Starting this week! Join us weekly to hit the phones for our endorsed candidates, and kick it off right by making calls with Crystal Hudson for her birthday!
Hi Lynn, Checking the countdown clock - 71 days until NYC's primaries on June 22! A quick reminder: In a primarily Democratic-voting city like NYC, the winners of the primaries on June 22 will very likely be the winners of November's general elections and become our next city representatives. AND this year's primaries are the first time that ranked choice voting is being used city wide! There's lots of amazing progressive candidates (we have a top 3, and many more favorites) and lots of new information to share with voters, so now is the time to start having conversations! We're here to help you be a part of creating a just, caring NYC. We always provide training at our events, so whether you've never phone banked (or canvassed or text banked) or if you're dusting off your skills from 2020, everyone is welcome. All eyes are on these primaries as centrists and Republicans look to judge the strength of the progressive movement during the Biden administration for the first time. Let's show them how we do it in NYC. LFG! Zena Rae (she/her)
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TUES APR. 13th 6-8 PM ET: Phones, Friends & Fun
With less than 3 months until the NYC Democratic primary, it's time to make some calls! Over the next few weeks, we'll be holding a weekly phone bank on Tuesday evenings--rotating each week for different endorsed candidate. A phone bank captain will train attendees, so first time phone bankers are welcome!
THURS APR. 15th 7-8:30 PM ET: Media and Democracy Working Group
JOIN the “Media and Democracy” working group (formerly known as the Lies, Misinformation and Propaganda working group) to better understand and respond to the factors that influence public opinion, voters and democracy.
SAT APR. 17th 5-7 PM ET: Looking Local Happy Hour with Kenya Handy-Hilliard (CD-40) & Rodrigo Camarena (CD-38)
JOIN US online with other politically-engaged Brooklynites to chat with candidate for City Council District 40 Kenya Handy-Hilliard and candidate for City Council District 38 Rodrigo Camarena about their races and visions for our city government. We'll hear a little from both candidates before diving into an informal Q&A—come with questions to ask and maybe a beverage!
*Please note Persist Brooklyn has no plans to endorse in either City Council District 38 or 40 races at this time.
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