional District and three New York State Assembly Districts.
The chapter, officially recognized by the Libertarian Party of New York in April 2010, has already begun reaching out to the community to raise awareness of their candidates and their party’s platform. Richard Bier, the group’s Vice-Chairman, says the party counts the ideals of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and state’s rights as the cornerstones of their political platform.
For more information, visit the Staten Island Libertarian Party’s web site at www.statenislandlp.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 24, 2010, in Albany, the New York State Libertarian Party held its annual convention. Party officers and candidates for state and national offices for 2010 were nominated and elected.
The new officers of the State party include Mark Axinn, Chair (former Vice-Chair); Audrey Capozzi and Donald Silberger, Vice-Chair; Gary Triestman, Treasurer; and Staten Island’s own Brian DeMarzo, Secretary. Having an officer of the Staten Island chapter also sitting on the State Committee will undoubtedly help leverage our chapter’s position in the State.
The following candidates were nominated and elected to run for the noted state and national offices.
- Governor: Warren Redlich
- U.S. Senate: Randy Credico
- U.S. Senate: John Clifton
- Lieutenant Governor: Alden Link
- Comptroller: John Gaetani
- Attorney General: Carl Person
A full list of all Libertarian candidates in the 2010 election, covering national, state, and local districts, can be found on the national Libertarian Party web site at http://www.lp.org/states/New-York.