Tag Archive: Democratic National Convention

Sep 06 2012

Live at the DNC: Matthew Silverstein

Matthew Silverstein is excited to hear President Obama's speech tonight at the DNC.

A local State Committee member for the 26th A.D in Queens has a front row seat to the Democratic National Convention and he’s sent Queens-Politics a few pictures to share the experience.

Matthew Silverstein is a delegate representing the 5th Congressional District of New York. He is part of the largest number of youth delegates to any DNC convention, with over 600 young attendees.

“This is the most important election of our lifetime,” said Silverstein, who at the time of his interview was anxiously awaiting President Obama’s speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Silverstein said the crowd’s enthusiasm is very high and that “everyone is fired up and ready to go.”

Asked his favorite moment so far, Silverstein said President Clinton’s speech was the most exciting part and called it “one of the greatest moments in American political history.”

Matthew is also running for the 19th City Council District in Queens.


A view from the convention floor.

Silverstein with Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

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Sep 06 2012

Halloran Critical of Dems Israel Snafu

Halloran issued a press release describing his outrage with the Democratic Party and said Grace Meng would be a rubber stamp for the Party’s agenda.

Press Release: The Democratic National Committee removed any reference to Israel from its party platform – only to conveniently add pro-Israel language after the omission was pointed out by outraged citizens. Congressional candidate Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) issued the following statement on the matter:

“The Meng-Obama Democratic Party couldn’t be louder in asserting its lack of support for Israel. They pointedly removed language condemning Hamas and refused to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel. What’s next? Recognizing Hamas as a legitimate government?


“The Democratic Party, like Grace Meng, only changed its tune after widespread outcry. Assemblywoman Meng tries to separate herself from her party on the issue of defending Israel. But she would be a rubber stamp for her party’s agenda in Washington, just as she has in Albany.”


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