Thanks To Everyone Who Attended Our Holiday Fundraiser & Toy Drive! In Case You Missed It, See Our Recap

We’re grateful for the immense support from electeds, Brooklyn Democratic Party leaders & members, and Democrats across all boroughs for helping our community and supporting the Party!

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Adrienne Adams Poised to Become the First Black NYC Council Speaker: Statement from Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issued the following statement in support of Adrienne Adams:

“Adrienne Adams has the support needed to become NYC Council speaker, and I am proud to stand with her. With the most diverse council yet, a qualified woman of color is the best choice to lead us toward an equitable recovery. Adams will get the job done.”

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Adrienne Adams Poised to Become the First Black NYC Council Speaker: Statement from Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issued the following statement in support of Adrienne Adams:

“Adrienne Adams has the support needed to become NYC Council speaker, and I am proud to stand with her. With the most diverse council yet, a qualified woman of color is the best choice to lead us toward an equitable recovery. Adams will get the job done.”

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Congratulations to Justin Brannan and Ari Kagan for winning their elections for City Council!

Late Tuesday, Democrats Ari Kagan (CD 47) and Justin Brannan (CD 43) emerged victorious in their elections for City Council after their GOP contenders conceded.

“The Brooklyn Democratic Party congratulates Ari Kagan and Justin Brannan on their well-deserved victories,” said Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn…

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A Monumental Victory for Brooklyn and NYC:
President Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill into Law

Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn said, “The infrastructure package will deliver much-needed economic relief to New York City and Brooklyn and is a major victory…
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Brooklyn Democratic Party Honors Our Veterans

Today, on Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women in uniform and the sacrifices they have made in defense of our freedom and American values…
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Community Activist, Kenesha Traynham-Cooper, Elected To Replace Political Pioneer, Annette M. Robinson, as Female District Leader in the 56th AD

Last night the Brooklyn Democratic Party Executive Committee voted to adopt three amendments to the Party Rules, and nominated Kenesha Traynham-Cooper to fill the vacancy of former District Leader Annette M. Robinson in the 56th AD, which encompasses Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn…
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Brooklyn Democratic Party Promotes Unity & Progress at SOMOS

This weekend, the Brooklyn Democratic Party held a successful event at the annual SOMOS conference in Puerto Rico.

“We are all one,” said Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, as a broad coalition of prominent Democratic leaders gathered to discuss party unity and building back NYC better…

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ERIC ADAMS IS ELECTED MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY
Statement by Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

“We congratulate our next NYC Mayor Eric Adams on a well-deserved, historic victory. Adams’ win is a significant leap forward for Brooklyn, New York City, and the State…”

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Watch Our Webinar on How to Discuss the COVID Vaccine and Share Info with Your Community to Stop the Spread & Save Lives

This week, the Brooklyn Democratic Party and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital hosted an informational webinar with six expert medical panelists on how to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and share information about it with your neighbors to increase innoculation rates and save lives. The panelists also answered audience questions about the vaccine.

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Brooklyn Democratic Party Brings in
New Generation of Leadership

“On Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic County Committee convened a special meeting and elected two new Assembly District Leaders to serve on the Executive Committee, and four new officers of the County Committee…”

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20 Years Later
We Will Never Forget
September 11

“As we mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed our lives forever, we honor the nearly 3,000 victims who passed away on the 9/11 attacks, along with the thousands who were injured and continue to suffer to this day…”

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Abortions Were Banned in Texas & Voting Rights Are Being Restricted Nationwide

“A dangerous Texas state law has effectively banned abortion – and offered a $10,000 bounty to private citizens who help enforce it…”

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“A Historic Moment”: Brooklyn Democratic Party Celebrates Kathy Hochul Becoming NYS’ First Woman Governor

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issued the following statement about Kathy Hochul officially becoming New York State’s first woman Governor at midnight:

“This is a historic moment. We are long overdue for female leadership in New York’s highest office, and Kathy Hochul is the perfect pioneer…”

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STATEMENT FROM BROOKLYN DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S RESIGNATION

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement in the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation over sexual harassment scandals:
“Andrew Cuomo has done the right thing. His resignation was in the interest of the people of this state. In this disquieting time, there is some relief in seeing repercussions for Cuomo’s shameful conduct…”
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Brooklyn Democratic Party Nominates Seven Supreme Court Justice Candidates for Election

The Kings County Democratic County Party’s judicial convention convened successfully on Thursday evening to officially nominate seven judges to run on the party’s line in the 2021 election for open bench seats in Kings County Supreme Court. The judicial convention was a success, with over 175 delegates civically engaged in a fair, inclusive, and transparent process.

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Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Calls for Governor Cuomo to Resign Following AG Report’s Findings of Sexual Harassment & Abuse

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement after the office of Attorney General Letitia James issued a report on the sexual harassment allegations of Governor Andrew Cuomo that contained findings of sexual harassment and misconduct involving eleven victims
“Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment and misconduct found in the AG’s office extensive report is extremely troubling and horrific….”
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Statement by Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn: Eric Adams’ Victory is a “Major Step Forward” for NYC

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement after the New York City Board of Elections revealed today that Eric Adams maintained a 8,426 unofficial vote lead over Kathryn Garcia for the Democratic Mayoral nomination, and is our apparent next Mayor of New York City.
“We congratulate Eric Adams on a well-deserved victory, and on becoming only the second Black mayor in New York City history. He rose from humble beginnings by dedicating his life to uplifting all New Yorkers…”
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Brooklyn Dems Chair strongly condemns the Supreme Court upholding Arizona voting restrictions as a “dark day for our democracy.”

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States upheld voting restrictions in Arizona:
“Today’s SCOTUS Arizona ruling is an abhorrent assault by the GOP. It blatantly undercuts the 1965 Voting Rights Act and undermines the voting strength of minorities and people of color. It is a dark day for our democracy…”
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Brooklyn Dems Chair Calls for Independent, Nonpartisan Investigation of Election Snafu

Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement after the New York City Board of Elections released new numbers in the democratic primary race, which showed a “discrepancy” in the count during the ranked-choice voting round-by-round elimination report:

“This week the people of New York were, again, let down by a system that has left voters doubting the merit of their votes. The Board of Elections was unprepared to execute a ranked-choice voting system of this scale…”

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Join us in supporting Paul & O’Neale for Judge

We have endorsed two highly-qualified judges of integrity in these elections: Judge Dweynie Paul for Surrogate’s Court and Inga O’Neale for Civil Court judge.

Judge Dweynie Esther Paul is a Kings County Civil Court Judge, elected in 2015. She is the daughter of Caribbean immigrants, and has presided over family court cases since her term began in 2016. Before that, Judge Paul practiced law throughout the state of New York for over 12 years. Judge Paul is endorsed by the Brooklyn Democratic Party, after winning an overwhelming majority of the vote of their Executive Committee, and by most democratic clubs in Brooklyn.

Inga O’Neale is a lawyer who has served as a Court Attorney researching cases on behalf of judges. She also worked providing free legal help to people who couldn’t afford an attorney, and has volunteered as an arbitor in the Kings County Small Claims Court.

Inga is running to be a Kings County Civil Court. She has been endorsed by the Brooklyn Democratic Party, the majority of democratic political clubs, and many elected officials. Inga was interviewed and found qualified by the New York City Bar Association Judicial Screening Panel. Please vote Inga O’Neale.

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Primary School: What You Need to Know About Voting

The Democratic primary elections are right around the corner and it’s time to get ready to VOTE.
Don’t forget that in order to vote, you must be a registered Democrat. Tomorrow, May 28, is the New York voter registration deadline. Early voting starts on June 12, and absentee ballots are already going out. Don’t forget to register to vote, and ask your friends and family if they are registered too.
During these pivotal elections, registered Democrats have the power to elect the next mayor, comptroller, borough president, public advocate, Surrogate’s Court judge, civil court judges, district attorney and city council members — including at least 35 new members due to term limits. It is also the first time New Yorkers will vote using ranked choice. To learn more about Ranked-Choice Voting and what to expect on your ballot, you can visit rankthevotenyc.org.
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Brooklyn Dems Congratulate Senators Schumer & Gillibrand & Reps Clarke, Jeffries, Maloney & Velazquez For
Passing COVID Relief Bill

President Joe Biden signed the historic American Rescue Plan into law this afternoon in the Oval Office. The COVID relief bill was championed and passed by Democratic leaders.
“The passage of the coronavirus relief bill is a monumental step towards reducing poverty and helping New York and America recover,” said party chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn. “I praise Democrats in the House and Senate for showing unity and delivering much-needed help to their constituents. New York was the global epicenter of the pandemic, and the American Rescue Plan marks real relief to the tune of $100 billion. Brooklyn was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, and as Chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, I am glad that aid is on its way to our borough. Democrats have forged a unified path forward for all the American people to overcome the Covid crisis.”
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Recap: Missed the FIRST NYC candidate debates? Don’t worry, we have all the highlights and videos!

On Sunday, January 31, the Brooklyn Democratic Party sponsored a virtual debate between the top mayoral, comptroller, and Brooklyn borough president candidates, moderated by Errol Louis, TV political anchor and commentator.
The full debate can be watched via our YouTube here.
Additionally, the debate, which was watched by over 5,000 people, received national and local news coverage, which summarizes some highlights and analysis of the debate
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REMINDER: No NFL Sunday; Watch the First NYC Candidate Debates Instead!

On Sunday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET the Kings County Democratic County Committee invites you to attend the first-ever 2021 candidate debate; featuring candidates from the mayoral, comptroller, and Brooklyn borough president races.

The virtual debate will be moderated by Errol Louis, and kicks off at 6pm. It will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

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REMINDER: No NFL Sunday; Watch the First NYC Candidate Debates Instead!

On Sunday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET the Kings County Democratic County Committee invites you to attend the first-ever 2021 candidate debate; featuring candidates from the mayoral, comptroller, and Brooklyn borough president races.

The virtual debate will be moderated by Errol Louis, and kicks off at 6pm. It will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

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Congratulations Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer!

Brooklyn’s own Sen. Chuck Schumer is set to become the first New Yorker to hold the U.S. Senate majority leader post, on January 20th, following the announcements of victory from two Democratic Senators in Georgia, Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff in Tuesday’s runoff.

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Join Us To Celebrate Inauguration Day!

“Today marks a historic day where we will embrace Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our nation’s leaders.  The inauguration allows us, at last, to turn the page on the dark years of Donald Trump’s presidency. We can all be proud that we prevailed through the recent attacks on our democracy. Although there are still rough days ahead, there’s much to look forward to. We replaced the divisive, hateful, racist policies of the Trump administration with a beacon of light to guide us forward.” – Assemblymember and Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Heremlyn

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Join Us for a Day of Service!

The Brooklyn Democratic Party held a community cleanup in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the MLK Day of Service.

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CONVICT Donald Trump & Prevent Him From Ever Holding Office Again

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn praised the Senate for voting yesterday that it is constitutional to try Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection and violence against the United States government. Bichotte Hermelyn also urged the Senate to swiftly convict Trump and ensure that he never holds public office and is punished to the fullest extent for his actions.

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We Won!

Americans have waited a long time for this historic day. The people have decided that Joe Biden will be the President of the United States.

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We Must Count Every Vote

Dear Friends, We worked hard to keep Brooklyn blue this year and I am proud to congratulate all our local Democratic winners today. I thank all our field operatives, staff, and poll workers who make our democracy possible. In New York, it will take a week or more for absentee ballots to be tabulated, but it is clear that our state, and our county is overwhelmingly blue. We must remain patient.

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Today is Election Day!

Make a plan to vote.

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Brooklyn Democratic Party Appeals Ruling That Unseats Thousands of County Committee Members

The Kings County Democratic Party today filed a Notice of Appeal regarding a lower court decision handed down last week that would unseat thousands of county committee members. The lawsuit was filed by a group of 12 dissident county committee members motivated by their own purely partisan reasons. “While we fundamentally agree with enfranchising voters and increasing grassroots participation, we do not believe that this attempt to co-opt the party was actually filed with that in mind,” said Party Chair and Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn. “In fact, by filing the petition in this case and persuading the judge to issue his decision, the plaintiffs have stripped away the rights of all grassroots county committee members. It is our duty to save the democracy of the Democratic Party. We will not allow members’ seats to be stolen by a few, politically motivated dissidents.”

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Brooklyn Dems and DNC Hosting Live-Streamed Pre-debate Women’s Panel

BROOKLYN, NY – On Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET, Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn(AD-42) and Democratic National Committee Deputy Political Director Taylor Barnes will host a virtual pre-debate women’s panel. The powerful lineup of speakers includes New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Assemblymember Latrice Walker (AD-55) and Council Member Farah N. Louis (CD-45).

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