Assemblyman Dinowitz Celebrates “Failing” Grade from Conservative Party
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce that he received one of the lowest ratings in the New York State Assembly from the New York State Conservative Party. They gave him a 16% rating based upon his vote on 24 bills.
Among the bills with which the Conservative Party disagreed with Assemblyman Dinowitz were his votes in favor of extending unemployment benefits, marriage equality, raising the maximum retirement age for judges, microstamping of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols, requiring backseat passengers under 16 to wear seat belts, providing health insurance coverage to domestic partners, extension of a domestic violence prevention law, prohibition of discrimination based on gender identity, prohibition of smoking in playgrounds, and suspension of issuance of new permits for hydrofracking.
“I believe the Conservative Party is wrong on most issues. Their extremist positions are not shared by most Bronxites. Receiving a 16% rating from them is a badge of honor. I only wish it could have been even lower. I hope to do something about that in the 2012 legislative session,” said Assemblyman Dinowitz.