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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2014 Civil Court Endorsements

The New York County Democratic Committee is proud to announce our endorsements for the upcoming election.

We enthusiastically support Arlene Bluth for re-election.

We have endorsed Louis Nock for civil court judgeship.

We feel that both candidates are the correct choice for their respective positions. We offer our full support and look forward to seeing them elected in November.

We would like to thank Vice-Chair of the County Executive Committee Louise Dankburg, District Leader Steven Smollens and President of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club Mark Thompson for co-hosting last night’s meeting.

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Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright Remembers Political Icon, Basil Paterson

“Today I join all of Harlem, the state of New York and the nation, in mourning the passing of one of our proudest and most courageous icons, Basil Paterson. This profound loss is deeply felt by me, personally. I have met many men and women throughout my life, but very few have inspired me as greatly as he did on what it means to be an exceptional leader, public servant and dignitary. His legacy, cemented in greatness by a lifetime of defending those who society had denied a voice, will live eternal in the soul of Harlem and in the hearts of all those who were blessed to have known him.”

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2014 Civil Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel Report

The following were approved by the Independent Judicial Screening Panel for consideration for the one (1) New York County Civil Court vacancy:

  1. Louis Nock
  2. J. Machelle Sweeting
  3. Richard Tsai

The Independent Judicial Screening Panel also recommends Arlene Bluth for re-election.

A copy of the official report may be viewed by clicking here: Report

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Please Join Chairman Keith L. T. Wright for a Cocktail Reception

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