I was asked to share the following opinion that was sent to me by the Long Beach Democrats (www.longbeachdems.com)
Nassau County Democratic Party Leader Jay Jacobs, who lives in Oyster Bay, is applying pressure to Long Beach residents who signed petitions for City Council candidates Barbara Bernardino, Joe Miccio, and Runnie Myles.
His hired out-of-towners are calling Long Beach residents and intimidating them; challenging their signatures on petitions for Long Beach’s three locally chosen City Council candidates. What has happened to democracy? Why won’t Jay Jacobs let the voice of Long Beach residents be heard? A primary in September is the only way to stop this outside influence from running our city’s government.
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