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Thank you so much to everyone who attended last week’s meeting with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For those of you who couldn’t attend, I recommend reading the minutes (available here) to see what was discussed. You can also check out the Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress websites because what they are doing across the country is great.
This meeting was focused on how to improve the way we are working and to encourage better turn out and regularity of meetings and events. We had some great ideas for events, actions, and future meetings. Minutes are available through the Google Group.
A special election for NY State Assembly District 9 is being held on Tuesday, May 23. Democratic candidate Christine Pellegrino is a teacher who has been teaching reading in the district for 25 years. She was a delegate for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Primary and has been endorsed by a number of progressive groups. Her opponent is running from the Conservative Party (further right that the Republicans) who recently posted on Facebook that he opposes the move to provide legal council for immigrants, stating: “We can empower these gangs by making New York a sanctuary state, providing them a taxpayer-funded legal defense against their deportation, and learn nothing from these events, or we can go the route of encouraging our brave men and women in the police force to work with federal authorities to work toward their deportation and keep law-abiding New Yorkers safe.”
Please consider canvassing for Christine Pellegrino:
When: 2.5hr shifts at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm every day between now and election day
Where: Massapequa, NY. The campaign will pick you up at the LIRR station (Masspequa Park stop, about a 1hr train ride from Woodside)