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Call for recall

By Lombardo David
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, and the Assembly Republicans advocated on Wednesday for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall politicians.

"“Today, we join the taxpayers of New York State in calling for a recall revolution to return power to the people and empower them to police their elected officials," Tedisco said in a statement.

A video of his remarks from Wednesday's news conference is available below

"We believe that the most powerful voices in our representative democracy are the voters and they should be able to call for a redress of grievances by petitioning for the firing of elected officials who are derelict in their duties and just don’t do their jobs," Tedisco said. "If you don’t do your job or are irresponsible in your job, you lose your job. Why shouldn’t we hold our elected representatives to the same standard?"

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