Focus on Congressional District 9 in Brooklyn. Other outfits will play the idea of canceling the POTUS45 show in one term. As it turns out paying attention to what is in our own backyards is more interesting. Indivisible Brooklyn has survived. The plan is to develop a Federal, State and local participant strategy. This is the local plan and focused on the Ninth and its starts with election districts. Have a look at the CD9 Map. See the District Map below and take action.
Brooklyn is a nice solid blue, but if you have an interest in keeping NY State that way, call your friends upstate and say: Change only happens when you get into the fight, so get involved with the state party in New York. Here’s how: https://nydems.org/. Another reform leadership group is New Kings Democrats. Have a look.
The democracy is in trouble when you hear the term “Crisis”
Meanwhile, voters living in CD9 are gathering to evaluate their power and ability to conduct rapid communication and event planning. Anti-corruption groups (example here) have developed strategies to end the corruption of money in local, state and federal politics. A longer term project (here) is an effort to evaluate the entire NY Congressional Delegation. The New York delegation has yet to fail, but the National Democratic Party has in many ways, lost its way.
The Ninth Power
Adem Bunkeddeko is a young professional, a Harvard grad and a first-generation American of Ugandan parents. Like most of us, he knows that long-standing Brooklyn Democrats such as Rep. Yvette Clarke, have not done enough to promote affordable housing in the Ninth Congressional District. It is not her fault, this has been a major DNC problem from the top all the way down.
To inject drive and courage into the life of a Congressperson you need a mandate. Below the mandate for change was set by just 30,522 voters in the attempt to inject drive. There are about 240,000 registered voters in the Ninth Congressional District of which almost 180,000 are registered as Democrats. Just 16,200 people decided the future of 800,000 people in the Ninth.
|Yvette Clarke (incumbent)||16,202||53|
Adem lost on 26 June 2018, but I have a feeling 2020 is on his list of things to do. Perhaps he will study housing and immigration issues more carefully as these are loose-loose issues for the Ninth to date.
Behind the power of the vote is the task of combining our skills of research and analysis on issues confronting the well-being of the Ninth Congressional District. See CD9 in Detail for the start of our analysis.
With research and analysis, quality change is brought home. The Ninth will serve as an example of what New York City is destined to be – a place for all people to build community. A brief summary of who we are as a district will be found throughout this site and summarized here. Our diversity is our strength unless we are divided. The district lines will change after 2020 but not the organization that examines its social and economic content.
The indivisibility of the entire New York Delegation is super important in the decade ahead. Political representatives are stronger together, but they are easily divided. We are gathering friends here to examine the issues of one nation, indivisible.
Think of this exercise as the Trivago of politics. The plan is to find the people who are building systems that will help focus NYC (blue) and with the lessons regarding Congressional behavior learned in 2018 and beyond. The map below will also be found under the menu: “CD9 in Detail.“
“When there is no trail, the memory your first step will carry you.”