"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week, after you commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and before you finalize your plans to watch the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, JOIN US for what is sure to be an amazing Democratic Forum this Tuesday as we co-host with 20+ other grassroots organizations! And the excitement of local politics doesn't end on Tuesday because we are looking local with Brad Lander (NYC Comptroller Candidate) and Shahana Hanif (CD-39 Candidate) at Saturday's Virtual Organizing Happy Hour. We hope to see you there and Happy MLK Jr. Day!
TUES JAN. 19th 6:30-9:30 PM ET: Brooklyn Democratic Mayoral Forum
Persist Brooklyn joins a coalition of 20+ Brooklyn-based grassroots organizations to host this Mayoral Forum! Hear from over a dozen Democratic candidates running for New York City Mayor about their vision for our city. The forum is open to all and will be held virtually via Zoom. Closed captioning and Spanish translation will be available. Sign up HEREand stay tuned for more updates!
THURS JAN. 21st 7-8:30 PM ET: What can activists *do*! Lies, Misinformation and Propaganda Working Group
JOIN US in exploring what we—and you—can do to counter lies, misinformation and propaganda and better understand the factors that influence public opinion, voters and democracy.
SAT JAN. 23rd 5-7 PM ET: Looking Local Virtual Happy Hour with Brad Lander (for NYC Comptroller) & Shahana Hanif (for CD-39) for NYC Council
JOIN USonline, with like-minded, politically-engaged Brooklynites to chat with NYC Comptroller Candidate Brad Lander and Council candidate Shahana Hanif(CD-39) about their races and visions for our city government. We'll hear a little about their candidacies before diving into an informal Q&A—come with your questions to ask and maybe a beverage!
SUN JAN. 24th & MON JAN 25th 6-8 PM: Study Group: "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" by Anand Giridharadas
Inspired by our great community discussion with Anand Giridharadas, we will be discussing his book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" at our next study group meeting. JOIN US and also, if you plan to order a copy of the book, find local, independent, and BIPOC-owned bookstores via Bookshop.org, including Brooklyn-based Cafe Con Libros! Need some assistance covering the cost of the book? Please reach out and we will help you get a copy.
WED JAN. 27th 7:30-8:30 PM: PERSIST in the New Year: A Welcome Gathering for New Members
Unleash your inner activist in 2021 with Persist Brooklyn! Activism comes in many forms. We have opportunities to match all interests and skills and are always looking for new ideas and leaders. Join the Welcome Gathering to learn more about how to get involved!
This moment demands bold leadership in defense of our democracy. Use our action guide for call scripts, petitions, and more to push our legislators to impeach, expel, investigate, and invoke the 25th immediately.