Jo Anne Simon who won the Democratic primary for the 52nd Assembly Seat in Brooklyn, Sept 2014
NY Progressive Caucus impacts Democratic State Convention with Resolutions. The May Democratic Convention was, in a word, interesting. Our two resolutions, one calling on the so-called Independent Democratic Conference – made up of State Senators all elected on a Democratic line – to come back to the Democratic Conference, and the other calling upon Governor […]
The NYS Independence Party has been a thorn in the side of Progressives and Democrats for years, impeding efforts to elect candidates who share our values..
At our last meeting of the Progressive Caucus we discussed that issue on both a philosophical and pragmatic level, and came to the conclusion: no you cannot be both a member of the NYS Senate IDC and a progressive Democrat. Those positions are not merely theoretically incompatible, they are politically at odds. The resolution, which […]