Hi, I’m Liz Glass a candidate for NYS Senate in Manhattan’s District 27.
I have been busy this last week, tying up loose ends with the Board of Elections.
Unfortunately, due to a limited number of volunteers and a short window of time, the campaign received many, many signatures, but not enough.
But…never say die. After deep contemplation and with absolute resolve I am moving forward as a write-in candidate to ensure our voices are heard, and I ask for your support in doing so.
Certainly our voices in New York City need to heard now more than ever. On August 5, 2020 Mayor Bill DiBlasio set up military-style COVID-19 checkpoints at major bridge and tunnel crossings.
Providing no scientific justification for the decision, DiBlasio said (quote) that travelers coming in from the 35 states with high COVID 19 infection rates would be given information about the quarantine with failure to comply resulting in fines (up to) 10,000 dollars.
The COVID-19 virus is serious, and my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones. With that said, it is imperative we honor their memory by making decisions going forward based on facts, and not fear.
The high COVID-19 infection rates that you hear about in the mainstream media are due to higher rates of testing, NOT fatalities. Also, according to the CDC, COVID-19 has a survival rate of 99.96%.
In April governor of Rhode Island also had COVID-19 checkpoints, which Gov. Cuomo called “unconstitutional” and the ACLU is suing Rhode Island because of it.
I contacted the ACLU in New York whose director Donna Lieberman responded: “It’s concerning that the Mayor’s announcement comes with few details on what will happen at checkpoints and how people’s sensitive information will be protected.”
Here are my questions:
1. Can a “State of Emergency” allow the government to suspend our constitutional rights? (The answer: No!)
2. According to the NY Times, roughly one-third of the city’s 240,000 small businesses may never reopen. So far, those businesses have shed 520,000 jobs. We must reopen the economy. Why is DiBlasio sabotaging people’s ability to visit New York?
3. NYC Sheriff Joseph Fucito is overseeing the checkpoints. Sheriff in the United States swear an oath to uphold the constitution. According to Cuomo, these checkpoints are unconstitutional. Sheriff Fucito’s number is 212 487 9734, and the National Sheriffs’ Association is 800.424.7827, if you care to share your opinion about their colleague.
There will also be quarantine checkpoints for inter-state travelers at Penn Station and Port Authority, which will be overseen by the test and tracing program’s executive director Dr. Ted Long.
Contact tracing involves the government following you via an app on your phone. The app determines if you have come into contact with an individual – family, friend, or stranger – who tests positive for COVID-19. The app shares your location and medical information with the government, and NYS’s 17,000 contact tracers who are paid $50,000 per year will require you to quarantine for 14 days. According to the Epoch Times “The city’s Test and Trace program is providing free meals, hotel rooms, and other services to people who are undergoing the mandatory quarantine. Workers have made more than 86,000 phone calls, and sent more than 20,000 texts, and “if we can’t get through to you on the phone, we’ve deployed teams that are now knocking on your door to check in with you and make sure you are safe,” according to Dr. Long.
New York had a 6 to 8 billion dollar deficit before COVID-19, and according to the Washington Examiner, New York faces a budget deficit of $30 billion over the next two years. Businesses are going under; so tax revenue is disappearing.
Question: we are paying $850,000,000 for the salaries of these contact tracers, as well as hotel expenses for out-of-state residents. for a virus with a .04% death rate? Where is the money coming from for this program, and what is the true purpose of the program?
On June 16, I posted a video on social media “Will NY Schools Reopen?” Cuomo indicated that if schools can reopen, contact tracing would be mandatory. In that video I asked questions, and will repeat those questions here:
What if the contact tracer determines that you need to quarantine for 14 days, but you have family or children and only one bathroom. What happens to the children?
It appears that contact tracing would necessitate family separations, including children. I will post in the comment section contact information and social media accounts for Governor Cuomo, Mayor DiBlasio, and Dr. Long. Please ask these public servants for clarification.
Thank you for tuning in. I’m Liz Glass, a candidate for NYS Senate in Manhattan’s District 27. Because we are stronger together, and all of us – particularly our children – need to be protected, and are essential.
NYCLU’s Donna Lieberman: “It’s concerning that the Mayor’s announcement comes with few details on what will happen at checkpoints and how people’s sensitive information will be protected. Calling a law enforcement action a public health measure does not make it one. We know that law enforcement should not have any role in contact tracing – it is ineffective and raises serious questions on inequitable enforcement and what information will be mandated.”
To Run as Independent Against Brad Hoylman in NYC!
From Elizabeth Glass
July 23 2020 — Dear Glass for Senate Supporters,
WE’RE FORGING AHEAD! It’s time to take back our freedoms.
With the recent in-person primary results – receiving over 30% of the vote with dramatically less resources than my opponent – this campaign has proven that I am a viable candidate in the general election in November.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to collect signatures to get my name on the ballot as an Independent candidate. We will be hitting the streets every day until the Wednesday, July 29th deadline. We need THOUSANDS of signatures so we NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK.
If you are unable to volunteer but know people in the district – which includes Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Midtown East, and UWS – please contact them and ask if they would consider signing. Map of the NY Senate District 27: https://glassforsenate.social/DistrictMaps
Also, please consider donating to the campaign by clicking HERE
About masks: collecting signatures requires you to be less than six feet of others. As a Glass for Senate volunteer, if you are getting close to people without a mask, I can be reported to the police and my campaign can be banned. No one out representing my campaign can be out without a face covering.
Many wear a bandana around their neck, and pull it up when they can not maintain six feet of distance from others. If you do not have one, we can provide you with a new bandana.
For ardent non-mask wearers, there are other ways you can volunteer.
MEETING TIMES: TBD
MEETING PLACE: TBD (Go to the vicinity of 543 East 11th Street NYC, near Avenue B. It is near a church. Please DO NOT contact the church.)
The Glass for Senate talking points:
• Supports Keeping Schools Open
• Opposes to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine
• Opposes Orwellian Contact Tracing
• Stands with NYCHA Tenants
• Demands Businesses be Permitted to Reopen
• Incentivize Entrepreneurship to Rebuild Economy
• Demands Transparency of Financial Statements
• Supports Intelligent Bail Reform for Safer Streets
• Seeks to Stop 5G
• Establish NOT OK (New Outlook Towards Our Kids) Task Force: Why do 54% of children have a neurological or autoimmune disorder?
July 17, 2020 — Governor Cuomo has announced guidelines for reopening schools in New York after the COVID-19 closures. New York Senate Candidate in the 27th Senate District, Liz Glass, has broken down all of the most important aspects of those guidelines using the Governor’s own words. She also includes many questions that remain unanswered. It is lengthy, but well worth the read for every New Yorker.
In summary from my point of view, Cuomo has announced guidelines for schools that will force no socialization, no physical human contact, no appropriate exercise, school’s will become fertile grounds for tracking the populace through mandatory contact tracing schemes, and they can be shutdown completely once again at a moments notice. All students & faculty must wear masks all day long regardless of any negative health impacts they may cause, and regardless of the fact that face masks have been found to have no benefit in preventing flu-like respiratory illnesses from being transmitted outside of medical settings.
To me this is all laying the ground work for Reimagine which Cuomo already stated on May 5th should replace in-person schooling in New York State.
Read what Elizabeth Glass has to say on these matters below, or if you prefer, watch her speak to all of these issues on Facebookby clicking HERE — End of FED UP DEM commentary:
Below written by ELIZABETH GLASS
Hi I’m Elizabeth Glass, a candidate for NYS Senate in Manhattan’s District 27. The Democratic primary was June 23, 2020, and as of today – July 16 – the Board of Elections is still counting the absentee ballots.
But the results from the in-person voting have been AMAZING…this campaign truly is a people’s movement, and I am proud to stand with you as we fight for our freedom, and our children’s future.
Speaking of our children, Governor Cuomo recently issued the 23-page “Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Schools.” These guidelines will determine how New York State’s 688 school districts will reopen, as well as the educational fate of millions of New York children. Cuomo also presented a formula that will ascertain if they think it is safe for schools to reopen.
I will include in the comment section a summary of the guidelines, as well as pertinent and helpful links, but want to address the following issues with you right now:
1) General legal and scientific questions pertaining to the guidelines, 2) Mandatory face coverings, and 3) Contact tracing.
We could include countless other issues, but the vast majority of us have so little time, so it’s prudent to focus attention where it is most needed.
It should be noted that these issues are only relevant if schools open at all. Based on what’s been presented, there is no guarantee that that will happen, particularly in NYC… and once again, our homes will become juvenile house arrest, thanks to Governor Cuomo, as well as the state reps, including my opponent, who voted to give Cuomo such unchecked power.
(I’ll post info in the comment section more about that vote, the bill S7919/A9953).
I) General legal and scientific questions
Cuomo stated at the press conference:
“Schools open if the region is in Phase 4 and the daily infection rate remains below 5% using a 14-day average (since “unPause” was lifted”…date not specified, but it is June 6).
“Schools close if (the) regional infection rate is greater than 9% using (a) 7-day average.” (after August 1st)
He also said “We will make formula determination during the week of August 1 to 7.”
“If the virus spikes between August 1 and the school opening date…the schools hit an emergency “close” button.”
He also said “We have more testing and data than any other state.”
Here are some questions for the Governor, and please share your thoughts in the comment section. Let me preface by saying my heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones to this virus. As a lifelong New Yorker, my family lost many wonderful friends, yet I know in my heart that they would want us to make decisions for our kids based on facts and reputable scientific studies, not fear.
Question: Summer camps in New York were allowed to open on June 29. There were no formulas involved in opening the camps. If camps could just open, why not schools?
Question: The guidelines do not include reputable scientific studies documenting that children are at risk of serious illness or mortality from the COVID-19 virus, or that they are significant vectors of transmission. Where are these studies? Do such studies exist?
Question: About these formulas and infection rates and time spans: the numbers seem random, like some DOH worker used one of those paper fortune tellers to come up with numbers. Where is the scientific justification for these formulas?
Question: Teachers and staff have no idea if they will have a job in less than eight weeks, and parents have no idea if their children will start school in less than eight weeks. It almost seems like Cuomo wants everyone unemployed, and to lose their assets. What do YOU think?
Question: Cuomo stated: “We have more testing and data than any other state.” We have more “data” than any other state because we have had more deaths than any other state. New York is 6% of the US population, but 30% of the COVID-19 deaths in the US were New Yorkers. Why is this failure presented as an attribute?
II) Face Coverings/Masks
At the press conference, Cuomo stated: “For schools that are authorized (to open) the students and staff must abide by social distancing and mask guidelines…(masks must be worn) when students and staff cannot maintain social distancing.”
Question: If masks work, why can’t schools simply reopen? Also, please provide reputable scientific studies demonstrating the efficacy and safety of mask-wearing for 6+ hours per day. (News Flash: There are no studies.)
III) Contact Tracing
Cuomo breezed over the topic of contact tracing at the July 13 press conference, merely stating that “Tracing has to work in the schools.”
Here is Cuomo’s description of contact tracing:
“As part of the strategy to reopen, we will…use contact tracing to limit the spread of the virus; and implement a phased return to a ‘new normal.’” (April 16, 2020 email)
(At a press conference on April 22) Cuomo described the “Test, Trace, Isolate” process in more detail:
“How does it work? You test a person (for COVID-19). If the person winds up positive, you then trace that person’s contacts.”
“Contacts,” are people you have been in close proximity to: co-workers, family, someone at a supermarket. This information is found via an app on your phone, which tracks your location, and shares this and your medical status with the government.
Cuomo continued: “…(For) every positive (person identified) you have to go back and trace…Once you trace and you find more (people who test) positive, then you isolate (them). They are under quarantine. They can’t go out. They can’t infect anyone else.”
There will be “Isolation Facilities” for people who test positive for COVID-19 and who cannot self-isolate.
Cuomo: “This entire operation has never been done before…you have never heard the words “test trace isolate” before. A few textbooks have (described) it, (but it has) never (been) done anywhere near this scale. So it is an intimidating exercise. But I say “so what?”
“We have to put together a tracing army…Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has volunteered to help develop the program which will recruit, hire, and train 17,000 tracers statewide.”
Question: If a student who participates in contact tracing comes into contact with infected people several times over the course of a year, how does this impact his or her education plan?
Question: Quarantining necessitates that the individual has his or her own bathroom. What if a child tests positive, the family only has one bathroom, but more than one kid…what happens?
Question: If the person who tests positive has no symptoms – they are asymptomatic, they feel fine, they’re healthy – required to self-isolate? What if they don’t want to quarantine?
Question: What about teachers and staff who are tested, traced, tracked and must quarantine? Will there be enough substitute teachers available?
On a final note: at a press conference, Cuomo quotes from a book about the Fall of the Roman Empire:
“When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then (they) ceased to be free” implying we should be responsible and comply with government orders for the greater good.
The truth is: as Americans, and as living human beings, we can’t wish for freedom; it is a critical responsibility that we fight for it, for our children, and our descendants.
Thank you for listening and your support, please like the Facebook page (Facebook.com/glassforsenate), follow me on Twitter (@glassforsenate) and Instagram (@glass_for_senate). The links for the social media are at glassforsenate.com
I am Liz Glass, a candidate for NY Senate in District 27. We are stronger together, and every one of us is essential.
Question: “If masks are worn in public at all times, how are children exposed at all, and forced to quarantine?”
Question: The 4th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects.” Isn’t contact tracing unconstitutional?
Summary of “Interim COVID-19 Guidance for School”:
“If (the district) can reopen, follow the guidelines. Leave specifics to the school districts.”
Other parameters include:
• Lunch in classrooms and social distancing in cafeteria
• Schools must develop before and aftercare plan.
• Protocols for extracurricular activities
• Daily screening: temperature checks and forms that need to be filled out
• Cleaning & disinfecting procedures
• Possible closures as per health department
• Staff and students must participate in contact tracing (which I will describe).
Cuomo also spoke of the 20-member Reimagine Education Advisory Council, made up of 17 education officials, two teachers and one parent. Reimagine Education is an initiative by the Gates Foundation, which seeks to revolutionize education by ending in-school instruction, replacing it with distance learning. The Council came up with guidelines, as well, including:
• Districts must have flexible plans
• Prioritize in-school learning for most needy students
• Maximize space in school and community to increase in-class time
• Prioritize arts, career, tech, and labs for in-person instruction
• Use innovative models like community schools
• Establish best practice for hybrid and remote instruction
Question: Since the Gates Foundation failed NY kids with “Common Core,” why is the organization being consulted on “Reimagine Education”?
New York’s Insane Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
June 21, 2020 — Hi, I’m Elizabeth Glass, a Democratic candidate for NY Senate in Manhattan’s District 27.
Wonderful volunteers and I have been hitting the streets of the district, which includes Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village, Stuy Town, Peter Cooper Village, Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Midtown East, UWS. We love hearing from New Yorkers and the issues THEY care about.
Our constitutional freedoms are under threat in New York State. If you share our concerns and you have friends or family or colleagues who live in Manhattan’s district 27, please share this message with them, and ask them to share the message with their local networks, and so on. This campaign is being censored on social media, so please spread the word.
Today I want to talk to you about New York State’s Budget Deficit:
Prior to the COVID crisis, New York had a six to eight billion dollar budget deficit. Within two months of the lockdown, that number doubled.
Also prior to the COVID crisis, my opponent sponsored 905 bills for 2020 legislative session; many of these bills were frivolous and wasteful. The problem with Democrats like my opponent is their excessive spending. I believe we as a society must help those who truly need it – disenfranchised people of color, people with disabilities, the homeless, our seniors – but there is far too much unnecessary spending in Albany.
My opponent treats taxpayers like a sugar daddy with an Am Ex Black card.
For example, Look at this trash can…(in Washington Square Park) $100,000 on these 68 designer garbage cans at a cost of $1500 each when the same non-designer trashcans cost $718. https://bit.ly/2tl0edX https://bit.ly/2v5Vz01
To be fair, this is a minor example, but such spending is indicative of questionable budgetary policies.
Currently, it is impossible to analyze our state’s fiscal situation simply because the numbers are not there: Our state reps do not provide budgetary information written in a clear, understandable, and transparent way. This is a red flag in our state government, and an issue I will raise in Albany when I’m elected. Taxpayers hard-earned money should not be squandered by leaders who embrace excessiveness as a badge of honor.
Thank you for tuning in. If you value transparency in government, as well as our constitutional freedoms: please invest in this campaign, or volunteer at glassforsenate.com . The time is now. Together – we the people – can take back our government because WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! And every one of us is essential.
My Name is Liz Glass a democratic candidate for NY Senate in Manhattan’s district 27. Thank you.
June 19, 2020 — New York State Senator Brad Hoylman is poised to force every New Yorker to inject the COVID-19 vaccinethat Bill Gates is promoting, funding, and likely to profit from. Hoylman’s mother-in-law, Dr. Ellen V. Sigal, is on the board of Parker Institute which has partnered with Inovio, a company receiving funding from Gates for INOVIO’s DNA COVID-19 vaccine. Sigal also receives funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationthrough the Cancer Moonshotprogramof which Sigal is a Vice President. Gates donates to many other programs that Dr. Sigal is involved with or is the chair of, including FDA’s Reagan-Udall Foundation, Duke University, C-Path, and Milken Institute of Public Health.
TheGates Foundation supports HPV vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with Dr. Lowy to study the effectiveness of the vaccine via the Cancer Moonshot program which, again, Brad Hoylman’s mother-in-law Ellen Sigal sits on the board as Vice President.
None of this funding nexus is private information. It is all readily available at the websites of each of these institutions. Brad Hoylman is a corporatist in progressive clothing. He needs to be removed from Albany as his conflicts of interest clearly make it impossible for him to represent the best interests of the people of New York.
Senate District 27, Manhattan: Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Time Square, Upper West Side, Midtown East, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, East Village and Lower East Side
June 16, 2020 — I’ve known Liz Glass for almost a year and can wholeheartedly say I have never been more enthusiastic about a political candidate in my life. Here is why you should vote for Elizabeth Glass in the 27th NY Senate District, Manhattan, Democratic primary:
Liz is honest and listens to the people
What she says is what you get. Liz does not shy away from controversial issues nor standing up to speak truth to power. She is not an ideologue which is crucial to fix the mounting problems New York is facing today.
Liz was born and raised in New York
Manhattan is where her heart truly lies. The corruption in New York City and Albany was just too much for her to bear any longer as she ultimately said, “If not me, than who?” Liz has been called by something greater than herself to be a public servant.
Liz is real
Liz is a real person; a mother and teacher. She graduated Summa Cum Laude at SUNY Buffalo with a Bachelors in Accounting. She is a real New Yorker who wants to save NYC from the dangerous path we find ourselves on right now.
The health of New York City children today is abysmal, and quite simply this is NOT OK!
Liz’s “NOT OK” plan – “New Outlooks Towards Our Kids” – will get to the bottom of why our children are so incredibly unhealthy. 54% of our children have a serious, chronic neurological or autoimmune disorder. When elected, Liz will set up a “NOT OK” task force to look at WHY our children have these myriad health problems. What is causing this explosion in rates or autism, dyslexia, allergies, asthma, cancer, and other disorders? Autism alone costs the US $126 billion dollars per year. Liz knows that as a society, unless we work to identify what is happening to our children and why they are so unhealthy, our state (and likely our nation) will go bankrupt!
Liz cares about disability rights
Representing the needs & dreams of New York’s citizens with disabilities is a major priority to Liz as she has raised a son on the autism spectrum who is 19 years old today. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been horrible when it comes to supporting the rights and needs of residents with disabilities. Liz Glass will not cave when it comes to challenging Cuomo and his supporters who just don’t understand what the needs & dreams of people with disabilities really are.
Liz stands with protesters
Liz stands with protesters all across this country calling for justice for George Floyd, reforming and defunding the police (not dismantling). However she believes it is time to start a dialogue to begin the process of healing our beloved city. Liz firmly supports all forums that bring multiple stakeholders together right now to hear from everyone in the community.
Liz is brave
Some of the hardships Liz has dealt with during this campaign you will never hear about. Despite these challenges, she keeps moving forward unafraid of the obstacles put in front of her and 100% willing to be a voice fighting for the people even when no one will stand with her.