Judicial Candidate’s Night

Don’t forget this Monday at 8pm the Judicial Candidates have been invited to address the Tilden membership.  Each candidate will be given an opportunity to briefly introduce him or herself and answer a few questions.  We will be joined by our sister club GSID at Seafarer’s at 123 East 15th Street on the 2nd Floor.

Tilden’s members are known around the county for great things and this year we are pleased to have two of our own who are Candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court of New York.  All of the Tilden family are invited to join them in support at their receptions.

Tomorrow, Sunday September 18th, please join Judge Deborah Kaplan at Cibo Restaurant at 767 Second Avenue and 41st Street from 3:30 until 6:30pm. For additional information please call (347) 527-0345 or email kaplan_silverstein@hotmail.com

Tuesday, September 20th, you are invited to join Judge Saliann Scarpulla atthe home of Dr. Jeffery and Ms. Arlene Nichols from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at 161 West 15th Street and Seventh Avenue; Apartment 3H/Buzzer #37.

I look forward to seeing you at the above events,

Sandro Sherrod


More to do this month…

Here are a few more important democratic happenings that you should be aware of.

‘Most Highly Qualified’ Supreme Court candidates

The Supreme Court Independent Screening Panel has reported out and the candidates have been invited to our general meeting- Monday, September 19th at 8:00pm for a brief introduction and question period by the audience.

In addition to Judges Deborah Kaplan, Saliann Scarpulla, Manuel Mendez and Ellen Gesmer who were reported out twice from previous Independent Screening Panels and are thus eligible for consideration,  the following nine judges were deemed  ‘Most Highly Qualified’ to be Supreme Court candidates:

Arthur Engoron, Shlomo Hagler, Barbara Jaffe, Rita Mella, Peter Moulton, Ruth Pickholz, George Silver, Anil Singh, and Analisa Torres.


NY County Judicial Convention has a new date!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
NY County Judicial Convention
6.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Harlem Hospital, 506 Lenox Ave at 135th St.


Official Charles Rangel Portrait unveiling and DC Bus Trip

The honor of your presence is requested to attend and participate in the
Unveiling Of The Official Portrait Of Charles B. Rangel as Chairman Emeritus
of the Committee on Ways and Means in the United States House of Representatives
on Thursday, the 22nd of September two thousand and eleven in the City of Washington

Reception 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ceremony 4:30 p.m.

1100 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Please RSVP no later than September 14, 2011
Business Attire Email: cbrportrait@gmail.com or Call: 212-862-4990

There will be a free bus departing from the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building at 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard on Thursday, September 22nd 2011 at 8:30 am.  Please bring a valid photo identification for security reasons and RSVP by 9/16 to arelis@bill-lych.com or (212) 792-5110 to reserve your seat.


Help elect a Democrat!

It’s not too late to help support Dan Quart in his campaign for the Assembly seat to succeed Jonathan Bing.  Phonebanking is being done all day today until 9 pm.  Remember although our Assembly District does not have an election tomorrow, the 73rd does.  It is being held at the campagin office located at 198 East 76th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue.  Look for the door with the Dan Quart for Assembly poster up the stairs on the left.  If you have any questions please contact Alex Agius at alexandraagius@gmail.com or (917) 721-5340.



Sandro Sherrod,


September Events

Labor day is especially important to me this year because of the renewed attacks on organized labor that is becoming commonplace across our nation and has only served to strengthen my commitment to advance progressive politics in our district and further afield.

It also marks a bittersweet close of summer and our hiatus that signifies a return to our regular meetings. Please note that our meeting date has been changed to September 19th because of a conflict with the county executive committee meeting.


Tilden General Membership Meeting


September 19, 2011 – 8:00 pm
123 East 15th Street

1. Call to Order
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Adoption of Minutes
4. President’s Report
5. District Leader s Report
6. Treasurer s Report
7. Old/New Business
8. Adjournment


The Fall New York County Democratic Committee Cocktail Party is once again upon us. This fundraiser is also the event where the candidates for the Supreme Court will be announced.  The Cocktail Party will be September 8th at 6:00 pm at SEIU 32 BJ, 101 Avenue of the Americas, club members are entitled to a discounted ticket rate of $50.  Please contact Mallory Ward at (212) 309-2863 or manhattandems@gmail.com for additional information or to RSVP.


Also on September 8th is the second Community Forum On Parks & Waterfront Access On The East Side.  It will be held at the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st Street, at 4:00 pm.  The third and final forum will be held on September 20th at 5:00 pm at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue Smilow Seminar Room.  Please visit http://www.eastsideopenspace.com for more information on the initiative.


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and NY County Democrats are invited to participate in Hand in Hand on September 10th.  This event will consist of a hand-in-hand line spanning Manhattan’s west side from Battery Park up the Hudson River waterfront in a demonstration of remembrance and reflection.  Please sign up at http://handinhand911.org to receive your t-shirt and instructions on how to participate.


The New York County Judicial Convention will be held on September 22nd at 6:00 pm again this year at Harlem Hospital, 506 Lenox Avenue and 135th Street.  Delegates and alternate delegates should wear their Tilden t-shirt so we stand out of the crowd.  If you have not yet received your t-shirt; please email me to arrange for a pick-up.


The New York County Committee Meeting is scheduled for September 26th at 6:00 pm and will be conducted at the SVA Theater at 260 West 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue.  County Committee members should attend in their Tilden t-shirt.  Again, if you  have not yet received one please let me know.


The Tilden Executive Committee will meet briefly before our general membership meeting on September 19th at 7:00 pm. 

Tilden Executive Committee Meeting


September 19, 2011 – 7:00 pm
123 East 15th Street

1. Call to Order
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Adoption of Minutes
4. Treasurer s Report
5. Old/New Business
6. Adjournment


Because we have no contested races is our Assembly District, there will be no primary election this year.  Please make sure that any poll workers you might normally work with are aware of this and do not attempt to report for work in our district.  This might be especially confusing since there are primaries elsewhere in the county.

I look forward at seeing you at one or more of the many events this month.

Petition Wrap-Up Party

As the petition season draws to a close, we are at the end of another highly successful Tilden petition drive.  It is now time to celebrate our successes.   Please join us this Monday evening for wine and hors d’oeuvres as we unwind and share some of our more memorable petitioning moments with each other.

What:  Tilden Petitioning Wrap-Up Party
When: Monday, July 11th, 6:30pm
Where:Bistro Lamazou
           344 Third Avenue (btw 25th & 26th Streets)

Please bring your completed petitions as your ticket to this event.

CB Six Medicaid Forum – June, 30th

Community Board Six is sponsoring an important forum on Medicaid next week which you should attend!

Medicaid and You

Home Health Care & Disability Services

Community Board Six Manhattan presents:
A forum that focuses on the impact of Medicaid redesign in two critical areas: Home Based Care and changes affecting the disabled. There will be a focus on both the positive and negative impacts on our residents, their families and care givers; who are dependent on Medicaid services.

Moderated by:
Meryl Weinberg
Executive Director, Metropolitan Hospital, HHC

Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
Chair, NYS Assembly Health Committee

Ann Frisch, RN, MBA, Executive Director, HHC Health & Home Care

Heidi Siegfried, MSW, JD, Health Policy Director, Center for the Independence of the Disabled NY

Cosponsored by:

Congress Member Carolyn Maloney
State Senators Tom Duane & Liz Krueger
Assembly Members Richard Gottfried & Brian Kavanagh
Council Members Dan Garodnick, Jessica Lappin & Rosie Mendez


NYU Langone Medical Center 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall A

7:00 pm

For further information please contact Community Board Six at (212) 319-3750 or mn06@cb.nyc.gov


Reminder: Petition Hand-in

Tomorrow, Thursday 6/23 from 7-730pm please bring your completed petitions to us at Seafarer’s at 123 East 15th Street so we may better organize our petitioning efforts and target under represented areas of our district.

If you can not make it please call (347) 948-3367 to let us know about your petitions.


Thanks and keep up all the great work. -sandro

June Events


It is everybody’s favorite time of year- Petition Time!  Tuesday, June 7th is the first day of petitioning and we will be out in force starting at 7:45 am along Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village on First Avenue at 20th and 23rd Streets, at Waterside Plaza by the bus stop and pedestrian bridge and at East Midtown Plaza on 23rd Street between First and Second Avenue.  Please come with your clipboard, petition, your Tilden button and be ready to talk to your fellow voter for this important part of the election process.

Petitions and Instructions will be available for pick up on Monday, June 6th at 7:30 pm at Seafarer’s, 123 East 15th Street.  Please let us know if you will be joining us whether for a few minutes or a couple of hours.  If you can not join us on Tuesday please call (347) 948-3367 to arrange to receive your petition at a later time.


Street Fair

The Annual Tilden Street Fair will be on June 12th from 11 am – 4 pm along Third Avenue from 23rd to 34th Streets.  Please join us at our booth while we answer questions and continue to petition.  Remember that the proceeds from the street fairs are donated to worthwhile charities that work to improve the lives of people in our community.  Recently, the Henry Street Settlement-Meals on Wheels, People’s Symphony Concerts and Auxiliary to Bellevue Hospital have been among some of the recipients of this event.


Petition Drop-off

In lieu of a regular general membership meeting on Thursday, June 23rd you may turn in your completed petitions at Sefarer’s, 123 East 15th Street.  Remember not to complete the witness portion, as we will do that together, to ensure that errors which may invalidate the petition are not made.


Rent Regulations to expire June 15

There are only a dozen days left until the current rent laws that protect affordable housing expire! If you have not yet done so- please call the Governor and let him know how important Rent Regulation is to you.  His NYC office can be reached at (212) 681-4580 or his Albany one at (518) 474-8390.


New Yorker’s United for Marriage

New Yorker’s United for Marriage phonebanks for marriage equality are still being held Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm until 8:30pm at SEIU 1199, 330 West 42 St on the 7th Floor. To RSVP log on to http://tinyurl.com/4ymk9fj or for additional information, please contact Colin Casey at (212) 633-8052 or colin@tomduane.com from Senator Duane’s office.


Thanks, you did it!

Thanks to all the Tildenites who joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in supporting Kathy Hochul who won the May 24th Special Election for the seat vacated by Rep. Chris Lee, against a Republican and a tea party independent. 


Dinner pictures

The photographs from the Tilden 58th Annual Dinner and Reception are now available on our website, facebook and flickr.

Please visit us at http://tildendemocrats.com to see them.  While you are there, be sure to click on the Like button for facebook too!

May Events

We have several very exciting and important events this month for you to participate in. First please be sure to join us at our general membership meeting on May 19th where we will hear from our esteemed past President and Councilmember Dan Garodnick.

The independent judicial screening panel is out and so is our own May district leaders’ report.

There are only about 40 days left until the current rent laws that protect affordable housing expire! Please join other Tildenites and the Real Rent Reform (R3) Campaign in Albany. R3 has arranged for buses every week this month to bring the message directly to Albany and will be departing from various locations depending on the day. Please RSVP to realrentreform@gmail.com to go on Tuesday, May 10th, 17th or 24th or on Wednesday June 1st. Also, there is a Mother’s Day March for Stronger Rent Laws- May 8th at Noon meeting in the Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Hester Street. For more information on the march contact Esther Wang at (212) 473-6485 or ewang@caaav.org

There are also two very important phone banking initiatives underway. First, the Maloney Campaign asks you to spend an afternoon or evening phonebanking for Kathy Hochul- Kathy is a democrat running for the seat vacated by Rep. Chris Lee in the May 24th Special Election against a Republican and a tea party independent. The phonebanking will be Wednesday May 11th from 5pm-9pm and Saturday May 14th from 12pm-4pm. For location, more information and to RSVP call 917-692-6457 or email shelby@carolynmaloney.com

Second, State Senator Tom Duane requests our help in the New Yorker’s United for Marriage phonebanks for marriage equality which are being held Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm until 8:30pm at SEIU 1199, 330 West 42 St on the 7th Floor. To RSVP log on to http://tinyurl.com/4ymk9fj or for additional information, please contact Colin Casey at (212) 633-8052 or colin@tomduane.com

Remember, when you attend any of these events be sure to tell them Tilden sent you!

Tilden General Membership Meeting

May 19, 2011 – 7:30 pm
123 East 15th Street

1. Call to Order
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Adoption of Minutes
4. President s Report
5. District Leader s Report
6. Treasurer s Report
7. Report from Councilmember Dan Garodnick
8. Endorsement
9. Old/New Business
10. Adjournment

Happy Spring,

Sandro Sherrod