Tilden 2017 Endorsements

Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club braved the sweltering heat last night to endorse citywide an council candidates. Endorsement Night for public and Party offices.  The Club voted to endorse the following candidates:

MAYOR
Bill de Blasio

PUBLIC ADVOCATE
Letitia James

COMPTROLLER
Scott Stringer

MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT
Gale Brewer

MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Cyrus Vance, Jr.

CITY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 2
Carlina Rivera

CITY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 4
Keith Powers

DISTRICT LEADER (MALE)
Sandro Sherrod

DISTRICT LEADER (FEMALE)
Louise Dankberg

Reserve now for the Tilden 64th Annual Gala

RSVP and pay online by clicking here.

Honoring

The First Lady of the City of New York

Chirlane McCray
Presented by Mayor David N. Dinkins
and
Council members

Daniel R. Garodnick and Rosie Mendez

Recipients of the Beth R. Cosnow Award for Democratic Leadership

and

Bill Samuels

Recipient of the Millard L. Midonick and Margot Gayle Humanitarian Award for Community Service

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South

RSVP and pay online by clicking here.

Election Day is Here – GO VOTE!

sticker_0After the seemingly never ending election cycle, the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here! Today we will bring closure to this process by voting. Pollsites in New York City will be open from 6AM to 9PM. High turn out is expected so plan a little extra time to do so.

To find your poll site or see a sample ballot use the online poll site locator tool.

While New York is not a battleground state, a high voter turnout here will be received as a rejection of the recent demagoguery and politics of hate. Please make sure you vote and then remind your friends and family who might be less likely to be engaged in the political process (for whatever reason) how important sending the right message about our future.

unknownIf you have any difficulty finding your poll site, difficulties while voting or know someone else who had,
please contact District Leader
Sandro Sherrod at 646-883-8683.
You might also call the NYC Board of Elections directly at 866-868-3692 to report problems.

After you vote, join us and our neighboring Democratic clubs at a watch party, starting at 7pm at Durden – 213 Second Avenue and 13th Street.

2017 Membership

Dear Tilden Club Member:

I trust you are doing well, and that when we meet again, Hillary Rodham Clinton is President-Elect. This election is the turning point in our Democracy and every vote does count. I hope you cast your vote in person or by absentee ballot.

You can download your 2017 Membership form from this link. You are strongly encouraged to pay online so that your dues are recorded in a timely manner.

If you are a current member and renewing your membership you must do so in advance of the Annual Meeting in January 2017 to maintain your status as a member in good standing, and eligibility to vote at the Annual Meeting. Your renewal membership starts from the date of the electronic transfer, or the date on a check or money order or, if available, on the postmark conditional upon verification of acceptance of the check or money order.

If you are a new member (that is you are not a current member, or your membership lapsed) you secure the rights of a member in good standing and eligibility to vote if you pay the dues now and attend the meeting on November 17, 2016

The bylaws provide:

Section 3. Membership.

A new member is in good standing 60 days from date of membership and having attended one (1) regular meeting of the Club

Please return by mail, your completed form and dues check to the Club Treasurer, Charles Sturcken, at the address in the Membership Form. You may also choose to take advantage of paying the dues online.

I hope to see you at the November meeting, Toys for Tots (December 4 at Paul and Jimmy’s) and at the Annual Meeting.

Thank you very much, on behalf of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club.

Democratically yours,
Greg-Patric Martello
Tilden President

Presidential Debate Watch Party

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First Debate Watch Party

Monday, September 26 – 8 p.m.

The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Hillary Clinton finally gets her chance to debate the issues, one-on-one with Donald Trump. Tilden and the Eleanor Roosevelt Clubs will co-host a Watch Party this Monday for the first debate where we will cheer on our candidate.

Doors open at 8 p.m. at Shades of Green Pub, 125 East 15th Street. There is no cover, and drink specials will be available.

RSVP on HillaryClinton.com, Facebook or via email.

No Primary Tuesday

Quick reminder- while other districts have a Primary Election this Tuesday, September 13th, we do not.

Mark your calendars now, the General Election will be held on November 8th. If you plan to be out of town please register for an absentee ballot for this extremely important election. Before then please consider helping to keep PA blue each Saturday with us.

To learn more about your poll site or to look up election dates you can use the poll site locator online app.

Get on the Bus – Day trip to PA!

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Starting September 17th and continuing each Saturday until election day, Tilden is joining over 18 NYC political clubs to help keep Pennsylvania Blue. Join your Democratic family for this important outreach to PA’s beautiful Lehigh Valley area. We will be leaving from Union Square at 8:30am and returning at 8:00pm each Saturday. While tickets are normally $10, the first 20 Tilden members to participate will be eligible to be reimbursed for their tickets.

Please email tilden@tildendemocrats.com to indicate you will be going – we would like to travel together if possible so we will try to match you with other Tilden members to make the trip even more fun. After you email us, please register for the bus by clicking on the picture above.

2016 Supreme Court Judicial Candidates Found Most Highly Qualified

Last night the Independent Screen Panel announced the following Supreme Court Judicial Candidates Found Most Highly Qualified.

In no particular order, they are:

Anthony Cannataro
David Cohen
Jennifer Schechter
Alex Tisch
Melissa Crane
Paul Goetz
Gerald Leibovitz
Adam Silvera
Machelle Sweeting
Erika Edwardes
Shawn Kelley
Verena Saunders
Lisa Sokoloff

They join Nancy Bannon, Andrea Masley, Robert Reed, Kelly O’Neill Levy, Lynn Kotler and James d’Auguste who have already been reported out twice and are already candidates for this year.

Congratulations to all.  We will forward receptions as they become known. The Judicial Convention will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, at a venue to be annouced.

Best,

Louise, Sandro, Greg