BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior 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.
We’re proud to be one of the most diverse political organizations in the nation; welcoming leaders and activists of every ethnicity, religion, race.
We’re a grassroots organization, and we help elect leadership that is reflective and inclusive of your community. We are a big tent party, and the flap is open to everyone.
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.
There are 21 assembly districts in Brooklyn, and thus 42 corresponding district leaders for the Brooklyn Democratic Party.
The Brooklyn Young Democrats (the BYD) is the official youth arm of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. Our mission is to empower and unite young Democrats (ages 16 to 35) throughout Brooklyn to become exemplary civic leaders.
We welcome young Democratic leaders and activists of every ethnicity, religion, and race to get involved and help our borough thrive.
Monday evening as local, state and federal Democratic leaders gathered on the Williamsburg waterfront for the Brooklyn Democratic Party’s gala.
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.
Minutes later, he held a thick pamphlet of papers – his “12-page speech,” he said – ripping it up and throwing it into the crowd.
New York City Council Member Farah Louis, Assembly Member Monique Chandler-Waterman, and Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn danced side by side on stage to a snippet of Caribbean music.
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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