Meeks dismisses New Reformers call to make party candidates pledge to protect ‘fundamental rights’ as ‘unnecessary’


Congressman Gregory Meeks, the chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party, dismissed an effort by the left-wing faction of the party known as the New Reformers, to make future endorsements contingent on candidates pledging to proactively protect voting, abortion and other fundamental rights.

During Monday’s meeting of the Executive Committee leadership of the QCDP, a motion was introduced by Zachariah Boyer, a district leader and member of the New Reformers, to ensure that any public, non-judicial candidate the Queens Democratic Party chooses to support in primary elections must sign a pledge that they will defend reproductive and voting rights, as well as any future fundamental rights that come under attack.

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