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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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  • Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Queens, NY Focus


    Find out more from Tony Avella's website.

    News for Queens, NY

    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

    Decimated by Years of Pollution, Oysters Once Again Find Home in Jamaica Bay...Yes...cleaning up pollution DOES make a difference.

    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.

    Let's be VERY clear on this one...this would NEVER have happened under Republican control: House FINALLY Passes Bill to Help With 9/11 Health Care

    "Voter for Clean Elections" Endorses Tony Avella for State Senate...also: Communications Workers of America endorse Tony Avella for State Senate (PDF)

    Charter Schools Perform Worse than Public Schools in New Data

    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

    Democrat Eric Schneiderman unveils detailed plan to protect veterans and active duty service members from fraud and discrimination

    Republican state controller hopeful Donovon in subprime flap...seems Republicans just can't avoid scandal

    Queens Blogs:

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

    LIQCity: Long Island City Neighborhood blog

    href="http://davidmquintana.blogspot.com/">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

    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 Queens 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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