Bay Ridge Democrats http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/ Featured Discussions en-us Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:12:16 CDT GeekPAK Bay Ridge Democrats Announce 2017 Endorsements http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=172L7 Bay Ridge Democrats held their endorsement meeting last night, Thursday, May 11th. Here are the winners. Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT People’s Climate March: NYC http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=172L5 Climate change is a worldwide problem. Access to clean air, water and food affect each and every one of us regardless of race, class, gender, immigration status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. For the sake of all humankind, we must unite globally and act locally to confront the most urgent issue of the 21 Century. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chicken Soup Is NOT A Healthcare Plan http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=172L2 TRUMPCARE would leave 24 million Americans with little more healthcare than a can of chicken soup. It would drain the bank accounts of seniors and the currently ill. It would gut Medicaid, upon which many seniors in our community rely Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bay Ridge Loves All http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd125 We’re giving everyone the chance to show hate has no home in our community. Look for these posters in stores and homes across Bay Ridge. Contact us and get yours today. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Who owns data collected by government? City pols clash, readers may vote below http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd123 Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is fighting City Hall and Democrats in Bay Ridge are fighting her. Leaders of the Bay Ridge Democrats club are urging their members to flood the Republican lawmaker’s office with phone calls to demand that she drop her lawsuit against the de Blasio Administration over IDNYC card holders. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Statement on Hate Crime in Bay Ridge on 12/3 http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd119 In response to the hate crime last night involving a local mom and her 16-year-old son, the Bay Ridge Democrats have released the following statement Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Statement From Council Member Vincent J. Gentile On Hate Incident In Bay Ridge http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd120 While the current political climate seems to have given false permission to unveil racist and vile comments, be it known that this great City, the melting pot of the world, will not fall victim to this disgusting behavior. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Not a Time for Sidelines http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd117 President-elect Donald Trump ran a divisive campaign that was vulgar and openly hostile to immigrants, people of color, and non-Christians, among others. We questioned regularly if the president-elect could rise to the dignity embodied in the Office of the President. Furthermore, as of this writing, Hillary Clinton received 2 million more votes than Donald Trump. Which makes all of this even more difficult to unpack. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Questons About the Electoral College? http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd115 Today Democracy Now ran an excellent segment worth checking out on this very issue. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Electoral College - Undemocratic Now; Undemocratic Always http://www.bayridgedemocrats.org/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=2brd116 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. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT