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AGAIN, HELPING THE THIRD PARTIES
This time in a successful lawsuit to strike down
Part ZZZ of Budget Bill #S.7508-B/A.9508-B
as unconstitutional

click here for: CJA's prior help to New York's Third Parties


1.
CJA's April 20, 2020 e-mail to Serve America Movement Party, Working Families Party, Conservative Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, Independence Party --
"GOOD NEWS FOR NY's THIRD PARTIES: You can EASILY challenge -- & win -- a lawsuit throwing out Part ZZZ of Budget Bill #S.7508-B/A.9508-B as UNCONSTITUTIONAL"

attached: March 18, 2020 letter to Gov. Cuomo
attached: 16th & 9th causes of action from CJA's citizen-taxpayer actions
link to CJA's citizen-taxpayer actions

2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION


click here for:  PART ZZZ  (at pp. 241-260)
...§10. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
3. The term "party" means any political organization which [delete: at the last preceding election for governor polled at least fifty thousand votes for its candidate for governor], excluding blank and void ballots, at the last preceding election for governor received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for governor, or one hundred thirty thousand votes, whichever is greater, in the year in which a governor is elected and at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for president, or one hundred thirty thousand votes, whichever is greater, in a year when a president is elected

§11. Severability. The component clauses, sentences, subdivisions,
paragraphs, sections, and parts of this law shall be interpreted as being non-severable from the other components herein. If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall invalidate the remainder thereof, and shall not be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered."

click here for:
March 12, 2020 decision in the two coordinated lawsuits of the Conservative Party
& Working Families Party vs Public Campaign Financing & Election Commission

click here for: those two state lawsuits -- & SAM's federal lawsuit

 

2.
SAM-NY PARTY (Serve America Movement)

CJA's April 21, 2020 e-mail --
"Follow-up: GOOD NEWS FOR NY's THIRD PARTIES..."

CJA's April 28, 2020 e-mail --
"SAM-NY's federal lawsuit (SDNY #1:20-cv-00323-JGK), formerly, but no longer, naming, as defendants, Gov. Cuomo & the up-for-re-election Senate & Assembly majority/minority leaders"   SAM federal lawsuit


cc:  CJA's April 30, 2020 e-mail
to Former Presidential Candidates
Andrew Yang & Bernie Sanders
--
"GOOD NEWS: You can EASILY reinstate NYS' Democratic presidential primary --
&, simultaneously, return NYS' corrupted budget 'process' to the constitutional rails
from which it has been driven by the Democratic & Republican Parties

 

3.
WORKING FAMILES-NY PARTY

CJA's April 22, 2020 e-mail --
"GOOD NEWS FOR NY's THIRD PARTIES..."

cc:  CJA's April 30, 2020 e-mail to Former Presidential Candidates
Andrew Yang & Bernie Sanders
--
"GOOD NEWS: You can EASILY reinstate NYS' Democratic presidential primary --
&, simultaneously, return NYS' corrupted budget 'process' to the constitutional rails
from which it has been driven by the Democratic & Republican Parties

 

 

4.
GREEN PARTY-NY

CJA's April 23, 2020 e-mail --
"GOOD NEWS FOR NY's THIRD PARTIES..."


 cc:  CJA's April 30, 2020 e-mail to Former Presidential Candidates
Andrew Yang & Bernie Sanders
--
"GOOD NEWS: You can EASILY reinstate NYS' Democratic presidential primary --
&, simultaneously, return NYS' corrupted budget 'process' to the constitutional rails
from which it has been driven by the Democratic & Republican Parties

5.
LIBERTARIAN PARTY-NY 
(facebook)

CJA's April 23, 2020 e-mail --
"Follow-Up: GOOD NEWS FOR NY's THIRD PARTIES..."

CJA's Aprl 24, 2020 correcting e-mail

link to: CJA's January 9, 2020 ltr to Court of Appeals

CJA's April 25, 2020 e-mail -- [lpedia]
"Status?..."

CJA's April 26, 2020 e-mail --
"The future of the NYS Libertarian Party as a ballot-recognized, NYS third party --
& the success of candidates worthy of its endorsement & ballot line
in the 2020 elections"

CJA's April 27, 2020 e-mail --
Advancing Libertarian Party Leadership --
The Important Role of Third Party County Chairs, Etc."

 

cc:  CJA's April 30, 2020 e-mail to Former Presidential Candidates
Andrew Yang & Bernie Sanders
--
"GOOD NEWS: You can EASILY reinstate NYS' Democratic presidential primary --
&, simultaneously, return NYS' corrupted budget 'process' to the constitutional rails
from which it has been driven by the Democratic & Republican Parties

 

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THIRD PARTY PRESS STATEMENTS

SERVE AMERICA MOVEMENT (SAM) PARTY

March 25, 2020
"NY Court Strikes Down Cuomo's Ballot Access Law
As An Unconstitutional Delegation of Authority
"


GREEN PARTY


March 13, 2020
"Killing off New York's Third Parties -- Not Today!"

-- referred to December 9, 2020 press conference: VIDEO

December 10, 2019:
"Green Party & Libertarian Party Blast Democrats' anti-democratic Ballot Access Changes"

December 3, 2019:
"Green Party Says It Will Pursue Litigation
Against Public Campaign Finance Commission Ballot Access Thresholds
"

LIBERTARIAN PARTY

March 13, 2020
"LPNY BALLOT ACCESS WIN:  Judge Strikes Down Law Creating NYS 'Public Finance' Commission"

webpage: www.lpny.org/fairvote -- "Protect Our Ballot Access"
"Protect Your Voting Choices
NY Democrats and Republicans are trying to fund their campaigns with $100 million/year of your tax money
and eliminate all other parties.  Regardless of your corrent party, if you think choice is important on election day,
help us fight this terrible new election law."

*  *  *

 

 

THIRD PARTY OFFICERS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Conservative Party   & here

Green Party

Libertarian Party

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 PRESS REPORTING/EDITORIALIZING

March 27, 2020
"Cuomo floats public financing in N.Y. state budget
despite judge scuttling controversial commission
"
Daily News (Denis Slattery)

April 1, 2020
"Previously Struck Down in Court, New State Campaign Finance System
and Political Party Thresholds Pass in Budget
"
Gotham Gazette (Samar Khurshid)

April 3, 2020
"NYS Minor Parties Say They Will
Be Weakened By Provision in New State Budget
"
WAER (Karen DeWitt)

April 3, 2020
"Cuomo tucks controverial campaign finance overhaul
into sprawling state budget
"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan, Nolan Hicks)

April 9, 2020
WAMC Radio -- Capitol Connection -- Alan Chartock
Working Families Party State Director Sochie Nnaemeka

April 12, 2020
"New York's Smaller Political Parties
Must Quickly Meet New Ballot Thresholds
"
Gotham Gazette (Samar Khurshid)
“The governor is starting to play a game of chicken or a game of Russian roulette, I should say, with the third parties,”
[Conservative Party Chairman] Kassar said. Cornered animals, he said, “have no choice but to fight back
in as vicious a manner as they can and I think that's what he's created with many of these third parties.”


April 13, 2020
"Changes in state budet impact minor political parties"
Jamestown Post-Journal (Dennis Phillips)

April 14, 2020
"State Public Finance Is a Big Deal.  Let's Treat It As Such"
Kings County Politics (Martin Samoylov)

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September 16, 2020
"Why a Progressive N.Y. Party is Fighting for Its Survival"
New York Times  (Dana Rubinstein)

 

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February 23, 2019
"Former Kings County Chairman, Gerard Kassar, Accepts the Reigns From Michael R. Long
"a forty-year Legislative career in which he held several senior staff positions in the State Assembly Minority. In 2003, Jerry joined the central staff of the NYS Senate Majority eventually being appointed State Senator Martin Golden’s Chief of Staff in 2004, a position he held until his retirement in December of 2018."


February 25, 2019
"Jerry Kassar Elected As New State Conservative Party Chair"
Kings County Politics (Stephen Witt)

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