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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Friday, April 09, 2010

    Queens, NY Focus


    Typical lack of honesty in New York: Development costs hidden from public

    NYS Young Democrats President Matt Silverstein declares for AD-26

    Another questionable grant from Smith

    Much ado about illegals and health care

    Budget cuts may close senior centers...hospitals, fire houses, police stations, schools...and now senior centers. Bloomberg, the City Council and Albany will ruin New York

    Federal grand jury probes deals made by Smith, other Queens pols...more here: Greg Meeks, Malcolm Smith, Floyd Flake, and Helen Marshal

    Borough hospitals still overwhelmed...this is the VERY predictable result of closing hospitals because Bloomberg and the City Council would rather give our tax money to developers than to supporting hospitals. Let me be blunt here: between closed firehouses and closed hospitals, New Yorkers are DYING because of Bloomberg and Albany.

    But it's not just hospitals and firehouses that are being cut. Our police are being cut as well. Leading to more predictable results: NYC crime rates rise, police force cut

    62 fire companies may close...As more and more of our tax money go to developers like Bruce Ratner, Bloomberg closes more and more fire houses. THIS IS INSANE!

    Queens Blogs:

    Queen's Crap: Shining a spotlight on overdevelopment and corruption in Queens and beyond

    LIQCity: Long Island City Neighborhood blog

    Lost in the Ozone: local Politics, Education, Community Affairs, Environment, History, Birding,Jamaica Bay, Ridgewood Reservoir, Forest Park, and other assorted items of interest... Concentrating on the Borough of Queens

    Willets Point United: Business and land owners dedicated to fighting eminent domain abuse at Willets Point in Queens, NY.

    Democracy for NYC in Queens:

    Democracy for New York City (DFNYC) is a volunteer-driven non-profit political action committee. We are part of a national coalition of local groups committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean.

    We work both locally and nationally to ensure that fiscally-responsible and socially-progressive candidates win elections at all levels of government. We develop innovative ways to advocate for the issues that matter to our members and promote legislation which has a positive effect in our communities. We engage people in the political process and give them the tools to organize, communicate, mobilize, and enact change on the local, state, and national level.

    Currently there are three Brooklyn chapters: Each meets the First Wednesday of every month.

    Astoria, Queens - 7:30pm, - Ommonia Cafe 32-20 Broadway, with host Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Costa Constantinides.

    Sunnyside, Queens - 7:30pm, Bliss Street Station restaurant, 47-02 Greenpoint Ave., with host Dan Jacoby.

    Bayside, Queens - 7:00pm, The First Edition, 41-08 Bell Blvd, right near the LIRR stop, with host Steve Behar of Democrats for New Politics.


    An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits
    while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher.
    Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place
    to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a
    book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent
    frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk

    * Second and Fourth Friday of each month, 7:30 pm
    * Studio Square Beer Garden, 35-33 36th Street, Long Island City, NY ((Look for our signs or ask the helpful staff))
    * Hosted by Donald Graff, queens (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens

    The Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) is the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender independent Democratic club in the Borough of Queens.

    The LGDCQ was founded eleven years ago to increase the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the political arena of Queens, New York City, New York State and the nation.

    To receive the monthly newsletter or to be put on the Club's mailing list contact;
    Democratic District Leader Daniel Dromm at
    Write "LGDCQ Newsletter" in subject title.


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