Wow, what a night! Tuesday's primary election gave New Yorkers the opportunity to set a new direction for our city. We chose safety and diversity, inclusion and fairness, and opportunity for everyone - and we were more united than we have been in years.
While most of the media focused on the citywide races, we had a lot of big, progressive wins in City Council races that will help transform city policy over the next four years.
Today, the Progressive Caucus Alliance announced its endorsement of Ben Kallos for the 5th Council District in Manhattan. Kallos is the tenth candidate the members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus have endorsed as a part of their effort to support progressives running for open City Council seats in 2013.
Today, members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus announced their next round of candidate endorsements as part of their initiative to elect a slate of progressive candidates for open City Council districts in the September primary.
Did you see the article in this morning's New York Times that the real estate industry is planning to spend $10 million on City Council races in 2013? That’s about $400k in every contested race…when the candidates themselves are limited to spending $168k! Local elections shouldn't be bought and paid for by corporate dollars -- voters deserve better.
NEW YORK, NY -- Today, members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus announced their next round of candidate endorsements, part of their initiative to elect a slate of progressive candidates for open City Council districts in the 2013 elections.
Coalition of Activists, Donors, Unions, and Electeds Aims Boosted Richards Campaign – First of Several Priority 2013 Races for New Progressive Caucus Alliance
QUEENS, NY – Members of the Progressive Caucus Alliance celebrated the victory of Donovan Richards in a narrow special election for the 31st City Council District. After today's count of absentee and affidavit ballots, Richards emerged with a 79 vote lead.
This weekend is the final push to elect Donovan Richards to the City Council in Southeast Queens. Will you join us to Get Out the Vote for Donovan? Check out the volunteer schedule and sign up for shifts by e-mailing Reuben Hayslett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donovan Richards' special election is on February 19. He needs your support to reach voters in his district and get the word out about his progressive vision for New York City.
Join the campaign this Sunday, January 27th, in the Rockaways to canvass senior living centers. The campaign has already identified the most active and consistent voters in these living centers, so if we can get them on board for Donovan that will be crucial to the success of the campaign. Volunteers will be prepped and briefed by campaign staff, and given literature and talking points.