1/18/22 Remote Meeting Recap

This was our forum for assembly district, state committee and state senator candidates.

NYS Senate Candidate, District 26

Yuh Line Niou

Brian Kavanaugh (presented at the Dec 20, 2021 forum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrERdci7FM0&t=722s)

Vittoria Fariello (presented at the Nov 22, 2021 forum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHovYt6iCss&t)

NYS Assembly, District 65

Grace Lee

Illapa Sairitupac

Jasmin Sanchez

Justine Cuccia

NYS State Committee, Assembly District 65

Joshua Goodman

Jenny Low

Kathryn E. Freed

January Meeting — Tuesday 1/18 at 7pm and more


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.

To join this meeting:
Meeting ID: 83648108535
Passcode: GSDMeeting

In community,

Marion Riedel, Grand Street Democrats

We will join our other downtown clubs for a series of endorsement meetings: 

January 22nd – All downtown clubs, Part 1
Attorney General
Lieutenant Governor
State Comptroller

January 23rd – DID Only
US House of Representatives
Districts 7 and 12

January 29th – All downtown clubs, Part 2
US Senate

Grand Street Dems Election Guide 2021

Your Vote Counts!

Eric Adams

Public Advocate
Jumaane Williams

Brad Lander

Manhattan Borough President
Mark Levine

Manhattan District Attorney
Alvin Bragg

City Council District 1
Christopher Marte

Judge of the Civil Court — 2nd Municipal District
(Vote for 2)
Betty Lugo
Christopher Chin

2021 State Ballot Proposals

Read our summary of the five ballot proposals.

Other references:

Proposed Amendments to GSD Bylaws

In order to acknowledge GSD’s growth and potential for more growth — and to make sure that the club is prepared for whatever new district lines are drawn in 2022 — we are proposing a few small changes to our bylaws. Essentially, we should make room, as other clubs do, for more than one Vice President, each with a different portfolio. And we also need to strip from our mission statement any reference to “AD65 Part A” which may not exist with these same geographic boundaries after this year.

Amendments can be passed tonight by a vote of 2/3 of the members in attendance.

Article 2, Section a:

[The mission of the Club shall be to] provide a progressive, inclusive, active and transparent Democratic organization in the 65th Assembly District, Part A on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Article 5, Section 1

The officers of the Club shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. If nominated and elected as such, the Club may have up to three Vice Presidents with separate responsibilities. They shall each serve for one year. Officer elections shall be held at the Annual Meeting, and officers shall serve until the announcement of the results of the subsequent election.

Article 5, Section 3b

Vice President. The Vice President(s) shall perform such duties as the President or the Executive Committee may direct. If the President is temporarily absent, the Executive Committee will select one Vice President to serve as Acting President.

Article 5, Section 4

Officers shall be elected by secret ballot at the annual meeting by a plurality of those voting. A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled immediately by the Vice President. When there is more than one Vice President, the Executive Committee will select which one will succeed the President by majority vote. All other vacancies of officers shall be filled by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Update: These amendments were passed by 2/3 of voting members present at our 10/13/21 meeting.