Grand Street Democrats

GSD endorsement online vote for Civil & County Wide Judges will start tomorrow, 2/15, at 6pm and end Friday at 6pm. Ballots will be emailed to voting members who have paid their 2023-25 membership dues at noon tomorrow, 2/15.

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The Grand Street Dems were formed in  September of 2017 to build a new Democratic club around Grand Street and the Lower East Side—one that is inclusive, progressive and active.  As such our focus has expanded beyond our traditional roles (holding open forums and endorsing candidates, petitioning and campaigning) to include ones that more generally affect our community such as environmental concerns, immigration rights, traffic conditions, and others as they arise.  Grand Street Democrats hold regular open meetings, neighborhood events and forums for the entire community.  We encourage you to learn more, become a member and actively participate.

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Meet Caroline Laskow

Your Democratic District Leader:

Caroline Laskow

Caroline Laskow

Caroline has lived in Seward Park since 2003 with her husband Ian Rosenberg. Their two children attend NYC public schools.

Caroline graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Communication. She now makes documentary films, including “Ashtanga, NY,” about a yoga community coming together around the events of September 11th; and “Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort,” about the historic end of the Borscht Belt hotel era. She is also co-author of The Soup Club Cookbook, collaboratively written with three other Seward Park moms.

The 2016 election cycle was a turning point for Caroline as for many of us. In the aftermath of Trump’s inauguration, Caroline marched in D.C. with other women from Grand Street. When executive orders blocked refugees from entering the U.S., Caroline joined the Jewish Rally for Refugees downtown, and the I’m a Muslim Too rally in Times Square. She is determined to remain engaged in the protection of civil liberties, starting with a more active Democratic Party in our neighborhood.

Caroline represent Part A of Assembly District 65.

News & Updates

GSD Party Rocks the Lower East Side

This past Tuesday, GSD threw its annaul fall party. The bar was packed with members, district leaders, and judical candidates. All the pizza was eaten! Thank you to every local elected offical for sponsoring (CM Marte, Rep. Goldman, State Senator Kavanagh, Assemlymembers Lee and Epstein, District Leaders Laskow and Fariello, and State Committee Member Minsely). …

Grand Street Dems’ Annual Fall Party

Join us at Donnybrook NYC on Tuesday, October 17th. We will gather together for drinks, food and good conversation and to honor local activists. Tickets for non-GSD members and/or for sponsorship opportunities: purchase here. Thank you to our sponsors: TICKETS FOR CURRENT MEMBERS: GSD membership has been renewed every two years since 2017. This October …