The NY CD2 Primary Will be June 28, 2018
I like to give folks a pop quiz: when was the last open primary in the New York 2nd Congressional District? Anyone?
Ok, it’s a trick question-the answer is we’ve never had an open primary in CD2 before. This is our first one ever. So we in the district, we Long Islanders in Suffolk and Nassau have an unprecedented opportunity.
One more question-last one, I promise! When was the last time the DNC was supporting a candidate to defeat Peter King?
Ok-I admit it, another trick question. I mean if they’ve ever done it they sure haven’t done it in a long time.
So we have the unprecedented opportunity to defeat Peter ‘King Hamlet’-I like to call him that because he’s always waffling. On November 6, 2018 will the the chance to finally defeat him.
But first we have the primary on June 28. So remember those two dates my fellow CD2 constituents.
Now many of you by now know me-I’m Mike Sax, and I’m one of the two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination to run against King and end his 25 year reign.
I’m you don’t know by now then welcome aboard! Great to meet you. Like the song says a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met.
I’m just a regular guy like most of you in John and Jane Q. Public. I’m neither a career politician or professional activist. But after November 8, 2016-a day which will live in infamy-I think that’a a feature not a bug as the engineers say.
I grew up on Long Island and like many have been disappointed about the negative turn things have taken in many parts of life here today-rising crime, lesser job prospects, and now mass deportations of innocent brown people
1. I want to end the legitimacy crisis in the Oval Office.
Right now we don’t know if the so-called President-not my President-is legitimate or not. There is a federal investigation into it though we need Congress to do its part-and not just lean on Mueller. He’s doing a great job but there’s a Congressional piece that is being neglected under Devin Nunes, Mike Conway, and Peter King.
2. A New Deal-or New Deal 2.0-to end the low wage epidemic in 21st century America.
End the low wage epidemic for Long Island workers-more generally American workers-with a New Deal for the Long Island working class; call it the new New Deal or New Deal 2.0.
FDR had the new deal in the 1930. But we’re in another low wage spiral here in the early 21st century. For that, I’m calling for a comprehensive New Deal.
Unlike career politicians or professional activists I’ve worked in the tough labor market and I know how tough it is out there, how tough it is to make a livable wage in today’s Long Island.
3. Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Peter King has unfortunately embraced the racist agenda of Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions where the goal seems to be to deport as many innocent Hispanics as possible.
This is morally wrong-it’s not who we are as a country; being American is not about skin color or ethnicity but rather based on a shared creed, a shared belief-and it’s also counterproductive in terms of both law enforcement-police unions have warned Trump-King-Sessions it hurts criminal investigations in the community-as well as not rational economically.
The Dreamers contribute greatly to our economy-the economists disagree that on balance they take away jobs. And immigrants actually commit less crime.
We are still in great need for a rational and compassionate immigration policy.
4. A sexual harassment task force.
It’s clear today that we have an epidemic of sexual assault in our country. In certain industries as many as 75% women are the victims of some kind of sexual harassment.
This must end. But as we learned from the Al Franken case the way to do this is NOT by neglecting due process for the accused.
The task force will be comprised of activists, academics, women’s rights advocates, and lawyers. We will put our heads together and come up with meaningful policy options.
Again remember two things my friends:
A. June 28, 2018 is the Democratic CD2 primary
B. Vote for your buddy Mike Sax, a guy who knows how tough it is out there and believes it’s up to us to finally take back our country and reach our God given potential as a nation.
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— NurseMom (@RiseUpAbove) December 22, 2017
Exactly-what NurseMom said.
Together WE CAN, but on the other hand WE MUST-and because we must-WE WILL end Trump’s illegitimate Manchurian Presidency and Peter ‘King Hamlet’s ’25 year reign.