❄️ Winter Newsletter ❄️
I hope that you all had a great holiday season. As we start off the new year we have a lot to look forward to, but I want to take a moment to reflect on the past two months and everything we've been up to in the campaign.
Wishing you all a belated happy new year and a 2020 full of happiness and peace.
Dan Cohen, Democrat for City Council District 7
In December I was pleased to attend the always awesome Uptown Community Democrats holiday party, a most festive time was had by all.
Delighted to be a sponsor of State Committeewoman Amanda Farias in her bid for City Council, together here with State Committeewoman Rachel Lavine.
Attended the vigil for the tragic death of Barnard student Tessa Majors in Morningside Park. Speaking is Iesha Sekou, the leader of Street Corner Resources, with City Councilmember Mark Levine.
Friends of Morningside Park held its annual tree lighting event with a moment of silence for Tessa Majors. It ended with a promise to work with other community leaders and elected officials to make the park safe for everyone, and a commitment to provide the community resources needed to prevent such an event from happening again.
We had a terrific kickoff campaign event with friends from Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century and a great crowd at Mamie’s Spoonbread on January 5th. Thrilled to have exceeded our goal of $30,000 for our initial fundraising filing, which with matching funds brings us to over $155,000 for the campaign. We have more work to do but are well on our way!
At the NYC Women's March, the chilly day could not dampen our spirits!
Attended a violence intervention event following a daylight shooting at 135th and Broadway, again with Iesha Sekou of Street Corner Resources, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Assemblyman Al Taylor, and District Leader Cordell Cleare. These gatherings are becoming commonplace. We have a gang and drug problem in the 130’s, which the 30th Precinct has been investigating for some time. We must see action on this now.