DEMOCRATIC VICTORY ’06!

On Tuesday November 7th Democratic Candidates nationwide were voted into office and took control of both the House and Senate as well as several state Governorships. The country quickly made a transformation. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday November 8th. And, President Bush says he is now open to hearing ‘any ideas or suggestions’ concerning the Iraq War. The Democrats look strong and have a great opportunity now.

Congratulations to our New York State Officials Governor-elect Eliot Spiter, Lt. Governor-elect David Paterson, Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo, and Comptroller-elect Alan Hevesi.

Locally on the East Side of Manhattan, Brian Kavanagh won his Assembly seat in a landslide. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senators Krueger & Duane, and Assemblyman Bing won re-election.

Brian Kavanagh Wins Democratic Primary for Assembly/74th District

On May 18th 2006 Tilden Democratic Club endorsed Brian Kavanagh for Assembly. On Tuesday September 12th Kavanagh won the Democratic Primary for Assembly in the 74th District. He will be running against Republican Frank Scala in the General Election on November 6th. We congratulate Brian on his success and thank all the members of Tilden who worked hard during the campaign season.

Tilden Endorses:
Eliot Spitzer- Governor, David Paterson- Lt. Governor, Alan Hevesi- Comptroller, Andrew Cuomo- Attorney General, Hillary Clinton- US Senator, Carolyn Maloney- Congresswoman, Tom Duane- State Senator, Liz Krueger- State Senator, Brian Kavanagh- Assemblyman, Angela Mazzarelli- Supreme Court Justice, Joan Lobis-Supreme Court Justice, Jane Soloman- Civil Court Judge, Michael Stallman- Civil Court Judge.

Confused by the New Medicare Prescription Drug Program – Medicare Part D

Come to a free Medicare Part D Information Session on Monday May 8th, 2006 10:00am – 11:00am at the Stein Senior Center, 340 East 24th Street, 2nd floor. This event is sponsored by the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club and the Blue Tiger Democrats. Bring your Medicare Card, list of medications and correspondence regarding your drugs. Reserve your space now at 646-872-0044.

Subway Safety and Security

The Tilden Democratic Club &
Blue Tiger Democrats
Present a Community Forum on

SUBWAY SAFETY AND SECURITY
THAT ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE

Led by Emergency Management Initiatives, Inc.

Sidney Baumgarten, Brigadier General (ret.)
Chris Velez, NYPD Bomb & Chemical Warfare Expert
Jim Duffy, FDNY Captain (ret.)

7:00-9:00PM
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
Seafarers, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, Manhattan

Space Is Limited
RSVP Tilden@tildendemocrats.com or 212-228-5980

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sunday, March 12th
14th Congressional District Caucus
NYU Medical School
Alumni Hall A
550 First Avenue near 31st Street
11am
Guest Speaker: Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Spitzer. Following the meeting will be a press conference with other elected officials
to express east side support for Eliot Spitzer.

Thursday, March 16th @ 7:30
Tilden General Meeting
Guest Speaker: State Senator Tom Duane & Chris Neidl, Education and Outreach
Coordinator from SolarOne.
Seafarer’s and International House, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, 2nd flr
All are welcome. Light Refreshments served.

Wednesday, March 22
7 – 9pm
Tilden Democratic Club along with Blue Tiger Democrats sponsors a forum on
Subway Safety and Security with an introduction to Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT). Guest speakers will be experts in the emergency fields.
All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
Seafarer’s and International House, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place. For info: ahsullivan@gmail.com

Monday, April 3rd
Special Bylaws Meeting
Seafarer’s and International House
123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, 2nd flr
7:30pm

Special Event: Ready NY

On Thursday February 16, 2006 The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club presents Ready NY, a campaign to prepare New Yorkers for all types of emergencies. The Office of Emergency Management created this campaign in order to provide useful information and instructions. Families, people with disabilities and the elderly learn first hand about helpful procedures. The presentation will be about 30 minutes long with time for questions at the end. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Seafarer’s and International House, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, 2nd Floor. 7:30pm. Visit www.tildendemocrats.com for more information or call: 646-872-0044.

New Officers Sworn In

Dara Kane was sworn-in as President of The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club by City Councilman Dan Garodnick on Thursday January 19, 2006. Ms. Kane has been active in The Club for the past four years. In Fall 2005 she served as a Delegate to the Judicial Convention. Presently, Kane is a Delegate to the Democratic County Committee. Dara and her husband, Steve are active at P.S. 40 where their son attends school. Dara recently secured a donation of $1,000 from the Donations Committee of The Club for P.S. 40’s arts program. Ms. Kane has been a resident of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village for the past 16 years.