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.
Join NKD and other supporters for a Brooklyn Can't Wait holiday party! Meet Brooklyn Can't Wait District Leaders and friends who believe in a better local Democratic Party!
Saturday, December 17
6:00 - 10:00 PM
635 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
All funds from this event go directly to Brooklyn Can't Wait, and will help reform candidates for the 2024 cycle hire support staff, send mailers, and reach voters in their district. Face masks are strongly encouraged.