The Democratic Party as a whole is governed by committees of registered Democrats, from the national level down to state and community-level.
Every two years, Brooklyn Democrats in each assembly district (the electoral districts for Assembly members) elect two district leaders. There are 21 assembly districts in Brooklyn, and thus 42 corresponding district leaders for the Brooklyn Democratic Party.
The district leaders and chair comprise the executive committee of the county committee. The executive committee has 15 standing committees, with varied responsibilities:
- Committee on Rules
- Committee on Resolutions
- Committee on Law
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on Organization
- Committee on Campaigns and Elections
- Committee on Public Affairs and Legislation
- Committee on Community Services
- Committee on Inter-Group Relations
- Committee on Legislative Reapportionment
- Committee on Labor and Industry
- Committee on Public Education
- Committee on Public Meetings
- Committee on Public Relations
- Advisory Committee
You can read more on the specific duties of the standing committees here.
On an even more local level, there are election districts within each assembly district. Election districts are often a few city blocks. Each election district has 2 to 4 seats in the general membership of the county committee; and there are currently about 4,400 county committee members.
We encourage everyone to run for these county committee seats! They play a vital role in the Brooklyn Democratic Party, as a grassroots movement to represent all Brooklynites.
County Committee members have a wide range of responsibilities, including participating in organizational meetings and public policy meetings, and voting on party rules and amendments. They also organize local neighborhood & community events, mobilize voters, help to run campaigns, help get Democrats elected, organize local political clubs, and much more!