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!


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 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.


Louise, Sandro, Greg

Congressional Primary Today- GO VOTE!

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 9.04.53 PMToday is the New York Congressional Primary, the polls will be open from
6AM to 9PM.

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

Turn out today is expected to be low, but we know Tildenites will make a big showing to help re-elect Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who has fought for 9/11 responders, Women and New Yorkers again and again.

If 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.

We also need volunteers to act as poll watchers at our neighborhood poll sites to help tally the vote. If you are interested in doing so, contact Sara at 347-729-6778 or


Presidential Primary – April, 19th

Tomorrow is the Presidential Primary. Please note that you should check the Poll Site Locator before you leave to vote as your poll siteScreenshot 2016-04-18 11.19.18 might have moved to comply with stricter ADA access rules.

Tilden endorses Hillary Clinton for President and reminds you to vote for all her delegates on the right of the Candidate column. Her delegates are the last 6 names in the right column. To download a copy of a sample ballot, click on the image to the right.

If you have any difficulties voting at your poll site or want to report a shortage of supplies or staff – Please contact District Leader Sandro Sherrod at 646-883-8683.

If you need Hillary campaign materials for a GOTV or visibility action – Please contact District Leader Louise Dankberg at 646-541-8716.


Get on the Bus for Hillary, this weekend!


This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved to support our endorsed candidate for President. I know it is short notice, but I hope you will join me in helping to get Hilary elected.

The New Hampshire primary plays a pivotal role in presidential politics that few Americans get to experience. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is providing a few dozen people the opportunity to be a part of their team for two days working to make history by electing Hillary Clinton as our next President.

Transportation? Covered by the HRC PAC
Hotel? Covered by the HRC PAC
Meals? Two meals a day covered by the HRC PAC

All you need to do is donate $20 online to reserve a seat on the Equality Bus from New York to New Hampshire and agree to help us get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. The first 10 Tilden members will be reimbursed the $20, so this historic trip will be free!

The Details

Friday, February 5th
– At 4:45 p.m. the Equality Bus will leave from Midtown, arriving in Manchester, NH around midnight.

Saturday, February 6th – At 8:30 a.m. we will arrive at the Human Rights Campaign Office in Downtown Manchester to begin our day working to elect Hillary Clinton (coffee and light breakfast provided). HRC will host a mixer at a local bar in the evening to connect you with local New Hampshire volunteers.

Sunday, February 7th – At 8:30 a.m. we will arrive at the HRC Campaign Office to begin our day working to elect Hillary Clinton (coffee and light breakfast provided). At 4 p.m. we will board the bus back to Manhattan, arriving no later than 11:45pm.

HRC has a block of rooms reserved in Manchester, NH. HRC will provide transportation to and from the hotel. There will be two people to a room and you have the option of choosing your roommate if you’re traveling as a pair. For a $300 donation, you can have your own private room for both nights, for one or two people.

ACTIONS You will be working side by side with HRC staff and volunteers making phone calls and going door-to-door getting out the vote for Hillary.


Be sure to reply to this email to let us know that you signed up and be sure to check in with me before you get on the bus.

Democratically yours,
Sandro Sherrod
District Leader

Annual Meeting and Presidential Endorsement Reminder

Greetings Tlldenites,

On Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm we will hold our Annual Meeting. All qualified members will be able to vote for Officers and Executive Committee members for 2016, as well as for our Club’s Presidential endorsement.

The meeting will be held in our regular location, on the second floor of the Seafarer’s Institute (East 15th Street at Irving Place).

The Draft Agenda is as follows:

  • Call to Order
  • Presentation and acceptance of donation checks to community receipients
  • Vote for Officers and Executive Committee*
  • President’s Report
  • District Leader’s Report
  • Democratic Presidential Endorsement Vote
  • Announcement of election results
  • Swearing in of New Officers and Executive Committee

Adjournment and Merrymaking (hooting and hollering required)

(* Please note ballot box will be open for 1 hour)

Democratically Yours,

Mark P. Thompson

President, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club

New York’s Club of the Year

Toys for Tots – An Amazing Success!

Greetings Tildenites!

Saturday’s Toys for Tots may have been the most successful yet. With a sold-out house, guests were entertained by jazz musician extraordinaire Adam Smale. Adam led the 75+ attendees in a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America” to start off the afternoon; what followed was a delicious meal and amazing conversations. There was so much activity inside that many people didn’t notice the SantaCon mobs roaming the street, trying to come in and join the festivities. (Special thanks to Lou and his crew for keeping the red-capped carousers at bay!)

We were joined by Borough President Gale Brewer and State Senator Brad Hoylman, as well as the leadership of GSID, the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club, and the Lexington Club, and numerous judges, judge-elects and future judges. Of special note was Tilden’s own Lyle Frank, who will be inducted as a Civil Court Judge on January 14.

The room took time to pause and remember our dear friends District Leader Charles Buchwald and Tildenite Genevieve Cervera. They are deeply missed and we honor them for their service to the community and Democratic ideals.

During the afternoon, Tildenites took part in a straw vote, endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. The Club will hold an official endorsement vote at our January 21 Annual meeting.

Before the dessert course, Tilden presented a $2,000 check to Children of Bellevue’s Reach Out and Read and the H.E.L.P. Project. Claudia Aristy, Director, received the check on behalf of the Project and described its programs and how the donation would be used to buy more multi-language books for the children. Tilden is presenting a total of $10,000 to five local organizations for their work.

While the event was scheduled to end at 3, it carried on until close to 5 pm, with guests continuing to socialize to the very end. The entire effort would not have been possible without the dedication of Pat Levenson, Committee Chair, Laura Koestler, Esther Ramos, Sandro Sherrod and Louise Dankberg. On behalf of the Club, I thank you for all your extraordinary efforts.

Again, congratulations to everyone for a wonderful event!

Mark P. Thompson


Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club

#1 Club in New York!



The Toys 4 Tots Brunch is Saturday! Let us know if you are coming

The Club of the Year’s Event of the Year is just a few days away – this Saturday, December 12! It’s our Club’s Toys for Tots brunch. For those of you who have not yet made your reservation, please reply to this email and let us know if you plan to attend. You can bring your check (better than cash) to the door.

The brunch is being held at Tilden’s favorite, Paul and Jimmy’s, at 123 East 18th Street (between Irving Place and Park Avenue South). The festivities begin at 1 pm and last until 3 pm.

Adam Smale, who has become Tilden’s own jazz musician, will provide wonderful entertainment.

So let us know if you are coming by replying to this email ..  your Tilden family looks forward to seeing you Saturday afternoon!

Warmest Regards,

Mark Thompson


Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club

Club of the Year