July General Meeting (ExCo Election)

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: Virtual 
Agenda:  TBD


This will be an online meeting. SCBUP members that are eligible to vote must have attended 2 of our events since May 2019 (including today's), and must have paid $25 annual membership. We can forego the dues requirement for members that need financial assistance.

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NY 9th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Debate on 6/7/2020



Hosted by Ben Max of the Gotham Gazette. The candidates in attendance were: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Adem Bunkedekko Lutchi Gayot Isiah James Thank you to our co-sponsors: South Central Brooklyn United for Progress facebook.com/scbkunitedforprogress/ Pakistani American Youth Society facebook.com/PAYSUSA/ Brooklyn Movement Center http://brooklynmovementcenter.org/ Greater Prospect Heights Mutual Aid https://www.gphmutualaid.com/
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Tuesdays for Genesis & Julio!

For the month leading up to the June 23rd primary, we will support our endorsed candidates of AD 51 with phone banks and text banks every Tuesday evening.

Please join us in the campaigns for Genesis Aquino for State Assembly and Julio Peña for District Leader.

Phonebank for Genesis:

  • May 26, 7pm to 9pm
  • June 9, 7pm to 9pm

Phonebank for Julio:

  • May 19, 7pm to 9pm
  • June 16, 7pm to 9pm

First-timers are encouraged to join at 6:30pm for a quick training session.

RSVP now on Facebook and we'll send you our Spotify playlist Pump Up the Primary 2020.

 

 

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Day of Action for Genesis

 

For the first time in our group's history, we've endorsed two candidates. Julio Peña III is running for District Leader and Genesis Aquino is running for State Assemblymember, both in AD51 (Sunset Park, Red Hook, Gowanus, and South Park Slope).

Now's the time to show up and help them get on the ballot. Join us at our Days of Action for petitioning to support these candidates. 


Day of Action for Genesis!

Sunday at 11 AM – 3 PM
6823 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220-5802, United States
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Day of Action for Julio

For the first time in our group's history, we've endorsed two candidates. Julio Peña III is running for District Leader and Genesis Aquino is running for State Assemblymember, both in AD51 (Sunset Park, Red Hook, Gowanus, and South Park Slope).

Now's the time to show up and help them get on the ballot. Join us at our Days of Action for petitioning to support these candidates. 



Day of Action for Julio

Sunday March 8th 12-4pm
41st St, 44th St between 5th Ave and 7th Ave Sunset Park Brooklyn.
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Congrats Genesis and Julio - Our First Endorsed Candidates

Yesterday at our meeting, we voted to endorse Genesis Aquino for NY State Assembly and Julio Peña III for District Leader.

Of all the great candidates in the races, we felt they were the best to represent their communities of Sunset Park, Red Hook, and parts of other surrounding neighborhoods.

Genesis Aquino has been a local advocate for years, fighting for fair and affordable housing, immigrant rights, and workplace protections, recently winning a campaign to protect laundry workers and compensate them for years of wage theft. She will bring that energy and drive to the New York State Assembly.

Julio Peña III was born, raised and lives to this day in Sunset Park working in education. He has always striven to help his community, serving as Vice-Chairman of Community Board 7, the board chair of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and helping found and serve on the Executive Committee of this very club. He will bring transparency, equity, and accountability to the state and county Democratic parties.

Congratulations to Genesis Aquino and Julio Peña III. We look forward to helping you achieve victory!

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First Endorsement Meeting Assembly District 51 (Sunset Park)

Join us for our monthly general meeting where we will hold our very first candidate endorsement votes.

We will have brief statements and a Q&A with every candidate running for Assembly in District 51 (Sunset Park, Red Hook, parts of Bay Ridge, South Slope, Gowanus, and Borough Park): Katherine Walsh, Felix Ortiz (incumbent), Marcela Mitaynes, and Genesis AquinoA candidate for (male) District Leader, Julio Peña III running against incumbent Felix Ortiz, will also speak. Then we will vote on whom to endorse.

Because of the number of candidates and needing time to vote, we will start the meeting promptly at 4pm!

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A reminder on voting: In order to be eligible to vote in our candidate endorsement elections, you must be a member in good standing. This means, you must have attended one of our meetings or events since February of 2019 and you must have paid your membership duesof $25. If you cannot make it to this meeting and you are a member in good standing, you can make an absentee vote by e-mailing your candidates preferences to scbkunitedforprogress@gmail.com

We will also discuss additional political races around the area, running for County Committee, and advocacy for important issues.

SC Brooklyn United for Progress February Meeting
Sunday, February 23rd
4:00-6:00pm
House Gallery 
314 East 17th Street (private meeting space)

Agenda

  • 4:00: Announcements & Reminders
  • 4:10 - 5:25: Candidate speeches
  • 5:25 - 5:45: Discussion and endorsement voting
  • 5:45 - 6:00: Political, advocacy, and county committee update
  • 6:00: Petition pick-up and training for Rep Your Block in Southern Brooklyn

Because of the number of candidates and needing time to vote, we will start the meeting promptly at 4pm!

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Bail Reform: Facts, Myths, and How It Benefits Everyone

In 2019, we saw the passage of monumental bail reform legislation in the state of New York. The new bail law went into effect just this month. Join us for a thoughtful, diverse, and moderated panel discussion to learn why this new law is so vital to improving our criminal justice system.

Featuring representatives from Legal Aid and The Center for Court Innovation, and other special guests.


Bail Reform: Facts, Myths, and How It Benefits Everyone

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Pakistani American Youth Society
1001 Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230

More details to come!

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Our New Name is: South Central Brooklyn United for Progress

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Holiday Party -- Save the date - Dec 15th 4-6pm

Save the date for our second annual holiday party!  Join us as we celebrate the success of the last year, prepare for 2020, and unveil our new name!  Details coming soon!  

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