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.
Donovan Richards' special election will be here soon - February 19 is only a few weeks away! Donovan needs your help on the ground knocking on doors in Southeast Queens and making calls from a volunteer phonebank to potential voters. Interested? Sign up today, and we'll keep you posted as more details are available on when & where you can help.
Growing up in Southeast Queens, Donovan Richards never wanted anything to do with politics. But all that changed when one of his best friends was shot and killed. Donovan was just 19. After the murder, Donovan went to a forum on gun violence hosted by City Council Member James Sanders, Jr and his passion and outspokenness caught the council member’s eye.
Today, members of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus -- in partnership with a coalition of activists, donors, and labor unions -- announced its first endorsements in an initiative to elect a slate of progressive candidates for open City Council districts in the 2013 elections. Learn more about the candidates and lend your support by donating today.
Progressive NYC was formed to re-energize our city’s progressive commitment to local government that helps all families and communities have access to good jobs, safe and livable neighborhoods, great public schools, decent and affordable housing. By supporting progressive candidates who share these goals for open City Council seats in 2013, Progressive NYC will help advance that vision for years to come.