FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 6, 2014
Press Contact: Andrew Sloat, 646-535-8683, [email protected]
NEW KINGS DEMOCRATS DENOUNCES THE SURPRISE REMOVAL OF COUNCILMEMBER CARLOS MENCHACA AS CO-CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL’S BROOKLYN DELEGATION
Brooklyn, NY — New Kings Democrats is upset to learn of the sudden decision to remove Councilmember Carlos Menchaca from the leadership of Brooklyn’s city council delegation.
In the same week that the state assembly was roundly criticized for employing a closed-door process to elect a new leader, it’s distressing that the progressive borough of Brooklyn would follow suit. The delegation leaders play a central role in the negotiation of the city’s budget, making their selection important to the entire borough. The people of Brooklyn deserve a transparent process in the selection of this leadership.
“As the first Mexican-American elected official in the city of New York, and the first openly gay legislator from the borough of Brooklyn, Carlos represents the future of an inclusive and progressive New York City,” said Andrew Sloat, President of New Kings Democrats. “We are very proud of his accomplishments to date, particularly his leadership on the IDNYC program. We expect a full and honest explanation of the delegation’s decision, a more open process in the future, and a seat at the table for Brooklyn progressives during upcoming municipal budget negotiations.”
“New Kings Democrats looks forward to continuing our work with Councilmember Menchaca in pursuit of a more progressive and transparent government that works for everyone.”
New Kings Democrats is one of the largest progressive political clubs in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, and allied with the Brooklyn Reform Coalition, we work to elect inclusive leaders who represent their communities with integrity. Learn more about us at newkingsdemocrats.com
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