Long Islanders Gone Green
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2012
Long Islanders Gone Green
Mario Cartwright, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for Long Island, had a phenomenal Street Meeting in Long Island on Saturday, March 10. DNA leader Branville McCartney, deputy DNA leader Chris Mortimer, other DNA candidates and hundreds of excited Long Island voters joined Cartwright.
Despite the rain, mud-covered Glinton’s Park in North Long Island, Long Islanders stayed put to hear the message of change that the DNA will implement once elected to office. The DNA contends that Long Island has long been neglected by both the current and previous administrations.
In his last trip to Long Island, the Prime Minister thanked a handful of Free National Movement attendees for “remaining faithful” to the FNM, while admitting his government’s neglect of the island. Ingraham further said, “I want you to know that I know that the FNM owes you. I know that some of you are disappointed that we did not do more for you during this term.”
Mr. Cartwright said: “This FNM government must really believe Long Islanders are silly and stupid. They did little to nothing for us during this current term, now they are running around like chickens with their heads cut off doing last minute improvements and signing last minute contracts to get you to vote for them again. Not this time.”
While the present government scramble to extend water pipes and Cable TV lines to areas that have been without for sometime, Mr. Cartwright said, “They have been in power for 15 of the past 20 years, (so) they had plenty time to take care of Long Island. If they did not do it then, they are certainly not going to do it now. During the past 4-1/2 years, they have borrowed more than $2 billion; how much of that was spent in Long Island? Only a drop in a bucket.”
The DNA recognizes the high unemployment rate in Long Island and will commit resources to stimulate the economy when it comes in office. Since his tenure as the Long Island Chamber of Commerce president, Mr. Cartwright has advocated for an international airport that will make Long Island accessible to the world.
“We, in the DNA, recognize the need for more and improved infrastructure in Long Island, like running water, cable TV and well-paved roads. We are aware of the issues facing Long Island fishermen and we will address their concerns,” Mr. Cartwright added.
DNA leader Branville McCartney told enthusiastic DNA supporters, “You no longer have to choose between the worst of two evils or choose who neglected you the least.” Mr. McCartney ensured Long Islanders that, “A DNA-government, represented by Mario Cartwright, will ensure that Long Islanders experience sustained economic growth.”
Mr. Cartwright, a native Long Islander, is an advocate, employer, investor and he will continue to be an exceptional servant in his community. Philip Smith, former PLP Member of Parliament for North Long Island shares this view. He said, “Mario has a track record of service in Long Island.” The same cannot be said for Loretta Butler-Turner, the FNM’s candidate for Long Island, who was run out of the Montagu constituency in New Providence for poor representation.