Over the next seven weeks, we will be asking GSD members to participate in a few meaningful ways in the Democratic primary on Thursday, September 13.
First up: this amazing fundraiser for “No IDC” challengers for NY State Senate.
These 8 Democrats are running to unseat the IDC Dems who formed a coalition with Republicans, blocking most progressive legislation in NY for the last 7 years, including parts of the Women’s Equality Act to codify Roe v. Wade in New York law, GENDA to protect LGBT New Yorkers from discrimination, voting reform, criminal justice reform, campaign finance and ethics reform, and important protections for tenants.
But wait, didn’t you read that the IDC broke up and joined the mainstream Democrats in Albany? Don’t be fooled. They did this only after this year’s legislative session ended, they did the exact same thing during election season four years ago (then stuck with the Republicans after getting re-elected), and they are still running with campaign funds raised illegally by pretending to be an entirely different party.
Luckily, our State Senator, Brian Kavanagh, is *not* part of the IDC, so we don’t need to vote for a challenger on September 13. But the outcome of these primaries will effect the kind of work Sen. Kavanagh can accomplish on our behalf in Albany.
I hope you’ll join Grand Street Democrats in supporting these Democrats on Tuesday, July 31.