Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move Dec. 30, 2015

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CBID Readies Sanders NY Primary Campaign

The Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, which endorsed Bernie Sanders for Presidents, is kicking off their drive to get the Vermont senator on the ballot for the April 19 New York State Presidential Primary.

The club endorsed Bernie Sanders for President at its December 17 general meeting and noted the petitioning to get Bernie on the ballot in NYS has begun and lasts until the end of January.

The Club will be distributing petitions and providing a petitioning training from 6:30 -8 p.m., Tuesday January 5 at the Park Slope Methodist Church on 6th Avenue and 8th Street. Enter through the garden and down the stairs.

Brooklyn GOP Holiday Party Draws State’s Top Republican Officials

Holiday Party 2015 #2ANew York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox along with the New York State GOP Executive Director Jason Weingartner were among the guests at the Kings County Republican Holiday Party held last week at its Brooklyn Headquarters.

“What a wonderful time everyone had. We enjoyed good food and great company and it was a pleasure to speak with Chairman Cox and hear how enthusiastic he is about our work and the growth of the Brooklyn Republican Party,” said Kings County GOP Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro.

Kings County Republican Party Vice Chairman Dany Esquilin spearheaded the participation of the two honored guests and engaged them with the many Republican District Leaders and members also attending. 

Also attending were Kings County Republican Party Chairman-Emeritus, Craig Eaton, Diana Sepulveda, President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans Club, Jeffrey Ferretti, Republican candidate for the 59th Assembly District, and Jaime Sanders, candidate for the 19th Congressional District.

Lucretia Regina-Potter, Brooklyn GOP Secretary and Republican District Leader 46 Assembly District, organized the Holiday Party, and Stephen Maresca, Kings County GOP Treasurer and Republican District Leader 49 Assembly District Leader also assisted with the Party.

Gillibrand Hails Obama Signature Banning Plastic Microbeads

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the lead author of Microbead-Free Waters Act yesterday issued the following statement after President Obama signed into law her legislation to ban products containing plastic microbeads:

“I am pleased that President Obama signed our legislation to federally ban plastic microbeads in personal care products. This new law gives us a powerful new tool in our efforts to clean up New York’s waterways,” said Gillibrand.

“These tiny pieces of plastic have the potential to cause serious ecological damage, hurt our fishing and tourism industries, and they have already polluted our drinking water supply. By removing products containing plastic microbeads from the marketplace, we can now begin to focus on cleaning up the mess they caused.”