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Interview with New York State Comptroller Thomas DINapoli – 2010

Since becoming State Comptroller in February 2007, Thomas P. DiNapoli has transformed the way his office does business. DiNapoli has uncovered reforms to make government more effective, efficient and ethical. He has pushed for increased transparency and accountability in government, and identified billions of dollars in waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.

DiNapoli, New York’s chief fiscal officer, is responsible for auditing the operations of all State agencies and local governments, managing the State’s pension fund, overseeing the New York State and Local Retirement System, reviewing the State and New York City budgets, approving State contracts, and administering the State’s payroll and central accounting system. As sole trustee for the $129 billion State pension fund, one of the largest institutional investors

The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade-2023

By Liliana Rocio Senior Editor,  44st  &  5th Ave NYC  Oct 9th 2023 The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade returns to Fifth Avenue in New York City on Monday, October 9, 2023. On Friday President of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, Angelo Vivolo, was joined by representatives from New York City’s largest Italian-American organizations for a...
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Brooklyn Democratic Party Annual Gala at Giando on the Water, Brooklyn NY-2023

BY: Adal Hussain, Chief  Editor for World Liberty TV ,      Mon July 31st 2023

The Brooklyn Democratic Party represents and advocates for Democrats from every corner of the borough. We’re one of the largest Democratic organizations in the U.S., with 1.2 million registered voters and 42 District Leaders among 21 Assembly Districts.

Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn is the Assembly member and State Committee Woman/District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park in Brooklyn.

In January, she became the first Black woman to lead a county party in New York City when she was nominated as Chair of the Kings County Democratic County Committee, one of the largest county parties in America.

The Democratic Party as a whole is governed by committees of registered Democrats, from the national level down to state and community-level.

Every two years, Brooklyn Democrats in each assembly district (the electoral districts for Assembly members) elect two district leaders.

High-profile guests like Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, state Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries  Dan Goldman,  Jumaane Williams, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Former Bronx Borough President , Ruben Diaz Jr, Brooklyn’s own, Simcha Eichenstein – Assembly District 48, lieutenant governor Antonio Delgado  a host of other politicos attended the packed event. Collaboration was perhaps the guiding theme of the evening, underscored of course with a celebration of Brooklyn’s role in the Democratic political machine.

“I am declaring Brooklyn the epicenter of political power – not just in New York City, not just in the state of New York, but the entire United States of America,” Hochul said, to packed house at Giando’s on the Water, people cheered and clapped.

Schumer, called to the stage, tried his hand with a few freestyle verses. “All right everybody, my name is Chuck. I bring you luck,” he began, before pivoting to urge the crowd to use its political power to defeat former President Donald Trump and to increase the party’s majority in the U.S. Senate.

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said. “From my Assembly member, to me, to all across the borough, we have so much power in Brooklyn if we can just get together, raise our voice and make sure the communities that need the most help get it.”

Mayor Eric Adams went on to say, some of the Most Powerful Political leaders in who of the USA, are from Brooklyn, NY. He went on to say, He is from Brooklyn, Senator Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader, Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, all from Brooklyn New York who went on to do great things as political leaders.

The Emcee of the Event was Joe Bova (AD49), Innovation was done by Imam Ahmed Ali, Rabbi Moshe Indig, Pastor Lawrence E.Aker III, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, National Anthem by Anthony T.Jones (AD55) and lift every voice by Dion Simmons –Grier.

The honorees of the night were: The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO (HTC), The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) , Local 372 (DC37),N.Y.C. Board of Education Employees.

Brooklyn’s who of Who? political leaders were in attendance, hundreds of people in attendance, Kosher, Halal, foods were also served for the observing people.

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30th Annual Queens Pride Parade-2022

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS TO CELEBRATE  30TH ANNUAL QUEENS PRIDE PARADE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL OF QUEENS PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL ON JUNE 5  On Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 12n-6pm, tens of thousands of New Yorkers flocked...
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St Patrick’s Day Parade NYC-2022

BY: Liliana R. Suarez, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV,      Photography by Al Caplan (c) The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade™  is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration...
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New York State Democratic Convention-2022

“It’s going to be an exciting event to motivate Democratic voters,” Jay Jacobs, the New York State Democratic Party chairman, promised. “We’ve got to begin to energize our party.”

But beyond Clinton’s appearance — which may signal a more significant public presence for the former first lady and two-time White House hopeful — a long lineup of heavy-hitting Democrats is expected to descend on Midtown.

State Attorney General Letitia James, who is running for reelection held a reception on Wednesday evening, according to a tentative schedule.

Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the No. 5 House Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are on tap to speak, too.

And Gov. Hochul, whose election campaign is buffeted by challenges from her right and left, is expected to cap the convention with a speech after Clinton around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The speech will be focused on party unity, said Jerrel Harvey, Hochul’s campaign spokesman.

In the spring gubernatorial primary, Hochul hopes to top Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Long Island moderate, and city Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a Brooklyn progressive.

Hochul, a former congresswoman from Buffalo, assumed the state’s top government post in August after Gov. Andrew Cuomo, facing a mountain of sexual harassment allegations, resigned in disgrace.

The governor holds commanding leads in the campaign, according to polling, but the race is still taking shape. Hochul is running to become the first woman elected New York’s governor.

She was endorsed Monday by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the second woman to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. Clinton was the first.

In the gubernatorial race, Williams has the backing of the left-wing Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change, an advocacy group.

Suozzi’s campaign said he would announce his running mate on Wednesday morning in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a potential opportunity to add credibility to a campaign that has yet to get off the ground.

“No one will work harder for the people of the Empire State,” Hillary Clinton declared in the keynote address at the convention in Midtown Manhattan. “She is a governor for all of us.”

Hochul, a moderate from Buffalo, has proved popular in the early months of her administration, and has established yawning early polling leads in the primary. Jay Jacobs, the state Democratic Party chairman, suggested the governor has drawn benefits from her personality.

“She’s a nice person,” Jacobs said from the stage of the convention. “She cares about people.”

The Other Candidates that were nominated were: Sen. Charles Schumer, State Attorney General Letitia James, Brian Benjamin, for Lieutenant Governor and Thomas P. DiNapoli for New York State Comptroller.

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New York State Democratic Convention-2022

BY: Liliana R Suarez, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV Photography by Al Caplan (c) “It’s going to be an exciting event to motivate Democratic voters,” Jay Jacobs, the New York State Democratic Party chairman, promised. “We’ve got to begin to energize our party.” But beyond Clinton’s appearance — which may signal a more significant...
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Steven D. Cohn’s Annual Breakfast at Juniors Restaurant Brooklyn NY-2021

BY: Liliana Rocio Senior Editor, World Liberty TV Friday morning, October 29, breakfast at Junior’s restaurant again brought the most powerful Democrats in New York State together. Founded and hosted for more than three decades by attorney and longtime District Leader Steve Cohn, famous for his talent “bringing people together,” the annual breakfast does exactly...
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St Patrick’s Day Parade NYC-2019

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was comprised of a...
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26th Annual Queens Pride Parade -2018

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV The official kickoff to Pride Month will take place this coming weekend with Sunday’s 26th Annual Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights, which celebrates the borough’s LGBTQ community, but also emphasizes togetherness and advocacy. The parade was founded in 1992 by Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights)—who,...
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