As the 2017 general election approaches and we close the books on another election cycle, NKD's committees are already digging into planning mode for 2018. To get us all started on the right foot, we are replacing October's general meeting with an invitation for everyone to get involved in New Kings Democrats' Committee Work Month!
Take a look at what we've got cooking over the next few weeks, and jump on in!
WE NEED YOU TOMORROW MORNING!
The Brooklyn Democratic Party leadership is making a mockery of the democratic process and disenfranchising County Committee members in the 26th State Senate District. Our clarion call for a fair and open process for nominating a candidate to replace Daniel Squadron has been ignored. This afternoon, members of the Manhattan Democratic County Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of Paul Newell, a stalwart progressive reformer and District Leader in Lower Manhattan, putting him within a few points of the nomination. Yet Brooklyn party boss Frank Seddio intends to throw his weight behind another candidate, without allowing County Committee members within the district to vote.
The future of the Democratic Party in Brooklyn depends on its ability to democratically elect the leaders of the future - not select a successor in a backroom. We are appalled at the elected officials representing Brooklyn who ratified this handshake deal.
WE NEED YOU TOMORROW MORNING! Come out tomorrow, Monday 9/18 at 8AM, to Junior’s Restaurant (386 Flatbush Ave) to protest outside the Brooklyn Dems breakfast. Join us and elected allies in demanding that Frank Seddio allow a vote.