9/30 and 10/7: GSD Interviews City Council District 1 Candidates

We have six candidates running for the open seat in City Council District 1. Grand Street Dems has two special meetings scheduled to meet with them:

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Guests: Gigi Li, Jenny Lam Low, and Tiffany Winbush
Zoom link: grandstreetdems.nyc/zoom-2020-09-30

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Guests: Maud Maron, Chris Marte, and Denny Salas
Zoom link: grandstreetdems.nyc/zoom-2020-10-07

Plus we have scheduled our official endorsement forum with all six candidates for Sunday, November 15, 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

This race won’t be decided until June 2021, but Grand Street Dems is hosting these meetings and holding an early endorsement meeting to make sure you have ample opportunity to get to know these candidates and get involved in this critical campaign for our neighborhood.

GSD September Meeting with Dan Quart and Diana Florence

Wednesday, September 2
7:00 – 8:00 pm


Guests: Dan Quart and Diana Florence, candidates for Manhattan D.A.

Join Zoom Meeting or call 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 876 4431 7602 | Password: 872787

We continue our interviews of Democratic candidates for Manhattan District Attorney this week with Assemblymember Dan Quart and former Assistant D.A. Diana Florence

The meeting is being held online, of course, via Zoom. You can use your computer or phone to join and ask questions of the candidates.

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: demconvention.com/watch.
  • 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.

GSD AUGUST MEETING
Tuesday, August 11
7:00 pm

with D.A. candidates Alvin Bragg and Tahanie Aboushi

grandstreetdems.nyc/zoom-2020-08-11

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.

GSD JULY MEETING
Wednesday, July 22
7:00 pm

with D.A. candidates Eliza Orlins and Janos Marton

grandstreetdems.nyc/zoom-2020-07-22

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 ylforny@gmail.com!

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.

Watch:

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
https://zoom.us/j/98530958156

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