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.

GSD supports efforts to improve mail-in and in-person voting in NYC

The problems surrounding voting in the June 23 primary are now well-documented, especially for absentee voters. Some absentee ballots were never mailed out or not received in time; the instructions for returning the ballot were poorly marked on the return envelope; since postage was not required, postmarks were not applied by the USPS, meaning many ballots were invalidated because it could not be determined that they were mailed on time.

The State Legislature has passed some significant changes to election law over the past two years, but if the NYC Board of Elections can’t keep up with these changes then voters will be disenfranchised. We learned recently from State Senator Liz Krueger that the State BOE has drafted a package of recommendations for the City BOE to implement, but the City BOE has refused to meet to even consider these recommendations.

In advance of a hearing today with the NY Assembly and Senate, Grand Street Dems co-signed submitted testimony urging reform and improvement ahead of November’s important general election.

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.