This Wednesday, September 21st, County Committee members will vote on changes to the Brooklyn Democratic Party rules that will make it easier for regular Brooklynites to have a voice in our party. A summary is below, or you can read the full text here.
These seven changes will be a big step towards transparency and accountability in a local Democratic Party that has been plagued by corruption in the past. The proposed changes have broad support from progressive groups, including Brooklyn Young Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats, Independent Neighborhood Democrats, South Central Brooklyn United for Progress, South Brooklyn Rising, and North Brooklyn Progressive Democrats.
1/7: Proxy reform — Today, those with power can control all County Committee decisions by holding hundreds of proxy votes.
This year we have a second NY primary election on August 23rd for newly-drawn Congressional Districts and State Senate Districts (thanks, NY Court of Appeals!). It's confusing, but our Political Affairs Committee has put together an August 2022 Voter Guide to help you learn about the Democratic candidates on your Brooklyn ballot. Check it out and be sure to vote — early voting is August 13-21 and Election Day is August 23.