You heard us! The second wave of endorsement interviews is this weekend. Sign up now! What are you waiting for? We're cruising in the Democracy Mobile all the way to... endorsement town. (Idk either. It's late.) Buckle up. Our endorsement process continues this weekend, with interviews for NYC Council District 35 on Saturday, February 27th and NYC Council District 39 on Sunday, February 28th! >> RSVP HERE << (Please do not share this private event link outside our community.) As a reminder, only those who successfully registered will be able to vote in the final endorsements. However, all PBk members regardless of voter eligibility are encouraged to attend interviews and community deliberations! You can find more info about the candidates we'll be interviewing below! Get in the car, Tyler from Persist Brooklyn P.S. #DebForInterior
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 of the international program at the Columbia School of Journalism, where she created the first curriculum in human rights reporting.
FRI FEB. 26th 6-7:30 PM ET: YAPPY HOUR with the Craft Team
Since the weather outside is frightful, and we can no longer gather in the park, join our Crafts Team online to write, yap, and nurture our ongoing progressive activism.
THIS WEEK'S CAMPAIGN: Inspired by the #LoveDemocracy #LeavetheFilibuster Rally, we will continue writing to Senate Democrats (especially Manchin & Sinema) demanding they #EliminatetheFilibuster!
SAT FEB. 27st & SUN FEB. 28th 10AM-2:30 PM: NYC Council Candidate Interviews
JOIN US this weekend for our final wave of endorsement interviews! On Saturday, we'll hear from four candidates running for NYC Council in District 35: Renee Collymore, Michael Hollingsworth, Crystal Hudson, & Deirdre Levy.
On Sunday, we'll hear from another four candidates running for NYC Council in District 39: Shahana Hanif, Justin Krebs, Doug Schneider, & Brandon West.
Please sign up to receive the interview packet ahead of time. (Please do not share this private event link outside our community!)
SAT MAR. 6th 5-7 PM: Looking Local Virtual Happy Hour with Maya Wiley and Antonio Reynoso
JOIN US online, with like-minded, politically-engaged Brooklynites to chat with NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley and Brooklyn Borough President candidate Antonio Reynoso about their races and visions for our city government. We'll hear a little from them both before diving into an informal Q&A—come with questions to ask and maybe a beverage!
*Please note Persist Brooklyn is not currently planning to endorse in either the NYC Mayoral or BK Borough President races.