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At Last! Time to Celebrate!!

President's Report

TPID-Endorsed Candidates are Election Winners!

Thank You to All the Phone Bankers, Postcard Writers, and Text Bankers

Starting Now: Endorsement Votes for Mayor and Other NYC Offices. What You Need to Know, Updated

Thanks to Webmaster Steve Max!
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ONLINE CLUB MEETING
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 8:00 pm

Candidates for
City Council District 7
Marti Allen-Cummings ● Daniel Marks Cohen ● Stacy Lynch ● Maria Ordonez ● Corey Ortega ● Raymond Sanchez

Candidates for
District Leader
Robert Botfeld ● Cynthia Doty

More information for eligible voters can be found here.

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AGENDA
7:45--8:00 pm: Log On / Dial in
8:00 pm: Call to Order
Speakers: Candidates for City Council District 7
Questions and Answers
Speakers: Candidates for District Leader
Questions and Answers
Adjourn
At Last! Time to Celebrate!!
Three Parks members join the huge crowd of friends and neighbors along Broadway on Saturday to cheer the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
By Lorraine Zamora

The presidential election is over. Joe Biden is our president-elect. He won by a slim margin but got more votes than any other presidential candidate in our history. It was not a landslide, but a win is a win.  The narrow margin only sweetens the victory. 

Now, at least for a little while, we don’t have to concentrate exclusively on how to defeat the ugly campaigns waged by our opponents. Instead, let’s focus on those inspiring images that we all saw of thousands upon thousands of Americans lined up at polling sites, all wearing masks and standing 6 feet apart. The lines of voters stretched for blocks and blocks, through sun, clouds and rain, all across the country. The democratic duty to vote overrode the need for bodily comfort. Let’s also salute the poll workers, who worked for days on end from the start of early voting until Election Day, and then continued to work 24/7 to ensure that the voting process was completed in accordance with state law.

As happy I am with the election results, I am still reeling over the millions of votes that Donald Trump received. After all we’ve been through the last four years, how could so many Americans vote for him? White resentment? Patriarchy? Anti-abortion? Anti-government, fear of liberals, economic anxiety? 

I do not know the answer, but I know we are a divided country. I do not yet know how we will move forward, but I know that Joe Biden will lead the country, and that Kamala Harris will be our first Black woman vice president. I am energized.  I hope you are, too. 

Three Parks worked hard to get out the vote in 2020—and now must work just as hard to help Biden/Harris lead the country in 2021, in whatever way we can from our perch on the Upper West Side. I know that all of you are ready to join that effort. 
Don't Miss Out!
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TPID-Endorsed Candidates Are Election Winners!

Congratulations to these candidates, all endorsed and actively supported by Three Parks Independent Democrats, who were winners on election day. We salute their achievement!
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, re-elected to Congress for the U.S. 10th CD
Rep. Adriano Espaillat, re-elected to Congress for the U.S. 13th CD
Sen. Brian Benjamin, re-elected to the NY State Senate for the 30th SD
Sen. Robert Jackson, re-elected to the N.Y. State Senate for the 31st SD
Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell, re-elected to the N.Y. State Assembly for the 69th AD
Thank You to All the Phone Bankers, Postcard Writers, and Text Bankers
Once more, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the Three Parks members and friends who made phone calls for the Biden/Harris team and for Rep. Antonio Delgado, who wrote postcards on behalf of Sara Gideon and Jaime Harrison, and who sent text messages on behalf of Rep. Max Rose. Even though not every outcome was as we wished, you can be proud that you did everything you could to support those candidates. 
Starting Now: Endorsement Votes for Mayor and Other NYC Offices. What You Need to Know, Updated.

Starting now and running into March, Three Parks Independent Democrats is holding endorsement votes for Mayor, Comptroller, City Council, and other offices that are up for election in 2021. 

Candidates for each office are invited to speak at our regular club meetings, now held via Zoom. Here is the schedule.
Schedule of Candidates / Offices
November 11
December 2
December 16
January 20
January 27
February 10
March 11
City Council District 7 and District Leader
Comptroller and Manhattan Borough President
Public Advocate and City Council District 6
Mayor
Manhattan District Attorney
Judges, judicial delegates
Three Parks Board
Before each meeting, candidates are asked to submit a brief profile to be posted on the Three Parks website. At the Zoom meeting, each candidate will make brief remarks and take questions. Eligible voters may vote electronically during a set time period following the club meeting.

More information for eligible voters can be found here.
Make Sure You Are Eligible to Vote!

In order to be eligible to vote, you must have attended at least one club meeting (including online Zoom meetings) since January 2020 and your dues payments must be current as of the first of the month in which the vote takes place. 

  • For endorsement votes in November and December, dues must be current for 2020. 
  • For endorsement votes in January and February, dues must also be current for 2021.

The list of club members eligible to vote following the November 11 meeting can be found here.  If you have met the dues and attendance requirements but your name is not on the list, contact the club's Membership Director Theresa Canter by clicking here.
Thanks to Webmaster Steve Max!
As we wind down from one hectic election season and start into another one, it's time to acknowledge the amazing job of our webmaster extraordinaire, Steve Max. Steve is the wizard behind the Three Parks website with all of its
informative and easy-to-navigate functions, images, and links. He also creates and edits those handsome electronic e-blasts from Three Parks that alert you to monthly club and board meetings, phone banking and other campaign activities, sidewalk tabling schedules, voting data, and, most recently, electronic voting procedures for endorsing 2021 municipal candidates. In addition, he has trained board members to host sidewalk tables, lead phone banks, do text messaging, and create e-blasts of their own. 

And did we mention that Steve is also our Zoom Master for all our club and board meetings?

Please join the Three Parks Board and your fellow club members and friends in thanking Steve for an amazing job.
 Upcoming Meetings
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Club Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Board Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Club Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:00 PM
Three Parks Board Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8:00 PM Three Parks Club Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Club Meeting
The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors of the articles and are not necessarily representative of Three Parks.
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