The battle to take back the Senate from the Democrats is in full swing. Unfortunately for some of the candidates, the GOP has decided they are not worth the battle. We have a historic opportunity to return two Senate seats to the Republican aisle and to change the balance of power for the nation overall by assisting two campaigns in New York State. We have seen in the past the poor judgment of the GOP in their picks for who they feel will win. We the people need to start making some of the decisions for them.
The National and New York State GOP have decided not to assist these particular candidates: Joe DioGuardi and Jay Townsend, who are running against Gillibrand and Schumer, respectively. Schumer’s seat is of particular interest as the Senator has his eye on the Speaker of the House position.
How can you help, even if you are not from New York State? Help can take many forms which all of us are capable of doing.
First and foremost, contribute what you can to their campaigns (websites listed below). Ten dollar donations multiplied by the hundreds add up fast, so please do not think that your “small” donation will not help. It does. These two men are running on empty and need your help. We have seen the difference out of state donations have made to other local races, such as Sharron Angle’s race.
Call/write/Twitter the National GOP (www.gop.com) and the New York State GOP (www.nygop.org) and ask them why they are not supporting these two candidates. If you are a regular contributor to either of these organizations, make it clear to them you will be ceasing contributions unless there is some action forthcoming.
Call in to national or local radio shows, such as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and/or Mark Levin to ask to have both of these candidates vetted on their shows. The national exposure will make all the difference.
Educate your friends and family. Neither of these candidates have the money to blast the airwaves with commercials, so the education must be done by all of us, person by person. Make sure people who do not follow politics as closely as you do are aware of these candidates and the importance of putting them in the U.S. Senate.
The balance of power rests in all our hands, with all of us responsible for changing it. Be part of the tsunami this November 2nd by helping these candidates. The Tea Parties of New York have already worked miracles in helping these candidates. Together, we can move mountains.
Twitter: @RNC, @NewYorkGOP
Mark Levin: 877-381-3811
Sean Hannity: 800-941-7326
Glenn Beck: 800-727-BECK
Annmarie Spiciarich is a retired police sergeant. She has a MA in Forensic Psychology, with a certificate in Terrorism from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She currently works as a community mental health counselor at a suicide hotline. Check out her website and contact her at: www.NotWithoutRepresentation.com or her blog at http://NotWithoutRepresentation.blogspot.com.