SHE SUPPORTS ISRAEL & HAS OUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART
FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS, ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS HAS SERVED AS A REPUBLICAN AND CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE REPRESENTING A DISTRICT THAT ANCHORS BOTH SIDES OF THE VERRAZZANO BRIDGE. SHE’S A FIRST-GENERATION AMERICAN WHOSE FATHER CAME FROM GREECE, WHILE HER MOTHER WAS A REFUGEE FROM CUBA—FLEEING THE ISLAND NATION AS A TEENAGER AFTER FIDEL CASTRO AND HIS COMMUNIST REGIME CAME TO POWER.
Her parents came here from two different cultures, speaking two different languages and having little money. But they possessed a deep desire to live the American dream and enjoy all the freedoms this nation has to offer. With hard work and determination they prospered, eventually owning their own small business in Brooklyn. They also instilled in their daughter a respect for our country, the laws that govern it and, most importantly, the voters who empower our democracy. Nicole took their lessons to heart. She worked hard, earned an MBA and gained experience in the world of government by working as a community liaison for a State Senator and later for Governor George Pataki. In 2010, while still in her twenties, Malliotakis entered the political fray by running for the State Assembly and, to the surprise of observers, defeated an incumbent Assemblywoman by 10% of the vote!
This year, her organizational skills paid off once again when she brought together members of the business community and volunteers to coordinate the donation and distribution of much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including face-shields, N-95 masks, gloves, medical gowns, hand sanitizer and other items that were in short supply at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Assemblywoman Malliotakis and her team were able to deliver tens of thousands of items of PPE to hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare facilities, non-profits, first responders and others when the supplies were needed the most.
As a strong supporter of law enforcement, especially the NYPD, Nicole Malliotakis has been an outspoken critic of New York’s criminal justice and bail reform laws that took effect on January 1, 2020. Not only have these so called “reforms” deconstructed the Rule of Law this nation was founded on, but they have also lead to the skyrocket- ing crime rates that have made our streets unsafe and have greatly increased the number of anti-Semitic acts that have spread fear throughout the Jewish community. Assemblywoman Malliotakis rightfully knows this increased lawlessness cannot be tolerated, especially the anti-Semitism.
Malliotakis visited Israel during the summer of 2019 as part of a group hosted by the National Council of Young Israel. On the trip she visited the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem and the West Bank, the Gaza border, the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
As Assemblywoman Malliotakis said, “Without a doubt, my visit to Yad Vashem and my opportunity to pray at the Western Wall were the most moving parts of my trip.”
She continued, “Yad Vashem gave me a new under- standing of the unbelievable suffering of the Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis and underscores the faith and determination of those who escaped the ‘final solution’ and went on to build the democracy we all know as Israel. It brought new meaning to the words ‘Never Again’ and left a permanent mark on my conscience that we, as Americans, must be at the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism and any other form of religious discrimination or hate.”
She understands that anti-Semitism cannot be allowed on the streets of our city or in the US Congress and she has repeatedly spoken- out against the words, deeds and people who espouse it, especially members of the radical left like Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Her tough stance on crime comes without apology, because she believes the first priority of any government is the protection of its citizens. That’s why she has been endorsed in her run for Congress by all the major police unions in New York City.
When elected to Congress she will continue to stand up for what is right; strong support for the State of Israel and strong opposition to the work of Iran and anyone else who threatens Israel’s right to exist. She will continue to speak-out against the radically wrong BDS movement and the threat it poses to Israel’s economy.
Assemblywoman Malliotakis summed things up by saying, “During my five terms in the New York State Assembly, I have always fought hard for the Jewish community and its needs. My trip to Israel (and I hope there are many more) has hardened my resolve and my belief that the US must never waiver in its support of Israel and its people. President Trump has reaffirmed that belief by brokering the peace accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that were signed at the White House on September 15th. If, G-d willing, I am elected to Congress, you have my assurances that I won’t back-down in my support of Israel and the fight to stop anti-Semitism wherever it might emerge.”