LID's 2013 Fall Curtain Call

Join LID in celebrating an historic election cycle at our

2013 Fall Curtain Call

Featuring special guests...
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Council Member-elect Laurie Cumbo
Council Member-elect Antonio Reynoso
Assemblywoman Joan Millman
Assemblyman Walter Mosley
District Leader Renee Collymore
District Leader Jo Anne Simon

and the 3 newest members of the City Council's LGBT Caucus, Council Members-elect Carlos Menchaca, Corey Johnson & Ritchie Torres

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 5pm to 8pm

Where:  Excelsior, 390 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

All are welcome.  Bring a friend.  The event is free, but if you are pleased with the work we have done, consider making a donation to LID by clicking on the following link.  You may also use the link to purchase or renew your membership.  https://lidbrooklyn.nationbuilder.com/donate

Description: What a tremendous year this has been for LID!  New York's next mayor, Bill de Blasio, is not only the first Democrat elected to become Mayor in 24 years, he is a true progressive from Brooklyn, who will make sure that all New Yorkers, from all five boroughs, share in the economic prosperity of our great city. He understands the unique needs of the LGBT community, and he vowes to work with our community, as he always has, to address issues such as homelessness among LGBT youth, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, bullying within our schools, and transgender discrimination.

We also celebrate the historic victory of LID's former co-president, Carlos Menchaca, who on Tuesday became Brooklyn's first openly gay member of the City Council and the council's first Mexican American member ever. Carlos, along with Corey Johnson from Manhattan and Ritchie Torres from the Bronx, will become the three newest members of the City Council's growing LGBT Caucus.

More importantly still, we have just elected perhaps the most progressive and pro-equality set of leaders New York City has ever seen. Tish James will be a fantastic Public Advocate, and Scott Stringer will be an innovative Comptroller. Brooklyn greets its first new District Attorney in 24 years, Ken Thompson, who vowes to keep Brooklyn safe, while weeding out corruption and injustice wherever he finds it. Eric Adams, our Borough President-elect, promises to work with leaders across Brooklyn, especially those from communities often left behind, to make our neighborhoods safer and our government responsive to the unique needs of each community. And, finally, Brooklyn sends an unprecedented number of progressives to the City Council. Carlos Menchaca, Laurie Cumbo, and Antonio Reynoso will join Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams, Darlene Mealy and Steve Levin in fighting for working families and for a progressive vision of government that strengthens communities and helps those in need.

Join us in celebrating these new leaders and the efforts of Lambda Independent Democrats in helping to elect them.

All are welcome.  Bring a friend.  The event is free, but if you are pleased with the work we have done, consider making a donation to LID by clicking on the following link.  You may also use the link to purchase or renew your membership.  https://lidbrooklyn.nationbuilder.com/donate

 

WHEN
November 16, 2013 at 5pm - 8pm
WHERE
Excelsior
390 5th Ave
New York, NY 11215
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Matthew McMorrow · · 917-696-1781

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