Tuesday, March 30, 2010

First Meeting of the New 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club at The Shops at Atlas Park - March 25th, 2010...

Goal: Push Strong Democratic Voice for All People in 38th Assembly District

Club President Dolores (Dori) Capace address the audience.

Dozens of residents of the 38th Assembly District showed up for the first meeting of the 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club last Thursday evening at the Shops at Atlas Park. Residents and Democratic Club board members talked about the importance of making sure local Democrats have a strong voice in city, state and national politics.

To start the meeting, one of the Club’s founders, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley said, “We need to come together as a community to support Democrats that represent our values and work to make sure our neighborhood has the voice it needs in New York City, Albany and Washington. We need to make sure our voice is heard loud and clear and we fight for people who represent our neighborhood well.”

NYC Council Member Elizabeth Crowley speaks.

Democratic District Leader Frank Kotnik talked about the importance making sure everybody had a platform to express their interests and talk about what issues area Democrats should tackle. “I want this Democratic Club to be a place where everyone can be with friends. We can talk about the issues that important to us and make sure we help elect people who share our priorities.”

The President of the 38th Assembly Democratic Club, Dolores (Dori) Capace, said, “I have lived in this community for a long time and I believe we have a better hope for the future if we work together to bring about positive changes to our community.”

l. to r. President Dolores Capace, District Leader Frank Kotnik, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Secretary Lydon Sleeper, Doris Figliola, District Leader Eleanor Errante and David Slavkin.

The 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club will meet the last Thursday of every month at 7:30 at the Shops at Atlas Park. All Democrats are welcome. The Democratic Club plans on having a series of speakers to talk about politics in New York City, Albany and Washington and over the course of the next year they hope to have major candidates for state and federal races visit, as well.

Representatives from State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller were also present at the meeting.