Join us on Zoom for our monthly General Meeting on Thursday, January 19th at 7pm. All are welcome — please register here.
We'll talk about next steps for the #NoOnLaSalle campaign, and how Brooklyn will choose judges this coming year. Plus updates on #ReplaceJayJacobs, an election for NKD's Communications Director, and info on new Deputy Officer positions. And we'll discuss your goals and ideas for 2023! Hope to see you Thursday on Zoom.Read more
2022 was a wild year in Brooklyn politics, and we got closer than ever to our goal of a more transparent, inclusive, and accountable local party — but we still have work to do! Here are some of our highlights from 2022:
Electing better district leaders
- NKD launched and co-led Brooklyn Can’t Wait, a campaign to recruit and elect district leaders pledged to reform the Brooklyn Democratic Party. The campaign built a coalition of 10+ clubs from across the borough and endorsed 21 District Leader candidates, 13 of them running for the first time. Brooklyn Can’t Wait coordinated volunteer and financial support for all these candidates, and secured endorsements from 16 elected officials.
- Our members produced a guidebook — How to Run for District Leader — to make these party offices more accessible to first-time candidates.
- We endorsed 19 district leader candidates, all on the Brooklyn Can’t Wait slate. 13 of them won seats in the June 2022 Democratic Primary, dramatically shifting the balance of power in our local party.
- 2022 Endorsements & Voter Guides
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Joanne Seminara — district leader, community activist and inspiration to many. By leading with her values, Joanne transformed her community and inspired a generation of leaders.
As an attorney and community servant, Joanne exuded warmth, kindness, intelligence and integrity. Joanne's love for her neighbors and unwavering honesty guided her through a long career. She was a guiding light in the movement for a more open and principled political process.
Thank you for showing us the way, Joanne. We'll miss you but your legacy will live on.