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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, May 07, 2010

    Queens, NY Focus


    Bloomberg is going too far: Firefighters union President Steve Cassidy says the mayor’s proposed cuts “threatens the safety of civilians and firefighters alike.”

    City Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley on FDNY Cuts in Mayor Bloomberg's City Budget

    Hundreds Rally in Queens Against FDNY Budget Cuts

    Also: Libraries Warn of More Closing...because Bloomberg doesn't think libraries are important.

    Teachers Hit Hard By Mayor's Budget...Bloomberg seems to ALWAYS sacrifice our schools, libraries, hospitals and firehouses but never puts the squeeze on developers. Shows you where HIS priorities lie.

    Woodhaven Blvd Unsafe for Pedestrians

    Chase Bank goes non-union...I have started boycotting the banks and financial institutions that screwed America, including Chase, AIG, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citibank, etc. in favor of banks and financial institutions that have been more responsible: TD Bank, USAA, US Bank, etc.

    Hiram Monserrate's former aide in trouble

    LIC’s Con Edison’s ‘cool’ roofs reduce energy costs

    Bloomberg letting shady Pensiongate figure, Steve Rattner, organize his foundation

    LIC Greenmarket will move to Wednesday starting this July

    Leonie Haimson: At Charter School Hearings, Ravitch Faces Off Sen. Craig Johnson, Shill of the Charter School Industry

    NYS Young Democrats President Matt Silverstein declares for AD-26

    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

    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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