CBID Canvassing and GOTV Schedule

Canvassing and GOTV Schedule

Updated 10/15

Tuesday 10/16

Thursday 10/18

  • Postcarding for Andrew Gounardes.  GOBK by Day.  9am South Slope Local (formerly Uptown Roasters) 355 7th Ave.

Saturday 10/20

Sunday 10/21

Wednesday 10/24

Thursday 10/25

  • Postcarding for Andrew Gounardes.  GOBK by Day.  9am South Slope Local (formerly Uptown Roasters) 355 7th Ave.

Saturday 10/27

  • Gounardes/Rose Flip it Blue Event.  11:30 am Goundardes Bay Ridge HQ, 311 86th street.

Sunday 10/28

Tuesday 10/30

  • Phonebanking for Max Rose. Hosted by INBK.  Details TBA.

Thursday 11/1

Saturday 11/3

Sunday 11/4

Tuesday 11/6

  • VOTE!!!!
  • Returns watch Party at the Bell House.  Doors 7:30.  Results start coming in around 9 (There will be a $10 cover charge, with proceeds being split between GOBK and CBID)

September Meeting and Agenda

September General Meeting

September 27th
7PM
Camp Friendship, 339 8th street

Agenda:
Recap of Primary results
Katherine Robbins, Director at Campaign for New York Health
Looking ahead towards November
Invited: all of our winning candidates

CBID September 2018 General Meeting Notes:

Asher’s opening notes:

  • Thanking everyone for the NY State primary – good job everyone!
  • County Committee is having a meeting tonight
  • Zellnor won by less than $3k votes and in the 36th he won 3,900 to 3,6000 – boots on the ground did the job!
    • Zellnor was going to come – stuck at County – which is true for many electeds
  • Acknowledging the people down in DC supporting Dr. Ford testimony to stop Kavanaugh

Agenda Notes:

  1. Katy – Director of the Campaign for NY Health is discussing the bill, the New York Health Act, for single payer so we can understand it better
    1. Universal guaranteed healthcare / = single-payer
    2. Predicting 50% increases on private healthcare + huge deductibles
    3. All the candidates who running against IDC are supporting this plan
    4. Kevin Parker is here – and he supports the bill as do others
    5. We need this more than ever now – and we will need waivers from DC – this is a concern – we need waivers etc.
    6. They have a back-up plan to make healthcare more affordable even without help from DC
    7. The Republicans and opponents are scared, we have evidence – they have formed an anti-single payer group – go to Realities of Single Payer.com – spreading misinformation
    8. City Council has set up an information campaign, and – you can ask your city councilmember

Questions:

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June Meeting Agenda

Next Meeting June 28th

 Camp Friendship, 339 8th street
7:00pm

June Meeting Agenda:

Club Business
Eric Wetlman: Senior Organizer of Food & Water Watch
Tom Gogan: Veterans for Peace Chapter 34

Endorsements 

Attorney General
Letitia James
Zephyr Teachout
Sean Patrick Maloney
Michael Diederich

46th Assembly District
Chris McCreight
Mathylde Frontus
Ethan Lustig-Elgrably

48th Assembly District 
Simcha Eichenstein

May Presidents Message

May President’s Message

Dear CBID,

We are just about through this year’s busy endorsement season.  After our May meeting we’ll be in the full swing of things election wise. Between the Congressional Primaries under a month away and petitioning for our State candidates ramping up, it’s time to start putting our feet on the pavement and getting to work. This is now the crucial time for CBID to make an impact in these elections.

We’ve had hearty discussions, we’ve met with the candidates, we’ve debated and done our due diligence. Now we have to stand for them and do what I personally think is the actual fun part of all this – engaging with voters. At the end of the day, it’s up to us to help turn out the vote. Yes, New York’s laws are antiquated and suppress new voters; yes, we’re in the bottom of voter turnout; and yes, we need real legislative change to those things.  But while we advocate for those reforms, we can also knock on doors, make phone calls, and talk to our neighbors in the mean time.

We’re not going to see real voting reform, or reproductive rights reform, or immigration reform, or public education spending, or anything unless we flip the House and flip the State Senate.  We can make substantial changes right here and get behind candidates who truly represent the values we want to continue fighting for.  And the way to do that isn’t a secret.  It’s knocking on doors, it’s getting petition signatures, it’s making phone calls.

I hope you can all prioritize making some time in the coming weeks and months.  Being a part of CBID has personally led to some of the most meaningful relationships I can remember, and it begins with voter outreach and connections.

Let’s get to work!

Asher Novek
CBID President
ashercbid@gmail.com