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!


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!


Feb 26 - Nominations, CB7, and AM Rosenthal

Thursday, February 26th
7:30pm

Goddard-Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Avenue (NE Corner of 88th Street)

We'll hear from Elizabeth Caputo, chair of CB7, about issues currently on their docket. Next, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal will bring us up to date on Shifting Gears in the Assembly. You won't want to miss this informative meeting!

Nominees must be dues-paying, voting members of the club, and have their names put forward at the Feb 26 meeting.


May 17 - 46th Annual Spring Gala

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
You are cordially invited to Community Free Democrats'
46th Annual Spring Gala

Sunday, May 17th

Bella Luna
584 Columbus Avenue (Between 88th and 89th Streets)

Invitation to Follow

Jason Haber, CFD President

Hon. Marc A. Landis, Shari Gottheim, Joan M. Paylo and Nick Prigo
CFD District Leaders


December 18 - Holiday Party

CFD Holiday Party

Thursday, December 18th

7:30pm – 9:30pm

The Bromley
225 West 83rd Street, 2nd Floor

Admission is free

Come and enjoy the fun, festivities and food.


December 18 - Holiday Party

CFD Holiday Party

Thursday, December 18th

7:30pm – 9:30pm

The Bromley
225 West 83rd Street, 2nd Floor

Admission is free

Come and enjoy the fun, festivities and food.


November 20 - Honoring David Dinkins (Note Special Location)

The CFD meeting on Thursday, November 20, will be a joint meeting with PRID (Park River Independent Democrats).

Note that the meeting will be held at the community room of Schwab House, 285 West End Avenue at 73rd Street.

PRID is honoring former mayor David Dinkins, who is expected to arrive at 7:50 PM. CFD has invited a speaker from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, whom we expect to introduce at 8:30 PM. We are asking CFD members to come at our club's usual start time of 7:30 PM. PRID and CFD have also invited Ansonia club members to join us for this exciting meeting as well.

Please help us spread the word to everyone you know in the club and to anyone else who might be interested.


Mourning Hon. Louis B. York; Funeral Thursday, 11/20

With deep sorrow, we inform our members and friends that our beloved State Supreme Court Justice Louis B. York, a past president of Community Free Democrats, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, at age 76. He had been in declining health the past year.

The CFD family extends our heartfelt condolences to his wife Judy Bader York and their daughter Elizabeth, as well as to his court colleagues who were like family to him. Another great light of the Upper West Side has been extinguished and we feel a great loss.

His funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Plaza Funeral Home, 630 Amsterdam Ave. (at West 91st Street), Manhattan. Shiva will be held at their home, 320 Central Park West, Apt. #6-H (southwest corner of West 92nd Street:

Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, 2 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 5 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 to 8 p.m

Many of us have meaningful personal memories of Lou. He officiated at many of our weddings, and we all have stories to share about him that span four decades or more.

Lou's successful race for Civil Court in a Countywide race in 1986 made for a hot heyday summer of CFD campaigning that represented the best of what a progressive political club can achieve. You couldn't miss the colorful subway ads that lined the #1 train platforms. They read, simply, "Lou York for New York." It was all CFD hands on deck – led by Assemblyman Jerry Nadler, District Leader Scott Stringer and president Linda B. Rosenthal – in a tough battle that went into a Board of Elections recount. We all shared in Lou's victory and delivered a great gift to the New York bench. But the greatest gift was working beside Lou and getting to know his upbeat personality, quick wit, discerning mind and patient temperament.

A graduate of City College, Cornell Law School (JD) and New York University (LLM), Lou worked at the Federal Trade Commission and several law firms, before becoming Chief Counsel to Manhattan Legal Services and then going into private practice with partner Eugene Prosnitz. In 1987, Lou assumed the Civil Court bench, was appointed as an acting Justice in 1995, and was elected to State Supreme Court in 2005.

In a statement, John Werner, Chief Clerk, NY County Supreme Court, Civil Branch, said: Lou loved the court, was devoted to all of his colleagues on the bench and was always supportive of the staff. "If he ever raised his voice, he must have done it while alone. Always modest and self-effacing, Lou long served with quiet dignity, seriousness of purpose, and in the finest traditions of the New York State Supreme Court."

Compiled by Joan Paylo, District Leader


Election Day 2014 - Upper West Side

ELECTION2014StringerSchumerCongratulations to CFD's Eric Schneiderman on his overwhelming re-election as New York's Attorney General!

The full slate of CFD endorsed candidates won their elections in an otherwise tough year for Democrats. On to 2016.


November 4 - General Election!

Ask your friends and neighbors to vote Democratic on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find the pollsite and Election District for a certain address, go to http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com which is also available as mobile phone app. Don’t forget to TURN YOUR BALLOT OVER and vote “NO” on Proposal 1.

Community Free Democrats has endorsed the following candidates:

Andrew Cuomo, Governor and Kathy Hochul, Lt. Governor
Eric Schneiderman, NYS Attorney General
Thomas DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller

Jerry Nadler, U.S. Congress, 10th District

State Assembly
Linda B. Rosenthal, 67th District
Daniel O’Donnell, 69th District

State Senate
Jose M. Serrano, 29th District
Bill Perkins, 30th District
Adriano Espaillat, 31st District

State Supreme Court
Kathryn Freed

Civil Court, NY County
Arlene Bluth
Louis Nock

“NO” on Proposal 1

Once you're at your polling place, make sure you are at the correct polling site and Election District (E.D.) for your address.