NKD supported a group of County Committee members who sued the Brooklyn party over their undemocratic conduct of the December 2020 County Committee meeting. On October 1, a judge threw out the suit on a technicality relating to how it was filed. We're disappointed, but this ruling is additional motivation to help more people run for County Committee and other party offices in 2022, so we won't have to sue the party again in order to have a democratic meeting. Read this new statement from NKD and the plaintiffs for more information about the suit, and join us at our October 14 General Meeting to talk about our next steps.
True Blue, NKD's annual fundraiser, is coming up on Thursday, September 30, from 6-9pm, at Cafe Erzulie, a beautiful indoor/outdoor space. We will honor Borough President nominee and longtime NKD ally Antonio Reynoso, and two activist organizations: NY Communities for Change and the No North Brooklyn Pipeline Coalition.
Get your tickets today, and please help us spread the word about True Blue on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. If you can't attend in person, please consider buying a ticket anyway, and we'll include you on a list of supporters displayed at the event.
At our September general meeting, we voted to elect two new leaders for Rep Your Block, our campaign to help Brooklyn residents run for County Committee seats:
Maggie Moore — Campaign Director
Emmitt Sklar — Partnerships Coordinator
Congratulations to Maggie and Emmitt, and thanks to everyone who ran and participated in this process. There will be many more opportunities to volunteer for important roles in Rep Your Block—email us at [email protected] if you're interested!Read more