Black lives matter:
The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown the United States into a state of grief and turmoil. CRDC stands with those around the city and country who have and will continue to call out systems of racism and oppression in our society. Black lives matter.
Click here for our list of organizations and funds to donate to and petitions to sign demanding justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
NYC primaries are right around the corner, absentee ballots have arrived, and early voting has just begun! That and much more in this week's newsletter.
Join CRDC on Thursday, June 18th for our CRDC Virtual Pride Happy Hour with special guests, actor Anthony Rapp, President of Stonewall Democrats Brian Romero, Gays Against Guns Cathy Marino-Thomas and UFT Pride Committee Chairperson Rashad Brown. You can join us via our Facebook event link or by clicking here at 7pm.
June 23 Election: All registered voters can vote by mail in June. Confirm your address and registration status here or by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC. Request your ballot here. Click for more info on the elections. Early voting began on Sat, June 13th. Find your poll site.
Join CRDC and other political groups next Saturday, June 20th, at 11AM for a texting event for Congressman Jerry Nadler. You can join us on this Zoom link where we will walk you through the texting process, but if you want to see a walk-through in advance, click here.
Postcards to Michigan: (Sat 6/20 1:00-3:00): Join us as we write postcards to voters in the critical battleground state of Michigan. Registration is limited, so sign up HERE!
Volunteer: Senator Brad Hoylman is looking for volunteers to help with his re-election. Sign up here.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is looking for phone banking volunteers. Phone banking occurs everyday at 10:10 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M., Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
> You can click here to text for Jerry Nadler.
> You can watch a ‘how-to-text’ video here.
Stonewall Time Capsule Collecting; Tuesday, 6/2 - Tuesday, 6/30. Explore the exhibition Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical, then donate your photos and handwritten memories, stories, and thoughts on LGBTQ life in America. Email your donations to email@example.com, or mail them to: Kathleen O’Connor, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West , New York NY 10024.
New York creates policing reforms. Read about all the new legislative bills that were all signed by Governor Cuomo here. Also, read his Executive Order, New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.
The New York City Council, lead by Speaker Corey Johnson, has been taking decisive legislative action through several bills aimed at police accountability and discipline. To read more about this legislation and the Council's fight to get these reforms in the budget by the end of this month, click here.
The New York Times Editorial Board endorses Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. "...and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (District 12, the East Side of Manhattan, parts of Queens and northern Brooklyn) have shown their commitment to their districts time and again and should be returned to Congress."- The New York Times
This comedian is feeding thousands of frontline healthcare workers. Click here to read about Katie Finn and the work she is doing.
NYC will pay youth $1,200 to take online courses this summer. The NeON Summer program will support youth in neighborhoods hit hard by the virus. Read about it here.
As part of the ongoing efforts to make sure everyone stays safe and protected, Corey Johnson’s office is distributing cloth and paper face masks to the community. Please contact his office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on mask distribution.
Fill out your Census! There is one thing we can all do for New York while we are stuck indoors. Fill out the form you have received in the mail, do it online at https://my2020census.gov, or over the phone by calling 844-330-2020.
Donations of Blood are needed!!! - find a location near you.
Black Lives Matter: consider donating to a bail fund or the ACLU or any of the organizations doing great work to ensure Black Lives Matter in America. Click here for our list of organizations to donate to.
The city might be a little less glittery than usual right now, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate, show solidarity, and support the local LGBTQ+ community and organizations. Read all about it here.
Finally a story that makes you feel good. Nurse locates NYC Fireman who saved her 37 years ago, thanks to the Coronavirus. Read about this here.
That's all from us! If you need any kind of assistance, please do not hesitate and reach out to us. We are #AloneTogether and we must continue to #StayHome and follow all safety precautions. #FocusOnThePositive
Love and solidarity,
The CRDC Board