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CSA History

To date, the CSA has been involved in hundreds of actions, rallies and events. What follows below are some of the highlights. Click on any of the links in the table below to jump to that event.

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Jan 04, 2011Martins & Zeldin Swearing In in Albany
Feb 23, 2011Become a Notary!
Mar 11, 2011CSA's Flanagan Testifies in Support of NYS Tax Cap
Apr 15, 20113rd Annual Tax Day Tea Party
May 05, 2011Flanagan Receives the Gipper Award
May 10, 2011Tax Cap Rally in Albany
May 12, 2011CSA: Tax Cap Will Mean Spending Cuts!
May 30, 2011Huntington Memorial Day Parade
Jun 05, 2011Zeldin & Martins: Repeal MTA Tax
Jun 12, 2011Protest The Pervert Anthony Weiner
Jun 25, 2011Tax Cap Passes
Jul 23, 2011Throw The Bums Out Rally - Babylon
Jul 26, 2011Flanagan Urges "Stay The Course"
Aug 08, 2011Throw The Bums Out Rally - Islip
Aug 13, 2011Throw The Bums Out Rally - Huntington
Aug 22, 2011Bob Turner Debate
Aug 27, 2011Volunteer for Bob Turner Special Election
Sep 13, 2011Bob Turner Wins
Oct 23, 2011Go With Groh - Take America Back
Nov 02, 2011Islip Veterans Demand Apology from Phil Nolan
Nov 08, 2011CSA Member Gene Cook Wins!
Nov 17, 2011CSA Blasts the Suffolk Legislature
Nov 27, 2011Recount Names Croci New Islip Supervisor
Dec 07, 2011Zeldin & Martins announce partial repeal of MTA Tax
Dec 15, 2011Dec 15, 2011: Senator Zeldin's Victory Rally

January 4, 2011: Martins & Zeldin Swearing In in Albany

CSA makes a glorious return to Albany to support newly elected Sens. Jack Martins & Lee Zeldin at their swearing in ceremonies


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February 23, 2011: Become a Notary

CSA held the first in a series of classes to help our members become Notaries Public. The intent is so that we'll have many in our ranks who will be able to carry peititions for any candidate or issue that is important to us, regardless of party affiliation. It was VERY well attended. Thanks Matt Groh for your instruction!

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March 11, 2011: CSA's Flanagan Testifies in Support of NYS Tax Cap

Stephen Flanagan, Executive Director of the Conservative Society for Action, testified before a New York State Assembly Budget panel on the issue of the proposed Property New York State Property Tax Cap. Flanagan explained how a cap will reduce spending by school districst by limiting their access to tax revenue. Only with such a cap will districts finally feel compelled to stop the spending madness.


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Apr 15, 2011: 3rd Annual Tax Day Tea Party

The Tea Party Movement started back in 2009. We started a fire that has grown hotter and hotter. Thousands of us returned to the original location we held our first tea party rally. We received a very enthusiastic reception from the people driving by. The Tea Party is here to stay!


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May 05, 2011: Flanagan Receives the Gipper Award

Stephen Flanagan of the Conservative Society for Action receives the 13th annual Gipper Award from Ronald Reagan Club President Robert Savitz. Flanagan let the party leaders in the room know that if they wanted our support, they had to nominate Conservative candidates.


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May 10, 2011: Tax Cap Rally in Albany

CSA joined other Tea Party groups in returning to Albany to demonstrate support for an effective property tax cap at our State Capital Building. We met with many Senators & Assemblymen & made it known that we demand they pass the Tax Cap now.


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May 12, 2011: CSA: Tax Cap Will Mean Spending Cuts!

News coverage of Conservative Society for Action press conference in support of New York State's proposed 2% property tax cap. As you will see, the Cap will mean that school districts will have to make "spending cuts" for the first time in decades.


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May 30, 2011: Huntington Memorial Day Parade

Hundreds of CSA Patriots marched down the streets of Liberal Huntington to honor America's fallen heros on Memorial Day. It was a glorious day & we were well received.


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Jun 05, 2011: Sens. Zeldin and Martins Introduce Legislation To Repeal The MTA Payroll Tax

Senators Jack Martins & Lee Zeldin announced the introduction of legislation to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax. This announcement comes on the heels of months of studying, listening and learning about the MTA and their financial situation.


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Jun 12, 2011: Protest The Pervert - Anthony Weiner

CSA Members just couldn't resist the opportunity to protest the vile & disgusting antics of the disgraced ultra-Liberal pervert Anthony Weiner Several of us showed up at a rally in his Forest Hills Office to call for his resignation. The biggest problem? What to put on the sign? There's way too much to work with.


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Jun 25, 2011: 2% Property Tax Cap Passes

After decades of fighting, Long Island finally got our tax cap. Under the cap, which would go into effect for fiscal years in 2012, local governments and school districts cannot raise their annual property tax levies by more than two percent or the rate of inflation, which ever is lower.


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Jul 23, 2011: Throw The Bums Out Rally - Babylon

Matt Groh, one of CSA's Executive Members is running for Babylon Town Board and needs your help! On Saturday Please come out to Deer Park for the Kickoff of the season.


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Jul 26, 2011: Flanagan Urges "Stay The Course"

Conservative Society for Action founder Stephen Flanagan reminds members how important it is to "stay the course" and to "stay on message". Flanagan outlines the original intent of the CSA, including the call for smaller government expressed decades ago by Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. "We have to compromise today because we don't have control of the Senate or White House." Our goal for 2012 is to take the Senate and throw Obama out of the White House.


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Aug 06, 2011: Throw The Bums Out Rally - Islip

Suffolk County is filled with Bums! Islip has its share and we want to help the residents in the Town of Islip realize they too can get rid of their bums in November. CSA supports Tom Croci, Anthony Senft and the whole Islip team.


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Aug 13, 2011: Throw The Bums Out Rally - Huntington

Gene Cook is a member of the CSA, has the Republican, Conservative & Independent nominations for the Huntington Town Board. He is a successful business man and is running to help the people of Huntington. (Sue Burland & Glenda Jackson) are both TAX TAX TAX & SPEND SPEND SPEND Socialists! Their only concern is "what is in it for them"!


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Aug 22, 2011: Bob Turner Debate

Businessman Bob Turner squared off against career politician David Weprin in a debate in Kew Gardens Hills. They are both vying to fill the seat vacated by disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner in NY's 9th CD. Turner spoke about the issues & Weprin pulled out every hackneyed talking point from the Dem smear playbook.


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Aug 27, 2011: Volunteer for Bob Turner Special Election

Many CSA members went all the way to Queens to volunteer for Bob. This could send an incredible message to Washington. If Anthony Weiner & Chuck Schumer's seat, where the Dems have a 3-1 advantage, where a Republican hasn't won since the 1920's isn't safe, no seat is.


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Sep 13, 2011: Bob Turner Wins

Those of us who worked on the campaign were at Turner Headquarters in Howard Beach, Queens awaiting the results. Walking the district as part of the get out the vote campaign was great. People were psyched. bob ran as a referendum on Obama's policies and this victory will send shock waves through the country. It is a great omen for what's to come in 2012


Bob Turner victory speech


Turner Swearing in in DC 9/1
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Oct 23, 2011: Go With Groh - Take America Back

CSA member & professional musician Johnny G put together a great band to perform at a fundraiser for Matt Groh in Babylon. There they performed their original Tea Party song, Take America Back. They Rocked!


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Nov 2, 2011: Islip Veterans Demand Apology from Phil Nolan

Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan sunk so low, (even for a Liberal Democrat), by demeaning & diminishing his opponent Tom Croci's distinguished military service. Local veterans were outraged & held a press conference, demanding Nolan apologize which, of course, he never did.


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Nov 8, 2011: CSA Member Gene Cook Wins!

Long time CSA member and businessman, Gene Cook, won a seat on the Huntington Town Board. He defeated incumbent Democrat Glenda Jackson. Good Luck Gene - Give 'em Hell!


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Nov 17, 2011: CSA Joins Steve Levy blasting the Suffolk Legislature

CSA stands with County Exec Steve Levy & blasts the Suffolk Legislature for runnning on fiscal responsibility & holding the line on taxes & then raising taxes the day after election day.


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Nov 27, 2011: Recount names Croci new Islip supervisor

CSA favorite, Tom Croci will be the new Islip Town supervisor come January, after the results of a recount were released. Suffolk County Board of Elections officials confirmed Tuesday Croci, a Republican, beat Democratic Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan by 343 votes in his first run for public office.


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Dec 07, 2011: CSA Favorites Zeldin & Martins Announce Partial Repeal of MTA Tax

In 2010, CSA worked hard to help elect Jack Martins & Lee Zeldin to the NYS Senate & give some representation to Long Island in Albany. The prior 2 years had seen massive tax & spending increases, including the dreaded MTA Payroll Tax. In their first year in office, our new senators have been able to deliver on our two main priorities. First the Tax Cap & now a middle class tax cut & a repeal of the MTA tax for 75% of the small businesses.


WE MUST FIGHT TO KEEP JACK & LEE IN ALBANY 2012!


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Dec 15, 2011: Senator Zeldin's Victory Rally

The MTA Tax Repeal Has Begun!
New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) held a victory rally and press conference on Thursday, December 15, 2011, to announce the repeal of the job-killing MTA Payroll Tax for over 700K taxpayers.


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Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the "new wonderful good society" which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean "more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious".

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UPCOMING CSA EVENTS


"It does not take a majority to prevail - but an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-- Samuel Adams

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

-- Ronald Reagan


"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened".

-- Norman Thomas
Socialist Candidate for President of the United States 1944