In 2000 Al Gore lost the presidency but won the popular vote by 540,000 votes. Why? The electoral college system. This year Hillary lost the presidency but is closing in on winning the popular vote by a quarter million votes. Why? Again because of the electoral college system.
How Money In Politics Drives Politicians To Do Strange Things In Far Away Places
If you haven’t heard or seen the coverage, State Senator Marty Golden is involved in another corruption scandal. In exchange for generous contributions to upstate GOP campaigns, Brooklyn State Senator Marty Golden inserted some language into an affordable housing bill that gives millions of dollars ...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is on the verge of becoming the largest trade agreement in history. The TPP masquerades as a "free-trade" agreement when in reality its designed to make it even easier for colossal corporations to ship American jobs overseas by dismantling organized labor, undercutting ...
Andrew Gounardes Calls For Public Financing Of Elections
Last week, the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption released a report detailing an enraging, though not surprising, level of corruption in our state government. The Commission’s report identified so many illegal activities, and incredulous abuses of legal activities, they can’t all ...
Justin Brannan is an artist, small business owner and community activist. Born and raised in Bay Ridge, the son of a salesman and a Catholic school educator who shared an enthusiasm for the arts, Justin has worn many hats and has always followed his heart. A lifelong vegetarian, Justin got his start in politics as an animal welfare advocate in the early 1990’s.Read More
About Bay Ridge Democrats
We are a progressive political club dedicated to the future of our community. Our club was founded by taxpayers, working families, young professionals, students and seniors who care about the neighborhood and want to keep things moving forward.
Whether you are new or native to Bay Ridge, come join the conversation and get involved in local politics at the grassroots level.
We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of every month in the back room of the Bridgeview Diner located at 9011 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
Take the R train to the 95th Street station. Our meetings are open to the public but only members in good standing have voting rights.