Conservative Party Files Lawsuit to Challenge Commission’s Authority to Change State Law

July 23, 2019

Brooklyn, NY – The NYS Conservative Party filed a lawsuit on Monday in NYS Supreme Court to prevent the Commission on Public Finance from changing and/or abridging NYS Election Laws as to Fusion Voting. The Conservative Party maintains that this authority rests solely with the NYS Legislature and that the rights of Fusion Voting and cross endorsement are settled law protected by numerous court decisions.

The Conservative Party believes that the Governor cynically aimed to eliminate Fusion Voting in New York State by submitting through the State Budget his creation of a Financing Commission. The Governor and the Legislature overstepped their authority by delegating to this Financing Commission changing or abridging established Election Law and court decisions the Commission has no standing to rewrite.

By permitting the Commission to create laws that interfere with New York’s constitutionally protected right to Fusion Voting, unconstitutionally violates decisions from New York’s highest court as recently as 1973 guaranteeing the rights of Fusion Voting and cross endorsement. Additionally, through legal precedent dating back to the founding of our State, the right to change an enacted law is restricted to the body or higher body that created the law.

Conservative Party State Chairman Jerry Kassar said  “I believe this is no more than a power grab by the Governor and Democratic Party to consolidate their control and punish another political party. It is against the interests of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who each year choose to vote for cross endorsed candidates on third party lines. “


Reciprocity Round Table

Reciprocity Round Table
National Conceal & Carry
From Concept to Reality
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, introduced to allow lawful firearm carriers from any state to
carry a concealed firearm in any other state.

Featured panelists:
• Sheriff Timothy Howard – A Law Enforcement perspective
• Assemblyman David DiPietro – A Legislator’s perspective
• From SCOPE – Budd Schroeder – An Activist’s perspective
Moderated by Michael Caputo

Special Guest: Allen Brown from the Erie County Pistol Permit Office
with an update on recertification.

Thursday April 27th
7-9:30 pm

401 Lang Blvd, Grand Island, NY
Pizza and Soft Drinks included.
Cost $15
Sponsored by the Conservative Committee of Grand Island

Conservative Leadership Celebration

The Grand Island Conservatives presents

Conservative Leadership

Angela Wozniak
NY State Assemblywoman, 143rd District
New York’s State’s Highest Ranking Elected Conservative

Joseph C. Lorigo
Legislator, 10th District
Erie County Legislature, Majority Leader

Thursday, February 5th , 2015
5pm – 9pm
Elldens Grill

(at the River Oaks Golf Club)

201 Whitehaven Rd (at E. River)
Grand Island, NY 14072

at the door

Checks to: Conservative Committee of Grand Island
Donations: Grand Island Conservative Committee, P.O. Box 76, Grand Island, NY 14072

GUN RAFFLE   $10/Chance

Henry 22 Erie County Commemorative Limited Edition
– Mossberg Tactical Shotgun 18.5” barrel w/pistol grip
Ruger 223 Bolt Action

Destination Fundraiser!

Come to the first Annual Grand Island Conservative Committee Destination Fundraiser

Sept 12, 2013 5:30-7:30

On the USS Little Rock – Buffalo Naval and Serviceman’s Park
Canalside, Buffalo, NY

Beer, Wine, Food, Raffles

Donation $50 – $85/couple – $25 Committeeman rate

Check can be made out to The Conservative Committee of Grand Island.

Check can be mailed to:
Conservative Committee of Grand Island
P.O. Box 76
Grand Island, NY 14072

The Right to Bear Arms Debate – Round 2

The Grand Island Conservative Committee invites you to attend
Round 2:

“The Right To Bear Arms Debate”

Budd Schroeder, Chairman of SCOPE
(Shooters’ Committee On Political Education)


Steve Pigeon
(Former Democratic Party Chairman)

Moderated by Kristy Mazurek from WGRZ’s “2-sides”
Special Guest: Sheriff Tim Howard

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

7pm – 9pm

Holiday Inn – Grand Island
100 Whitehaven Rd (at E. River)
Grand Island, NY 14072

Conservative Party Endorses Chris Aronica

Chris Aronica and Chairman Kevin Backus

At a recent meeting of the Grand Island Conservative Party, committee members interviewed and endorsed Chris Aronica as candidate for councilman of the Grand Island Town Board. Chris was appointed to the Town Board at the January 17, 2012 Town Board meeting to fill Supervisor Mary Cooke’s seat. A special election will be held in November for the council seat. Chris is a registered Conservative.

Conservative Party Fundraiser


Guest speaker:
Assemblyman Robin Schimminger
140th District

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Buffalo Launch Club
503 East River Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

$40 prepaid / $50 at the door
$100 Silver Level Sponsorship*
$250 Gold Level Sponsorship*
(*Sponsorships posted in evenings program)

Fundraiser to Elect Gary Roesch


Place: Buffalo Launch Club    503 East River Rd
Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20 per person
Food: Appetizers, soft drinks, dessert and coffee
Bar: Cash
Entertainment: Don Burns at the piano

Hosted by: Committee to re-elect Gary G. Roesch, Councilman