Friday, July 7, 2017


       Organizing Meeting of New York State 17th District for Progress
                        Sunday, July 9th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Progressive constituents of Brooklyn's New York State Senate District 17 banded together this year to stand
up for progressive issues and legislation.

The district encompasses Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Flatbush, Kensington, Madison, Midwood, and Sunset Park, and Simcha Felder is its State Senator.

Felder is a registered Democrat who has caucused with the Republicans since first being elected to the State Senate in 2012. He regularly votes the same way as the Senate Republicans.

Some of his constituents formed New York State 17th District for Progress in March. They would like him to align himself with the Senate Democrats, not the Senate Republicans, and help pass progressive legislation.

The group organizes its actions for the upcoming month at its monthly meetings. The next one is this Sunday, July 9th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The tentative agenda items are
1) Group organization and fundraising
2) Voter registration and education
3) Legislative wrap-up
4) Meeting with State Senator Simcha Felder and media strategy
5) Allies update
6) Our different media platforms

Children are welcome at the meeting. The group will try to arrange communal childcare so that parents or other caregivers will be able to focus on the meeting.

The group's e-mail address is nysd17forprogress @ You can follow them on Twitter at and on Facebook at

The meeting will take place at the East Midwood Jewish Center,
1625 Ocean Avenue, between Avenue K and Avenue L, in Brooklyn. When you arrive, check in with security and then go up to the 4th Floor Board Room.