May 28 – Small Business Crisis, Gale Brewer, Jerry Nadler, Endorsements

Spotlight on Small Business
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Lucien Reynolds, Urban Planner, Manhattan Borough President’s Office
Mark Diller, Former Chair CB7
UWS Entrepreneurs


Thursday, May 28
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Columbus Avenue and 88th Street
Monthly Meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Panel Discussion at 8:00 PM


DC Update from Representative Jerry Nadler


Endorsement of candidates for Judicial Delegate
Endorsement of candidates for District Leader

May 14 – March to Save 1 Million Homes! Join CFD at Foley Square

We are glad you were able to join our April general meeting Affordable Housing in Peril: Will Albany Renew Expiring Rent Regs.

As you heard up-to-date reports from Sue Susman, affordable housing advocate, Ellen Davidson, Legal Aid attorney, Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, and Comptroller Scott Stringer who all provided updates on proceedings in Albany. The time to act is now!

Please join CFD on Thursday, May 14 at 5pm at Foley Square! Look for our CFD banner.

Please email us at pres-and-dls@cfdnyc.org if you can make it or just meet us by our banner.

Again, with June 15 quickly approaching and rent laws expiring now it the time to show your support!

Click here for additional information, call Darren at 212.608.4320 Ext.316 or email him at darren@tandn.org.

See You There!

I’m A Solution

A wonderful campaign launched by CFD’s own Jason Clark. I encourage everyone to participate:

In the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City and I, have been trying to identify ways to turn these unfortunate tragedies into something positive. Therefore, we have kicked off a social media campaign called “I am A Solution,” aimed at getting as many people as possible to make short videos with their phones, identifying one idea for improving relationships between police officers and minority communities. Then, participants are being asked to share their videos on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #IamASolution. Once it’s over, we are going to include the ideas recommended in a written report of possible solutions that will go to the NYC Mayor’s Office and other local officials. We’re also giving away a set of “Beats by Dre” Headphones to our favorite “I am a Solution” video, which will be a video that can be characterized as positive, innovative and inspirational. The campaign will continue at least until the end of April 2015.

The “I am A Solution” Campaign is about forging a new age of civic activism that informs, inspires, and mobilizes our community. To learn more, and see some of the videos that have already been submitted by visiting the I am A Solution Facebook page. Become a solution!