The Majority of the District Leaders from the 6th Judicial District have announced the formation of an independent screening panel to report on candidates for nomination by the Democratic Party for one (1) Civil Court Vacancy, which will be filled in the November election. Numerous Bar Associations, Law Schools, and Community Organizations will send representatives to the panel, which will be directed to report a total of no more than the three (3) most highly qualified candidates for the 6th District Civil Court vacancy.
Candidates may obtain an application via e-mail from the Administrator of the Panel, Daniel Wiig, at Municipal Credit Union, 22 Cortlandt Street New York, NY 10007. Phone number: (212) 238-2394. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning this year’s panel should be directed to the Panel Administrator. The Deadline for submitting a completed application is March 13, 2018 at 5 PM.
As temperatures drop well below freezing this weekend, it's important that we take care of ourselves and our neighbors. Here are some helpful tips from the New York City Office of Emergency Management:
- Check on friends, relatives, and neighbors who may need assistance to ensure they are adequately protected from the cold.
- If you see someone on the street who needs assistance, call 311 and ask for the Mobile Outreach Response Team. The Department of Homeless Services will send an outreach team to the location to assess the individual's condition and take appropriate action.
- If you suspect a person is suffering from frostbite or hypothermia, bring him or her someplace warm and seek medical help immediately or call 911.
You can find more helpful tips and important information on OEM's Winter Weather page.
Also remember, in New York City, the law requires that your landlord provide heat at the following levels:
From 6 am to 10 pm: If the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 68 degrees everywhere in your apartment.
From 10 pm to 6 am: The inside temperature must be at least 62 degrees everywhere in your apartment (No outside temperature requirement.)
If your landlord is not providing with you with heat, call 311 for assistance.
Back in January I sent an email titled "New Year, New Challenges" and I'm proud to say that over the past eleven months we've met those challenges head on. In March we organized an event that educated and trained activists on election reform. Last week, I was proud to stand with State Senator Liz Krueger, Council Member Ben Kallos, and my fellow District Leader Ben Wetzler as the mayor signed a bill allowing New Yorkers to register to vote online!
The main focus of the meeting was the formation of the Rules Committee. Chung Seto was appointed Chair of the committee by the County Chair, with Sylvia Di Pietro as Vice Chair. Gale Brewer was also appointed as Honorary Chair.
Well, Democrats had quite a meeting last night! I was reading a report I wrote on 2015's County Committee meeting, and it's kind of crazy that 2 years ago the meeting started late, not because we had so many people, but because we couldn't even make quorum. That was most certainly not the case this year.
We had over 50 people in attendance from the 76th Assembly District alone, which is pretty incredible. I am so proud of all of our members who gave up their evening to engage in this process.Read more
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If you live in the district and you'd like to distribute campaign literature or Dear Neighbor letters in your building, let us know! You can email email@example.com to sign up.
And as always, if you'd like to donate to the campaign, to help us get our message out to voters, you can do so HERE. Every little bit helps!
See you around the neighborhood!
With just 8 weeks left until voters go to the polls, we'll need all hands on deck to make sure I can continue to do my work, advocating for reform, engaging voters, and helping Democrats win.
Thank you for your support! TICKETS HERE.
I am so excited to announce the endorsement of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney! Carolyn has been a champion for the Upper East Side for over two decades and I am deeply honored to have her support for my re-election campaign. To join the campaign, or to make a donation, visit VOTEKIM.org
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It's been a difficult few weeks for many of us. As we enter this new uncertain political climate, it's more important than ever to stay active and engaged. To that end, I'm committing myself to keeping all of you informed on a more regular basis. Starting today, I'll be sending out regular email newsletters every two weeks. These emails will include information about upcoming neighborhood events, political actions and important local and national news. I hope you'll find it interesting and inspiring.Read more
As you head out for Labor Day weekend, please take a few moments to make sure you're prepared for Tropical Storm Hermine, which is predicted to hit our area late Saturday night. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is expected to bring strong rip currents, high surf, coastal flooding, heavy rain, and strong winds.
The city has already announced that all NYC beaches will definitely be closed for swimming on Sunday, and possibly on Monday and Tuesday as well. The city is also considering bridge restrictions depending on wind conditions.
You can find storm preparation tips and forecast updates at the Office of Emergency Management's website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/index.page
While this storm is not expected to be as severe as Super Storm Sandy, these types of weather systems can be unpredictable, and it's important to be prepared.
Please stay safe, and have a happy Labor Day weekend!