Author Archives: Ben Yee

Independent Judicial Administration Panel 2017

Whenever there are vacancies to be filled by election on the Civil or Supreme Court, the Manhattan Democratic Party convenes a screening panel to help select who will run as the Democratic nominee. Instead of having a purely political process, … Continue reading

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Minutes from the New York County Meeting of the 30th Senate District

On March 11, 2017 the members of the New York County Democratic Committee in the 30th Senate District met to elect a Democratic candidate for the Special Election in the 30th SD. Want to join the Committee? Manhattan Young Democrats … Continue reading

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2017 Civil Court Independent Screening Panel

The New York County Democratic Committee has announced the formation of an Independent Screening Panel to report on candidates for nomination by the Democratic Party for two (2) New York county-wide Civil Court vacancies and one (1) Municipal Civil Court District … Continue reading

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Why All The Elections?

The next Election is June 28th for the Congressional Primary. Why are there so many this year? Although the NY Presidential Primary was concluded in April, our State still has three more elections ahead of it: – A Congressional Primary … Continue reading

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5/22/16 Executive Board Meeting Recap

This past Sunday, May 22, the County Executive Board met to endorse candidates in the primary election for Civil Court Judge and approve the Party Call. Civil Court Endorsements Josh Hanshaft Esq. and Emily Morales-Minerva Esq. have received the endorsement … Continue reading

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How a Judge Becomes a Judge Part 1: Civil Court

One of the most honorable duties of the New York County Democratic Committee is to endorse candidates in the Democratic Primary for Civil Court Judge races. Since Judicial races are often under most peoples’ radar, these endorsements can be very … Continue reading

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2016 Civil Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel Report

On April 5, 2016, the Independent Judicial Civil Court Screening Panel met and began the process of screening candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party for two (2) New York County-wide Civil Court vacancies, one vacancy in the 4th … Continue reading

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Downtown Congressional Endorsement Meeting

On Sunday, April 28 four Democratic Clubs held an endorsement meeting for Congressional candidates. Village Independent Democrats, Village Reform Democrats and Downtown Independent Democrats hosted Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Sen. Chuck Schumer. Rep Carolyn Maloney wasn’t able … Continue reading

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#TransparencyTuesday Summary

The Democratic Party is the party of The People. We fight for inclusivity and demand solutions to the inequities that plague communities big and small. Here in Manhattan, we’re using our platform to emphasize the importance of getting involved. This … Continue reading

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The Election You Never Heard Of

Secretary Ben Yee breaks down one of the most important functions of the County Committee and what happened last Sunday.

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