Progressive Pickings- Week of 7/27


Hey Young Democrats,

Have you met William Smith our July member of the month? We’re still looking for August’s, email Christina for more info:

Interested in learning something new? Our first learning Lab of 2014 kicks off next month, check it out!

We testified! Check out the transportation committee testimony before the MTA’s reinvention commission!

Check out the upcoming events:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Phonebanking for Democrats!
6:30 PM – 9 PM
Kate Linker’s Loft, 227 West 17th Street, 6th Floor
Join fellow New York progressives every Wednesday night as we make phone calls for Democrats here in New York, and all over the country. Candidates include Justin Wagner, Dom Recchia, Allison Grimes, and more. You can reserve your spot HERE. Any questions? Email
Note: not an official MYD event.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Electoral Dysfunction: Special Military Edition
7 PM
The PIT: 123 E. 24th Street, between Park and Lex
Electoral Dysfunction, the show that blends political debate, current events and side-splitting comedy is proud to announce it’s first ever all-military show, featuring some of the smartest and silliest soldiers on the planet for a conversation on Veterans’ Affairs and more – and if you’re active, reserve or retired military, this show is 100% free! Tickets | Facebook

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
MYD Women’s Issues Committee Meeting
7:00 PM
Starbucks, 29th St and Park Ave South
Join the women’s issues committee for our August meeting, all are welcome! Email for more info.

MYD Transportation Committee Meeting
7:30 PM
NY County Democratic Committee Office 108 39th St, 12th Floor
Join us for our monthly committee meeting! Email for more details.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
MYD Social Justice Committee Meeting
7:30 PM
NY County Democratic Committee Office 108 39th St, 12th Floor
Join the Social Justice Committee every 1st Thursday of the month. For more information, email Saqib:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Queens County Young Democrats’ Annual Summer Bash
7:00 PM Rocky McBride’s, 27-01 23rd Ave, Astoria
Join QCYD for their 8th Annual Summer Bash! Open bar for two hours is included with your ticket, as well as free appetizers! Get ticket prices and RSVP at the Facebook event!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
MYD’s Sixth Annual Young Gets It Done Awards
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Up & Down, West 14th Street
Join us for our biggest and most exciting event of the year as we welcome over 500 supporters and just about every elected official in the state! We’re organizing the MYD Host Committee, so please reach out to MYD Finance Director Alex Leopold on how to get involved and become a member of the Young Gets It Done Host Committee – Click here to purchase your tickets in advance!

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Manhattan to the Bronx for Gustavo Rivera!
Time TBD
70 East 184th St, Bronx, NY
Join fellow NYC progressives as we trek up to the Boogie Down for some good old fashioned door knocking! We’ll be canvassing for State Senator Gustavo Rivera, one of the most progressive members of the state legislature. For more info, or to RSVP, click on the Facebook event:
Note: not an official MYD event.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Talking About Race- Learning Lab 2014
7:00 PM
Border Crossers Office- 32 Broadway
Join MYD as we team up with our friends at BorderCrossers for a 4-week learning lab on recognizing and addressing structural racism in “post-racial” America. We’ll discuss history, share stories, examine bias and power structures, then develop and action plan. The class meets for 4 consecutive Wednesdays and costs $20 total. Sign  up here!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
MYD Economics Committee Meeting
7:30 PM
Desmond’s Tavern, 433 Park Ave South between 29th and 30th Streets
Join the econ committee to chat with fellow members about scaffold law, unpaid interns and intern harassment, affordable housing and homelessness, union contracts, sharing economy, food justice, impact of the economic crisis on millennials, and more!
Email for more information.