October 2018 General Meeting Notes

CBID October 2018 Meeting Notes 

Agenda

  • WHARR (Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights)
  • Discussion of ballot propositions
    • The 2018 NYC Charter Revision Commission is putting three proposals on the November 6th ballot that would amend the City Charter (NYC’s constitution) to give New Yorkers a stronger voice.
  • Overview of GOTV plans
  • Endorsements
    NYS Attorney General
    Letitia James
    No Endorsement

    46th Assembly District
    Mathylde Frontus
    No Endorsement

    11th Senate District
    John Liu
    No Endorsement

Club Business:

  • Election night watch party at the Bell House
  • About ExComm discussions about communications and transparency
    • Any time the club communicates out through the list serv
    • Public stance will be approved by Excomm
  • Vote on spending condolence funds – approved
  • GOTV – everyone pick something to do! We handed out a schedule – from cbidems.org

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Team Gounardes Volunteer Appreciation Event – This Saturday!!

  • Tomorrow at 12 PM – 2 PM
  • 311 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11209-5001, United States

Campaigns are built on the support and dedication of countless volunteers. Regardless of what campaign you’ve worked on, if you volunteered, this rally is for YOU.

Come out and enjoy some refreshments, as we say THANK YOU.

RSVP: volunteer@andrewgounardes.com or (347) 688-9924

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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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