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State Senate Candidate Dr. Saimovici Calls for Shelley Mayer to Denounce “Defund” and “Abolish” Police Movements Amid Crime Spike

June 25, 2020

STATE SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICICALLS FOR SHELLEY MAYER TO DENOUNCE“DEFUND” AND “ABOLISH” POLICE MOVEMENTSAMID SPIKE IN VIOLENCE ACROSS STATE

Rye, NY–June 10th, 2020… Dr. Liviu Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called on Senator Shelley Mayer to denounce the “defund” and “abolish” police movements amid a massive spike in violent crime across the state.

“Senator Shelley Mayer has remained inexplicably silent on the efforts to ‘defund’ and ‘abolish’ police departments,” said Dr. Saimovici. “Amid a 414% increase in shootings week-to-week from last year in New York City, her constituents deserve to know if she stands with lawlessness or with our law enforcement agencies.”

“Will Senator Mayer stand with our local law enforcement agencies and for public safety, or will she cave to radical elements within her party? Voters in the 37th Senate District have a right to know,” concluded Dr. Saimovici.

State Senate Candidate Dr. Saimovici Blasts Senator Shelley Mayer for Her Attacks on Law Enforcement

June 10, 2020

STATE SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICISLAMS SENATOR SHELLEY MAYER FORSIDING WITH THE RADICAL WING OF HER PARTY IN REPEALING SECTION 50-A

“A complete slap in the face to the thousands of law enforcement officers in New York’s 37th State Senate District.”

Rye, NY–June 10th, 2020… Dr. Liviu Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, blasted Senator Shelley Mayer on her decision to side with the radical members of her party and repeal Section 50-A.

“Senator Shelley Mayer’s vote to repeal Section 50-A is a complete slap in the face to the thousands of law enforcement officers in New York’s 37th State Senate District,” said Dr. Saimovici. “The push by far-left Democrats across New York state to ‘defund’ and dismantle police departments puts public safety at risk, and repealing 50-A is just the first step on a slippery slope towards the abolishment of our local police departments.”

“After voting for the disastrous bail and discovery reforms in last year’s budget, Senator Mayer doubled down with her attacks on law enforcement and public safety by repealing 50-A,” Dr. Saimovici continued. “While some reforms should be considered, this one certainly is not what is needed.”

Westchester Senate Candidate Calls on Senator Mayer to State Her Position on “Defunding Police”

June 8, 2020

WESTCHESTER SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICI CALLS ON SHELLEY MAYER TO STATE HER POSITION ON “DEFUNDING POLICE”

“Voters have a right to know if Shelley Mayer stands with the radical elements of her party.”

Rye, NY–June 8th, 2020… Dr. Liviu “Dr. Liv” Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called on Senator Shelley Mayer to publicly state where she stands on “defunding” police departments across NY-37.

“Our police departments across New York’s 37th Senate District provide a critical service to our local communities,” said Dr. Liv. “The push by far-left Democrats across New York state to ‘defund’ and dismantle police departments puts public safety at risk, and voters have a right to know if Shelley Mayer stands with the radical elements of her party.”

Westchester Senate Candidate Offers Free Emergency Eye Treatment to Law Enforcement and First Responders Injured in Recent Riots

June 4, 2020

WESTCHESTER SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICIOFFERS FREE EMERGENCY TREATMENT TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRST RESPONDERS WHO SUFFEREDEYE INJURIES DUE TO LOOTING AND VIOLENCE

Rye, NY–June 4th, 2020… Dr. Liviu “Dr. Liv” Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, informed all law enforcement officers and first responders today that he would be offering his ophthalmological services for free to those who suffered an injury due to the looting and violence in our state over the past few days.

“Our heroic law enforcement officers and first responders are putting their lives on the line to protect our community,” said Dr. Liv. “The actions of a violent minority within a much larger group of peaceful protesters has resulted in serious injuries to dozens of law enforcement officers and first responders across New York state.”

“As such, I will be offering free emergency eye treatment to those law enforcement officers and first responders who were injured during these violent riots,” Dr. Liv continued. “It’s the least I can do to thank them for their heroic efforts.”

Dr. Liviu Saimovici Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Businesses and Law Enforcement Officers

June 3, 2020

WESTCHESTER SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICICALLS ON LAWMAKERS TO PREVENT LOOTING AND PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AMID REPORTS OF LOOTING IN YONKERS AND VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ACROSS THE STATE

Rye, NY–June 3rd, 2020… Dr. Liviu “Dr. Liv” Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called on Westchester County lawmakers and state legislators to prevent looting and protect law enforcement following looting last night in Yonkers and violence against law enforcement officers across New York state.

“The deafening silence from our elected officials in Albany and White Plains shows a complete lack of support for business owners and law enforcement across Westchester County,” said Dr. Liv. “The memory of George Floyd is honored by peaceful protests and the exercise of our First Amendment rights. The rampant looting and violence against law enforcement officers we are seeing in New York City and across the state does not honor his memory and cannot be allowed to cross the border into Westchester County.”

“Without a comprehensive plan to prevent this type of violence against our businesses and law enforcement officers, we’re inviting looters and rioters in,” Dr. Liv continued. “How much longer will Shelley Mayer and other elected officials let this go unaddressed?”
“There must be a concrete plan laid out, in close coordination with law enforcement agencies and Chambers of Commerce, to prevent damage to personal property and businesses in Westchester County.”

State Senate Candidate Dr. Liviu Saimovici Calls for Investigation of Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Policies

May 7, 2020

WESTCHESTER SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICI CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO
ANDREW CUOMO’S NURSING HOME POLICIES

Rye, NY–May 5th, 2020… Dr. Liviu “Dr. Liv” Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called for an independent investigation into Andrew Cuomo’s policy of ordering nursing homes to take in COVID-19 positive patients.

“It is truly unconscionable for Andrew Cuomo’s administration to be forcing nursing homes to take in COVID-19 positive patients,” said Dr. Liv. “With thousands of lives already lost in nursing homes across the state, an independent investigation must be launched to ensure this never happens again.”

“Our seniors in nursing homes deserve better than to be put at incredible risk by the state,” Dr. Liv continued. “How many lives have been lost due to this misguided policy?”

“There must be accountability for the decisions made by the Department of Health and Andrew Cuomo’s administration, and that starts with an independent investigation. Bringing Governor Cuomo’s medical advisers to his daily press conferences to answer for their recommendations must be the first step in this process.”

Senate Candidate Dr. Liviu Saimovici Calls for Cancellation of Penalties for Late Property Tax Payments

April 15, 2020

WESTCHESTER SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICI CALLS ON COUNTY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CANCEL PENALTIES
FOR DELAYED PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

With families struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis, local and county governments should not be levying penalties.

Purchase, NY–April 15th… Dr. Liviu “Dr. Liv” Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called on Westchester County and local governments to cancel all penalties for non-timely property tax payments.

“It’s absurd that county and local governments are looking to levy penalties on economically-distressed homeowners for late property tax payments during the coronavirus crisis,” said Dr. Liv. “Local and county governments should be focused on making things easier and more affordable for struggling families during these trying times.”

Dr. Liv continued, “Canceling the penalties on delayed property tax payments is a first step and an important one that every government should take. By passing resolutions that cancel these penalties, Westchester County and other local governments can provide real, salient relief to each and every Westchester family that has been impacted by the coronavirus.”

Westchester Senate Candidate Dr. Liviu Saimovici Calls for No Cuts to Education Funding

March 29, 2020

Purchase, NY–March 27th… Dr. Liviu Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called on Andrew Cuomo and Shelley Mayer, Chair of the New York Senate Education Committee, to not make any cuts to education in the budget this year.
“I’m calling on all elected officials to fight back against the proposed cuts to education by Governor Cuomo,” said Dr. Saimovici. “The last thing we should be doing is mortgaging the future of our children.”
“Instead of making these rash cuts, New York should seek cost-saving measures used in the fight against coronavirus, namely calling on retirees and former educators to step up and help out our state during this difficult time,” Dr. Saimovici continued. “The incredible outpouring of support from the medical community is clear given the 60,000 volunteers who have signed up to fight the coronavirus. We should get legislators and leaders in the education space together and organize volunteer teams of educators who can step up and help fulfill the educational needs of our children.” “Rather than throw our students and hard-working educators under the bus, Andrew Cuomo and the legislative bodies in Albany and Westchester County should be looking for innovative solutions to our current budget crisis.”

WESTCHESTER SENATE CANDIDATE DR. LIVIU SAIMOVICI CALLS FOR SOLUTIONS IN FACE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

March 26, 2020

Purchase, NY–March 12th… Dr. Liviu Saimovici, the Republican and Conservative parties’ endorsed candidate for New York’s 37th State Senate District, called for calm and solutions in the face of the current Coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Saimovici, a Board-certified physician and member of the Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Staff and School of Medicine Faculty with offices in Purchase, NY called for the state to develop a comprehensive plan to combat public health crises. “While it’s become clear that state and local governments were woefully unprepared for the burgeoning Coronavirus crisis, steps must be taken to ensure that we effectively combat this outbreak and are never placed in this situation again,” said Dr. Saimovici. “First and foremost, New York’s Department of Health should focus on ensuring that 1) proper plans and protocols are in place, 2) proper equipment, including surgical masks and protective equipment is available for medical professionals and the community at large, 3) enough capacity exists in hospitals and at other medical facilities to handle the influx of patients and 4) there are a sufficient number of medical professionals available to staff these facilities.” Dr. Saimovici continued, “Specifically, the Department of Health should be prioritizing the following measures to keep our communities safe and prepared for further COVID-19 patients.” 

1) Producing more testing equipment and testing kits, including at home testing, to help identify carriers and combat the spread and effects of COVID-19.

2) Producing more antiviral medication and assuring that adequate supplies of ALL medications are available and produced in the US. 

3) Working with top-flight medical institutions to develop vaccines and antiviral agents that will help patients suffering from COVID-19 while preventing future spread of the virus.

4) Increasing access to telemedicine and working with insurance companies to eliminate any barriers for patients and physicians.

5) Planning for an influx of patients at local healthcare facilities and ensuring those locations have enough rooms and beds to deal with the influx.

6) Working with the New York National Guard to identify healthcare workers and doctors within their ranks who can be deployed to regional hotspots to contain the coronavirus outbreak and limit community spread.

7) Contracting companies to produce more medical and surgical masks, which offer an added degree of protection, for use by doctors and patients, as well as the public at large, which helps prevent further spread of the pathogen.

8) Investing in electronic sanitizing equipment and disinfecting equipment to ensure that the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Westchester Department of Transportation, specifically Metro-North and the Bee-Line Bus System, are able to keep their fleets of transit vehicles pathogen-free.

9) Coordinating with the Department of Education to identify retired physicians who can partake in a one-time medical license reactivation program to ensure enough medical professionals are available to treat a large surge in the number of patients.

“State government must act aggressively to ensure the health and safety of Westchester County residents,” said Dr. Saimovici. “The state must work quickly and efficiently to ensure that this outbreak is contained and that we are better prepared to combat public health emergencies in the future.” ###