November 9, 2021

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Community Activist, Kenesha Traynham-Cooper, Elected To Replace Political Pioneer, Annette M. Robinson, as Female District Leader in the 56th AD
Kenesha Traynham-Cooper, who was nominated as female District Leader in the 56th AD last night, November 8.
Annette Robinson honorably served our borough as District Leader in the 56th AD.
(Brooklyn, NY) -- Last night the Brooklyn Democratic Party Executive Committee voted to adopt three amendments to the Party Rules, and nominated Kenesha Traynham-Cooper to fill the vacancy of former District Leader Annette M. Robinson in the 56th AD, which encompasses Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn. 

Henry Butler, male District Leader from the 56th AD, was elected Vice Chair of the Executive Committee.

The rule amendments allow the Party to have more timely and meaningful virtual public forums without the need for the lengthy procedures of an Organizational Meeting. 

Committees are an essential part of the democratic legislative process and are used by the U.S. Congress and the Senate. With over 1.2 million party members, it’s a practical move to utilize our Party’s long standing Committee on Resolutions to ensure that resolutions are passed in a timely and efficient manner. 

Party Chair, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, said, “We’ve streamlined and strengthened the democratic adoption of new resolutions by having the Committee on Resolutions vet them first. We congratulate our new District Leader, Kenesha Traynham-Cooper, and Vice Chair, Henry Butler, and thank Annette M. Robinson for her years of dedicated public service as a Vice Chair and District Leader.”
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