NY and NYC Elections Primary Day!
Sep
13
6:00 AM06:00

NY and NYC Elections Primary Day!

Moved! Primary day for NY State and NYC primaries is now on Thursday, September 13th.

Get Out The Vote! Everybody go to the polls today and vote! Polls are open from 6am to 9pm. Look up your voter registration status and polling place here: https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx

And check out what will be on your specific ballot here: nyc.pollsitelocator.com

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Group Meeting and Postcard Party
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Group Meeting and Postcard Party

  • 230 Park Place, community room in the basement (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Snacks and wine, amazing company, and progressive politics! We'll meet, as usual, in the basement community room of 230 Park Place. We'll also be writing postcards to support Zellnor Myrie's campaign and make sure voters in NY Senate District 20 know about the primary on September 13th. (Postcards with postage provided.) Come raise a glass and enjoy some progressive good vibes!

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Zellnor Myrie Fundraiser
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Zellnor Myrie Fundraiser

  • Prospect Park (15th St lawn) Brooklyn, NY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Where: in Prospect Park (exact location: tbd, pending Parks dept permit approval)

Who: Persist 81, WHARR, Empire State Indivisible, and YOU!

Buy your tickets here and come out on June 23rd!

There will be picnic food, good company, lawn games, and good progressive energy all around.

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Persist81 Group Meeting
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Persist81 Group Meeting

  • 230 Park Place, community room in the basement (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Snacks and wine, amazing company, and progressive politics! We'll meet, as usual, in the basement community room of 230 Park Place. At this meeting, we'll be finalizing the details for our upcoming May 12th fundraiser, supporting Zellnor Myrie's campaign for NY Senate District 20.

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Persist81 Group Meeting and No-IDC Phone Banking
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Persist81 Group Meeting and No-IDC Phone Banking

Snacks and wine, amazing company, and progressive politics!

We're meeting at Nick Commins' apartment near the Franklin Ave 2/3/4/5. Email Nick to RSVP and get the exact address. The first half of this meeting will be dedicated to no IDC phonebanking (the entire meeting will include wine and snacks, but of course). Please bring a cell phone and laptop!

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NY Civics Teach In - Why Local Politics Matters
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

NY Civics Teach In - Why Local Politics Matters

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Join your neighbors for an introduction to how things get done on the local and state level in New York, what's coming up on the ballot this November, and what YOU can do to get involved. Speakers include NYC City Council member, Brad Lander, and candidate for NY Senate District 20, Zellnor Myrie.

RSVP by clicking here, it's easy and freeeeeee! Doors at 6:30, teach in starts at 7pm.

It's everything you wish you had learned in civics class, and with snacks! RSVP!

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Phone Banking for No IDC
Mar
11
5:30 PM17:30

Phone Banking for No IDC

Want progressive legislation to pass the NY State Senate? Help us phone bank to raise awareness of the IDC (boo! hiss!) and pave the way for a blue wave in NY in 2018. We'll meet up at Stephanie's apartment in Park Slope at 5:30, talk about what to say, get set up on the computer, and then smile and dial from 6 to 7:30! Email Stephanie for her address and let her know if you can't bring your own laptop or cell phone and she'll help organize one for you.

 http://thedrawnoutdays.com/about.html

http://thedrawnoutdays.com/about.html

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Persist81 Birthday Party!
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Persist81 Birthday Party!

You say it's your birthday? It's my birthday too, yeah! 

Come hang out and get to know your fellow persisters.  Know someone who might want to become a persister?  Bring them along so that we can quietly convert them while we ply them with drink...  This will be a nice chance to relax and bat around ideas before the heavy lifting of the 2018 election cycle begins.

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Come to our No IDC Fundraiser for Zellnor Myrie!
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Come to our No IDC Fundraiser for Zellnor Myrie!

We are holding a holiday rager to raise money for Zellnor Myrie, who is challenging IDC member Jesse Hamilton (District 20) for his NY Senate seat next year. Buy a ticket or throw a few bucks in the tip jar!

Meet Zellnor and get a chance to ask him about the issues you care about while knocking back a few glasses of holiday cheer.

There will also be a silent auction and pussy hat pins for sale - all to help fill Z's war chest with funds to hit the beginning of the 2018 campaign cycle at full steam.

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Persist81 group meeting (with wine and snacks, obv)
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Persist81 group meeting (with wine and snacks, obv)

  • 230 Park Place (the community room in the basement) Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After the excitement of meeting Zellnor Myrie at our last meeting (candidate for NY Senate district 20, currently held by IDC member Jesse Hamilton...boo!!!!!), we'll talk about how to support his candidacy and other initiatives for next year.

Meeting place is, as usual, 230 Park Place (near the B/Q stop on 7th Ave). Just tell the doorman you're going to the meeting in the community room in the basement.

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Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the Jabari Brisport, candidate for City Council District 35

Come on over and hear Jabari’s ideas about:
• Affordable Housing
• Police Reform
• Economic Justice
• Climate Change
• Transportation
• Education

Jabari Brisport is a lifelong resident of District 35 and a community activist. He will fight against developers looting community resources, police terrorizing black and brown communities, and the Wall Street elite growing their own wealth off the backs of working families. He's been endorsed by the Black Lives Caucus, the Democratic Socialists of America, the Green Party, Our Revolution, and Empire State Humane Voters.

He wants the Bedford-Union Armory to feature 100% affordable housing and a community rec center. He wants to pass the Right to Know Act, end broken windows policing, and create a system where communities set police priorities and hold officers accountable for corruption, brutality, and abuse.

 

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Get Organized BK Meeting
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Get Organized BK Meeting

Get Organized BK's next meeting, "After Charlottesville, what must we do?" Here's the event description:

We’ll reflect on the current moment, its challenges, and its opportunities for hope and progress. We’ll work to look clearly at the history and realities of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia — in our implicit biases, internalized oppression, and unearned privilege, but also in what we can do to uncover, to interrogate, and to show up as allies in work for justice.

And we’ll hear from leaders of some campaigns currently underway in New York City that are making concrete progress in uprooting racism, including:

  • Close Rikers, an effort to reduce the impacts of mass incarceration and close what is perhaps the largest physical monument to racial injustice in our city.
  • Right to Know Act, a campaign to prevent discriminatory policing and improve communication, transparency, and accountability between NYPD and New Yorkers.
  • School integration, to confront the shameful reality that 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, NYC’s schools remain stubbornly segregated — sorting opportunity by race and class across generations.

Because the sanctuary at Congregation Beth Elohim is undergoing repairs, we’ll be in the ballroom across the street on Garfield Place. The ballroom only seats 500, so please RSVP. If there are more of you who want to attend, we’ll set up a live-stream and organize other ways that many more people can participate as we move forward.

Address: 274 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Program Begins

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End of Summer Picnic Extravaganza!
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

End of Summer Picnic Extravaganza!

BK Persists & Huddle 81's end-of-summer picnic extravaganza...AND THERE WILL BE WINE. Meet us at Grand Army Plaza at 11:00am to help us flyer for voter turn out at the 9/12 primaries. Or join us at 2:00pm for a potluck picnic.  We will post a pin of exactly where we are able to grab a spot, but the plan is to be under a big tree near the picnic house.  Bring a dish to pass and/or a donation to send some team members to the Women's March Convention in Detroit this October.

 

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Gillibrand and Schumer: Strengthen Our Healthcare March
Sep
5
12:30 PM12:30

Gillibrand and Schumer: Strengthen Our Healthcare March

  • NYPL at 42nd and 5th to Sen. Schumer and Gillibrand's offices at 48th St (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organized by Rise and Resist! Here's the event description:

We will be marching in support of better health care from the New York Public Library to Sen. Schumer and Gillibrand's offices at 48th St.

Our Senators are going back to D.C. on the 6th, so we're having a "Back to Work" send off to urge them to make healthcare available and affordable for everyone. We will have giant lunchboxes filled with people's ideas on how to improve healthcare in the U.S. Leave your ideas on this page and we will include them in the lunchboxes!

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Voter Registration Drive! We're joining forces in Sunset Park
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Voter Registration Drive! We're joining forces in Sunset Park

We're pitching in to help Love Trumps Hate with their ongoing voter registration drive in Sunset Park. Come for half an hour, an hour, or the whole time! Voter registration is easy, fun, and the first important step to electing the representatives we want.

We'll be at the Sunset Park Greenmarket, 4th Ave bet. 59th and 60th. See you there!

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