Little Haiti BK, in partnership with the Office the Brooklyn Borough President, Haitian-American community organizations and the National Action Network, held a prayer vigil for Haiti on Sunday at Newkirk Avenue, between Nostrand Avenue and East 29th Street in Brooklyn. Attendees included Rep. Yvette Clarke; New York Attorney General Letitia James; Mayor Bill de Blasio;
Residents and representatives of Brooklyn’s large and worried Haitian population are asking President Biden to ensure the protection of refugees and relatives in their homeland still reeling from the recent assassination of the embattled nation’s president. “They’re camping outside the embassy in Haiti,” said state Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, a Haitian-American who doubles as Brooklyn’s
Several Haitian American legislators and groups, including New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, have called on the Joe Biden administration to “create an easier pathway” for Haitians seeking political asylum in the United States. Read more.
Eric Adams also threw his support behind county leaders across the city, particularly Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, the head of the Kings County Democrats in Brooklyn. Read more.
“We have a lot of people elected who are the firsts,” said state Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, a Haitian-American who doubles as Brooklyn’s Democratic district leader, the first Black woman in the city to be a county boss. Read more.
The Brooklyn Democratic Party hosted a Blue Victory Soiree on Wednesday to honor the city’s frontline workers and healthcare heroes while celebrating the election of diverse Democratic nominees from across the borough. “Tonight we are celebrating our Democratic victory AND UNITY,” said Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Hermelyn Bichotte. “We have elected an unprecedented number of diverse
“He rose from humble beginnings by dedicating his life to uplifting all New Yorkers,” said Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn in a statement. “We congratulate Eric Adams on a well-deserved victory, and on becoming only the second Black mayor in New York City history.” Read more.
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, who is Haitian-American, said she was saddened by the “horrific events that occurred in Haiti, which follow an unstable period for the country, which failed to hold free and fair elections.” “I pray for the Moïse family as they mourn their loss. I also pray for the security and peace of
Kings County Democratic Party Chair and Assemblymember Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn called for the establishment of an independent, non-partisan panel to see what changes are needed going forward, both in the BOE and in order to implement and prepare for ranked-choice voting. “Voter disenfranchisement is not a new phenomenon. In 2020 we experienced a new
As NY Democrats look to select new candidates for mayor and the City Council this year, no borough will play as large a role in deciding the future of the party as Brooklyn. Read more