Don't miss your chance to meet Dianne Morales (for NYC Mayor) and Robert Elstein (for BK Borough President) at this Saturday's Looking Local Virtual Happy Hour starting at 5 pm ET. *Interested in what a Borough President actually does? Check out this article from Gothamist.
Whether you enjoyed the Puppy Bowl, the Super Bowl, and/or frolicking in the snow this weekend, we at Persist Brooklyn hope that you continue to stay safe & warm and that you didn't miss your chance to confirm your eligibility to vote in our upcoming endorsement process! In case you missed it, Persist Brooklyn will be endorsing in the following NYC races: Comptroller, CD-35, and CD-39. Candidates in qualifying races have received and will be returning a comprehensive questionnaire, and in the weeks that follow (tentatively 2/21 for Comptroller, 2/27 for District 35, and 2/28 for District 39) we’ll be holding interviews via Zoom with the candidates who align with our progressive values.
All members of the Persist Brooklyn community, barring a conflict of interest in a particular race, are invited to participate in these interviews and the subsequent community deliberations! Join the #team-electoral-strategy channel in our SLACK to get more involved.
Finally, if you are around this Friday evening, be sure to join us at our inaugural YAPPY HOUR with the Craft Team. What better way to get ahead of the Valentine's Day Blues than to write to #DefundCruz whilst gabbing with all of youse...? Happy Tuesday, Izsac from Persist Brooklyn
FRI FEB. 12th 6-7:30 PM ET: YAPPY HOUR with the Craft Team
Since the weather outside is frightful, join us online for our inaugural YAPPY HOUR with the Craft Team. Participate in the suggested postcard or letter writing campaign or bring your own to share!
THIS WEEK'S CAMPAIGN: We will be joining the Women's March in their #DefundCruz campaign.
Let's nurture our ongoing progressive activism together!
SAT FEB. 13th 5-7 PM: Looking Local Virtual Happy Hour with Dianne Morales (for NYC Mayor) & Robert Elstein (for BK Borough President)
JOIN US online, with like-minded, politically-engaged Brooklynites to chat with BK Borough President candidate Robert Elstein and NYC Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales about their races and visions for our city government. We'll hear a little from the candidates before diving into an informal Q&A—come with questions to ask and maybe a beverage!
*Please note Persist Brooklyn has not made any endorsements in NYC 2021 races at this time.
THURS FEB. 25 7-8:30 PM ET: The Unholy Alliance: How Christian Nationalists, Plutocrats & Disinfo. Platforms Sabotage Democracy
JOIN US for a Q & A with Journalist Anne Nelson to learn more and discuss the topic "The Unholy Alliance: How Christian Nationalists, Plutocrats, and Disinformation Platforms Sabotage Our Democracy".
Anne Nelson is the author of Shadow Network: Media, Money and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. She is also a journalist and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media and human rights. In 1995 she became the director the international program at the Columbia School of Journalism, where she created the first curriculum in human rights reporting.
Don't forget: The deadline to update your party affiliation is THIS SUNDAY Feb.14th!
Check your voter registration (even if you think you're all set)
Update your party affiliation by re-registering ASAP
You need to be registered with the *Democratic Party* to vote in NYC's Democratic Primaries in June. If you are registered with the Working Families Party for example, you will be unable to vote. If you are not yet registered to vote in NYC, you have until May 28th to register.