LID Endorses the Following Candidates:
For U.S. Senate...
Nydia Velazquez, 7th CD
Hakeem Jeffries, 8th CD
Yvette Clarke, 9th CD
Jerrold Nadler, 10th CD
Mark Murphy, 11th CD
Carolyn Maloney, 12th CD
For NY State Senate...
Eric Adams, 20th District
Kevin Parker, 21st District
Andrew Gounardes, 22nd District
Diane Savino, 23rd District
Velmanette Montgomery, 25th District
Daniel Squadron, 26th District
For NY State Assembly...
Rhoda Jacobs, 42nd AD
Jim Brennan, 44th AD
Joan Millman, 52nd AD
Walter Mosley, 57th AD
John Mancuso, 64th AD
For Civil Court Judge...
Craig T. Walker
Outside Marty Golden's Office
7408 Fifth Avenue
Monday, June 6
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Not only does Senator Golden vehemently oppose marriage equality, he now wants to stop New York State from recognizing same-sex marriages that were performed outside of New York.Â Golden boldly told reporters that the people in his district "don't give a rat's ass about social issues."
Come down and let him know how you feel!!
Contact Matt McMorrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-696-1781 for more information.
Want to do even more to secure the right for ALL New Yorkers to enter into legally recognized civil marriages?Â Contact your state senator and encourage others to do the same.Â Visit this link to find out the best ways you can become involved and make a difference:Â http://nymarriageequality.wordpress.com/
Bay Ridge Democrats
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
Lambda Independent Democrats
New Kings Democrats
(list in formation)
Bay Ridge State Senator Marty Golden introduces a bill to void out-of-state same sex marriages. More to come...
Contact his offices to tell him that he is not representing the views of Brooklyn residents or the majority of New Yorkers
Brooklyn Office: (718) 238-6044
Albany Office: (518) 455-2730
L.I.D. Unable to Reach a Decision on DA Race After Multiple Ballots; LGBT Political Club Delays Endorsement Vote Until After Petitioning Senator John Sampson A No-Show
After three ballots failed to produce a majority for any candidate, the club decided to delay and reconsider its endorsement in a meeting to be scheduled after petitioning ends in July. Incumbent District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and challengers Arnold Kriss, Mark Peters, and Paul Wooten submitted responses to the clubâs detailed questionnaire and appeared in person to answer questions hoping to obtain the clubâs endorsement.
LID president Gary Parker said, âIt was a lively and well-attended meeting with vigorous debate among club members supporting each of the candidates. But in the end, the membership felt it was in the best interests of the club and the LGBT community to delay the vote and see how the race shakes out after petitioning.â
Former LID President and current Democratic District Leader from the 52nd Assembly District Alan Fleishman added, âIt was particularly disturbing to many club members that Senator John Sampson failed to attend the meeting or submit a questionnaire about his views on the crucial issues confronting not only Brooklynâs LGBT community, but all of Brooklynâs residents.â
Lambda Independent Democrats will reconvene for a special District Attorney endorsement meeting sometime at the end of July.
L.I.D. Statement Regarding Brooklyn State Senator Marty Golden Attempt to Remove Advertising for L Word From Bus Stations in Bay Ridge
If his actions were truly about decency and protecting children, L.I.D. would be on board. However, this is yet another blatant attack on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. This is an ad for a top rated mainstream television series. If the ad were for UPN's America's Next Top Model, I am sure he would have no objection. The Senator's real objection is to the content of the show, which depicts lesbian characters. The Senator is once again pushing his right wing Republican agenda to oppress the LGBT community from being treated equal to those of any other New Yorker.
Furthermore, at a time when the MTA is reporting budget deficits and is increasing fares, it is deplorable that the Senator would try to eliminate viable revenue streams in order to promote his own homophobia. However, we are grateful that the Senator is calling attention to this campaign. Additional attention to this media campaign will help increase the number of viewers, which will inevitably lead to a better understanding of the lesbian community.