The Southern Brooklyn Democrats political club held a hugely successful holiday party and membership drive last night at Tom’s Coney Island, packing the popular restaurant on the Boardwalk with prominent community leaders, new club members and some of the most influential political leaders from across city and state government.
District Leader/City Council Member Mark Treyger (D-COney Island, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend) and club president Dionne Brown-Jordan hosted the event, and special guests included New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Kings County Democratic Party Chairman Frank Seddio, Law Chair Frank Carone, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assembly Members William Colton and Steven Cymbrowitz, Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Justin Brannan, as well as Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong.
The leaders in government addressed a crowd capacitated with the lifeblood of communities from across Southern Brooklyn – housing leaders, community board and parent association members, seniors, teachers, transit and sanitation workers, nurses, home care workers, and social workers, among others. More than 100 people attended the meeting.
“I am incredibly proud and humbled by the monumental show of support in such a short period of time from the entire Southern Brooklyn community and so many of our partners in government as we look to build Southern Brooklyn Democrats into a positive force for our communities,” said Treyger. “This club is quickly showing the power and weight of communities united toward the goals that all of us strive for: good schools for our children, safe and clean streets, affordable housing for our families and seniors, a public transit system that works equitably for all New Yorkers, more investments in improving our city’s resilience against climate change and future extreme weather events and all of the critical quality of life issues that matter most to our communities. I’m excited about everything Southern Brooklyn Democrats will be able to accomplish as we welcome a new year and new beginnings.”
“The turnout for our holiday party and membership drive was inspiring,” said Brown-Jordan. “We are here to get things done and hold government accountable to reflect the needs of the community through proven action and support the safety, well-being, health, and environment of Southern Brooklyn.”
For more information about Southern Brooklyn Democrats, and to learn more about future meetings, events and activities, please visit the club on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/