1,479. Does anyone know the significance of that number? No, it’s not a new calculation on the debt burden we all carry for the state. Nor is it a potential new tax we may have to cover in 2011. It is the total number of votes that currently has the control of the New York State Senate up for grabs.
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For Unshackle Upstate, the 2010 elections were just the first leg of a distance race aimed at lowering taxes, reducing state spending and ending dysfunction in the New York State Legislature.
As I sit here and think about tomorrow and the opportunity we have to get New York back on the right track, I am enthusiastic. Why? Because for the first time people are getting educated about each and every elected official and they are willing to vote.
In just 11 days, on November 2nd, 212 candidates, both new and old, will be elected to the New York State legislature, 62 members to the Senate and 150 members to the Assembly. These legislative races could possibly make or break our state. It is important that you know who represents you and what THEY truly represent. It’s time to GOTV – Get Out the Vote!
If you want to see changes in New York state government, you have to take action. You have to vote on Nov. 2, Judgment Day for the New York State Legislature.
It’s not enough to just complain about the “state” of New York. We, you have to be willing to do something about it. And that something is voting. And to vote, you must be registered.
As Judgment Day for the NYS Legislature comes nearer, keep one thing in mind. Before candidates tell you what they’ll do… ask them what they’ve done. Don’t think that what you are hearing is correct or accurate. Get educated.And if you don’t get a good enough answer, then don’t give them your vote.
Between now and Nov. 2, you’ll be bombarded with information on the candidates, each with a story to tell about why he or she should be your choice and why their opponent isn’t even worth consideration. Rather than relying on these commercials, take the time to do some research. See what groups like Unshackle Upstate, NFIB and the Business Council of New York State are saying about the issues and the candidate’s stances on them. Then factor that information into your Judgment Day decision on Nov. 2.
Voting in tomorrow’s primary? It is your responsibility to do so. Every vote counts in the fight to take back our state of New York.
On Monday, Unshackle Upstate will issue the results of its 2010 Legislative Scorecards, ranking all 212 New York state legislators according to their actions on key economic and taxpayer issues.