General Meeting October 20

Join us on Thursday, October 20th, at 7pm for NKD's monthly General Meeting. All are welcome to join in-person (First Unitarian Chapel, Brooklyn Heights) or on Zoom. Please register here. We'll discuss what happened at the County Committee meeting and how we can respond, members will vote on proposed changes to NKD's bylaws, and we'll share how we're organizing to help Democrats win next month. We'll also hear updates from Rep Your Block and committees, and you can join us at O'Keefe's for a post-meeting hang.

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Officers For A Better County Committee

We're excited to support this slate of 15 candidates for County Committee Officer positions. County Committee members meet on Wednesday, September 21, to vote on appointments, party rules (see our previous post on rules). Typically these roles have been held by District Leaders who defer to the Party Chair, but this slate of candidates are devoted County Committee members who will bring a new level of transparency and accountability to our party's operations. Read more about them here.

Rules Reform for County Committee!

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.

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