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The Democrats: Exorcizing Ghosts and Looking Forward

January 08, 2018

In New York’s Second, Peter King voted against the Republican tax bill, mainly to protest that provision. But Shirley plans to hang the bill around King’s neck anyway. If he is re-elected, he will caucus with the Republicans to re-elect Paul Ryan House speaker, which guarantees still more damage to King’s constituents, even if King himself casts the occasional impotent protest vote.

The fight to take on a King

January 23, 2018

The two Democrats vying to unseat veteran Rep. Peter King spent the first anniversary of the Women’s March on Saturday quite differently — offering a window into their June 26 primary race. Liuba Grechen Shirley of Amityville appears to be building on grassroots momentum from founding New York’s 2nd District Democrats to oppose King after President Donald Trump’s election. On Saturday, she rode into Manhattan on the Long Island Rail Road. She told The Point she was thrilled to see women at the Women’s March she had never met carrying signs for her, including people from upstate, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Rich Schaffer, Activists Tussle Over Party Posts

August 27, 2017

Liuba Grechen Shirley, founder of the group New York 2nd District Democrats said, “I don’t think it’s the right way to go about building the party and strengthening the base. When you have Democrats interested in helping the party, you should welcome them with open arms and not make them jump through hoops.”

Babylon Council Races Get Flurry of Candidates

July 09, 2017

Liuba Grechen Shirley, founder of New York’s 2nd District Democrats, said she suspended her campaign because “the party has made clear to me that they are fully supporting Claire” and because there was now a Democratic candidate, whom she said she will support. Grechen Shirley’s candidacy won “a small, but important victory,” she stated. “The voters deserve to have a choice in elections and the Democratic Party here must stand for that basic principle at a minimum.”

Peter King Skips Town Hall for Closed Door Meeting

February 21, 2017

After NY02 Dems joined forces with local groups to organize a rally to protest King’s support of President Trump’s Executive Order, banning refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, King agreed to meet with Liuba Grechen Shirley, founder of NY02 Dems, and three other members.  

Rep. Pete King's Empty Call for Bannon's Resignation – An Act of Political Expediency

August 23, 2017

The founder of New York's 2nd District Democrats, Liuba Grechen Shirley, reminds voters how Rep. Peter King felt about Steve Bannon before he resigned.

Healthcare Education Project Needs an Education On Rep. Pete King's Voting Record

July 11, 2017

The founder of New York's 2nd District Democrats, Liuba Grechen Shirley, reminds voters how Rep. Peter King voted on the House healthcare repeal bill. 

Rep. Pete King Remains Silent As 2 Americans Are Murdered Trying To Stop Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

May 30, 2017

The founder of New York's 2nd District Democrats, Liuba Grechen Shirley, calls on Rep. Peter King to condemn Portland hate crime.

Mock Town Hall in Amityville Takes Aim at Rep. Peter King

May 07, 2017

"King has said that a town hall will only turn into a screaming session that will diminish democracy. Well I have news for Peter King. THIS is what democracy looks like." said Liuba Grechen Shirley, founder of New York's 2nd District Democrats.

Residents Raise Concerns to Rep. Pete King

March 15, 2017

NY02 Dems member, Diann Forquignon, said “This is something that is very personal to me. Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid could force me to go back to living in constant, agonizing pain and being clinically depressed from being in constant pain. Many of us did not get our concerns heard."

Trump Resistance: Emerging Democrat Group Eyes Peter King’s Seat

February 18, 2017

“The democrats are stepping up. They needed to step up more in the past, but I think they’re stepping up now because, all of a sudden, there are groups across the country—and it’s not just on Long Island, it’s everywhere—people are furious,” said Liuba Grechen Shirley, the founder of New York 2nd District Democrats. 

Marching to Massapequa

February 02, 2017

Liuba Grechen Shirley said she formed New York’s 2nd District Democrats — NY02 Dems, for short — after comments were deleted from King’s Facebook page, and he referred to protesters as “lowlifes” in a Jan. 30 Newsday story.

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