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
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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We look forward to seeing you on July 13th and have a happy and restful 4th of July!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com for a mail-in donation form.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
New York County Democratic Committee