Mixing It For Ferrer


On the 25th, the DFNYC Mixer is for Ferrer. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Eric Schneiderman, State Assemblyman Scott Stringer, and Councilman Bill Perkins are going to show up, as is Howard Dean's brother Jim Dean.

Where: Stir, 1363 First Ave. (btwn 73rd & 74th)
When: Tuesday, October 25, 7-10 PM

A day before that Howard Dean is hosting a fundraiser for Fernando Ferrer.

Where: Session 73, 1359 First Ave. @ 73rd Street
When: Monday, October 24, 6:30-8:30 PM

I just wanted to familiarize myself with the names a little.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler: "Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s Eighth Congressional district. The Eighth, one of the most diverse districts in the nation, includes Manhattan’s West Side below 89th Street, Lower Manhattan, and areas of Brooklyn including Borough Park, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Bay Ridge, and Bensonhurst...... He was re-elected to his seventh full term in 2004 with a resounding 80 percent of the vote....... the September 11th terrorist attacks on his district ...... a prominent member of the House Judiciary Committee ...... a third-term representative in 1998, he rose to national prominence as a vigorous defender of the Constitution during the Presidential impeachment hearings........ There is nothing more fundamental to being an American than the assurance against unwarranted government interference in one’s personal affairs, and the guarantee of due process under the law....... the first to challenge the Republicans’ “doom and gloom” solvency forecast....... ratings of 100 percent from such groups as the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood, the NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, Children’s Defense Fund, and the American Federation of Teachers....... an intimate knowledge of every neighborhood and community feature, and tireless advocacy at all levels of government........ even securing free cellular phones for the Shomrim ...... “I don’t believe that New Yorkers work hard and pay taxes so they can line Mr. Trump's pockets,” Nadler said ....... the often-complex world of government services...... The district includes one of the nation’s largest communities of new immigrants—especially from the former Soviet Union........ one of the largest and most diverse Jewish communities in any congressional district, nationwide........ a principal supporter of federal hate crimes legislation....... worked extensively on Black-Jewish relations...... the 2003 Legislator of the Year Award from the International Association of Firefighters....... Nadler launched his public service career in the late 1960s while a student at Columbia University....... credited with authoring much of New York State’s body of law on domestic violence and child support enforcement...... the only male to be honored as Assemblymember of the Year by the National Organization for Women...... from CNN's Crossfire and Larry King Live to PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lerher to NBC’s Meet the Press......

State Senator Eric Schneiderman: .... a B.A. in English and Asian Studies at Amherst College..... two years as a Deputy Sheriff ...... graduating with honors from Harvard Law School ...... an anti-crime advocate for his entire career...... eviction proceedings against crack dens and drug dealers..... elected to the New York State Senate in 1998...... In 1999, he led the campaign to block the National Rifle Association's "Eddie Eagle" program from becoming a part of New York's elementary school curriculum....... In 2002, the Senate’s leadership redrew Eric’s district to eliminate most of his base and then undertook an unprecedented campaign to throw Republican support behind his opponent in a Democratic primary...... won re-election with over 67% of the vote....... has continued his work as a public interest lawyer throughout his years in office...... challenging the unlawful practices of the Metropolitan Transit Authority .... exposing fraud in the MTA’s bookkeeping...... his only title was “#1 Target of the Senate Republicans.” ..... the incompetence and gridlock that sustain Albany’s status quo......

State Assemblyman Scott Stringer: .... in his sixth term representing Manhattan's Upper West Side and Clinton...... Scott highlighted how Governor Pataki's budget plan amounted to a tax increase of nearly $2,000 for most New York City households ..... his bill to allow battered women work release when their crimes were committed under abusive duress became law in 2002..... documented the shocking lack of textbooks in City schools...... renewed the public's focus on the "ad-ization" of residential neighborhoods throughout Manhattan...... led the fight against Light Emitting Diode (LED) or ultra-bright, digital advertiser, screens that have begun to proliferate the cityscape....... Introduced legislation to prevent cell phone companies from charging customers a full minute's rate for fractions of time as small as one second ...... and John F. Kennedy High School..... In 2001, Scott was a candidate for New York City Public Advocate... Scott represents the 67th Assembly District, the highest voter turnout district in the City.

Councilman Bill Perkins: ..... started his political work as a tenant leader at Schomburg Plaza in Harlem ..... served as the Chair of the Council's Select Committee on Pest Control, which, for the first time, created a comprehensive strategy to solve the city's growing rat problem....... has opposed racial, ethnic and religious profiling .... lead sponsor of landmark legislation to protect the rights of the gay, lesbian and transgender community...... graduate of the Collegiate School and Brown University...... the NAACP New York Branch Executive Board...Represents: Central Harlem; parts of Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem

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