Join us for CFD’s 48th Annual Gala on Sunday, April 2

Dear Friend of Community Free Democrats,

Please join us as a sponsor of CFD’s 48th Annual Gala on Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Arte Café, 106 West 73rd St. Our Gala is a highlight of the New York political calendar, where we break bread and chat with activists and leaders who make us proud to be Democrats working together for progressive values. Especially this year, consider it a much-deserved break from the marching and lobbying that’s required of us all in these unsettling times. Let’s gather to toast the resistance thus far, and to prepare for the city-wide campaigns later this year.
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Each year, we honor those who make our city and community a better place. Our Outstanding Leadership Award will recognize the pivotal role Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is playing to thwart Donald Trump and the destructive Republican agenda. Marc L. Greenberg, Executive Diirector of the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing will receive the Michalski-Leutner Community Leadership Award.  Make The Road, will be honored with the Distinguished Community Service Award and our Leon Davis Labor Award will be given to the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators and received by its President Ernest Logan.

CFD leaders like Congressmember Jerry Nadler, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal have contributed to the Upper West Side’s nationwide reputation for creative, outspoken Democratic leadership. CFD hopes to open the future to new, similarly-principled leaders.

The deadline to be listed as a sponsor is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. We look forward to seeing you on April 2nd.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Lasher
President, Community Free Democrats


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You can also pay by clicking  https://www.paypal.me/CFDDues, indicating ‘Gala sponsorship’ in the ‘note’ box, or make checks payable to Community Free Democrats and mail to Suzanne Jacobson, CFD Fundraising Director, 40 West 75 Street, #1B, New York, NY 10023. Direct any questions to Suzanne Jacobson at sjacobny@aol.com or 212-873-5187.

Contributions to Community Free Democrats are not tax deductible
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Last Chance to Register to Vote on Nov. 8; in 2017 City-Wide Primaries, Too!

Binge-watching CNN’s clash of wonks and screaming partisans does not suffice this season. This is one big game you don’t want to watch from the sidelines.

Two important voter registration deadlines fall this week, and the NYC Board of Elections will host in-person voter registration drives at four locations on the Upper West Side.

Want to vote for US President and other federal, state and local offices up for grabs in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016? IF YOU AREN’T YET REGISTERED TO VOTE, YOU MUST DO SO THIS WEEK.

And a lesser known fact: Do you want to be eligible to vote in the 2017 city-wide Primary Elections for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, City Council, et al.? This week is also the deadline for you to DECLARE OR CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION so that you can vote in the party primary of your choice. Yes, although those elections will be held in September, 2017, you won’t have a voice in some hotly contested local races UNLESS YOU DESIGNATE A PARTY AFFILIATION THIS WEEK!

On Thursday, Oct. 13 from 3 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 1 to 9 p.m., you can register at

LaGuardia High School, 100 Amsterdam Ave.

PS 53/811, 466 West End Ave.

Frank McCourt HS, 151 West. 84th St.

West Side High School, 140 W. 102 St.

A full list of “Voter Registration Sites” throughout the city is available on the BOE web site at vote.nyc.ny.us. You’ll find it listed on the menu to the left.

You can also register to vote or change your party enrollment the old-fashioned way, in person at a Board of Elections office (deadline, Friday, Oct. 14) or by snail mail (postmark deadline, also Oct. 14). To get deadline details, locations, forms to fill out, or to register online if you have a valid NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles ID, see the “For Voters” tab on the BOE web site.

 The site will also guide you in applying for an absentee ballot.