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.
Day of Action for Genesis
Sunday March 15th Time TBD:
Location Sunset Park
For more information about these candidates and why SCBUP supports them, see their presentations at our endorsement meeting, their responses to our candidates questionnaires, as well as their websites http://www.juliopenabk.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/genesisaquinony/.
What is petitioning? How will we be helping?
Petitioning is the process of obtaining signatures from neighbors in our district who are registered Democrats. The signature literally means, "Yes, I think this person's name should appear on the ballot."
We'll be collecting signatures with the campaigns by door-knocking from pre-designed lists. That is, the campaign will give us a list of names and addresses and we'll go out in teams to knock on doors and ask neighbors to sign our petition sheets. We'll be mixing experienced folks with new folks. So if you've done this 1,000 times before or if this is your first time, come on down and get directly involved with democracy and getting amazing folks on the ballot!