What’s your plan today?

Salam MDCNY Members!

TODAY is Primary Election Day! What’s your plan? Will you vote in the morning? Evening? Whatever the plan – make you sure you cast your vote today! Polls open 6am – 9pm.

Not voting is a vote for the status quo. There are people banking on us staying home, banking on our apathy, our busy lives, (assuming) our lack of information and motivation. We can send a strong message today by going to the polls and casting our vote.

Yes, it matters. All politics are local. Let’s not make any excuses.

To find your polling site, visit http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/

Time to show New York State what the #MuslimVote is all about. We have the numbers, now let’s show them OUR POWER. 
 
Share your voting experience on twitter using #NYprimary and #MuslimVote and mention @MDCNY so we can RT you! Remember to remind your family, friends and co-workers! 
 
Sample tweet: Join me and @MDCNY and VOTE in the #NYprimary! Let’s send a strong message and show the power of the #MuslimVotehttp://mdcny.org/
 
See you at the polls, 
 
MDCNY Board
www.mdcny.org  

MDCNY 2014 Endorsed Candidates

NYS Governor – Zephyr Teachout

Lt. Governor – Tim Wu

Senate District 11 – John Liu

Senate District 14 – Munir Avery

Senate District 16 – SJ Jung

Senate District 20 – Rubain Dorancy

Senate District 31 – Robert Jackson

Assembly District 51 – Felix Ortiz

Assembly District 55 – Anthony Jones

MDCNY Votes to Endorse Zephyr Teachout & Tim Wu for Governor & Lieutenant Governor

–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–
 
Media Contact: Ali Najmi, 718-637-7707, alinajmiesq@gmail.com; Aliya Latif, aliyaplatif@gmail.com, 732-429-4268
 
MDCNY Votes to Endorse Zephyr Teachout & Tim Wu for Governor Lieutenant Governor
 
(New York, New York – 9/6/14) – The Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY) is proud to announce that on Thursday, September 4th, 2014, club members voted to endorse progressive and civil rights driven candidates Zephyr Teachout for Governor and Tim Wu for Lieutenant Governor in its effort to improve representation for all New York City voters, particularly Muslim-Americans (full list of MDCNY endorsements below).
 
A candidate questionnaire and invitation to the endorsement meeting was sent to both gubernatorial campaigns; only the Teachout-Wu campaign responded.
 

In a statement, President of MDCNY Linda Sarsour said:

“We are proud to support Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu because the Teachout-Wu campaign has made genuine efforts to engage with Muslims around NYC and NYS: attending iftar dinners during Ramadhan, celebrating Eid with our community in Bensonhurst, and meeting Muslim voters in areas including Astoria, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, and Staten Island.

“Zephyr Teachout is the first gubernatorial candidate to speak out against unconstitutional and discriminatory surveillance of Muslim populations by the NYPD, and to support important initiatives including halal food options for Muslim students and statewide recognition of the Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha holidays.

“We will be fully supporting Teachout and Wu through our #MuslimVote GOTV campaign in this crucial primary, along with similar efforts for all of our endorsed candidates.”

MDCNY 2014 Endorsed Candidates

Senate District 11 – John Liu

Senate District 14 – Munir Avery

Senate District 16 – SJ Jung

Senate District 20 – Rubain Dorancy 

Senate District 31 – Robert Jackson

Assembly District 51 – Felix Ortiz

Assembly District 55 – Anthony Jones

MDCNY is comprised of members from all five boroughs, many of whom are active in their communities. Club activities include enhancing communication between Muslim American communities and their representatives and mobilizing residents to vote.

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MDCNY Endorsemen​t Meeting for NYS Governor’s Race on 9/4 – RSVP Today!

Hello Friends!
 
We heard YOU loud and clear. Members have contacted and asked that we as a club endorse in the NYS Gubernatorial race. Well, that’s what we are going to do!
 
BUT WE NEED YOU AT OUR ENDORSEMENT MEETING…..

Join us in Manhattan on Thursday, September 4th to VOTE on which candidates we should endorse this year in the Governor’s race and State Senate race in District 20 based on issues specific to the Muslim community in NY.

 
It’s critical that you attend. Even just to cast your vote!
 
Details:

What: MDCNY Endorsement Meeting & MuslimVOTE Phone Bank for S.J. Jung
When: Thursday, September 4th at 7:00PM
Where: 575 7th Avenue, 5th Floor (between 41st Street and 7th Ave)

To RSVP and for questions related to your eligibility to vote, email us at muslimdemocratsny@gmail.com.

 
MDCNY works to ensure that endorsements reflect the views of our members in good standing. All are welcome to participate in the discussion portion of the meeting prior to the vote. Following the endorsement meeting, we will be dialing for S.J Jung – NYS Senate Candidate in District 16. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 
Best,
MDCNY Board
#MuslimVOTE

MDCNY Phone Bank for Anthony Jones THIS Thursday, 8/14 – Join us!

Hello Friends!

We have a chance to make a change and put candidates in office who share our values and put their constituents interests first. 

BUT, we can’t do it without YOU. 

Please join the Muslim Democratic Club of NY THIS Thursday, August 14th at a phone bank for NY State Assembly Candidate Anthony Jones, a fellow Muslim American Democrat. We will dial and encourage Muslim New Yorkers to get out the vote on Primary Election Day,Tuesday, September 9th! 

Please note: the LAST day to register to vote for the Primary Election is Friday, August 15th. With over 105,000 registered Muslim voters in NYC, the Muslim vote could play a crucial role in this year’s local election. The time is NOW to show our power! 

Phone bank details are as follows:

WHAT: #MuslimVOTE Phone Bank for Anthony Jones

WHEN: Thursday, August 14th at 7PM

WHERE: 575 7th Ave, 5th Floor, New York, NY 

RSVP at muslimdemocratsny@gmail.com.

Light dinner will be served. 

Best,

MDCNY Board 

www.mdcny.org

MDCNY GOTV Calendar of Events for Primary Election Day – Join the #MuslimVOTE Street Team!

Hello Friends!

Join the Muslim Democratic Club of NY this election cycle to encourage Muslim New Yorkers to go out and vote on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, September 9th! With over 105,000 registered Muslim voters in NYC, the Muslim vote could play a crucial role in this year’s local election. The time is NOW to move them!

Sign up to join the #MuslimVOTE Street Team by filling out this form: http://bit.ly/1u720En

MDCNY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

WHAT: #MuslimVOTE Phone Bank for Anthony Jones

WHEN: Thursday, August 14th at 7PM

WHERE: 575 7th Ave, 5th Floor

WHAT: #MuslimVOTE Phone Bank for Munir Avery

WHEN:  Thursday, August 21st at 7PM

WHERE: 575 7th Ave, 5th Floor

WHAT: Day out for Anthony Jones

WHEN: Tuesday, August 26th at 5pm-8pm

WHERE: 1747 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn

WHAT: #MuslimVOTE Phone Bank for Robert Jackson

WHEN: Thursday, August 28th at 7PM

WHERE: 575 7th Ave, 5th Floor

WHAT:  MDCNY Membership Meeting & #MuslimVOTE Phone Bank for S.J. Jung

WHEN: Thursday, September 4th at 7PM

WHERE: TBD

WHAT: Day out for Munir Avery

WHEN:  Sunday, September 7th at 1-4PM

WHERE: 164-13 Hillside Avenue

Best,

MDCNY Board 

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Follow us on twitter @MDCNY and ‘like’ us on Facebook here.

MDCNY Board Members Honorees at NYC Council Eid Celebratio​n – TOMORROW, 8/7 – Join us!

Hello Friends!

Join us on tomorrow, Thursday, August 7th for the City Council’s “Eid ul-Fitr Celebration” as New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito honor the contributions of Muslim New Yorkers.

We are excited that two of our board members – Linda Sarsour and Debbie Almontaser –  are amongst the honorees at the celebration !

Please Note: In light of tomorrow’s event, we will reschedule our  phone bank for Munir Avery to a later date this month.

Details for the City Council Celebration is as follows:

WHAT: NYC Council Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:30PM-7:30PM

WHERE: 31 Chambers Street, NY, NY 10007

RSVP to (212) 442-1649 or email eventscoordinator@council.nyc.gov.

Hope to see you there!

Best,

MDCNY Board 

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Follow us on twitter @MDCNY and ‘like’ us on Facebook here.

 

Will You Be Joining NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at MDCNY’s 2nd Annual Iftar Tomorrow? Limited seats available!

Hello MDCNY friends!

We are excited to announce that NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will be joining us at MDCNY’s Iftar. Will you be there?

TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 9th at 7pm in Manhattan, join fellow Muslim Democrats from across the city, politico friends, elected officials and candidates for office including NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Councilman Mark Levine, candidate for NYS Senate John Liu, candidate for NYS Senate Robert Jackson, candidate for NYS Senate Munir Avery, candidate for NYS Assembly Anthony Jones, AND candidate for NYS Governor Zephyr Teachout amongst others! Great networking opportunity!

You don’t want to miss this! All funds raised at MDCNY’s Iftar will go towards our field work and operations during the upcoming 2014 elections. We can’t continue to build the political power of community without YOU!

When: Wednesday, July 9th at 7pm
Where: Turkuaz Restaurant, 2637 Broadway (100th Street & Broadway), New York, NY
(Turkish Halal Full Course Cuisine)

Seating is limited. Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Regular: $55 from Tuesday, 6/17 until 10:00pm on Tuesday, 7/8
At the Door: $60 at the door on Wednesday, 7/9 (if tickets remain)

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors: Naji and Debbie Almontaser, The Aboushi Law Firm
Gold Sponsors: Mr. Habib Joudeh
Silver Sponsor: Mr. Zead Ramadan, Mr. Ali Najmi, Mr. Anthony Jones

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Sincerely.
Linda Sarsour, Faiza Ali, Aliya Latif, Debbie Almontaser, Ali Najmi, Tahanie Aboushi, Farheen Malik, Robert Jackson, Ibrahim Abdul-matin

Muslim Democratic Club of New York Board
http://www.mdcny.org
#MuslimVOTE