Congratulations to 2015 Demmy Award Winners

The Progressive Leadership Award- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
The Big Apple Award- New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Heart of New York Award- Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
People’s Champion Award- Mr. Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Bella Abzug Award- Councilwoman Rosie Mendez
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Award- Honorable James McManus
Spirit of New York Award- Jennifer Jones Austin, Executive Director & CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Peace Through Performance Award- Miri Ben-Ari, Grammy Award winning violinist
Young Democrat of the Year Award- Ahmed Tigani
Herman D. Farrell Club of the Year Award- Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club
Manhattan Democrat of the Year Award- Arva Rice, President, New York Urban League & Alan Handell, President, New York Prints
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Third Annual Demmy Awards: Monday, July 13th 2015

NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TO GATHER FOR ANNUAL DEMMY AWARDS HOSTED BY COUNTY LEADER KEITH L. T. WRIGHT

The Demmy Awards honors individuals, organizations and democratic clubs who have made significant contributions to the Democratic Party. NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Dan Quart, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Councilwoman Inez Dickens, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Councilman Corey Johnson and more to be in attendance.

WHO: The New York County Democratic Committee, New York County Democratic Committee Leader Keith L.T. Wright, Manhattan Electeds and Party Officials, New York Democrats

WHAT: The Demmy Awards, a night of entertainment and awards to stars of the Democratic Party

WHERE: American Airlines Theater
227 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

WHEN: Monday, July 13th from 7PM to 9PM
RED CARPET OPENS AT 6PM

Background:
The New York County Democratic Committee will be hosting the third annual Demmy Awards. This year the Committee is proud to announce this year’s honorees: New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin, Honorable James McManus and more.

Manhattan Young Democrat of the Year Nominees are: Allison Kopf, Ahmed Tigani, Corey Ortega, Jenifer Rajkumar and Alize Beal

Manhattan Democrat of the Year Nominees are: Honorable Arthur Schiff, Honorable Linda Foa, Arva Rice, Maria Cruz and Alan Handel

Herman D. Farrell Club of the Year Nominees are: Tioga Carver Democratic Club, Community Free Democrats, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, Frederick E. Samuel Democratic Club and Village Independent Democrats

Performers include Grammy Award Winning Violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Bill Clinton impersonator Tim Watters, Comedian Gary Gulman and the Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Third Annual Demmy Awards – Independence Day Sale!

Haven’t bought your ticket for the Demmy Awards on Monday, July 13th? No worries! Purchase them today during our Independence Day Weekend sale! Tickets are now 20% off all day on Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th with the code HAPPY4TH. To purchase tickets use the Eventbrite widget below and enter the code before you pay!

We look forward to seeing you on July 13th and have a happy and restful 4th of July!

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2015 SUPREME COURT INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL SCREENING PANEL

July 2, 2015

            The New York County Democratic Committee has announced the formation of an Independent Screening Panel to report on candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party for one incumbent and four vacancies on the New York State Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District (New York County), which will be filled in the November general election.  The heads of numerous bar associations, community organizations and law schools have been invited to nominate members of the panel. The panel will be directed to report a total of no more than the twelve most highly qualified candidates for the four vacancies and review whether the incumbent’s service merits continuation.

Candidates for the Court may obtain applications from the administrator of the panel, Mr. Charles E. Williams, III, Esq., via email at cwilliams@pecklaw.com beginning July 6, 2015 at 10AM.  Questions concerning this year’s panel should be directed via email to the panel administrator or the New York County Democratic Committee office at (212) 687-6540.

The deadline for submitting completed applications is July 14, 2015, 4PM.

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Please Join the Manhattan Democrats for a Fall Cocktail Reception Honoring Trudy L. Mason

Please join County Leader Keith L. T. Wright and New York County Democratic Committee for a Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, November 19th from 6PM to 8PM at Chelsea SVA Gallery.

Tickets are $80. District Leaders are free, and Club Members and State Committee Members enjoy a discounted rate of $35.  To purchase tickets please visit: http://bit.ly/ZM3077 or email us at manhattandems@gmail.com for a mail-in donation form. 

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Please Join Us on August 25th from 6-8PM

Please join County Leader Keith L. T. Wright and New York County Democratic Committee for a Cocktail Reception on Monday, August 25th from 6PM to 8PM.

Tickets are $125. District Leaders are free, and Club Members enjoy a discounted rate of $30.

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2014 New York County Democratic Committee Announces Screening Panel for State Supreme Court Vacancies

        On July 9th, 2014, the New York County Democratic Committee announced the formation of a screening panel to report on candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party for the two (2) vacancies on the New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial District (New York County), which will be filled in the November 2014 General Election.  The chief operation officer of numerous bar associations, community organizations, and law schools designated the following members to the panel, which will report the three (3) “most highly qualified” candidates from among the seven applicants (all lower court judges) for the one (1) “open” seat.

Carla Cheung, Esq., Asian American Bar Association of NY

Michelle Chui, Esq., Asian Americans for Equality

Beth Hofmeister, Esq., Association of Legal Aid Attorneys

Elizabeth Connolly Esq., Brehon Law Society

Vivien G. Naim, Esq., Cardozo Law School

Ottavio Mannarino, Esq., Columbian Lawyers Association

Luis F. Molano, Esq., Community Healthcare Network

Marlon Peterson, Fortune Society

Stephen Rutenberg, Esq., Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

Shoshana T. Bookson, Esq., Jewish Lawyers Guild

Sung Wan Kim, Esq., Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

Gretchen Robinson, Esq., Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Sharon D. Long, N.A.A.C.P. Mid-Manhattan Branch

Laura Schnell, Esq., National Employment Lawyers Association/N.Y.C.

Susan Barrie, Esq., Nationals Lawyers Guild, New York City Chapter

Kim Mosolf, Esq., Neighborhood Defenders Service of Harlem

Phil Pierre, New York Urban League

Virginia Lopreto, Esq., New York State Women’s Bar Assn., N.Y.C. Section

Carmen Pacheco, Esq., Puerto Rican Bar Association

Harley Diamond, Esq., LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

Gregory G. Ballard, Esq., The New York City Bar

Jonathan Lupkin, Esq., New York State Bar Assn., Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

Meryl Iris Schwartz, Esq., New York State Trial Lawyers

Rebecca Roiphe, Esq., New York Law School

 

 

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Notice: 2014 NY County Supreme Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel

The New York County Democratic Committee has announced the formation of an Independent Judicial Screening Panel to report on candidates for nomination by the Democratic Party for one (1) New York County Supreme Court vacancy, which will be filled in the November 4, 2014 general election. The heads of numerous bar associations, community organizations and law schools have been invited to nominate members of the panel, which will be directed to report a total of no more than three of the most highly qualified candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy.

Candidates for the Supreme Court may request an application from the Judiciary Committee of the New York County Democratic Committee, ‎via email at manhattandems@gmail.com. Completed applications must be received at the office of the New York County Democratic Committee, located at 108 W. 39th Street, Suite 1201, New York, New York 10018, no sooner and no later than July 18, 2014 between the hours of 8am and 2pm. Questions concerning this year’s panel should be directed to Ms. Cathleen McCadden, Interim Executive Director of the New York County Democratic Committee, at (212) 687-6540.

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The Second Annual Demmy Awards are BACK! Get your tickets today!!

Please join us for our signature event, Monday July 14th at 7PM at the Apollo Theater.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster or via email at thedemmys@gmail.com.

 

 

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Happy Pride Week

Dear Democrats,

This Tuesday marks the third anniversary of Marriage Equality in New York. We celebrate this victory with our brothers and sisters in the LBGTQ community and look forward to the day when justice always prevails against hate.

I wish you all a happy Pride Week!
May both the resounding sense of community and of individual freedom inspire us all to stand up for the democratic cause.

Keith L. T. Wright
County Leader
New York County Democratic Committee

 

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