Phone bank for Biden-Harris every Monday until Election Day

We may not be able to knock on doors in Pennsylvania this fall, but we can still help get Joe Biden and Kamala Harris elected to the White House.

Join our Swing State Phone Bank every Monday at 5:00 pm from now until Election Day.

You’ll need a computer that runs Chrome or Firefox (not Safari). We will have an ongoing Zoom call during the phone bank so we can share stories and enjoy each other’s company. Instructions will be sent to you after you sign up.

If Mondays are not a good time for you — there are phone banks happening every evening and you should pick a day that works for you and sign up then. Check out this page for volunteer opportunities. Please do not let the next ten weeks go by without getting involved.

Thursday, August 20: DNC Watch Party

If we can’t be in the same room to celebrate Joe Biden’s nomination for President, at least we can be in the same Zoom!

On August 20, join us for a DNC Watch Party as Joe Biden accepts the nomination at the all-virtual Democratic Convention.

If you’re a cord-cutter and need a way to watch the convention on your computer or tablet, don’t worry, the DNC has you covered:

  • View the official 2020 Democratic National Convention live stream in your web browser:
  • Watch the convention live stream on social media channels YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.
  • Download the DNC app for Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV (search for “DNC” or “Democratic Convention”).

August 11 at 7:00 pm: Meet two more candidates for Manhattan D.A.

Tuesday, August 11
7:00 pm

with D.A. candidates Alvin Bragg and Tahanie Aboushi

One of the most important 2021 races in New York City will be for Manhattan District Attorney. Incumbent Cyrus Vance is facing at least five challengers, and the protests around Black Lives Matter are shining a sharp spotlight on criminal prosecution in NYC.

We will meet two more candidates for Manhattan D.A. on August 11 — Alvin Bragg and Tahanie Aboushi.

July 22 at 7:00 pm: Meet two candidates for Manhattan D.A.

Wednesday, July 22
7:00 pm

with D.A. candidates Eliza Orlins and Janos Marton

One of the most important 2021 races in New York City will be for Manhattan District Attorney. Incumbent Cyrus Vance is facing at least five challengers, and the protests around Black Lives Matter are shining a sharp spotlight on criminal prosecution in NYC.

We will meet two of these candidates on July 22 — Eliza Orlins and Janos Marton.

Wednesday 5/27: Cocktails, Crazy Hats, & Conversation* with Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou

*Cocktails and crazy hats optional; conversation guaranteed.

Our Assemblymember, Yuh-Line Niou, faces a primary challenge on June 23. Grand Street Democrats has endorsed Niou and we encourage you to join your neighbors this Wednesday at 7:30 pm for a virtual fundraiser and get-together to support her re-election campaign.

In the midst of all this chaos, Yuh-Line has been a rock for our district, working tirelessly with constituents, providing the most vulnerable with resources, food, medicine, and masks, fighting for relief for small businesses, and advocating for fair policy and budget justice every step of the way. 

We want Yuh-Line to stay in office to keep fighting for our families and communities, but she’s not taking any money from corporate PACs or real estate lobbyists, and during this time, she needs all the support she can get, no matter how much.

Suggested donation for Wednesday is only $10. With New York’s public matching program, your small donation goes a long way.

Absolutely no donation is too small, but if you cannot contribute at this time and would still like to attend, please email!

Wednesday 5/13: Remote meeting with Councilmember Ben Kallos and Chris Marte

If it’s possible, we’d like to start talking about the future.

On January 1, 2022, New York City will have a new Mayor, new Comptroller, new Manhattan Borough President, and new City Council members in two-thirds of the city’s districts.

Looking that far ahead is not to escape the health and economic crisis we’re in, rather to focus our response to it by exploring what NYC will look like when we finally come out the other side.

And even though we still have extremely important primaries and elections coming up in 2020, these NYC campaigns are already well under way for primaries that will be held in just over a year.

On Wednesday at 7:15 pm, please join us for a conversation with two of those candidates — Councilmember Ben Kallos, who is running for Manhattan Borough President, and Christopher Marte, who is running to represent downtown Manhattan in the City Council.

Join with Zoomjoin from your web browser, or call in: 929-205-6099 (Meeting ID: 867 0677 4770, Password: 868734).

Virtual meeting on Tuesday with Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou

Our current health and economic crisis unfolded right smack in the middle of Albany’s budget process at the end of March.

Though the Governor’s budget passed, our Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou opposed key provisions of the budget that reduced funds for education, health, and family assistance.


Please join us this Tuesday to hear Assemblymember Niou talk about why that vote was so important, and what Albany is able to do now to help New Yorkers through this crisis.

GSD Zoom Meeting
with Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou

Tuesday, April 21 at 7:15 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Or call in: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 985 3095 8156

Virtual Meeting this Thursday 7:15 pm with Mark Levine, chair of City Council Health Committee

As chair of the City Council Health Committee, Councilmember Mark Levine’s Twitter feed has become essential reading for anyone keeping up with the demands that Covid-19 is placing on NYC’s health system.

Then he got sick himself, and followed his own very public advice to not get tested, and to not overwhelm hospitals if your symptoms are manageable.

Luckily, Councilmember Levine is on the mend at home. He’ll be joining us this Thursday for our first virtual meeting to talk about the challenges facing the City at this critical moment.

Grand Street Dems Virtual Meeting
Thursday, April 2
7:15 pm

Join via Zoom app:

Join via web browser:

Call in:
+1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 102 738 126

Why are we starting at 7:15? So that at 7:00 pm we can all clap & play — throw open your window, applaud NYC’s healthcare and other essential workers, then play New York, New York as loud as you can. (You don’t need to wait until Thursday — clap & play is every night at 7:00 pm!)

Holiday Party 2019 — thank you!

Thank you to the event’s hosts, who gave a little extra into the tip jar. Many of these friends have been graciously supporting GSD from the very beginning:

  • Courtney Allison & David Horowitz
  • Allison & Joey Gordon
  • Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg
  • Yuh-Line Niou
  • Daria & Diego Segalini
  • Judith Wind
  • Kenny Wind
District Leaders Caroline Laskow and Lee Berman present GSD Citizen of the Year! awards to Pat Arnow and Tommy Loeb.

Also thank you to our 2019 Citizens of the Year!

  • Pat Arnow, in recognition of her vital and spirited defense of East River Park, and of her work to mobilize the community for a better flood protection plan.
  • Tommy Loeb, for his consistent and fierce advocacy before our elected representatives on behalf of the residents of Grand Street and the Lower East Side.

And thanks to all of you! Thank you for your support and continued advocacy for the neighborhood. Happy Thanksgiving and a full, joyous, holiday season!

RSVP for GSD Holiday Party 2019

Join us to celebrate our 2019 successes and to honor local citizens who inspire and motivate us.

Ticketholders will receive appetizers and 1 drink ticket. A cash bar will be available all evening. Reserve your place at our holiday party by making a contribution below. 

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