Petitioning for NY State Races
Dust off those clipboard and come on out! It’s petitioning time for the primaries for the NY State Assembly and the NY State! Petitioning is the process that gets these candidates on the ballots for the primaries in September. It runs until July 11. There are 3 candidates who have inspired TBNY volunteers to lead projects because their platforms carry many of the same initiatives as Bernie. Additionally volunteers from TBNY are petitioning for themselves for county committee for the Democratic Party.
Paul Newell for State Assembly – Lower Manhattan
Paul Newell has lived and been an organizer in his neighborhood, the Lower East Side, for many many years. He’s running for NY State Assembly in Assembly District 65. TBNY members are organizing to help him petition in his district in lower Manhattan.
Documentary Screening: “Excuse Me, Mr. Speaker”
A film documentary about Paul Newell’s historic 2008 race against now convicted-felon former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver.
Paul Newell For Assembly 2016 Campaign Office
75 Columbia St, Masaryk Towers Community Center
Thursday, July 14
Robert Carroll for State Assembly – Park Slope
Robert Carroll is an election law lawyer and the President of Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, the only democratic club in Brooklyn to vote to endorse Bernie. He was a major supporter of Bernie here in NY. TBNY members are organizing to help him petition in his district, the 44th Assembly District.
Debbie Medina for State Senate – Williamsburg
Debbie Medina, long time housing activist in South Williamsburg is running for State Senate in Dstrict 18 as a Democratic Socialist and Bernie supporter. TBNY members have been working over the last week to get her on the ballot with more events coming up!
Your County Committee Races – All over
If you want to run for county committee in your area, you can still signup until Monday June 20th. Reach out to Michael Blecher at email@example.com to get started. Petitioning runs through July 11th for this election too. You only need 36 signatures to get on the ballot!