Please join us for NKD's 2019 True Blue fundraiser!
On Wednesday, June 5, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, we'll celebrate progressive reforms over the past year across Brooklyn and New York State. The party will be at Littlefield (635 Sackett Street in Gowanus) with an open bar from 7:00 8:00 and speeches to follow from 8:00 9:00.
Tickets to True Blue will be sold through the venue ($40 in advance and $50 day of). Get your tickets now!
NKD is gearing up to support more progressive candidates for office across Brooklyn in 2019 and 2020, as well as launching the #RepYourBlock 2020 campaign soon. Every additional dollar makes a huge difference in our ability to reach more Brooklynites, identifying ways to participate in the Democratic Party and hold our leaders accountable to progressive values. Please consider becoming a True Blue Supporter by making an additional donation here.
Last year, your contributions helped over 500 people run for county committee by paying for meeting spaces, petition printing, palm cards, and more. We want 2020 to be even bigger -- let's get to $20,000 for 2020 together. Help us reach our goal today.
This year, New Kings Democrats is pleased to announce three honorees:
New Kings Democrats honors the Mayday Space for their commitment to creating infrastructure for community organizing. Mayday Space is a multi-story organizing center and social hub in Bushwick that serves as both a neighborhood resource and a citywide destination for engaging programming, a home for radical thought and debate, and a welcoming gathering place for people and movements to work, learn, celebrate and build together. As an organizing center and events space for grassroots organizations to host their fundraiser parties, leadership retreats and more, Mayday inspires and sustains a justice-oriented community that is both publicly identifiable and approachable.
We are also excited to honor the Parole Preparation Project for their work advocating for incarcerated people and a compassionate parole process. Since it was founded in 2013, the Parole Preparation Project has trained over 350 volunteers to work alongside more than 150 parole-eligible people as they prepare to go before the Board of Parole. Together they develop solid release plans, create compelling advocacy packets, and practice interviewing skills. The Parole Preparation Project advocates for incarcerated individuals while also pushing for deep systemic change. Most importantly, the Project recognizes that people serving time for violent crimes are capable of transformation, are the true leaders in the parole reform movement, and are worthy of compassion, support, and an opportunity to return to their families and communities.
Finally, we are thrilled to honor the Sexual Harassment Working Group for their #HarassmentFreeAlbany campaign because of the group's work to fight against sexual harassment and promote reform in Albany. #HarassmentFreeAlbany was started by the Sexual Harassment Working Group and launched by seven former New York State legislative employees who experienced, witnessed, or reported sexual harassment by former Assembly Members Vito Lopez and Micah Kellner, former Counsel to Speaker Sheldon Silver Michael Boxley, and Senator Jeff Klein. The SHWG is now urging the legislature to create a report assessing information gained from a February 2019 hearing on sexual harrassment, and to identify patterns and legislative solutions to improve worker protections. The SHWG is also urging additional hearings to gain additional information which will be useful in crafting legislation.