County Committee News
After staffer scandal, progressives demand answers from Sunset Park assemblyman
“These are troubling allegations that raise many questions.”
Queens Reformers Target District Leader Races As Next Step After AOC And Cabán
‘This effort is not about being against the machine as much as showing people what democracy actually looks like.’
Op-Ed: Baron Runs For Surrogate Bench Seat & Against Party Bosses
The Democratic primary for Brooklyn’s Surrogate Court Judge on June 25 is expected to have one of the lowest voter turn-outs in history. That’s a shame. The race for Surrogate Court Judge is the last chance to cut off the cash supply of the Brooklyn Democratic Party Machine, which makes its living off the Brooklyn […]
Petitions invalid, Parkhurst moves forward with mayoral campaign
Fulton Mayoral candidate Ethan Parkhurst is not going to appear on the Republican or Conservative party lines on November’s election ballot, but the political newcomer is continuing his
Queens County Committee members call for transparency in letter to Meeks
“It is our belief that the Democratic County Committee of Queens County should be a democratic, transparent, inclusive, accountable, and accessible organization.”
Joe Crowley Is Gone, But The Queens Machine Chugs On
'I don't want people to fixate on one guy. The whole system needs reform...it's undemocratic, inaccessible, and not inclusive.'
What Happened at County Committee? Looking at the Data, Part II: The Count
Working for a more progressive Brooklyn
Democrats Turned Up in Record Numbers. But One Man Held All the Power.
At a Brooklyn Democratic county committee meeting, progressives tried to exert muscle, but 500 proxy votes ensured wins for the county boss.
How The 'Sham' Sausage Gets Made Inside The Brooklyn Democratic County Committee
Beneath the surface, control of the county committee meeting had already been determined by how many county committee members had signed over their votes to faction leaders.
Manipulative Mailer Angers Reformers Ahead of Brooklyn Democratic Meeting
'It is entirely unacceptable to sign my name to a letter, and purport it to be from me, and send it to my county committee members asking for them to give a proxy [vote] to Frank Seddio.'
Fight the Democratic machines: Insurgents are democratizing the party; New Yorkers should join them - NY Daily News
If we’re lucky, the same progressive wind that swept away nearly all of the state senators of the former Independent Democratic Conference...
Brooklyn Democratic party boss under fire for misleading letters as proxy battle heats up - NY Daily News
Members of the Brooklyn Democratic County Committee received phone calls, door-knocks and mailings this week urging them to turn over their votes by proxy to party boss Frank Seddio — including letters bearing the names of elected officials and district leaders who say they didn’t sign them.
Ask A Reporter: What's Up With NYC's County Committees?
County committees set the rules for political parties, elect leadership and determine the local party's budget. They also choose which candidates to run in a special election. So how can you get involved?
Now take on the anti-democratic Democrats - NY Daily News
Progressive New York Democrats celebrating the stunning primary election defeats of a half dozen state Senators who caucused with Republicans and a Brooklyn machine stalwart had better steel themselves to take on the appallingly undemocratic local Democratic Party itself.
Progressives Take On New York’s Democratic Machine In Historic Primary
From governor to state Senate and even party committees, the Empire State’s old party bosses are on the defensive.