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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).

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  • Saturday, October 16, 2010

    Manhattan, NY Focus

    Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General:



    Eric Schneiderman - A Leader On Women's Rights:



    Equal Justice:



    Find out more at Eric Schneiderman's website.


    Some Local NYC News:

    Most important thing you can do this year: Join Act Now in Helping John Hall and Joe Sestak beat the Bush Republicans

    N.Y. Real-Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud...yet another real estate developer scandal in NYC. Funny how developer buddies Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio keep silent about all these scandals connected with their friends

    YET ANOTHER FARE HIKE: M.T.A. Approves Transit Fare Increase...and meanwhile service continues to go down at an astonishing rate...you know what we need? Someone like Larry Silverman (who has taken on Transit mismanagement and fraud before) in the State Senate.

    More NYC mismanagement: St. Vincent's closing was a 'disaster'...the consequences of closing one of Manhattan's main hospitals were PERFECTLY predictable: MORE overcrowding, MORE hospitals in trouble and MORE New Yorkers dying. And guess what. All of this came true.

    Human Experimentation: Officials Slam 'Callous' Dept. of Homeless Services Program That Uses 200 Families as Test Subjects...in my field it is illegal to experiment on human subjects without oversight and PERMISSION of the subjects. Yet Bloomberg defends experimentation on humans without such permission:
    Mayor Bloomberg Goes to Bat for Program That Studied Homeless People

    'Pay to Play' Probe Gets Key Guilty Plea; Focus on Rattner

    Charter Schools Perform Worse than Public Schools in New Data...bet Bloomberg and Klein won't tout these studies!

    Bloomberg education reforms FAIL: With Standards Tightened, Far Fewer New York City Schools Receive a Grade of ‘A’...more: Most Schools Get Worse Grades in City’s Report

    Michael Bloomberg is not the richest man in New York City...seems the Teabaggers are bankrolled by the richest man in NYC.

    Working Families Party Documents Subpoenaed


    NYC Blogs:

    SoHo Politics: A resident's perspective on local politics in downtown Manhattan.

    City Hall News provides the substantive analysis of policy and politics often missing in other coverage.

    Second Ave. Sagas is the home for all news MTA on the Internet.

    Washington Square Park Blog updates on Washington Sq Pk and other NYC issues while advocating for reclaiming our city and our public spaces.


    GRASSROOTS NYC: This is an organization founded by fellow Daily Gotham blogger and DFNYC activist Dan Jacoby.

    GrassrootsNYC was created to provide a new method for generating real government reform in New York City. Instead of the old-fashioned method of fighting for reform (and usually not getting much done), GrassrootsNYC aims to leverage the power of tens of thousands of reform-minded New Yorkers to force our government to work for us - the way our Founding Fathers intended government to work.


    This is a real chance for you to get involved in reforming our political system from the bottom up. To find out more, visit GrassrootsNYC's website and sign up for updates.


    MANHATTAN YOUNG DEMOCRATS:

    We’re here to welcome you to the New York City political scene. Whether you were a first-time voter in the last presidential election or you consider yourself a political guru, MYD’s purpose is to welcome, inspire, educate, and activate the youth of New York City.

    Meet MYD: Manhattan Young Democrats from Shannon Manning on Vimeo.



    Join the Manhattan Young Democrats and get involved–it’s the next step.


    Some Living Liberally groups in Manhattan: Progressive Action Through Social Interaction

    Reading Liberally NYC Classics
    "Saving Democracy One Book at a Time"
    A Liberal Book Club at a cool bar
    Third Monday of each month, 6:30 pm
    Location:
    Stone Creek
    140 east 27th st in the backroom
    New York, NY, 10016

    Eating Liberally Manhattan
    Food and Good Politics Mix
    Eating Liberally meets every month -- with food, guest speakers, films, discussions -- though not on a consistent night
    Location: The Tank, 354 W. 45th Street (between 8th and 9th.)
    For more info: Contact the chapter leaders

    The Original Drinking Liberally
    "Promoting Democracy on Pint at a Time"
    * When? Every Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm
    * Where? Rudy's Bar & Grill, 627 9th Ave (between 44th and 45th)

    Drinking Liberally Steps Out
    * When? Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    * Where? XES Lounge, 157 West 24th St (Between 6th and 7th Avenue)

    Greenwich Village Drinking Liberally
    * When? First Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm
    * Where? Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)

    Washington Heights Drinking Liberally
    * When? Last Sunday of each month, 6:30 pm
    * Where? Coogan's, 4015 Broadway (at 168th Street)


    Democracy for America Groups in Manhattan: Organizing the Left one Neighborhood at a Time.

    These Meet the First Wednesday of every month.

    Upper West Side - 7:00 pm, The Parlour (back room) - 250 West 86th Street (btwn B'way and West End Ave.), with hosts Bernadette Evangelist and Sally Swisher.

    West Village - 7:00pm, Kettle of Fish, 59 Christopher St. (near 7th Ave.) with host Tracey Keij-Denton.

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