CBID May General Meeting Notes: May 24th 2018

CBID May General Meeting Notes: May 24th 2018

 

Club Business
Guest speaker:  Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon
Review CBID Constitutional Amendment Proposals

Endorsement – POSTPONED
44th District Leader, Male
Jacob Gold
Doug Schneider
No Endorsement

44th District Leader, Female
Lori Citron Knipel
No Endorsement

Civil Court:  Countywide (choose up to 2)*
Loren Bailey (incumbent, recommended)
Ingrid  Joseph (incumbent, recommended)
No Endorsement

Surrogate Court*
Harriet  Thompson (the judicial committee recommends no endorsement)
No Endorsement

Civil Court 1st Division*
Devin P. Cohen (declined to answer questionnaire, no recommendation)
No Endorsement

*The Judicial Committee sent questionnaires, reviewed decisions and conducted in-person interviews of all of the judicial candidates, and these are their recommendations.

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2108 Endorsements

Governor – Cynthia Nixon
Lieutenant Governor – Jumaane Williams
NYS Comptroller – Thomas Di Napoli
Senate District 17 – Blake Morris
Senate District 20 – Zellnor Myrie
Senate District 22 – Andrew Gounardes
NYS Comptroller – Thomas Di Napoli
44th District Leader, Male – Doug Schneider
44th District Leader, Female – Lori Citron Knipel
District Leaders 52nd District – Josh Skaller (male) and Anne Swern (female)
Civil Court, Countywide – Loren Bailey
Civil Court, Countywide – Ingrid Joseph
Civil Court, 1st Term – Devin P. Cohen
SD13 (Jackson Heights, Corona) – Jessica Ramos
SD31 (West Harlem) – Robert Jackson
SD34 (Parkchester, Pelham) – Alessandra Biaggi 
SD38 (Rockland County) – Julie Goldberg
SD53 (Syracuse) – Rachel May
Assembly District 44 – Robert Carroll
Assembly District 52  – Jo Anne Simon

Presidents Message – March

President’s Message – March

At last month’s meeting, a really important point came up in our discussion. We were discussing the importance of holding our electeds accountable, and the point was made that just because we endorse someone, doesn’t mean they get our blind support. In fact, just the opposite. Our endorsement means two main things, to me: 1) stronger accountability and 2) hard work on our part. And these things go hand in hand.

The candidates that we endorse must be held to a higher standard, and it’s both our job to hold them to that and for them to stay open in listening to us. A candidate who seeks our endorsement and then never shows up again is not someone we want to be supporting. And it’s up to us to make our endorsement mean something on the hard work front. Petitioning is fun, but it’s feet on the pavement work. Candidates seek our endorsement, remember that. They come to us because they know that a CBID endorsement means something, and it’s up to us to hold that standard up.

You’ll notice this month there are events and petition days all centered around that. We’ll have a lot of petition days for various candidates, so please take a look and come out on whichever days you can so we can collect those signatures. We’ll have a meet and greet with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, an informal way to ask our Congresswoman the questions we need to ask. We’ll march with our fellow high school allies in the March for Our Lives. We’ll also have some events that are just for fun! Yes, sometimes we can let our hair down, meet up for some good ole fashioned karaoke fun.

The point is – let’s stay active this month and keep what makes CBID so special stronger together. There is a long road ahead of us – the budget being passed, Congressional Primaries, State Primaries, and then General Elections – so stay focused, stayed rested, and always reach out for help or questions. No one person is going to do all of this alone, there’s simply just too much to do. Bring a friend, split up the work, and rely on each other and we’ll keep pushing forward.

Onward
Asher Novek
ashercbid@gmail.com

CBID Endorsed Candidates

Here is contact info for the campaigns of CBID’s endorsed candidates: They need help in getting the word out and turning out voters. Contact your favorites to volunteer and let them know that CBID sent you!

Civil Court County-Wide:
– Judge Carolyn Wade
– Judge Frederick Arriaga
– Judge Robin Sheares
– David Pepper
– Connie Melendez
– Patria Frias Colon

6th Circuit Judge
– Rupert Barry

Mayor Bill de Blasio
Eric Michels
emichels@billdeblasio.com
347- 834-3045

Scott Stringer for New York
Nicole Alesio
nicole@stringerfornewyork.com
973-975-7302

Letitia James for Public Advocate
Darryl White
Darrlywhite08@gmail.com
646-509-0518

Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn DA
Thomas Carroll
thomascc243@gmail.com
718-208-3648

Brian Cunningham – Council District 40
Kevin Lata
kevingregorylata@gmail.com
(804) 441-5821.

Ede Fox – Council District 35
Tyler Kinney
tylerakinney@gmail.com
(347)927-0185

Antonio Reynoso – Council District 34
Alexis Rodriguez
ALRodriguez153@gmail.com
787-519-7376

Stephen Levin – Council District 33
Jonathan Boucher
Jonathan.boucher86@gmail.com

Brad Lander – Council District 39
Rachel Goodman
rachelagoodman@gmail.com