It’s here! The time to celebrate all the hard work Grand Street Dems has done over the past year has finally arrived. We’ve petitioned, knocked on doors, dropped literature at apartments, introduced candidates around the neighborhood, passed literature out on the street, made phone calls and sent texts. We have all earned a drink! We will also celebrate our sponsors, guests, and honorees.
Our September General meeting will be on September 29th at 7pm. The primaries are over, allowing us to take a breath and focus on things other than elections. Please bring your ideas and vision with regard to goals for Grand Street Dems in the coming year.
On 8/11/22, the Grand Street Dems full membership unanimously voted to support the“No More 24” Home Attendant Bill (Int #0175) introduced to the City Council by CM Christopher Marte. As passed, this will become part of the GSD package of resolutions.
The Maximum Working Hours For Home Care Aides bill would set the maximum working hours that an employer may assign to a home care aide. The hours would be limited to 12 hours for any one shift, or within any 24 hours period, and 50 hours within a week. A home care aide could be assigned additional hours in the event of an emergency.
GSD is proud to endorse Mondaire Jones — a true progressive with a proven track record on voting rights, affordable housing, public education, child care, climate change, protecting fundamental rights for women’s health, LGBTQ+ community, affordable healthcare for all.
Grand Street Dems is joining with other Democratic clubs from downtown Manhattan to meet with the candidates for the newly drawn NY-10 Congressional district. The forum will be on Zoom, over two nights to accommodate the large number of candidates.
Governor: Jumaane Williams Lt Governor: Ana María Archila US Senate: Chuck Schumer NYS Attorney General: Letitia James NYS Comptroller: Thomas DiNapoli NY State Senate District 29: Vittoria Fariello NY State Assembly District 65: Grace Lee NY Democratic State Committee AD 65 (F): Kathryn Freed NY Democratic State Committee AD 65 (M): Joshua Goodman
The demolition of the Manhattan Detention Center (aka The Tombs) is imminent — to make way for an $8.3 billion borough-based jail project across four boroughs. To the best of our knowledge, $8.3 billion is only for the buildings to be built by 2028 and not for services needed now by the inmates and those who work on Rikers Island.
In the interest of time, the Executive Committee drafted the letter below to be sent to Mayor Eric Adams for his attention via email, postal mail, social media, and this video:
Please help circulate this message.
We will vote on this as a club resolution at the next GSD meeting on March 21st.
Thank you for your attention.
The Executive Committee of Grand Street Democrats Marion Riedel, President Sandra Strother-Ribeiro, Vice President Julie Huang, Vice President Melissa Shiffman, Secretary Kenny Wind, Treasurer Lee Berman, District Leader Caroline Laskow, District Leader
Join us for our first GSD General Meeting of 2022! On Tuesday, January 18th, 7p-9p, we have an exciting agenda. We are hosting a Meet the Candidates from several upcoming elections. We will post candidates for the Assembly and State Committee races closer to the 18th as candidates are still declaring. We will also hear updates from our GSD committees on meetings they have held since last we met.