Rise and Resist is planning to target Jeff Klein, head of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), on Friday, May 19, from 1-2 pm outside his office in the Bronx.
From the Facebook event page:
“Wonder why New York State isn’t standing up to Trump like California? Because our New York State Senate is a WRECK! Get this: Did you know despite the New York State Senate having a Democratic MAJORITY, it doesn’t vote that way, thanks to the eight men and women of the rogue breakaway group known as the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC)?
Join Rise & Resist as we push our New York State Senators who are members of the IDC to act like real Democrats instead of Democrats in name only, so New York State can have a Democratic MAJORITY again! This time, we’re going after the man who started it all – Jeff Klein, who founded the IDC in a fit of wounded pride after the Democrats wouldn’t make him their Senate leader. He’s been amassing power ever since at the expense of true Democrats.
Care about Gerrymandering? Voter Suppression? Single Payer? Rent Control? Women’s Reproductive rights? LGBT+ rights? These all happen at the STATE LEVEL. Which is why, with the oncoming Trumpocolypse, it is vital we get the majority back in the New York State Senate IMMEDIATELY. The left has ignored State level races for 30 years, focusing only on the Presidency and US Congress, which has allowed the Republicans to take control of most of the country’s state legislatures, which has given them the power to gerrymander districts and disenfranchise voters. Time to put the kibosh on that. WE ARE WOKE!
IDC founder Jeff Klein and his minions like to say they group is for “getting things done” — but all they’re doing is blocking genuine progressive action in Albany for their own selfish power play. Join us as we show up at Klein’s office in the east Bronx to ask him, “Which side are you, Jeff Klein?”