There’s some very exciting news about our reelection campaign for District Leader on the Upper East Side. We’ve been endorsed by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. This is in addition to our endorsement last month by State Senator Liz Krueger.
Comptroller Stringer is an incredibly devoted public servant. Like myself, he was elected as a District Leader at the age of 23, later ascending to the State Assembly and Borough Presidency. Comptroller Stringer has used his office to bring greater accountability to New York City’s finances, ensuring that our tax dollars are well spent. His long career in public service is truly an inspiration.
We are so honored have the endorsement of one of New York’s most popular and recognizable political figures.
Over the past month, we have been hard at work preparing to officially announce our campaign for reelection as District Leader on the Upper East Side. We are so honored to have received the support of State Senator Liz Krueger. Senator Krueger is an incredibly prolific legislator, who fights hard for honesty and better governance in Albany. I began my career in Upper East Side community activism as a college intern for Senator Krueger and have learned a great deal from her over the years. Be on the lookout for more endorsements in the coming weeks!
Also, here’s what we’ve been working on since the New Year:
***Let’s Make It Easier to Vote training: training on how to advocate for better voting laws this Saturday 3/25, from 2-4pm
***Upper East Side German Street Festival: Sunday, April 30 at 60th St. (5th-Madison), 11am-6pm
Winter 2016-2017 Report
This has been a very exciting year on the Upper East Side. I was proud to have been elected as your District Leader in September 2015 and have spent the past year working hard on behalf of our community.
As your District Leader, I act as your representative to the Democratic Party. These responsibilities include selecting judges, poll workers, and members of the County Committee (they choose the Democratic nominee in special elections). A District Leader also act as a community organizer and voice for our neighborhood within the Democratic Party. Outside of politics, I am currently a graduate student at Columbia University, and before being elected worked for Council Member Ben Kallos and UJA-Federation.
Here is how I have been fighting for you over the past year:
•Leading the local resistance to Donald Trump, who won only around 15% of the vote in our neighborhood
•Organizing the neighborhood’s new and historic German and Central European businesses to ensure that the Upper East Side retains its unique cultural heritage.
•Fighting to ensure that Select Bus Service at 79th Street is established on schedule and without the problems of broken ticket machines and bus bunching that have affected the Select Bus on 86th St.
•Appointing new poll workers so that poll sites in the neighborhood are fully staffed and able to cope with the long lines expected for the 2017 Mayoral Election.
•Filling the entirety of the County Committee, the group that selects the Democratic nominee in special elections, to make sure that more community voices are heard when our elected officials are chosen.
•Recruiting dozens of new and young political activists into the Four Freedoms Democratic Club, the Democratic organization on the eastern half of the Upper East Side.
•Ensuring that open and fair elections for District Leader, State Committee Member, and party positions are being held on the Upper East Side for the first time in generations.
I look forward to serving you over the next year and having your support for reelection in September 2017. You may always feel free to reach me at [email protected] or 646-504-7587.
District Leader, Upper East Side
76th District, Part B
There's a big election coming up...I'm talking about the September 2017 Democratic Primary. We're proud to be running for reelection!
It's taken a little longer than expected to get the results, but I'm now very proud to declare that I won last night's election for District Leader! To say the least, this was a difficult race. I wouldn't have been able to win without your commitments of time and money. Now let's do some great work for this city!
July was an incredible month! First of all, we just had with the best fundraising filing a Manhattan District Leader candidate has had since 2008. Together, we raised over $7,000 from over 70 donors. These numbers are incredible for any District Leader candidate, especially a 23 year old first-time candidate.
On top of this great news, we have received the support of State Senator Liz Krueger. Liz, who has been in the State Senate for over a decade, is a true progressive titan in New York. She's one of the most powerful, intellectual, and well-meaning politicians in all of New York State. Needless to say, her support is a huge boost to this campaign!
Thank you to all of you who have donated so far! Due to your strong support, the campaign is on pace to have a fantastic fundraising filing. So many have shown a willingness to significantly invest not just in my future, but the future of our city.
In order for a contribution to count for the first filing, it must be submitted by midnight on Saturday, July 11. Every contribution makes a significant impact, so please donate whatever you can. To donate, click here or email me at [email protected] if you would like to mail a check.
Again, thank you all so much for your support.
Join myself and Kim Moscaritolo, my running mate, for our petitioning kickoff weekend! We will be hitting the streets to meet voters and collect signatures to get on the ballot, and we can't do it without you.
Petitioning is the process of collecting enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. No one can get on the ballot unless they have the necessary number of signatures (in this case 500). In addition, good quality signatures are hard to come by, and petitions can be challenged by opponents. Therefore, it is crucial that we collect as many as possible.
Even if you can only spare an hour, it would be a huge help. And if you can't make it this weekend, don't worry. Petitioning is a five week long process ending the first week of July, so there will be plenty of opportunities to hit the streets!
If you are interested in joining for petitioning, please email me at [email protected]