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!

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

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Muslim Democratic Club of NY Endorses in Upcoming Election

Hello Friends!

Members of the Muslim Democratic Club of NY voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to endorse progressive candidates in six races in an upcoming election based on issues specific to the Muslim community in NYC.

Candidates endorsed by MDCNY include:

Senate District 11 – John Liu

Senate District 14 – Munir Avery

Senate District 16 – SJ Jung

Senate District 31 – Robert Jackson

Assembly District 51 – Felix Ortiz

Assembly District 55 – Anthony Jones

There are approximately 105,000 Muslim Americans registered to vote in NY and about 70% of them are Democrats, according to voter analysis conducted by MDCNY.

MDCNY will engage grassroots supporters in helping elect the endorsed candidates through traditional and effective get out the vote efforts.



Join MDCNY @The Arab American and North African Street Festival!

Hello MDCNY!

Feeling down for missing the past few MDCNY meetings? Want to feel better and represent YOUR club?!

Join MDCNY at the Arab American and North African Street Festival this Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:00pm at Great Jones Street btw. Broadway & Lafayette St. NY, NY. MDCNY will be registering voters at the festival and having a grand ole time! Join us – it’ll be fun or your money back (that’s a joke)!

What: The Arab American and North African Street Festival
Where: Great Jones Street Btw. Broadway & Lafayette St., NY, NY
When: This SATURDAY!!! June 21, 2014 12pm-4pm

RSVP: M.m.awawdeh@gmail.com or text 347-558-0057 (make sure to note your name)


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MDCNY Endorsement Meeting – Thursday, 6/19 – RSVP Today!

Hello Friends!

Election season is here and it has been an exciting few months for us! We launched our “Every Seat Counts” Initiative and sent candidate questionnaires in key districts based on issues that our members cared about most.

Join us in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 19th at our next meeting to vote on which candidates we should endorse this year as a Club based on issues specific to the Muslim community in NYC.

**This is a membership-only meeting and off the record.**

Please Note:  MDCNY works to ensure that endorsements reflect the views of our membership. You will receive an individual email from us about the status of your eligibility to vote on Club endorsements. All are welcome to participate in the discussion portion of the meeting prior to the vote.


What: MDCNY Endorsement Meeting
When: Thursday, June 19th at 6:30PM
Where: 7114 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

RSVP is required at muslimdemocratsny@gmail.com.




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MDCNY Survey: What Issues Do YOU Care About?

Hello Friends!

The Muslim Democratic Club of New York will be sending a survey to candidates in key districts running for state and federal elections. We want to make sure that our questions are based on the issues our members care about most.

Remember – MDCNY is your club. Own it. Fill out this survey http://svy.mk/1kg9j9F by 10PM on Wednesday, 5/21.


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MDCNY Membership Meeting – Thursday, 5/22 – RSVP Today!

Hello Friends!

We can impact 2014 elections but need YOU to get involved NOW! Join MDCNY at our next membership meeting on Thursday, 5/22 for updates on our “Every Seat Counts” Initiative, endorsements and field organizing plan.

**This meeting is off the record.**


What: MDCNY Membership Meeting
When: Thursday, 5/22 at 6:30PM
Where: 7111 5th Avenue, 2nd floor, Brooklyn

RSVP to muslimdemocratsny@gmail.com.




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MDCNY Launches “Every Seat Counts” Initiative – Sign-up Today!

Hello Friends:

We are ready to deepen our footprint and participation in Democratic party politics in 2014! As such, we are excited to announce MDCNY’s “Every Seat Counts” Initiative! 

As part of this initiative, we hope to train, run and help elect 40 Muslim New Yorkers to vacant County Committee seats this election season to secure our voice in the party structure. 

You ask why, MDCNY says why not? The County Committee should be made up of the diverse constituencies of our city, including the New York Muslim Community. We should take our seats at the table literally and figuratively. 

What is the Democratic County Committee? The New York State Democratic Party’s organizational structure is organized at the county level, with each county of New York State having its own County Committee. Each County Committee has is organized by Assembly districts, with anywhere from 2-4 County Committee members in each Election District of an Assembly district. A single Assembly district can have hundreds of County Committee positions.

A County Committee member is the most grassroots officer position of the party.  A County Committee meets on an annual basis and has the ability in some cases to vote on endorsements, filling vacancies and initiating rules changes of the party’s procedures.

How do you become a member of the County Committee? A County Committee member is elected in a Democratic primary. Many County Committee positions are vacant and simply getting enough petition signatures from registered Democrats in an Election District can be enough.

Don’t worry too much about the details. MDCNY has all the information you need – JUST TELL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED BY MAY 25TH. 

If you are a registered Democrat and are interested in becoming a candidate or learning more about this initiative, then sign-up today at muslimdemocratsny@gmail.com. MDCNY will follow up with you with more specific details. 


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