We need more women — progressive women — on the New York City Council! Out of 51 council members, only 13 are women, and four of them will be term limited out by the end of this year.
Doesn’t our city deserve better? If you're determined to see more women elected to public office, come help us get Marjorie Velazquez elected to City Council!
New York PAT researched several candidates and is championing Marjorie as a candidate for District 13 in the northeast Bronx. (If you are unfamiliar with her campaign, see the end of this email for a teaser on the importance of this race.)
“This is a fabulous opportunity to both support a woman running for an important local office, and to experience campaigning on a grassroots, community-based level. Daria and I went door knocking — a first for both of us! — and had a great time interacting with voters, getting to know their concerns, and pitching them the merits of Velazquez. It’s truly rewarding and a unique inroad to the political process.”
— Eva, NY PAT
Money is always welcome and needed, of course! But even more important, right now requires the time and energy of on-the-ground volunteers. Petitioning, phone banking, and voter canvassing in the district will all play a critical role in shifting the odds in our favor.
By July 16, Marjorie needs to have collected thousands of signatures of district voters to get on the ballot. This is known as nomination petitioning, and it is a competitive sport! No voter can sign more than one petition, and the city regulates the process very closely, so volunteers are ever so valuable!
Marjorie's campaign field organizer is training volunteers to do this throughout the coming weeks:
- Weekday evenings at 5
- Saturdays at 12 and 4
- Sundays at 3
She is also happy to meet you on your own schedule — seriously! She's on the clock 10 am–6 pm every day.
The campaign office is located at 79 Westchester Square in the Bronx, directly across from the 6 train stop at Westchester Square. The area is largely residential, and parking is easy should you go by car.
If you want to volunteer, please email us! Just send Daria or Eva some info:
- Your name and email
- Days and times you are available
- If you would like to be paired up with someone else from DWC
- If you have a car
Hope to see you in the Bronx!
Daria, Joan & Eva
NYS/NYC Political Action Team